Genomic & Biopharma News

With FDA nod, BioMarin prices orphan drug Brineura at $702K, but plans hefty discounts
With FDA nod, BioMarin prices orphan drug Brineura at $702K, but plans hefty discounts esagonowsky Thu, 04/27/2017 - 14:19
Fierce Pharma, 2017-04-27 18:19:48

Study findings provide insights into pharmacophobia
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics the attitudes of patients toward medication are analyzed, with special reference to pharmacophobia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 18:14:52

Researchers examine morbidity linked to depressive disorders
Ross Baldessarini and an international group of investigators have analyzed the morbidity associated with depressive disorders in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 18:08:48

Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health
Johns Hopkins researchers report that an analysis of survey responses and health records of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years suggests a "synergistic" link between exercise and good vitamin D levels in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 18:01:42

Fecal microbiota transplant may be effective treatment option for ulcerative colitis, research suggests
A single transplant of microbes contained in the stool of a healthy donor is a safe and effective way to increase diversity of good bacteria in the guts of patients with ulcerative colitis, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 17:50:26

Clinical trial discovers drug combination that could help children with arthritis
A clinical trial funded by Arthritis Research UK and the National Institute for Health Research led by professors from the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol has discovered a drug combination that could help thousands of children with arthritis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 17:39:06

Pregnant mother’s family history linked to increased risk of preterm birth
If a pregnant mother has a family history of premature birth, she is at risk for a preterm birth of her baby, according to a new study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 17:30:34

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows
NIH rat study suggests amitriptyline temporarily inhibits the blood-brain barrier, allowing drugs to enter the brain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 17:20:23

Study finds significant presence of multidrug-resistant bacteria among nursing home residents
The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria, such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and control measures in nursing homes, according to a meta-analysis published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 17:05:21