Genomic & Biopharma News

Review identifies treatment methods to reduce complications in TKR patients with obesity
Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the U.S. A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 11:05:02

NICE expands reach of Erbitux in colorectal cancer
Cost regulators for the NHS treatments in England and Wales are expanding the scope of Merck's Erbitux so that the therapy will be routinely available to treat a wider range of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-02 11:03:56

Study: Nonoperative management of abdominal gunshot wounds is safe option in selected patients
At one time, trauma surgeons considered an operation mandatory to treat gunshot wounds to the abdomen, but a study published online as an "article in press" on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website has found that in selected patients, avoiding an operation--a practice known as nonoperative management--is an acceptable and effective treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 10:45:01

NHS on ‘burning platform’, warns chief hospital inspector
Professor Sir Mike Richards, the Care Quality Commission's chief inspector, has warned that the NHS is standing on a "burning platform", and that the model of acute care that once worked well "cannot continue to meet the needs of today's population".
PharmaTimes, 2017-03-02 10:42:35

Newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease is caused by thymomas, study finds
A Japanese research group has discovered that a newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease that leads to hypopituitarism is caused by thymomas (a type of tumor originating from the thymic gland).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 10:26:00

Study shows new drug as promising treatment option for difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis patients
Between 3 and 5% of the population suffer from a form of inflammatory rheumatism. It affects approximately 250,000 - 400,000 people in Austria.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-02 10:23:39

Aethlon Medical Announces the Grant of a European Patent Protecting Methods of Quantifying Exosomes
Aethlon Medical, Inc., announced today that the European Patent Office has granted European Patent Number 2591359, entitled “METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR QUANTIFYING EXOSOMES.” Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods, compositions and kits for quantifying exosomes. In particular, methods, composition and kits that utilize lectins to quantify exosomes are provided. In recent years, exosomes ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-03-02 10:00:47

Enabling cross-study analysis of RNA-Sequencing data
Driven by the recent advances of next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and an urgent need to decode complex human diseases, a multitude of large-scale studies were conducted recently that have resulted in an unprecedented volume of whole transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq) data. While these data offer new opportunities to identify the mechanisms underlying disease, the comparison ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-03-02 10:00:28

Arix, Takeda team up to build oncology, GI biotechs
Arix, Takeda team up to build oncology, GI biotechs nick.paul.taylor Thu, 03/02/2017 - 04:53
Fierce Biotech, 2017-03-02 09:53:44