Genomic & Biopharma News

UH scientists join effort by NSF to better understand natural disasters
Two University of Houston researchers are part of an effort by the National Science Foundation to better understand how disasters such as Hurricane Harvey happen and how best to respond.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-23 17:28:43

UCI researchers aim to identify early indicators of dementia
With $3.8 million in support from the National Institute on Aging, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists are working to identify the early indicators of dementia in older adults as disease-related brain plaques accumulate but before symptoms can be observed.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-23 17:21:00

Rutgers researchers to explore ways for tackling emerging fungal infections
In recent years, hospitals nationwide have been reporting an increase in life-threatening illnesses resulting from a deadly fungal infection caused by the yeast Candida auris that can enter the bloodstream. This yeast is difficult to identify and often does not respond to commonly used antifungal drugs, leading to high mortality.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-23 17:09:00

Dr. Reddy's India plant slammed by EMA for lax testing, dirty conditions
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, which has had multiple plants blasted by regulators, acknowledged in August that Germany had yanked its GMP certificate on a plant in India. A new report from the European Medicines Agency laid out the regulator’s concerns about potentially faked test data and dirty manufacturing conditions there.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-10-23 16:55:52

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

People who exhibit autistic traits have greater risk of attempting suicide, study suggests
People who show characteristics of autism are more at risk of attempting suicide, according to a Coventry University study whose results are being presented to a United States federal advisory committee tomorrow.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-23 16:52:41

Research could pave way to cure for type 2 diabetes
In healthy people, exosomes - tiny structures secreted by cells to allow intercellular communication - prevent clumping of the protein that leads to type 2 diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-23 16:48:59

Proton beam therapy has lower rates of toxicity in pediatric patients with head and neck cancer
Pediatric patients with head and neck cancer can be treated with proton beam therapy (PBT) instead of traditional photon radiation, and it will result in similar outcomes with less impact on quality of life.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-23 16:26:08

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.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Abbott rolls out smartphone-connected ICM in the U.S.
The FDA has cleared Abbott’s smartphone-compatible insertable cardiac monitor, which allows physicians to remotely monitor patients' heart rhythms without bulky equipment.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-10-23 15:40:02

GlaxoSmithKline picks up NICE recommendation for Strimvelis, a €594,000 gene therapy
Despite being one of the most expensive drugs in the world, GlaxoSmithKline's gene therapy Strimvelis won the backing of the often stingy U.K. cost watchdogs to treat a rare disease called ADA-SCID, or "bubble boy" syndrome. The drug, which costs €594,000 (about $700,000), is a one-time treatment that the overseers said is worth the money because of survival rates and other benefits.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-10-23 15:22:41