Genomic & Biopharma News

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patients
Benzodiazepine and related drug use is associated with a 40 per cent increase in mortality among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 07:18:31

Study highlights need for early identification, treatment of PTSD in cancer survivors
A recent study showed approximately one-fifth of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several months after diagnosis, and many of these patients continued to live with PTSD years later.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 07:01:40

Study sheds light on changes in young people's sexual practices
Published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the study describes changes in young people's sexual practices using nationally-representative data from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, the largest scientific studies of sexual health and lifestyles in Britain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 06:53:00

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

FDA approves remote programming feature for Nucleus Cochlear Implant System via telemedicine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System through a telemedicine platform.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 06:10:40

Study: Alectinib 600 mg more effective than standard therapy in Asian ALK positive NSCLC patients
A subanalysis of the phase III ALEX study has shown that alectinib 600 mg twice daily is more effective than standard of care crizotinib in Asian patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 05:48:06

Osimertinib provides progression-free survival benefit to Asian patients with EGFR-mutated NSCLC
Osimertinib improves progression-free survival compared to standard first line therapy in Asian patients with EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to the Asian subset analysis of the FLAURA trial presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress, sumultaneously published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 05:43:41

All mouth cancer patients in Myanmar use smokeless tobacco, study finds
A study in Myanmar has found that all mouth cancer patients use smokeless tobacco, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. Betel quid chewing often starts in adolescence and is associated with smoking and drinking alcohol, which are also risk factors for oral cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 05:28:57

Indonesian study finds low rates of awareness about cervical and breast cancer screening
Just one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening, according to a study presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. The research in nearly 5,400 women also found that only 5% knew about mammography for early detection of breast cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 05:20:07

Study highlights need for more effective approaches to provide cancer survivorship care
Cancer-related effects and the treatment itself can have a significant psychosocial impact on cancer survivors. A recent study (STEP study) that assessed over 1800 cancer survivors across ten countries in Asia Pacific was presented at the ESMO Asia Congress today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-11-20 05:12:24