Genomic & Biopharma News

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems
Joslin Diabetes Center will take part in two clinical trials this year to test artificial pancreas systems designed to automatically monitor and regulate blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes, which would replace traditional methods of managing the disease such as testing blood glucose levels by finger stick or using continuous glucose monitoring systems with separate, non-integrated delivery of insulin by either injections or a pump.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-15 02:39:26

Bayer turns America’s 'Smiths' into aspirin-carrying heart attack heroes
Bayer turns America’s 'Smiths' into aspirin-carrying heart attack heroes beth.bulik Tue, 02/14/2017 - 20:24
Fierce Pharma, 2017-02-15 01:24:39

Penn Medicine's ODC collaborates with FAST to develop gene therapy for Angelman syndrome
Penn Medicine's Orphan Disease Center announces a new partnership with FAST to study gene therapy approaches to treat Angelman syndrome.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-15 01:15:14

Scientists identify how imbalance of calcium in mitochondria may contribute to Alzheimer's disease
Calcium in the mitochondria -- the energy factory of cells -- may be one of the keys to understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-15 01:10:53

Researchers unlock specific mechanisms behind Aβ-induced cytoxicity in Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to dementia via advanced neuronal dysfunction and death. A person with Alzheimer's disease suffers loss of control over thought, memory and language abilities.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-15 00:58:13

New bed sensors can warn older adults of impending heart problems
Congestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions among those 65 years old and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-15 00:41:41

Emory researchers reveal 'matchmaker' role for protein linked to SMA
A puzzling question has lurked behind SMA, the leading genetic cause of death in infants. The disorder leads to reduced levels of the SMN protein, which is thought to be involved in processing RNA, something that occurs in every cell in the body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-15 00:15:32

VIB-KU Leuven scientists identify new mechanism that impacts cancer growth
Scientists at VIB-KU Leuven have identified a new mechanism that impacts tumor growth. The typical lack of oxygen in tumors doesn't only stimulate proliferation, but also offsets the important role of the protein PHD2 as 'cancer cell killer'.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-15 00:07:22

Salk professor receives inaugural Sjöberg Prize for groundbreaking cancer research
Salk Professor Tony Hunter, who holds an American Cancer Society Professorship, has been awarded $500,000 as part of the $1 million Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' inaugural Sjöberg Prize for Cancer Research for "groundbreaking studies of cellular processes that have led to the development of new and effective cancer drugs."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-15 00:03:38