Genomic & Biopharma News

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows
A groundbreaking contact lens therapy has potential to impact the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness) among children, based on research presented at the American Academy of Optometry's 95th Annual Meeting.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-08 22:47:56

Rensselaer receives additional support to address childhood stunting in developing nations
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a grant of $993,384 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for continuing work on a novel data visualization platform that will harness and accelerate the analysis of vast amounts of data for the foundation's Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Knowledge Integration initiative.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-08 22:38:30

Experts aim to unlock secrets for overall well-being of elderly population in Europe
What are the secrets of well-being of populations with increasing elderly people, the key elements to help them to stay longer socially and professionally active and thus also to help young people, by supporting the new generations?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-08 22:29:17

UK launch for Cardiome’s skin infections antibiotic
A one- or two-shot antibiotic has been launched in the UK for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) in adults.
PharmaTimes, 2016-12-08 21:40:43

Chutes & Ladders: FDA’s new drugs director to retire after Sarepta’s Exondys 51 fallout
Chutes & Ladders: FDA’s new drugs director to retire after Sarepta’s Exondys 51 fallout aliu Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:37
Fierce Biotech, 2016-12-08 21:37:43

SCR being used in 50 percent of community pharmacies
Six thousand pharmacies across England are now using the Summary Care Record (SCR), according to new data from NHS Digital.
PharmaTimes, 2016-12-08 21:37:04

Short seller calls Trump out to fight drug pricing. How? By 'firing' Express Scripts
Short seller calls Trump out to fight drug pricing. How? By 'firing' Express Scripts tracy Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:03
Fierce Pharma, 2016-12-08 21:03:41

Pharma’s bad jobs week gets worse: AstraZeneca to cut 700 U.S. positions
Pharma’s bad jobs week gets worse: AstraZeneca to cut 700 U.S. positions esagonowsky Thu, 12/08/2016 - 15:54
Fierce Pharma, 2016-12-08 20:54:56

An anti-CRISPR for gene editing
Researchers have discovered a way to program cells to inhibit CRISPR-Cas9 activity. 'Anti-CRISPR' proteins had previously been isolated from viruses that infect bacteria, but now scientists report three families of proteins that turn off CRISPR systems specifically used for gene editing. The work offers a new strategy to prevent CRISPR-Cas9 technology from making unwanted changes.
ScienceDaily, 2016-12-08 19:35:35