Genomic & Biopharma News

Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic mutations that increase person's risk for pancreatic cancer
Six genes contain mutations that may be passed down in families, substantially increasing a person's risk for pancreatic cancer. That's according to Mayo Clinic research published in the June 19 edition of the JAMA.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-19 16:51:38

Inhibiting epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent development of breast cancer
Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-19 16:42:03

Low blood levels of vitamin D linked to increased risk of interstitial lung disease
Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked to increased risk of early signs of interstitial lung disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-19 16:38:11

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

Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdose
NIH research confirms effective treatments for opioid use disorder are underutilized.
National Institutes of Health, 2018-06-19 16:15:00

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

New guidance on selection and evaluation of wearable devices for use in regulatory clinical trials
Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR (the professional society for health economics and outcomes research), announced today the publication of new guidance regarding the selection and evaluation of wearable devices for use in regulatory trials and to support labeling claims.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-19 14:51:02

$1.9 million grant aims to enhance behavioral health services in community-based settings
Graduate students in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago will receive specialized training to help individuals with mental health issues in Chicago's marginalized communities.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-19 14:46:18

Study introduces novel strategy to obtain reasonable drug cost estimates for cost-effectiveness analyses
Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, announced today the publication of a study introducing a novel strategy for obtaining reasonable drug cost estimates for US-based cost-effectiveness analyses
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-19 14:34:43

Clinical trial targets metastatic colorectal cancer with new combination therapy
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is offering a clinical trial targeting an advanced form of colorectal cancer with a combination vaccine/immunotherapy drug treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-19 14:32:16

SetPoint announces positive long-term results of bioelectronic medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis
SetPoint Medical, a clinical-stage biomedical technology company developing bioelectronic therapy for chronic inflammatory diseases, announced positive long-term data for its first-in-human study using bioelectronic medicine for rheumatoid arthritis
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-19 14:27:28