Genomic & Biopharma News

"Co-op" Lets Users Barter DNA and Health Information for Shares
LunaDNA receives Securities and Exchange Commission approval to treat the data as currency.
The Scientist, 2018-12-07 11:36:13

Study reveals possible link between hysterectomy and brain function
A new preclinical study has shown that in the short term, some types of memory are affected following a hysterectomy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 11:34:00

More than half of California nursing homes balk at stricter staffing rules
More than half of California's nursing homes are asking to be exempted from new state regulations that would require them to spend more time directly caring for their patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 11:29:17

AstraZeneca’s tremelimumab fails another phase 3 cancer trial
AstraZeneca’s tremelimumab has come up short in another phase 3 trial. Having failed to improve outcomes in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, the anti-CTLA4 antibody has now missed the primary endpoint in a phase 3 advanced head and neck cancer trial.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-12-07 11:04:27

Urine-based liquid biopsy: non-invasive and sensitive AR-V7 detection in urinary EVs from patients with prostate cancer
Androgen-receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) is associated with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and resistance to anti-androgen therapy. Despite its clinical importance, the lack of efficient...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2018-12-07 11:00:40

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

Quantifying index switching in single-cell transcriptome sequencing experiments
By offering high sequencing speed and ultra-high-throughput at a low price, Illumina next-generation sequencing platforms have been widely adopted in recent years. However, an experiment with multiplexed library could be at risk of...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2018-12-07 11:00:15

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

Mereo BioPharma and OncoMed propose merger
The UK’s Mereo BioPharma is planning to merge with US group OncoMed Pharmaceuticals.
PharmaTimes, 2018-12-07 10:46:36

Online CBT can help treat gastrointestinal disorders in children
Cognitive behavioral therapy online can be useful in treating gastrointestinal disorders in children when no physical cause can be found. This is the viewpoint of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is described in a new study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 10:14:54

AZ’ Imfinzi fails in head and neck cancer trial
AstraZeneca and MedImmune’s Imfinzi has failed to hit targets in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
PharmaTimes, 2018-12-07 10:09:45