Genomic & Biopharma News

New ground-breaking research could transform lives of many people with mobility issues
The lives of thousands of people with mobility issues could be transformed thanks to ground-breaking research by scientists at the University of Bristol.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-14 12:54:00

Mutant bacterial receptor could help identify therapeutic compounds that inhibit quorum sensing
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according to a study published June 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Bonnie Bassler of Princeton University, and colleagues.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-14 12:31:00

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

BerGenBio posts updated data on trial of elderly AML patients
BerGenBio has posted updated data from its phase 2 trial of bemcentinib in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The study is assessing the effect of the oral AXL inhibitor when given to elderly AML patients in combination with low-intensity chemotherapy.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-06-14 12:26:32

After losing its CMO to the FDA, Roche's Flatiron Health nabs biopharma veteran
After its nearly $2 billion buyout by oncology giant Roche last winter, Flatiron has hired a new chief medical officer as it looks to push on under its new parent in the world of electronic health records and real-world data.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-06-14 12:21:02

Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function
The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules that help control viral infection, according to a study published June 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Allison Abendroth of the Discipline of Infectious Diseases and Immunology in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, and colleagues.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-14 12:18:00

Research suggests new way to improve the efficacy of arthritis drug
Attaching a removable lock to an arthritis drug can make it safer and more effective, according to a new study publishing June 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology led by Wen-Wei Lin of Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-14 11:57:20

Study estimates the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks
An estimated half of Ebola virus disease outbreaks have gone undetected since it was discovered in 1976, according to research published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-14 11:46:25

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

Mutations in fetal genome may contribute to premature birth
Mutations in the gene that codes for SLIT2, a protein expressed in fetal cells in placentas and involved in directing the growth of the fetal nervous system, may contribute to premature births, possibly by activating the mother’s immune system.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-14 11:46:04

Researchers uncover new mechanism by which cells communicate in inflammatory processes
A research group from MedUni Vienna and CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has discovered a new mechanism by which cells communicate in inflammatory processes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-14 11:16:31