Genomic & Biopharma News

EU nod for Actelion’s rare immune system cancer drug
Actelion has bagged European Union Approval for Ledaga, its treatment for mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (MF-CTCL), a rare potentially life-threatening immune system cancer that appears in the skin.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-08 11:32:37

Microwave helmet shows great potential to detect intracranial bleeding in traumatic brain injuries
Results from a clinical study demonstrates that microwave measurements can be used for a rapid detection of intracranial bleeding in traumatic brain injuries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 11:28:39

Horizon taps Amplycell for cell line optimization tech
Horizon taps Amplycell for cell line optimization tech nick.paul.taylor Wed, 03/08/2017 - 06:28
Fierce Biotech, 2017-03-08 11:28:26

GW Pharma unveils new financial head
GW Pharma has named Scott Giacobello as chief financial officer (CFO) of the group.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-08 11:27:57

A&E departments under-resourced, MPs believe
Just 33 percent of MPs believe emergency departments have sufficient resources to keep patients safe, shows a new poll by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-08 11:22:19

Researchers investigate how farm environment provides protection against allergies
Improved hygiene has largely eliminated infectious diseases from everyday life. There is, however, a downside to this progress: the number of allergies is growing steadily.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 11:19:11

Parkinson’s UK, Sheffield University launch virtual biotech
The University of Sheffield and Parkinson’s UK have launched a new £1-million virtual biotech company as part of a research programme to create novel medicines for Parkinson’s disease.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-08 11:18:38

Nearly half of all deaths caused by diabetes, stroke and heart disease linked to poor dietary habits
Nearly half of all deaths in the United States in 2012 that were caused by cardiometabolic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, have been linked to substandard eating habits, according to a study published in the March 7 issue of JAMA and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 11:12:29

Study underscores need to increase awareness for HCV testing among baby boomers
A Brief Report appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine looks at testing rates for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) two years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended it for all baby boomers, and finds rates are still very low.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-08 11:01:14