Genomic & Biopharma News

Gardasil posts big Q1 beat to push Merck vaccines to 21% growth
Gardasil posts big Q1 beat to push Merck vaccines to 21% growth esagonowsky Tue, 05/02/2017 - 14:59
Fierce Pharma, 2017-05-02 18:59:52

Researchers uncover new potential target for treating spinal muscular atrophy
Though spinal muscular atrophy in its most severe form remains incurable and fatal in early childhood, researchers are sustaining a multipronged counterattack for patients and their families. The first treatment for the disease gained U.S. market approval in December.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-02 16:59:06

Formaldehyde exposure not linked to leukemia, research shows
Some scientific reports have a profound impact on government policy. Sometimes, however, there are significant shortcomings in the research - yet the policy impact continues.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-02 16:42:56

Bacteria can mutate at different speeds to survive under difficult circumstances, study shows
Bacteria need mutations -- changes in their DNA code -- to survive under difficult circumstances. When necessary, they can even mutate at different speeds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-02 16:37:37

SyMRI approach provides myelin maps in scan times of only 5 minutes
It has been a long-standing dream in MRI to move from visualizing tissue contrast differences to directly imaging patient tissue properties. Recent developments within quantitative MRI have provided substantial steps forward in measuring the basic physical properties such as T1 and T2 relaxation times or proton density.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-02 16:34:16

Scientists unravel how the body manages to keep blood flow in the brain so tightly controlled
The puzzle of how the brain regulates blood flow to prevent it from being flooded and then starved every time the heart beats has been solved with the help of engineering.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-02 16:32:28

Axonics bags $14M+ for neuromodulation device with eyes on FDA nod
Axonics bags $14M+ for neuromodulation device with eyes on FDA nod aalidrus Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:05
Fierce Biotech, 2017-05-02 16:05:12

Parent-involved therapies found to be effective in treating children with disruptive behavior disorders
Therapy that involves the parents in the treatment of children with disruptive behavior disorders shows the best results compared to more than 20 other therapeutic approaches, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, a journal of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-02 16:04:11

Knocking out lipid-modifying enzyme can boost post-heart attack healing, study shows
Two immune responses are important for recovery after a heart attack -; an acute inflammatory response that attracts leukocyte immune cells to remove dead tissue, followed by a resolving response that allows healing.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-02 15:56:52