Genomic & Biopharma News

Pricing furor aside, drug spending growth slowed last year—but still hit $323B
Pricing furor aside, drug spending growth slowed last year—but still hit $323B esagonowsky Wed, 05/03/2017 - 15:22
Fierce Pharma, 2017-05-03 19:22:30

Study reveals safety data for using antimalarials during first trimester of pregnancy
Malaria is more common and severe in pregnant women, increasing their risk of miscarriage and other adverse outcomes. The adverse consequences of malaria in pregnancy require prompt, safe, and effective treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-03 18:04:45

FDA Approves AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi for Previously Treated Advanced Bladder Cancer Patients

Immuno-Oncology News, 2017-05-03 18:01:45

Stanford scientists model how rising temperatures may influence mosquito behavior and disease risk
As temperatures rise with climate change, mosquito season extends past the summer months in many parts of the world. The question has been how this lengthened season influences the risk of being infected with mosquito-born diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-03 17:44:48

Scientists grow and purify earliest lung progenitors from human stem cells
Human lungs, like all organs, begin their existence as clumps of undifferentiated stem cells. But in a matter of months, the cells get organized. They gather together, branch and bud, some forming airways and others alveoli, the delicate sacs where our bodies exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-03 17:35:02

IDIBELL researchers reveal role of endoplasmic reticulum in cell death process due to starvation
Researchers from the Cell death group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, led by Dr. Cristina Muñoz-Pinedo, have characterized the cell death process due to starvation, in which the endoplasmic reticulum plays a leading role.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-03 17:26:34

Covance plans job cuts and lab shutdown from stagnant Q1 performance
Covance plans job cuts and lab shutdown from stagnant Q1 performance aliu Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:17
Fierce Biotech, 2017-05-03 17:17:40

New treatment offers hope for kidney failure and transplant patients with rare disorder
A novel treatment offers kidney failure and kidney transplant patients with a rare disorder new hope. The treatment allows targeted elimination of plasma cell clones producing abnormal proteins that deposits in the kidneys and leads to kidney failure, according to new research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-03 17:05:23

Opinion: When Science Meets Activism
Scientists new to advocacy must find balance between embracing diverse perspectives and guarding against anti-scientific beliefs.
The Scientist, 2017-05-03 16:55:00