Genomic & Biopharma News

GSK, Pfizer lead in new global Twitter pharma influencer ranking
Tweeting to the top, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer tied for the No. 1 spot in the inaugural ranking of global pharma influencers by Owen Health. The U.K.-based healthcare marketing agency evaluated 22 pharma companies on authority, reach, activity, engagement and influence to rate the most and least adept when it comes to Twitter.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-01-22 13:14:05

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

Downturn in the number of cancer cases diagnosed as emergency
Some avenues to cancer diagnosis in the UK seem to be improving, with new data from Public Health England showing a shift in the way new cases are detected.
PharmaTimes, 2018-01-22 12:43:59

Sanofi snaps up Biogen's spun-out Bioverativ in $11.6B deal
Sanofi has finally scored a deal. The French pharma, which has been shopping for a big add-on to bolster revenue as its diabetes business falters, will shell out $11.6 billion for Bioverativ, the hemophilia-focused drugmaker spun off by Biogen just last year.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-01-22 12:38:52

FDA clears Medrobotics’ robotic surgical platform for expanded use
The FDA has signed off on an extended list of uses for Medrobotics’ robotic platform. Surgeons can now use the flexible robotic scope to visualize and access sites in procedures that start with incisions to the abdomen or thoracic cavity.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-01-22 12:01:54

TPGLDA – Novel prediction of associations between lncRNAs and diseases via lncRNA-disease-gene tripartite graph
Accumulating evidences have indicated that lncRNAs play an important role in various human complex diseases. However, known disease-related lncRNAs are still comparatively small in number, and experimental identification is time-consuming and labor-intensive. Therefore, developing a useful computational method for inferring potential associations between lncRNAs and diseases has become a hot topic, which can significantly help ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2018-01-22 12:00:28

Shedding light on the cell biology of extracellular vesicles
Extracellular vesicles are a heterogeneous group of cell-derived membranous structures comprising exosomes and microvesicles, which originate from the endosomal system or which are shed from the plasma membrane, respectively. They are present in biological fluids and are involved in multiple physiological and pathological processes. Extracellular vesicles are now considered as an additional mechanism for intercellular ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2018-01-22 12:00:19

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Identifying the markers for pancreatic cancer may have happened here in a 5,400 square foot facility where scientists routinely practice next generation RNA profiling and biomarker discovery. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-25 18:55:37

A general and flexible method for signal extraction from single-cell RNA-seq data
Single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) is a powerful high-throughput technique that enables researchers to measure genome-wide transcription levels at the resolution of single cells. Because of the low amount of RNA present in a single cell, some genes may fail to be detected even though they are expressed; these genes are usually referred to as dropouts. Weill ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2018-01-22 12:00:01

FDA hunkers down as government shutdown furloughs 42% of staff
The FDA is set to furlough 42% of its staff and significantly cut back its activities in response to the government shutdown. Drugmakers cannot file regulatory submissions that require the payment of a fee until politicians pass a bill to fund the federal government.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-01-22 10:26:20

Specially prepared supplement helps women to run faster, study shows
A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-22 09:50:36