Genomic & Biopharma News

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

ALS researchers at Harvard uncover new biomarker and drug target
A mutated form of the gene that makes a protein called TDP-43 has been implicated in the brain disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). New research out of Harvard has revealed a connection between TDP-43 and another gene—a link that could yield new approaches to treating the disease.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-01-18 18:59:42

Researchers identify new therapeutic target in the fight against chronic liver diseases
Chronic liver disease is known as the silent killer, as it shows no obvious symptoms until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. Therefore, making a proper diagnosis in the early stage of disease progression can be a clinical challenge.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-01-18 18:59:27

A lncRNA-mediated regulatory layer safeguarding embryonic cell fate transitions
Human protein-coding genes are often accompanied by divergently transcribed non-coding RNAs whose functions, especially in cell fate decisions, are...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2019-01-18 18:52:05

County by county, researchers link opioid deaths to drugmakers’ marketing
Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands of deaths.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-01-18 18:48:03

FDA clears Verily’s prescription-only ECG smartwatch
Verily, the Alphabet research division formerly known as Google Life Sciences, has received a 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its own clinical study smartwatch, complete with an on-demand ECG. But as a prescription-only device, it’s far from a competitor to Apple’s publicly available smartwatch.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-01-18 18:45:02

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Exosomal lncRNAs and cancer: connecting the missing links
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microvesicles, are potent and clinically valuable tools for early diagnosis, prognosis and potentially the targeted treatment of cancer. The content of EVs is...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2019-01-18 18:39:52

Telehealth provider Tyto Care pulls in a total of $33.5M in series C
Tyto Care, which makes telehealth equipment for at-home doctor’s exams, has raised an additional $9 million through an expansion of its 2018 series C round, bringing its total up to $33.5 million.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-01-18 15:56:55

DTC tax deductions back on the chopping block—and this time, the ax might just fall
The new Senate is once again aiming to nix pharma's DTC advertising tax deduction, and this time, the measure is backed by a powerhouse group of Democrats, including several who've indicated interest in running for president in 2020.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-01-18 15:42:03

New Technique Captures Entire Fly Brain in 3D
The method combines two approaches to reveal a high-resolution map of all 40 million synapses.
The Scientist, 2019-01-18 15:40:11