Genomic & Biopharma News

Discovery of new genes linked to  Erdheim-Chester disease provides hope for improving diagnoses
National Human Genome Research Institute researchers have identified new genes associated with the Erdheim-Chester disease and some possible new therapies. Findings on this ultra-rare disease, found in approximately 600 people in the world, were published in Blood Advances.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 17:30:52

NIH designates $42.7 million for food allergy research consortium
Consortium will continue seeking food allergy treatment strategies over next seven years.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-03-31 17:15:00

Researchers find antibody to be effective against radiation-induced fibrosis
Radiation therapy is part of the treatment regimen for about two thirds of cancer patients today. Radiotherapy is well tolerated in most cases, but it can also lead to damage in healthy tissues that are also irradiated.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 16:54:27

Employees can increase alcohol consumption to risky levels at time of retirement, study shows
Every tenth employee increases their alcohol consumption to risky levels at the time of retirement from full-time employment. However, the increase seems to be temporary as risky drinking often decreases during the retirement.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 16:19:15

Young people with autism face difficulty in recognising emotion from facial expressions, study finds
Young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have difficulties recognising and distinguishing between different facial expressions, according to research from one of the largest studies to look at emotion recognition in children and adolescents with ASC.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 16:11:45

Non-mutation-based Cancer Gene Expression Is Promising Therapy Path, Professor Says

Immuno-Oncology News, 2017-03-31 16:10:01

New partnership to provide clinicians with latest guidance on treating endocrine disorders
The Endocrine Society and Medscape announced today a new partnership that brings together the Society's expertise and Medscape's innovative, peer-to-peer digital platforms and award-winning content to provide clinicians with the latest guidance and most relevant insights on diagnosing and treating diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, infertility, and other endocrine disorders.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-31 16:00:44

Pharma mold-breaker Witty turns over the reins after 9 years at the GSK helm
Pharma mold-breaker Witty turns over the reins after 9 years at the GSK helm chelfand Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:23
Fierce Pharma, 2017-03-31 15:23:22

Takeda cuts 180 Ariad workers as it grabs synergies from $5.2B buyout
Takeda cuts 180 Ariad workers as it grabs synergies from $5.2B buyout epalmer Fri, 03/31/2017 - 11:12
Fierce Pharma, 2017-03-31 15:12:52