Genomic & Biopharma News

Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019
This article aims to provide a brief overview of the key themes of the 29th ECCMID conference and update readers on current research projects.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-19 12:39:00

Universities Crack Down on Love in the Lab
In a controversial first, Princeton University bans relationships between faculty and grad students campus-wide.
The Scientist, 2019-04-19 12:35:57

BI and Lilly's diabetes drug Jardiance reverses heart failure in animal models
Mount Sinai researchers showed that in a pig model of heart failure, the diabetes drug Jardiance improved heart function. After two months of treatment, the animals experienced reductions in pulmonary congestion and biomarkers of heart failure.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-04-19 12:18:39

Mice Inherit Cancer Susceptibility Via Epigenetic Changes in Sperm
Mouse fathers whose sperm lacks the gene Kdm6a pass down altered methylation patterns to male offspring, along with a better chance of developing tumors and dying.
The Scientist, 2019-04-19 12:05:57

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Tiny Knee Bone, Once Lost in Humans, Is Making a Comeback
The fabella disappeared from our lineage millions of years ago, but over the last century, its presence in people's knees has become more common.
The Scientist, 2019-04-19 11:18:58

Microfluidic-based drug screening chip identifies antibiotic interactions in eight hours
A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-19 10:18:43

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’
Saira Diaz uses her fingers to count the establishments selling fast food and sweets near the South Los Angeles home she shares with her parents and 13-year-old son. “There’s one, two, three, four, five fast-food restaurants,” she says. “And a little mom and pop store that sells snacks and sodas and candy.”
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-19 10:13:51

Lilly, Pfizer's phase 3 pain data show mixed efficacy, clear safety issues
A phase 3 trial has painted a mixed picture of the safety and efficacy of Eli Lilly and Pfizer’s painkiller tanezumab. Neither dose of the nerve growth factor inhibitor hit all the co-primary efficacy goals, and both fared worse than placebo on the safety assessments.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-04-19 10:07:59

Research sheds light on how hepatitis B virus establishes chronic infection
New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses, according to a study published April 18 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Haitao Guo of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Bin Wang and Jiming Zhang of Fudan University, and colleagues.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-19 10:05:30