Genomic & Biopharma News

Merck KGaA taps Cyclica for AI-based screening of protein-drug interactions
Merck KGaA has licensed a cloud-based artificial intelligence proteome screening platform from the Toronto-based Cyclica.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-12-07 20:41:57

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

Our brain senses angry voices in a flash, study shows
Sight and hearing are the two main sensory modalities allowing us to interact with our environment. But what happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? How does it distinguish a threatening voice from the surrounding noise? How does it process this information? To answers these questions, researchers from the University of Geneva Switzerland, studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 18:45:57

High intensity statin treatment and adherence could save more lives
Thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented by patients taking higher doses of statins and taking the drugs as advised by doctors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 18:40:22

Scientists unravel how bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells
New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, potentially opening new avenues to finding ways of clearing these bacterial cells from the body, and stopping recurrence of the bacterial infection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-07 18:21:00

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Two professors have been arrested for negligence in connection with the blast.
The Scientist, 2018-12-07 16:09:43

Jeans and other drugs: Novartis CEO Narasimhan's prescription for a millennial-friendly culture
What does it take for a company to attract millennials? An inspiring and empowering culture, according to Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan, and he's starting by loosening the dress code. Yes, even at the company's Basel headquarters.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-12-07 16:09:03

AstraZeneca's Imfinzi fails another phase 3 trial, this time in head and neck cancer
AstraZeneca is still stinging from Imfinzi’s combo flop in non-small cell lung cancer, but it’s already staring down another defeat. On Friday, the company said the immunotherapy had failed to show it could extend the lives of head and neck cancer patients.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-12-07 16:00:09

Tris Pharma recalls potentially harmful infants' ibuprofen
Tris Pharma is recalling three lots of an infants' pain reliever it says contains potentially high levels of ibuprofen that could cause permanent kidney damage in some children. The recall comes after Tris was slapped this year with an FDA warning letter for its lack of urgency about investigating product failures.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-12-07 15:16:54

The Apple Watch’s ECG features are live
The new Apple Watch’s electrocardiogram capability has gone live, available as a free software update that allows for wrist-based ECGs on the go.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-12-07 15:15:45