Genomic & Biopharma News

Study warns against use of bone morphogenetic proteins in pediatric spinal fusion
Bone morphogenetic proteins, commonly used off-label to enhance pediatric spinal fusion (spinal arthrodesis), did not improve revision rates for pediatric spinal fusion, according to a study presented on March 14 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-15 09:11:25

Antibody Therapy Targets Cancer Stem Cells: Study
CT16 appears to eliminate cancer stem cells more effectively than radiation therapy in vitro and has shown promise in mice.
The Scientist, 2017-03-15 09:00:00

Hair loss prevention device for breast cancer patients showcased by Paxman at Vienna conference
A pioneering scalp cooling treatment that prevents alopecia in early stage breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy will be showcased at the 15th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference, Vienna.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-15 08:55:33

Drug combination delivered by nanoparticles may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment
The first of a new class of medication that delivers a combination of drugs by nanoparticle may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-15 08:54:47

DePuy Synthes knee system shown to be beneficial for economics and patient reported outcomes
DePuy Synthes*, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, released a new report, "Improving the Value of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: the ATTUNE® Knee System," that analyzes the ATTUNE Knee's current clinical and economic data. The report concludes that in a value-based healthcare environment with cost constraints and growing procedure volumes, the value of a knee replacement implant is measured not only by how long the implant lasts (implant survivorship), but also through patient reported outcomes and the economic benefits of the procedure.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-15 08:22:00

Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effects
A drug commonly prescribed to pregnant women with a history of delivering babies early provides no benefit. In fact, this drug may even increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-15 06:53:08

Study finds direct link between specific inhaler errors and asthma outcomes
A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice highlights important findings from the international CRITIKAL study (CRITical Inhaler mistaKes and Asthma controL).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-15 06:45:37

Alzheimer's Research UK report reveals increase in number of dementia researchers since 2008
New analysis from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has revealed that the number of scientists working on the condition has almost doubled over six years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-15 06:44:49

Florida Hospital Nicholson Center completes research projects on robotic surgery using $5.9 million DOD grants
The Florida Hospital Nicholson Center today announces the completion of 13 research projects using $5.9 million in grants from the Department of Defense over the last six years, all focused on advancing robotic and laparoscopic surgery safety and creating a new standard for surgical training.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-15 06:37:53