Genomic & Biopharma News

Shifting toward novel pricing models that closely link drug's price to its value
One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-09 18:42:15

Novo petitions FDA to require Victoza copies to go through clinical trials, pointing to complex manufacturing
With one drugmaker already trying to pry patent protection off of Novo Nordisk’s blockbuster Victoza before its 2022 expiration, the insulin specialist has taken new steps to deter copies. The Danish drugmaker has filed a citizen petition arguing Victoza's manufacturing process is so complex that equivalence of a copy couldn’t be certain without clinical trials.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-10-09 18:38:59

Study reveals advancement in preservation of certain type of medicines in adverse conditions
A recent study by biological engineers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, demonstrated a significant advancement in the preservation of particular types of medicines, known as protein expression systems, for field applications - enabling those medicines to be stored and reconstituted on site in adverse conditions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-09 18:28:35

Training new doctors right where they’re needed
Dr. Olga Meave didn't mind the dry, 105-degree heat that scorched this Central Valley city on a recent afternoon. The sweltering summer days remind her of home in Sonora, Mexico. So do the people of the Valley — especially the Latino first-generation immigrants present here in large numbers, toiling in the fields or piloting big rigs laden with fruits and vegetables.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-09 18:20:09

Five new ways individualized medicine has moved from research lab into clinical care
Advancements in individualized medicine are offering health care providers new tools to quickly and accurately diagnose, treat, predict and, eventually, prevent disease. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, today outlined five new ways individualized medicine has moved from the research lab into clinical care. Dr. Stewart made his statements during the opening of the 2017 "Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care Through Genomics" in Rochester.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-09 18:09:22

UCLA scientists discover potential combination treatment for brain cancer in adults
UCLA scientists have discovered a potential combination treatment for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer in adults. The three-year study led by Dr. David Nathanson, a member of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that the drug combination tested in mice disrupts and exploits glucose intake, essentially cutting off the tumor's nutrients and energy supply.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-09 17:48:54

New treatment approach makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-09 17:37:37

Brains of men and women respond differently to prosocial, selfish behavior
Behavioral experiments have shown that when women share a sum of money more generously than men. To gain a more in-depth understanding of this behavior, neuroscientists from the Department of Economics looked at the areas of the brain that are active when decisions of this kind are made.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-09 17:23:28

Researchers discover mutation that amplifies capabilities of tumor-suppressor protein
Cancer researchers have long hailed p53, a tumor-suppressor protein, for its ability to keep unruly cells from forming tumors. But for such a highly studied protein, p53 has hidden its tactics well.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-10-09 17:14:04