Genomic & Biopharma News

Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Dont Always Correlate
Shorter telomere length is widely considered a manifestation of stress in young children, but the results of a new study find it's more complicated than that.
The Scientist, 2017-11-17 16:00:00

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

'Glowing' NEJM editorial highlights off-label potential for AstraZeneca's Imfinzi
AstraZeneca has had trouble easing concerns about its immuno-oncology portfolio, but a new editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine should do just that, one analyst says.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-11-17 15:58:18

FDA asks that Baxter saline plants in Puerto Rico get power restored ahead of others
The FDA has been helping dozens of U.S. drugmakers in Puerto Rico get power and supplies to their plants as the infrastructure repairs in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria drag on. But with a shortage of saline getting worse in the U.S., the FDA is moving three Baxter plants on the island to the front of the line.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-11-17 15:52:41

About a third of Americans unaware of Obamacare open enrollment
While the Affordable Care Act's fifth open enrollment season is off to a surprisingly good start, many uninsured people said they weren't even aware of it, according to a survey released Friday.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-17 15:31:35

Dog ownership associated with lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease
A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-17 15:29:13

Drug used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus
A new collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that a medication used to prevent and treat malaria may also be effective for Zika virus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-17 15:24:48

FDA OKs behind-the-ear device for opioid withdrawal
Innovative Health Solutions' nerve field stimulator sends electrical impulses to cranial nerves to treat opioid withdrawal.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-11-17 15:11:30

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Johnson & Johnson fined $247M in hip implant case
A jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $247 million to six patients who received Pinnacle hip implants. The fine stems from claims the metal-on-metal hip implants caused tissue death and bone erosion as a result of flaws in their design.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-11-17 15:07:43

Heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalization, death rates
A new study has found that heart failure patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalization and death rates, but that keeping blood sugars balanced can help lower the risk almost to that of heart failure patients without diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-17 15:00:11