Genomic & Biopharma News

Pivotal bioVenture Partners closes $300M early biotech fund
Pivotal bioVenture Partners closes $300M early biotech fund badams Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:18
Fierce Biotech, 2017-03-16 10:18:51

Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes
Smokers who needed a hip or knee replacement experienced better surgical outcomes and fewer adverse events including hospital readmissions, surgical site infections and blood clots if they were enrolled in a smoking cessation program prior to surgery, according to preliminary new research that needs to be confirmed by larger studies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-16 10:16:39

Study links NSAIDs with higher risk of cardiac arrest
Short-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), particularly diclofenac and ibuprofen, has been linked with an increased risk of cardiac arrest in research published in European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-16 10:15:31

Regular consumption of tea lowers risk of cognitive impairment in older adults, NUS study finds
A cup of tea a day can keep dementia away, and this is especially so for those who are genetically predisposed to the debilitating disease, according to a recent study led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-16 10:11:07

Cell Medica raises £60M to push cancer therapies into clinic
Cell Medica raises £60M to push cancer therapies into clinic nick.paul.taylor Thu, 03/16/2017 - 06:11
Fierce Biotech, 2017-03-16 10:11:01

Machine learning reveals correlations of gene expression in RNA-Seq data
Shirley Pepke – The complexity of cancer has famously eluded conquering by modern medicine. Every tumor has many aberrations that drive its growth. As a result, treatments that target single vulnerabilities are typically of short-lived efficacy. After being diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer in 2013, I wagered that what was needed was an algorithm ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-03-16 10:00:32

Agena Bioscience Introduces New Lung and Colon Cancer Panels for Detection of Somatic Mutations from Liquid Biopsies
Agena Bioscience today introduced new targeted research panels for the detection of somatic mutations from lung and colon cancers. The UltraSEEK™ Lung and Colon Panels enable detection of mutations as low as 0.1% minor allele frequency (MAF) from circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). The iPLEX® HS Lung and Colon Panels enable ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-03-16 10:00:29

NICE OKs £20m budget impact limit for new drugs
The pharma industry and patient groups are warning of significant delays in accessing innovative medicines on the NHS after a new budget impact threshold was waved through by health officials.
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-16 09:59:43

Study provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to autism's impaired sociability
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-16 09:51:30