Genomic & Biopharma News

NNI, NTU collaborate to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions
The National Neuroscience Institute and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore are collaborating to develop innovative technologies to better diagnose and treat patients with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease and brain injuries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 13:52:11

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Many young cancer patients do not receive oncofertilty related services, new analysis finds
All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation. A new Psycho-Oncology analysis of the published literature indicates that many cancer patients are not receiving such support, however.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 13:30:46

Study: More than 80% of women at risk for breast, ovarian cancer have not taken simple genetic test
Of the nearly 4 million women in the United States who have had either breast cancer or ovarian cancer, at least 1.5 million have a high risk of carrying certain types of genetic mutations that could increase their risk for additional cancers in the future.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 13:16:35

Nitrogen-clearing enzyme a new target for difficult-to-treat pancreatic cancers
While pancreatic cancer is relatively rare in the U.S., it's also difficult-to-treat cancer and often deadly. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have discovered an approach that could suppress a tumor’s growth by altering its metabolism.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-08-21 13:16:16

Novartis CEO opens door to cancer patient demanding ‘fair’ CAR-T pricing
Cancer patient David Mitchell is so concerned about the potentially high price of CAR-T treatments that he requested a meeting with Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, as the company works to establish a price for its upcoming product in this new class.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-08-21 12:42:45

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?
The brain is very plastic, which means that the brain is able to adapt to new signals. In the case of bionic vision restoration, the photoreceptors have died, the brain is not receiving anything biologically, and you are going to then send something which is artificial, prosthetic, and has been created outside the body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 12:39:15

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Despite advance directive, dementia patient denied last wish, says spouse
Bill Harris is blunt: For more than a year, he has been trying to help his wife die. The 75-year-old retired tech worker says it's his duty to Nora Harris, his spouse of nearly four decades, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 12:36:18

Chronic stress triggers fatal organ failure via new neural pathway
New research reveals the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic stress and tiny inflammations in the brain on fatal gut failure.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 12:32:29

Bayer, Johnson & Johnson notch win number 3 in Xarelto bleeding-risk litigation
With a win in a federal court in Mississippi, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson are now three for three in fending off lawsuits over the bleeding risks of blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-08-21 12:26:52