Genomic & Biopharma News

Antenatal steroids improve preterm newborn survival in low-resource settings, finds study
The results of a new clinical trial, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that dexamethasone- a glucocorticoid used to treat many conditions, including rheumatic problems and severe COVID-19- can boost survival of premature babies when given to pregnant women at risk of preterm birth in low-resource settings.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-24 01:28:00

COVID-19: Clinical Pathways to Pandemic Relief
By Graeme Gardner, Ph.D.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-03-26 19:58:16

Space Biology: A Road to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
It’s an exciting time in the field of space travel research. In 2019, SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft and Boeing launched its CST-100 Starliner. Both are designed to one day carry human passengers to their destination and home again. These launches represent a critical milestone towards NASA’s return to launching American astronauts to space from American soil using American commercial spacecraft.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-02-26 22:19:00

Arguing to undo the ACA. Harming Medicare. Do they go hand in hand?
It's a tried-and-true campaign strategy. Candidates go on the attack, claiming their opponent will do harm to Medicare. After all, people 65 and older are good about making it to the polls on Election Day. These voters are also generally motivated to protect the federal health insurance program for seniors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-24 01:23:14

Physician Behind Surgisphere Scandal Switches Medical Licenses
Sapan Desai has inactivated his license in Illinois, where multiple malpractice lawsuits against him are pending, and obtained a new one in Ohio.
The Scientist, 2020-10-23 20:09:55

AstraZeneca’s U.S. COVID-19 trial is back on track after 45-day hold
AstraZeneca’s U.S. COVID-19 trial is back on track after 45-day hold aalidrus Fri, 10/23/2020 - 15:59
Fierce Biotech, 2020-10-23 19:59:33

Plant compound reduces cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome
Mice treated with apigenin had better memory and developmental milestone scores.
National Institutes of Health, 2020-10-23 19:00:00

ACROBiosystems and the Fight Against COVID-19
In this interview, Dr. Yinang Jiang discusses ACROBiosystems and their efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the search for a vaccine
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-23 16:24:44

Former Indivior CEO gets 6 months in jail for role in Suboxone marketing scheme
Former Indivior CEO gets 6 months in jail for role in Suboxone marketing scheme kblankenship Fri, 10/23/2020 - 11:13
Fierce Pharma, 2020-10-23 15:13:15

$14 million grant awarded to mitigate the impact of cancer on Pacific Islanders
The University of Guam and the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center were each awarded five-year grants totaling more than $14 million to mitigate the impact of cancer on Pacific Islanders through cancer research, career training, and community outreach.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-23 14:51:00

Oregon biologists reveal molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm
University of Oregon biologists have used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to identify molecular mechanisms that produce DNA damage in sperm and contribute to male infertility following exposure to heat.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-23 14:47:00