Genomic & Biopharma News

Citation indices may indicate journal quality but its contribution to visibility remains uncertain
Citation indices, such as those developed by Clarivate Analytics for the Web of Science, aim to include high-quality global and regional journals across a wide range of scholarly fields, while expressly arguing that this significantly contributes to the visibility of both scholarly articles and the journals in which they appear.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 12:57:09

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

Alexion announces positive results from Phase 3 PREVENT study of Soliris in patients with NMOSD
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced positive topline results from the Phase 3 PREVENT study of Soliris in patients with anti-aquaporin-4 auto antibody-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 12:44:41

New virtual diabetes clinic may help manage condition of people with Type 2 diabetes
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is taking an innovative approach to helping its consumers who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes manage their condition to improve their health through a new virtual diabetes clinic with a smartphone app and monitoring tools.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 12:35:51

FDA lifts partial clinical hold that paused enrollment of new patients in tazemetosta clinical trials
Epizyme, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing novel epigenetic therapies, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted the partial clinical hold that had paused U.S.-based enrollment of new patients in its tazemetostat clinical trials.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 12:24:53

FARXIGA receives positive results in Phase III DECLARE-TIMI 58 cardiovascular outcomes trial
AstraZeneca today announced positive results from the Phase III DECLARE-TIMI 58 cardiovascular outcomes trial for FARXIGA, the broadest SGLT-2 inhibitor CVOT conducted to date.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 12:13:48

Genes predicting person's height may provide clues about causes of varicose veins
A person's height and certain genes that predict height are associated with varicose veins and may provide clues about what causes this condition and ways to prevent and treat it, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 11:59:52

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

Blood, sweat and workplace wellness: Where to draw the line on incentives
Workplace wellness programs that offer employees a financial carrot for undergoing health screenings, sticking to exercise regimens or improving their cholesterol levels have long been controversial.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 11:43:37

Functional Imagery Training helps lose five times more weight than talking therapy
Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training lost an average of five times more weight than those using talking therapy alone, shows new research published today by the University of Plymouth and Queensland University.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 11:32:33

‘Physicians of the mouth’? Dentists absorb the medical billing drill
On a recent Friday morning, more than 30 dentists and dental staffers gathered in a conference room to learn an arcane new skill: how to bill medical insurers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-09-24 11:31:12