Genomic & Biopharma News

Teva offers colossal $23.3B opioid 'framework' deal to escape thousands of lawsuits
Instead of facing the courtroom in an Ohio bellwether opioid trial, Teva is opting to bow out with a $45 million settlement offer instead. But that's just one piece of a much bigger deal in the works: Teva's looking to escape all its opioid suits with a settlement to the tune of $250 million in cash and $23 billion in free drugs.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-10-21 19:15:35

High consumption of dairy products linked to increased prostate cancer risk
A high consumption of dairy products, like milk and cheese, appears to be associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to research published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 18:58:35

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

New method may offer effective treatment for pancreatic cancer with fewer side effects
Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Patients with pancreatic cancer often receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which are not always effective and can have toxic side effects.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 18:54:24

Patterns unique to the striatum observed in people with Huntington's disease
The part of the brain that selectively degenerates in people with Huntington's disease (HD), called the striatum, is almost entirely destroyed in the late stages of the disease. Brain samples from mutant HD gene positive individuals who had not yet developed symptoms by time of death are extremely rare. As a consequence, very little is known about the active disease process that causes the devastating symptoms of HD.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 18:52:57

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. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

New statistical climate model can predict El Niño events up to two-and-a-half years in advance
Although a number of operational climate models are capable of predicting El Niño events, they cannot perform long-term forecasts more than half a year in advance.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 18:45:41

AACI launches curated online collection of cancer advocacy resources
The Association of American Cancer Institutes is excited to announce the launch of a curated online collection of cancer advocacy resources. The AACI Public Policy Resource Library went live today during the 2019 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 18:39:39

Parents of adults with epilepsy face wide array of issues with very little support
Barbara Kalinoski takes charge of things. She's been chair of the school board. President of the Laurentian Lakes Chapter of the North Country Trail Association. Director of the Northwest Regional Library. President of the Minnesota Library Association.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 18:36:55

University Of Minnesota opens clinical trial of first-of-its-kind NK cell cancer immunotherapy
A new cancer clinical trial has opened at the M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center that leverages the groundbreaking research on stem cells and natural killer cells done at the Masonic Cancer Center and applies it to attack acute myeloid leukemia and B-cell lymphoma.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 18:31:12

Coloring and open-studio art therapy benefits stressed caregivers of cancer patients, study shows
A cancer diagnosis is incredibly stressful for the person receiving the diagnosis. But those caring for the patient, both informally and formally, also experience stress, which can affect their own health and the patient's outcome.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 18:25:32