Genomic & Biopharma News

NICE looks to toss Sanofi and Ipsen thyroid cancer drugs from Cancer Drugs Fund
Now that it has control of England’s Cancer Drugs Fund, NICE has been weeding out drugs it doesn’t consider worth their prices, and thyroid cancer drugs from Sanofi and Ipsen are about to be plucked.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-08-23 15:17:44

Scientists develop new attract-and-kill technique to eradicate mosquitoes
Mosquitoes aren't just blood thirsty. They also have a sweet tooth, relying on plant nectar to get the sugar they need to survive. Exploiting this weakness, scientists have developed an environmentally friendly eradication method.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 14:58:38

Umass Amherst chemist receives NSF funding to set up new center for autonomous chemistry
University of Massachusetts Amherst chemist Sankaran "Thai" Thayumanavan has received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a multi-university Center for Autonomous Chemistry, where he and colleagues, including chemist Vince Rotello, will seek to design artificial self-activating systems, or "automatic control as nature does it," in Thayumanavan's words.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 14:36:27

Qiagen, Clinical Genomics team up on colorectal cancer liquid biopsy
Diagnostics giant Qiagen has integrated its circulating cell-free DNA blood-collection tubes in Clinical Genomics’ liquid biopsy test for the recurrence of colorectal cancer.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-08-23 14:36:18

Symptoms, triggers of food intolerance found to be similar in animals and humans
People are not the only ones suffering from the symptoms and problems of food intolerance and allergies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 14:27:19

Amid dwindling cash and a Nasdaq warning, MabVax seeks ‘strategic options’
San Diego cancer biotech MabVax Therapeutics is hiring an investment bank to help it find a buyer or sell off its assets as it continues to struggle for cash.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-08-23 14:12:13

With IBD market set for major growth, AbbVie stands to benefit: analyst
Anti-TNFs have been running the table in inflammatory bowel disease, but that’s changing. And as it does, the market’s primed for a big expansion, one analyst says.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-08-23 14:04:37

Study reveals link between vitamin B supplementation and lung cancer
A new study has shown that taking high-dose vitamin B supplements over a long period is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer among men.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 13:58:00

Researchers develop all-silicon nanoantenna to trap individual quantum dots
Quantum dots (QDs) have found so many applications in recent years, they can now be purchased with a variety of composite structures and configurations. Some are available suspended in a biologically friendly fluid, making them well poised to serve as biomarkers for single-molecule tagging and tracking.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-23 13:52:20