Genomic & Biopharma News

TSRI scientists solve cellular mystery that may have implications for fundamental biology
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved a cellular mystery that may have important implications for fundamental biology and diseases like ALS.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-13 11:45:52

FDA gives nod to BioMarin’s Ireland bulk biologic manufacturing facility
The FDA approved manufacturing operations at BioMarin’s Cork, Ireland, bulk biologic manufacturing facility that will produce an ingredient of Vimizim used to treat Morquio syndrome.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-13 11:34:29

Developing synthetic mediums for growing organoids
Organoids are bits of tissue grown in vitro, in a near-physiological 3D setting. The particularity consists in the fact that organoids retain features of the patient they are derived from, even when cultured outside of the human body. This is very different from what traditional, conventional cell culture has been able to do over the past 50 years or so.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-13 11:25:00

Out of work and looking for insurance: COBRA may be the best bet for now
This week, I answered questions from three readers who are anxious about what the House-passed health reform bill might mean for them.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-13 11:24:18

New treatment strategy may destroy difficult-to-treat brain tumors
A new strategy for treating brain tumors may extend or save the lives of patients diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-13 11:21:31

Zika viral load not necessarily linked to pregnancy problems, fetal abnormalities
UCLA-led researchers have found that Zika viral load and the degree of Zika symptoms during pregnancy were not necessarily associated with problems during pregnancy or fetal abnormalities at birth.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-13 11:02:18

New biosensor technology could be used in wearable devices to monitor health
Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-13 10:53:01

Researchers pinpoint sugar modification in cells that spurs spread of skin cancer
A team of researchers has pinpointed a sugar modification in cells that spurs the spread of skin cancer. Its findings, which appear in the latest issue of the journal Cancer Cell, spotlight a target in the battle against melanoma.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-13 10:43:11

New OpenArray system offers simultaneous detection of pathogens in blood samples
The emergence of new pathogens like West Nile Virus, Ebola, Dengue, and Zika, threaten human health on a global scale.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-13 10:37:55