Genomic & Biopharma News

Internet withdrawal causes physiological changes in digitally-dependent people
Scientists and clinicians from Swansea and Milan have found that some people who use the internet a lot experience significant physiological changes such as increased heart rate and blood pressure when they finish using the internet.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 18:30:59

Clinical trial uses small molecule to treat men with incurable prostate cancer
NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine have begun the first clinical trial in the United States that uses a small molecule to treat men with progressive prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate and is no longer responding to hormonal therapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 18:16:04

Outcome Health valued at $5.5B with first financing round of $500M
Outcome Health, a healthcare intelligence tech firm, has raised an outsize investment of $500 million in its first round of funding, valuing it at $5.5 billion.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-05-31 18:06:57

Combined modality treatment provides alternative to complete bladder removal for patients with MIBC
A meta-analysis of previously published cancer research showed no difference in five-year and 10-year survival rates between patients who underwent radical cystectomy, which is the surgical removal of the bladder, and a bladder-preserving combined modality treatment (CMT) plan, which combines radiation therapy, chemotherapy and the removal of the bladder tumor.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 18:05:26

Sugar sponges could one day serve as treatment for diabetes
Many diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin, sometimes several times a day, while others take medications orally to control blood sugar.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 17:58:40

Combining oral drug with personalized cell therapy can lead to complete remission in CLL patients
Combining the kinase inhibitor ibrutinib with an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL119 can lead to complete remission in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn's Abramson Cancer Center
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 17:53:27

Study shows how hyperglycemia following surgery for PAD affects post-surgical outcomes
High blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin to turn blood glucose into energy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 17:41:06

New study of Muslim women finds link between internalized stigma, abuse and risk for depression
A new study of Muslim women in the U.S. found a significant association between heightened vigilance, as a measure of internalized stigma, and increased risk for depression.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 17:32:27

TB germs' metabolic 'escape pathways' may be neutralized by new drugs to shorten duration of therapy
New research suggests the bacteria that cause tuberculosis alter their metabolism to combat exposure to antimicrobials, and that these metabolic "escape pathways" might be neutralized by new drugs to shorten the troublesome duration of therapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-31 17:17:17