Genomic & Biopharma News

Kaleo fires back at Express Scripts, claiming it’s owed at least $5.3M
Depending on which company you ask, one owes the other millions of dollars in a dispute between small drugmaker Kaleo Pharma and top pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-30 12:49:28

Differential RNA splicing may play role in prostate cancer disparities in African-American men
A form of genetic variation, called differential RNA splicing, may have a role in tumor aggressiveness and drug resistance in African American men with prostate cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 12:02:10

Gilead's best M&A option? It's not oncology—it's Vertex, analyst insists
More than two years ago, one analyst touted Vertex as Gilead’s best option for a buyout that could chip in top-line growth once times got hard in hepatitis C. Now, those times are here—and that analyst is still singing the same tune.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-30 11:51:17

Alkermes says it's advancing 'full steam' with schizophrenia candidate
Alkermes has cleared the first major hurdle in its bid to advance schizophrenia candidate ALKS 3831, showing an improvement over placebo in its first phase 3 trial—but a much bigger test is still to come.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-30 11:46:35

Beta blockers reverse potentially detrimental genetic changes linked to heart disease
Beta blockers are commonly used world-wide to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmias and heart failure.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 11:40:00

Health care battle on hill has veterans defending Obamacare benefits
Air Force veteran Billy Ramos, from Simi Valley, Calif., is 53 and gets health insurance for himself and for his family from Medicaid — the government insurance program for low-income people.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 11:18:49

Dysfunctional microglia cells contribute to loss of synapses in Alzheimer's disease
Similar to other neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer's is a disease in which the cognitive abilities of afflicted persons continuously worsen.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 11:15:21

Study finds link between social support and self-care behaviors in adults with COPD
People with COPD are more likely to be active and to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation if they live with others and have a caregiver, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 11:09:16

New, improved microcontact printing technology offers big hope for disease detection
OIST researchers develop a simple printing method to create effective disease detection tools.The field of medicine is always on the lookout for better disease diagnostic tools—simpler, faster, and cheaper technologies to enhance patient treatment and outcomes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-30 10:31:23