Genomic & Biopharma News

Human brain processes sight and sound in the same way, shows study
Although sight is a much different sense than sound, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of these stimuli in the same way.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 13:34:51

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Argos abandons kidney cancer vaccine after phase 3 fail
Argos Therapeutics is ending its phase 3 kidney cancer trial and considering options, including a merger or sale, to stay alive. The move comes more than a year after an independent monitoring committee told it to ditch the program due to futility.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-04-19 13:32:03

Researchers use smartphone to diagnose people infected with Loa loa worm
The Berkeley researchers figured out that they could quickly determine who has the Loa loa worm using a smartphone, customized to work like a microscope. They could then skip the medication for those people and give it to everyone else. Kamgno, who received the latest version of the phones in 2016, dubbed the mobile microscopes "revolutionary."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 13:27:00

Long-term exposure to cold temperatures reduces diabetes and obesity, shows study
A new study in fat cells has revealed a molecular mechanism that controls how lifestyle choices and the external environment affect gene expression.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 13:18:43

Study shows testosterone deficiency in men is associated with chronic diseases
A male's total testosterone level may be linked to more than just sexual health and muscle mass preservation, a new study finds. Low amounts of the hormone could also be associated with chronic disease, even among men 40 years of age and younger.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 13:13:29

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Greek lawmakers hand off probe of politicians accused of taking Novartis bribes: report
Not even two months into a probe of officials accused of taking Novartis bribes, Greece's parliament is handing off the investigation.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-04-19 13:10:09

AstraZeneca's Tagrisso just got the lung cancer nod it needs to hit $3B in sales
The future may still be uncertain for AstraZeneca’s immuno-oncology therapy Imfinzi in first-line lung cancer. But the company has picked up an approval in that setting for fellow portfolio med Tagrisso, which targets tumors with a particular genetic mutation.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-04-19 13:05:50

Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.
The Scientist, 2018-04-19 13:05:00

Innovative device shows promise in capturing and releasing circulating tumor cells
For years, bioengineer Yaling Liu has been in pursuit of the deadly tumor cell. Liu has been perfecting a microfluidic device the size of two quarters that has the ability to catch and release circulating tumor cells (CTCs)--cancer cells that circulate in a cancer patient's blood.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-19 12:54:00