Genomic & Biopharma News

Clinical trial shows anti-inflammatory benefits from taking high doses of vitamin D after sunburn
High doses of vitamin D taken one hour after sunburn significantly reduce skin redness, swelling, and inflammation, according to double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-06 23:21:58

Axonics snags another $20M+ in oversubscribed series C
Axonics Modulation Technologies raised $20.5 million in the second closing of its series C financing, which will give the company a boost as it prepares for FDA submission.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-07-06 22:18:06

Endo caves to FDA pressure, will pull Opana ER from the market
Under pressure from the FDA, Endo has decided to pull from the market its opioid painkiller Opana ER, a drug that generated nearly $160 million in sales last year.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-07-06 20:06:56

Chutes & Ladders—Stada CEO, CFO quit after buyout failure
Stada replaced its CEO and CFO as Bain and Cinven prepare for a second buyout bid, ex-Alexion chief David Hallal joined Scholar Rock as chairman, CRISPR-Cas9 player Caribou named a University of Berkeley alumni as CSO. Plus more hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-07-06 19:17:43

Scientists show how muscles request more energy from fat storage tissues
Muscles require energy to perform all of the movements that we do in a day, and now, for the first time, researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine have shown how muscles "request" more energy from fat storage tissues in fruit fly models.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-06 18:04:50

Researchers discover how new molecular scissors unzip and cleave DNA with high accuracy
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), led by the Spanish researcher Guillermo Montoya, have discovered how Cpf1, new molecular scissors unzip and cleave DNA.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-06 17:58:09

Anti-gravity treadmill can help reduce fears, increase self-belief in patients after knee surgery
Patients recovering from knee operations are being helped back to sport and exercise through expert rehabilitation at the University of Kent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-06 17:53:14

Caloric vestibular stimulation can provide relief for migraine sufferers
The application of gentle cooling and warming currents inside the ear canal can provide relief for migraine sufferers, new research at the University of Kent has helped show.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-06 17:49:05

IBS scientists control memory by modulating synchronized brain waves during deep sleep
Have you ever tried to recall something just before going to sleep and then wake up with the memory fresh in your mind? While we absorb so much information during the day consciously or unconsciously, it is during shut eye that a lot of facts are dispatched to be filed away or fall into oblivion.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-06 17:41:52