Genomic & Biopharma News

VC Atlas takes on biotech veteran Kevin Bitterman
Atlas Venture has made biotech veteran Kevin Bitterman a new partner, joining the firm’s team from Polaris.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-01 13:33:30

Supportive housing linked to improvements in health of formerly homeless people with HIV/AIDS
Ask Elizabeth Bowen about the intersection of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the United States and she'll respond without hesitation, "Housing equals health."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 13:20:18

Widower, family face off against J&J and Bayer in next Xarelto bleeding-risk case
Not long ago, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer came up victorious in the first bellwether trial over Xarelto’s bleeding risks. Now, they’re in court again defending the big-selling blood thinner against claims it caused a patient’s death.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-01 13:15:26

Chronic pain may occur when receptors migrate from nerve cell's surface to inner chambers
A study led by Columbia University Medical Center has shown that chronic pain may occur when pain receptors migrate from the nerve cell's surface to the cell's inner chambers, out of the reach of current pain medications.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 13:08:00

Key metabolic enzyme fuels molecular machinery to turn on memory genes after learning
Understanding how memories are made, retrieved, and eventually fade over a lifetime is the stuff of poems and song. To medical researchers, solving the mysteries of memory is even more elusive.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 12:53:32

Study finds washing hands in cool and hot water can remove the same amount of bacteria
We all are aware that washing our hands can help us in preventing the spread of germs and getting ill. According to a new study by Rutgers-New Brunswick published in the June issue of the Journal of Food Protection, cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as that of hot water.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 12:46:45

RNA-Seq reveals conservation of function in the yolk sac
The yolk sac is phylogenetically the oldest of the extraembryonic membranes. The human embryo retains a yolk sac, which goes through primary and secondary phases of development, but its importance is controversial. Although it is known to synthesize proteins, its transport functions are widely considered vestigial. Here, researchers from the University of Cambridge report RNA-sequencing ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-06-01 12:39:35

The prognostic value of long noncoding RNAs in prostate cancer
The abnormally expressed LncRNAs played irreplaceable roles in the prognosis of prostate cancer (PCa). Therefore, researchers from Wuhan University conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the association between the expression of LncRNAs, prognosis and clinicopathology of PCa. 18 eligible studies were recruited into their analysis, including 18 on prognosis and 9 on clinicopathological ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-06-01 12:15:31

Senators’ dueling web shoutouts echo nation’s partisan divide on Obamacare
Politically, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) are not all that far apart. Both are moderates who rejected proposed cuts in Medicaid funds. And yet, in the highly polarized atmosphere of Washington, D.C., they find themselves rallying constituents along diametrically opposed positions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-01 12:02:16