Genomic & Biopharma News

UJI researchers develop new light-activated antimicrobial material to combat hospital infections
Researchers at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain, have developed a new light-activated antimicrobial material for use in the fight against the most common hospital infections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 12:41:00

Study reports link between postoperative delirium and elevations in inflammatory marker
Many people experience an extended period of confusion when they awake after surgery. This acute confusional state, called delirium, particularly affects older adults and poses an important clinical challenge as it can lead to greater postoperative complications and may extend hospitalization.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 12:36:51

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?
There is incontrovertible evidence that some harmful drugs and toxins can affect lifelong health. For example, if women take certain drugs in pregnancy, such as thalidomide, there are well documented effects on lifelong health. These have obvious and dramatic effects on the child. Environmental pollutants can also interfere with fetal growth and influence later health...
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-01-11 12:36:00

Sanofi's Brandicourt announces at JPM that plant issues leading to CRL for RA drug have been fixed
Sanofi's Brandicourt announces at JPM that plant issues leading to CRL for RA drug have been fixed epalmer Wed, 01/11/2017 - 07:35
Fierce Pharma, 2017-01-11 12:35:37

LincSNP 2.0 – an updated database for linking disease-associated SNPs to human long non-coding RNAs
Researchers from Harbin Medical University describe LincSNP 2.0, an updated database that is used specifically to store and annotate disease-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in human long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and their transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs). In LincSNP 2.0, the researchers have updated the database with more data and several new features, including: expanding ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-01-11 12:32:03

Re-Engineering Extracellular Vesicles as Smart Nanoscale Therapeutics
In the past decade, extracellular vesicles (EVs) have emerged as a key cell-free strategy for the treatment of a range of pathologies, including cancer, myocardial infarction, and inflammatory diseases. Indeed, the field is rapidly transitioning from promising in vitro reports toward in vivo animal models and early clinical studies. These investigations exploit the high physicochemical ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-01-11 12:21:11

DEIVA – a web application for interactive visual analysis of differential gene expression profiles
Differential gene expression (DGE) analysis is a technique to identify statistically significant differences in RNA abundance for genes or arbitrary features between different biological states. The result of a DGE test is typically further analyzed using statistical software, spreadsheets or custom ad hoc algorithms. Researchers from the RIKEN Yokohama Institute identified a need for a ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-01-11 12:08:55

Daiichi axes 170-person Indian R&D site
Daiichi axes 170-person Indian R&D site nick.paul.taylor Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:57
Fierce Biotech, 2017-01-11 11:57:11

NAO questions gov’t plans to expand GP access
The government has failed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and consequences of its plans to improve patient access to GPs, and has "a limited understanding" of the pressures currently being faced by the sector, concludes a new report by the National Audit Office.
PharmaTimes, 2017-01-11 11:35:26