Genomic & Biopharma News

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows
Eating behavior and the subjective feeling of hunger are regulated by a variety of hormones. Here a key role is played by the hormone insulin because it is not only active in the body, but also in the brain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 15:56:27

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers
Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music-;these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 15:44:51

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Humira facing building pressure in EU as Samsung, Biogen get nod for biosimilar
A new flank is opening up in the assault on Humira, the world’s best-selling drug, as the European Medicines Agency today recommended approval of Imraldi, a Humira biosimilar from Samsung and Biogen.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-23 15:40:34

Two-test combination accurately identifies benign pancreatic lesions
When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely benign.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 15:24:36

Novartis picks up FDA approval for targeted lung cancer meds Tafinlar, Mekinist
Patients in the U.S. with a specific lung cancer will soon have their first targeted treatment with Novartis’ FDA approval for Tafinlar plus Mekinist.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-23 15:11:13

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Diabetes UK warn people living with diabetes to be cautious is hot temperatures
Diabetes UK warned people living with diabetes to be extra vigilant as temperatures soar across the UK.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 15:09:12

FDA OKs Thermo Fisher’s companion diagnostic for 3 NSCLC treatments
Thermo Fisher earned FDA premarket approval for its companion diagnostic that screens tumors for biomarkers associated with three non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatments and can help identify patients who are suitable for treatment with one of these therapies.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-23 14:54:03

Roche's Ocrevus racks up more positive MS data in relapsing and primary progressive forms
The positive data for Roche’s Ocrevus keep on coming. Friday, the company’s Genentech unit announced that the multiple-sclerosis fighter had significantly cut down disease activity and disability progression in patients with relapsing forms of the disease and those with the harder-to-treat, primary progressive forms.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-23 14:53:11

Summer can be perfect time for college students to fix bad health habits
For college students, summer can be the time for a new lesson: how to take charge of their health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 14:47:27