Genomic & Biopharma News

Disappointing Merck drug news provides new blueprint for moving towards cure for Alzheimer's
The recent announcement that Merck is halting a Phase II/III study for a promising Alzheimer's treatment (verubecestat) was another setback in the continued and intensive effort to deliver an innovative therapy by 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 04:05:00

Medical device safety problems prompt regulators to call for better reporting
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by medical devices, comments that medical device problems have prompted regulators to call for better reporting. Congress required hospitals to report adverse events in 1990.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 04:00:00

New approach could make organometallic catalysis applicable for therapy or diagnostics
A gold catalyst can be delivered to a target organ in a higher organism where it performs a chemical transformation visualized by bioimaging.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 02:56:00

Study provides insight into how microRNA may amplify effects of drug treatment in liver cancer
Treatment options for liver cancer are often limited and almost exclusively involve transplantation if possible, or local chemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 02:47:29

Yeast found in gut of new babies may be strong predictor of childhood asthma
University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 02:41:23

Targeting tumor suppressor protein could be effective treatment for some AML patients, study suggests
Researchers in Germany have discovered that a tumor suppressor protein thought to prevent acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can actually promote a particularly deadly form of the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 02:38:08

ACP applauds court's decision that overturns Florida law barring doctors from counseling patients on gun safety
The American College of Physicians applauds Thursday's federal appeals court decision that overturned a Florida state law that barred doctors from counseling patients about reducing injuries and deaths from firearms.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 01:23:00

MU professor develops mandatory medical school curriculum about indigenous health
Of all racial minorities, Native Americans have the most dramatic health inequalities in the U.S., including significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, Type 2 diabetes and substance abuse.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 01:04:25

UC San Diego researchers receive new grant to advance malaria research
An international research team, led by principal investigator Elizabeth A. Winzeler, PhD, professor in the pediatric division of host-microbe systems and therapeutics at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and colleagues have received a three-year, $4.7 million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance their development of improved therapies for malaria eradication and elimination.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-18 00:59:11