Genomic & Biopharma News

New technique makes it possible to look at how muscles work
Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 22:21:19

Protein inhibitor may be a game changer for oncolytic therapies
Oncolytic viruses have been lauded as “the next major breakthrough” in cancer treatment, but have had limited success in human trials. Chinese researchers have landed on a compound that could boost the cancer-killing ability of these viruses.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-08-23 20:49:30

Combination of Pexa-Vec, Checkpoint Inhibitors to Be Tested in Advanced Colon Cancer Trial

Immuno-Oncology News, 2017-08-23 20:43:55

Envigo merges with Avista, to be listed on Nasdaq
Nonclinical service-focused CRO Envigo will soon be able to access capital in the public markets, as it’s merging with publicly traded Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corporation. The combined company is expected to be valued at about $924 million.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-08-23 18:44:05

Researchers describe mechanism linking HPV infection and cancer
Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the primary cause of cervical cancer and a subset of head and neck cancers worldwide.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 18:33:58

Study uses game programming technique to stimulate cognition in older people
Information technology can be a powerful tool for preserving the cognitive functions of people over 60 years of age.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 18:27:47

Doctor in Nigeria and MSU professor join hands to reduce infant mortality
A doctor in Nigeria and a professor at Michigan State University have teamed up to reduce infant mortality in the African nation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 18:09:15

Event registration opens for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week®
Observance to be held January 22-28, 2018.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-08-23 18:00:00

Researchers discover more about how consumption of sugary drinks leads to rapid weight gain
These hot summer days may tempt some of us to reach for a cold sugary drink, but scientists are finding increasing evidence that if we reach too often, we are setting ourselves up for rapid weight gain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 17:53:42