Genomic & Biopharma News

New Reference Text Published – Long Non Coding RNA Biology
In recent years, our functional understanding of the genome has changed dramatically. The discovery of pervasive transcription and the prevalence of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) have challenged the traditional definition of genes and what should be considered a functional region of the genome. Noncoding RNAs are defined as transcripts that do not encode proteins. Formally, this ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-08-18 13:30:13

New MyoVista hsECG device launched in the European Union for early detection of heart disease
HeartSciences today announced the European launch of MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph (hsECG) Testing Device, developed in response to the global unmet need for effective, low-cost, front-line screening of cardiac disease in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-18 13:30:04

Asynt supplies synthetic organic chemistry equipment for Redbrick Molecular’s new laboratory
Asynt reports that it has supplied Redbrick Molecular Ltd with a wide range of synthetic organic chemistry equipment for its new environmentally responsible laboratory.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-18 13:24:47

HeartSciences gets green light to sell next-gen ECG in EU
HeartSciences has started selling its MyoVista electrocardiograph (ECG) in Europe after picking up a CE mark. The device is designed to enable early detection of artery disease by visualizing energy distribution during cardiac cycles.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-08-18 13:21:10

Medicare unveils ‘skeletal’ site for hospice comparison shopping
Medicare launched a website aimed at helping families choose a hospice — but experts say it doesn’t help very much.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-18 13:11:12

Researchers identify molecule that enables cell appendages to drive bodily fluid flow
Researchers at Nagoya University have identified a molecule that enables cell appendages called cilia to beat in a coordinated way to drive the flow of fluid around the brain; this prevents the accumulation of this fluid, which otherwise leads to swelling of the head as found in the condition hydrocephalus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-18 13:08:07

FiercePharmaAsia—Zai Lab’s $115M IPO, Takeda-Stanford R&D deal, Chinese firms’ bids for Arbor
Pfizer alum Samantha Du's Zai Lab filed for a $115 million Nasdaq IPO to help push forward several in-licensed cancer meds in China, Takeda formed a wide-ranging drug discovery alliance with Stanford University, China's Fosun and Shanghai Pharma are aiming to take a stake in Arbor Pharma and more.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-08-18 13:07:55

The role of exosomes in treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
Exosomes are nanovesicles that may play a role in intercellular communication by acting as carriers of functional contents such as proteins, lipids, RNA molecules and circulating DNA from donor to recipient cells. In addition, exosomes may play a potential role in immunosurveillance and tumor pathogenesis and progression. Recently, research has increasingly focused on the role ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-08-18 13:00:44

New diagnostic tool uses near-infrared light to spot patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes
Patients at risk of heart attacks and strokes may be spotted earlier thanks to a diagnosis tool that uses near-infrared light to identify high-risk arterial plaques, according to research carried out at WMG, University of Warwick, the Baker Institute and Monash University.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-18 12:57:50