Genomic & Biopharma News

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Sharing vaccines with the world
The Biden administration — keeping a campaign promise — announced it would back a temporary waiver of patent protections for the covid-19 vaccines, arousing the ire of the drug industry.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-06 23:06:10

Chutes & Ladders—Former Merck R&D chief Perlmutter takes reins at Eikon, applying Nobel-winning tech to drug discovery
Chutes & Ladders—Former Merck R&D chief Perlmutter takes reins at Eikon, applying Nobel-winning tech to drug discovery fkansteiner Thu, 05/06/2021 - 17:21
Fierce Biotech, 2021-05-06 21:21:13

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants
Data from three studies indicate that fully vaccinated patients are able to stave off severe disease from the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1 variants.
The Scientist, 2021-05-06 21:07:08

Blood Biomarkers Predict the Onset of Labor: Study
Researchers integrated information from 45 protein, metabolite, and immune data points to identify a window two to four weeks before a pregnant person will go into labor.
The Scientist, 2021-05-06 20:00:25

Catalent snares yet another Belgian CDMO to boost fast-growing cell and gene therapy campus
Catalent snares yet another Belgian CDMO to boost fast-growing cell and gene therapy campus fkansteiner Thu, 05/06/2021 - 15:07
Fierce Pharma, 2021-05-06 19:07:46

GE Healthcare picks up ER-positive breast cancer imaging agent in Zionexa deal
GE Healthcare picks up ER-positive breast cancer imaging agent in Zionexa deal chale Thu, 05/06/2021 - 13:53
Fierce Biotech, 2021-05-06 17:53:34

Circulating tumor DNA evaluated as an alternative to tissue NGS for non-small cell lung cancer
Tissue biopsies, which are currently the gold standard molecular diagnostic technique for oncologists, are not only painful to cancer patients, but expose an already immune-comprised population to increased rates of nosocomial infections. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for the typical clinical pathology workflow to yield samples which are not suitable for routine analysis strategies, e.g.
ORB Company Blog, 2016-10-21 17:26:00

Whole-Genome Data Point to Four Species of Giraffe
The genome sequences of 51 giraffes from all over Africa contribute to the latest attempt in an ongoing pursuit to pin down a species number.
The Scientist, 2021-05-06 17:07:19

Circulating tumor DNA evaluated as an alternative to tissue NGS for non-small cell lung cancer
Tissue biopsies, which are currently the gold standard molecular diagnostic technique for oncologists, are not only painful to cancer patients, but expose an already immune-comprised population to increased rates of nosocomial infections. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for the typical clinical pathology workflow to yield samples which are not suitable for routine analysis strategies, e.g.
ORB Company Blog, 2016-10-21 17:26:00

Unemployed Australian citizens experience mental health deterioration during COVID-19 pandemic, finds study
A team of scientists in Australia has recently investigated the health condition of Australian citizens who lost jobs during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The study findings reveal that job loss is associated with a deterioration in mental health but an improvement in physical health. Importantly, retaining employment has shown a positive impact on the overall mental health condition.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-06 16:37:12

SARS-CoV-2 is activated for fusion by a broad range of proteases, finds study
A team of researchers from the University of Virginia, USA, used single-virus fusion experiments with exogenously controlled proteases to investigate the mechanism of activation directly. They found that the subcellular location of entry depends on the protease activity of the various components, and parallel pathways are possible.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-06 16:21:24