Genomic & Biopharma News

Research reveals differences in brain structure between boys and girls with antisocial behavior
The causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ between boys and girls, which could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments, according to a major new study published today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-21 12:46:28

9th ExRNA Communications Consortium Investigators’ Meeting
November 6-7th, 2017 Registration* Opens: August 2017 For more info check out: exRNA.org Scientific Topics and Areas of Interest: EV Biogenesis and Function exRNA and EV Standards exRNA based Biomarkers and Therapeutics Cutting-edge Technologies exRNA/EV Scientific Tools and Resources Join us on Sunday, November 5thfor evening workshops on: Data Management, Tools, and Resources (DMRR) Technologies ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-07-21 12:41:57

Miniaturization and Automation of Single Cell RNAseq Library Preparation
SLAS 2017 Webinar, presented by Dr. Louise Laurent, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego: “Miniaturization and Automation of Single Cell RNAseq Library Preparation” In this tutorial, Dr. Laurent presents data published in the Journal of Laboratory Automation, to demonstrate how low-cost Nextera XT libraries can be prepared accurately in as little as ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-07-21 12:25:14

News of Note—Biotech IPOs; CHMP knockbacks
Check out Friday's dose of biotech's news of note.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-07-21 12:09:27

MDimune plans to develop world’s first exosome anticancer drug through BioDrone platform
BioSpectator by Euna Lee – Exosomes, nano-sized vesicles secreted by cells, have become a focus of attention in the area of diagnosis and drug development because of their act as carriers to transfer various substances such as nucleic acid, protein, lipid, and low molecular substance into other cells. Noticeable exosome-related biotech have begun to stand out ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-07-21 12:07:09

SQUID – Transcriptomic Structural Variation Detection from RNA-seq
Transcripts are frequently modified by structural variations, which leads to either a fused transcript of two genes (known as a fusion gene) or an insertion of intergenic sequence into a transcript. These modifications, called transcriptomic structural variants (TSV), can lead to drastic changes in a downstream product. Detecting TSVs, especially in cancer tumor sequencing where ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-07-21 11:48:47

MHRA to move HQ to same area as EMA’s London digs
The United Kingdom’s drug regulator is moving its headquarters to within half a mile of the EMA’s current home. Staffers are set to move to their new digs in east London in the middle of next year, shortly before their peers at the EMA are scheduled to leave the city.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-07-21 11:35:32

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Identifying the markers for pancreatic cancer may have happened here in a 5,400 square foot facility where scientists routinely practice next generation RNA profiling and biomarker discovery. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-25 18:55:37

Trump plan might cut expenses for some insured patients with chronic needs
Erin Corbelli takes three medications to treat high blood pressure, depression and an anxiety disorder. Her health plan covers her drugs and specialist visits, but Corbelli and her family must pay a $3,000 annual deductible before the plan starts picking up any of that tab.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-21 11:17:07

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

New mathematical model could serve as guide to halt spread of mosquito-borne viruses
Upstate Medical University researcher Anna Stewart Ibarra, Ph.D., M.P.A., and her colleagues have created a mathematical model that can serve as a guide to make monthly predictions on when people are at greatest risk for contracting mosquito-borne viruses, such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya, due to climate conditions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-21 11:16:58