Genomic & Biopharma News

Carotenoids increase attractiveness but not actual health, study shows
Findings published in the journal Behavioral Ecology reveal that skin with yellow and red pigments is perceived as more attractive in Caucasian males, but this skin coloring does not necessarily signal actual good health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-13 17:18:25

Scientists aim to create data mining tools to identify personalized treatment options for cancer
In the laboratories of Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland, drug testing is done ex vivo. That is, various leukemia drugs are tested with patient samples instead of the patients themselves. This enables the researchers to test different drug combinations efficiently and without burdening the patient.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-13 17:03:11

Balance firmware by Mettler Toledo provides a more secure weighing process
METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that its latest touchscreen balances are being outfitted with a brand-new version of its proprietary firmware. Version 3.40 delivers improvements and additional features to provide what is perhaps the most comprehensive and versatile weighing experience available in the lab today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-13 16:56:46

Endurance and strength training following TAVI improves patients' physical fitness, quality of life
Scientists from the hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar of TU Munich have discovered that endurance and strength training following a heart valve replacement not only improves the patients' physical fitness, but also their quality of life.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-13 16:50:04

Should Teva join the split-up club? With CEO gone and options open, analysts press for answers
Should Teva join the split-up club? With CEO gone and options open, analysts press for answers chelfand Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:33
Fierce Pharma, 2017-02-13 16:33:28

Researchers identify link between neuronal proteins and frontotemporal lobar degeneration
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration is a type of dementia characterized by personality changes, language dysfunction, and abnormal behavior. It has an earlier onset than Alzheimer's disease, and is associated with a buildup of the tau protein in affected nerve cells (neurons).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-13 16:31:59

Medtronic adds transradial diagnostic catheters to coronary product line
Medtronic adds transradial diagnostic catheters to coronary product line aalidrus Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:26
Fierce Biotech, 2017-02-13 16:26:00

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator devices released by Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific Europe announced the launch of the RESONATE™ cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) systems in Europe, a new family of devices featuring SmartCRT technology, which recently received CE Mark and are now available for heart failure patients across Europe.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-13 16:24:19

Scientists discover 'Achilles' heel' of tumor-suppressing protein that drives prostate cancer metastasis
Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered that a protein called Importin-11 protects the anti-cancer protein PTEN from destruction by transporting it into the cell nucleus. A study they publish today in The Journal of Cell Biology suggests that the loss of Importin-11 may destabilize PTEN, leading to the development of lung, prostate, and other cancers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-02-13 16:22:49