Genomic & Biopharma News

Salamander study provides clues for treating spinal cord injuries
One of the most vexing problems with spinal cord injuries is that the human body does not rebuild nerves once they have been damaged. Other animals, on the other hand, seem to have no problem repairing broken neurons.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-23 08:37:51

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Study uncovers possible source of gender differences in migraines
Of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women. Compared to men, women also experience more frequent and severe migraines and don't respond as well to drug treatments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-23 08:24:28

Researchers develop new vaccine to help people overcome bath salts abuse
Researchers have developed a vaccine for one of the most dangerous types of synthetic cathinones, or bath salts. The vaccine blunts the illegal stimulant's effects on the brain, which could help recovering drug users who experience a relapse.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-23 08:20:51

Fresenius pulls out of $4.3bn Akorn merger
German healthcare firm Fresenius Kabi is walking away from a $4.3-billion merger with US generics group Akorn, claiming that the latter has failed to fulfill several closing conditions.
PharmaTimes, 2018-04-23 08:19:11

RNA-Seq helps to explain why some triple-negative breast cancers are resistant to chemotherapy
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form of the disease accounting for 12 to 18 percent of breast cancers. It is a scary diagnosis, and even though chemotherapy can be effective as standard-of-care, many patients become resistant to treatment. A team at The University of Texas MD Anderson led a study which may explain ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2018-04-23 08:00:52

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Exosomes from human melanoma cell lines could effectively “reprogram” healthy skin cells
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential key player promoting cancer progression through changes in the cell environment that are conducive to metastasis. They are presenting the results of this research at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2018, which continues through April 18 in Chicago, Ill. Metastasis — ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2018-04-23 08:00:27

Higher consumption of fish linked to better neurological health
A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-23 07:37:00

Metabolic differences may contribute to postpartum weight retention in black moms
Differences in the way women with obesity burn calories during pregnancy may be a contributor to long-term postpartum weight retention in black moms, according to researchers in Baton Rouge, La.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-23 06:53:41

Takeda ups its offer for Shire
Takeda has put forward a new proposed bid for Shire, increasing the cash portion of the deal.
PharmaTimes, 2018-04-23 05:57:09