Genomic & Biopharma News

New method may help distinguish frontotemporal dementia from Alzheimer's disease
A new method may help determine whether a person has Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia, two different types of dementia that often have similar symptoms, according to a preliminary study published in the July 26, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-27 06:47:00

AstraZeneca's immuno-oncology combo fails crucial Mystic trial in lung cancer
One of AstraZeneca’s big hopes has missed a key primary endpoint in first-line lung cancer patients.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-07-27 06:31:33

Proscia to showcase digital pathology software, image analysis capabilities at 2017 MedCity CONVERGE
Proscia Inc., a software solutions provider for digital pathology, announced today its CEO David West Jr. will be a featured panelist at 2017 MedCity CONVERGE.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-27 06:26:15

METTLER TOLEDO’s new white paper details how to establish safe-weighing range for accurate results
Anyone who uses scales know they have limits; a small kitchen scale wouldn’t be used to weigh a watermelon, nor would a pharmacist using that same scale to dispense medication.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-27 06:26:00

New framework released to support person-centered approaches for health, social care
Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced a new Framework to support person-centered approaches for the health and social care workforce.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-27 06:25:39

Massive RNAi Screens Probe for Genes Important to Cancer
Two freely available databases include data on hundreds of human cancer cell lines.
The Scientist, 2017-07-27 04:20:00

HIV transmission among gay partners may be prevented using medication, finds new study
One of the largest studies undertaken has explored the risk of transmitting HIV infection by an HIV infected partner to his non-infected gay partner. Results reveal that HIV positive men who are on medication for HIV that makes their virus load undetectable in blood are not likely to transmit the infection to their non-infected partners.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-27 03:21:55

Vaping devices helping to reduce traditional smoking rates
According to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, there is finally an increase in the smoking cessation rate. The study finds that more people using e-cigarettes are responsible for quitting smoking and these electronic devices can actually help reduce the traditional smoking rates. The study was published yesterday in the British Medical Journal. Researchers looked at data from a national survey and large population based study between 2001 and 2015.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-27 03:17:00

Study examines timing of mechanical thrombectomy, call burden on physicians at stroke centers
Stroke centers average mechanical thrombectomies once every five days with nearly 60 percent of the procedures occurring during non-work hours, according to a new study presented today at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's 14th Annual Meeting.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-27 03:14:48