Genomic & Biopharma News

Acceleron abandons muscular dystrophy drug
The company will not conduct any further trials.
PharmaTimes, 2019-09-18 10:22:37

PharmaTimes are excited to announce the launch of the 2020 International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition!
The prestigious and long standing International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition has launched for the 21st year - flying the flag for excellence in global clinical research.
PharmaTimes, 2019-09-18 08:04:32

Merck, Eisai's Keytruda-Lenvima combo wins simultaneous OKs in U.S., Canada and Australia
Merck & Co.’s Keytruda has racked up yet another first-of-its-kind approval, this time in a combo with partner Eisai’s Lenvima. Drug regulators have granted green lights to the pair for women with certain advanced endometrial carcinoma.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-09-18 07:58:08

New peptides improve memory in mice with Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects over 44 million people the world over. But now, neurologist Jack Jhamandas and his team have found two short peptides which, on daily injection into mice with symptoms of AD for just five weeks, led to a significant improvement.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 07:12:38

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Identifying the markers for pancreatic cancer may have happened here in a 5,400 square foot facility where scientists routinely practice next generation RNA profiling and biomarker discovery. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-25 18:55:37

ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchers
After 8 years of operation in Palm Beach Gardens, Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) has recently relocated to a 5,394 sq. ft. facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The new facility provides several improvements which will enable ORB to provide improved and expanded services to academic and corporate clients. These include:
ORB Company Blog, 2016-11-21 19:26:55

A new view of human evolution via Hungary
Scientists have now discovered a pelvis supposed to be that of a pre-human ancestor, called Rudapithecus. Found near a historic mining community called Rudabanya in Hungary, the pelvis is remarkable not only for its rarity – the pelvis being among the fossils most rarely recovered – but also for its structure which shows that the earliest human ancestors stood upright.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 07:04:06

Gut bacteria linked to stronger muscles in older people
The gut bacteria are related to muscle mass and physical function, in a relationship called the gut-muscle axis, which has been studied in mouse models and in young adults. A new study looks at the GMA in older adults for the first time.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 06:51:28

Researchers receive $12 million grant to develop flu vaccine against many viral strains
Patrick Wilson, PhD, professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of Chicago, and a group of researchers from three other institutions have received a Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development grant – a $12 million initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Flu Lab.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 06:17:46

Implementing Collaborative Chronic Care Model for veterans with mental health conditions
A multi-year process has led to successful implementation of an innovative, evidence-based approach to improve care for veterans with mental health conditions in the US Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system, reports a study in a special October supplement to Medical Care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 06:17:17

New study accounts for folic acid fortification in Mexican staple foods
A new study led by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in collaboration with that National Institute of Public Health, Mexico, that accounts for folic acid (FA) fortification in staple foods made from wheat and corn.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 06:09:58