Genomic & Biopharma News

Scientists discover new approach for antifungal drug treatments
Each year, invasive fungal infections sicken an estimated 2 million people worldwide and kill nearly 800,000 - but a team of international scientists have discovered a new approach for antifungal drug treatments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 15:05:42

A new weapon against rifampin-resistant bacteria
A Rutgers University-led team has discovered a new antibiotic that killed a range of drug-resistant bacteria in the lab. The drug could come in handy against bacteria that have developed resistance to the antibiotic rifampin.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-15 15:05:02

Novo Nordisk files to add Lantus-matching CV data to Tresiba's European label
Just a few days after unveiling new cardiovascular data for long-acting insulin Tresiba, Novo Nordisk has made moves to get them added to the medication’s label.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-15 15:00:41

Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems
The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn't want anyone coming into his home, and he didn't think he needed any help.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 14:12:50

Novartis' Cosentyx racks up more long-term data in psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
The ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis markets are growing increasingly crowded, but Novartis now has something not all its rivals can boast: long-term data for its IL-17 med, Cosentyx.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-15 14:12:28

Researcher explores ways to secure information and protect privacy in digital healthcare systems
All over the world, digital tools are increasingly being used to improve and streamline healthcare services. This does not only lead to positive results, but also creates opportunities for new types of threats regarding information security and privacy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 14:09:39

Refugees have specialized treatment needs due to past trauma and loss
In a study of children and adolescents referred for mental health services at US trauma treatment sites, there were important differences in the experiences of refugee youth who were displaced by war-related violence relative to immigrants and those born in the United States.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 13:56:47

Free online risk assessment tool can help reduce costs of occupational musculoskeletal injuries
Employers can reduce the costs of occupational musculoskeletal disorders by using a free online risk management tool created by ergonomic researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-15 13:47:00

U.K. API makers will be lumped with those from India and China upon Brexit
The European Union made clear this week how it intends to treat API makers from the U.K. after that country gives up its EU membership: just like it treats those from China and India.
Fierce Pharma, 2017-06-15 13:20:27