Genomic & Biopharma News

Influential Leapfrog Group jumps in to rate 5,600 surgery centers
The influential Leapfrog Group, which grades nearly 2,000 U.S. hospitals, is launching a national survey to evaluate the safety and quality of up to 5,600 surgery centers that perform millions of outpatient procedures every year.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 10:13:50

New smart watch algorithms can accurately monitor wearers' sleep patterns
New algorithms take advantage of multiple smart watch sensors to accurately monitor wearers' sleep patterns.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 10:11:08

Sanofi, Regeneron’s Dupixent shines in rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps trials
Sanofi and Regeneron have unveiled top-line data showing that two late-stage studies of Dupixent in adults with inadequately-controlled chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps met all their primary and secondary endpoints.
PharmaTimes, 2018-10-16 09:53:18

Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy
In a study published in iScience, Professor Akiyoshi Fukamizu of the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (University of Tsukuba, JAPAN) and the research group reported a new work on discovery of the important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 09:47:13

Amgen begins rolling out Humira biosimilar in the EU
Amgen has begun launching Amgevita, the first biosimilar of AbbVie’s anti-inflammatory blockbuster Humira to win approval in Europe, across the region.
PharmaTimes, 2018-10-16 09:40:47

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

Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children
Researchers at the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Food Chain of the Public University of Navarre have published a piece of research in which they show that the nutritional quality of breakfast is associated with significant cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight children (even in those who are fit and who do exercise every day).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 09:36:16

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

Notable improvement in brain cancer survival among younger patients but not much for elderly
A new study from Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Cancer Registry shows that survival after glioblastoma has improved since the millennium. The improvement in survival was, however, modest in elderly patients, raising concerns whether current treatment strategies are optimal for this patient group.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 09:33:11

In worrying trend, vaccination rates in U.S. children keep dropping: CDC reports
While immunization rates among young children in the U.S. remain high, the percentage who haven't received recommended vaccines has been growing, and so have vaccine exemption rates, the CDC says.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-10-16 09:11:26

NHS Trafford CCG placing team of pharmacists in care homes
NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group is placing a team of pharmacists to work across care homes in the borough to boost access to healthcare in the community.
PharmaTimes, 2018-10-16 08:52:02