Genomic & Biopharma News

Most HCPs not aware of Accelerated Access Review – report
Many are also unaware of other initiatives to improve adoption of innovation
PharmaTimes, 2017-09-15 08:26:43

FDA approves first cancer biosimilar
Amgen’s Mvasi is a biosimilar of Genentech’s Avastin
PharmaTimes, 2017-09-15 08:23:41

Chronic kidney disease patients may be vulnerable to deleterious effects of impaired sleep
A new study reveals a potential link between disordered sleep and kidney function loss and early death among individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 07:36:00

Research highlights problems with titanium based nanoparticles in joint implants
A team of researchers from Mayo Clinic have found that that Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles that are present in bone implants may be causing harm by impairing bone formation and interfering with resorption at the site of repair. This can lead to loosening of the implants and pain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 04:25:07

New study identifies best operating room infection control procedures
While hospitals grapple with what operating room (OR) infection control procedures work best, a new study of Texas hospitals has determined two areas that stand out: mandating sterile operating conditions at or close to the wound itself; and tracking in-hospital outcomes on surgical site infections (SSIs) and sharing that information with surgeons and other OR staff.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 03:44:20

EHR-based prompt in primary care increases HCV screening rates among baby boomers
In a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt for primary care physicians.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 03:32:39

Papua New Guinean genetic diversity of populations intrigues scientists
According to a new report by researchers from UK, the population of Papua New Guinea has the greatest linguistic and genetic diversity. The language differences across the bends of the river Sepik are baffling and reflect and underlying genetic diversity that was until now not fully appreciated. The study report is published today 15th of September 2017 in the journal Science.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 03:05:36

Research: Hospice referral at end of life should be based on older adult's pain, distressing symptoms
A team of researchers from Yale University has studied how soon older adults who were experiencing distressing symptoms and disability were admitted to hospice near the end of their lives . Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 02:57:39

FDA permits first digital therapeutic device for treatment of substance use disorders
The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) yesterday – 14th of September 2017, permitted the marketing of an application developed for mobiles that would help in the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-15 02:47:02