Genomic & Biopharma News

Vertex cystic fibrosis drugs ace clinical trials, sparking 26% stock price surge
Vertex’s triple-combination cystic fibrosis regimens have aced early-phase clinical trials. The strong efficacy seen in the trials suggests the combinations can treat most cystic fibrosis patients, opening the door to an expanded multibillion-dollar market.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-07-19 09:28:37

DroNc-Seq – Massively parallel single nucleus RNA – Seq
Single nucleus RNA-Seq (sNuc-Seq) profiles RNA from tissues that are preserved or cannot be dissociated, but does not provide the throughput required to analyse many cells from complex tissues. Here, Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard develop DroNc-Seq, massively parallel sNuc-Seq with droplet technology. They profile 29,543 nuclei from mouse and human ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-07-19 09:00:51

Developing Best-Practice Models for the Therapeutic Use of Extracellular Vesicles
Growing interest in extracellular vesicles (EVs, including exosomes and microvesicles) as therapeutic entities, particularly in stem cell-related approaches, has underlined the need for standardization and coordination of development efforts. Members of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and the Society for Clinical Research and Translation of Extracellular Vesicles Singapore convened a Workshop on this topic ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-07-19 09:00:43

Study explores reasons for higher risk of depression in some women
It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 08:05:23

Pain relief, functional outcomes after joint replacement similar in obese and normal-weight patients
There's good news from UMass Medical School for overweight people with painfully arthritic hips and knees: A new study finds that obese patients who underwent knee or hip replacement surgery reported virtually the same pain relief and improved function as normal-weight joint replacement patients six months after surgery.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 07:46:48

Researchers identify new way to increase immune response against cancer and infections
An international research team led by Université de Montréal medical professor Christopher Rudd, director of research in immunology and cell therapy at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, has identified a key new mechanism that regulates the ability of T-cells of the immune system to react against foreign antigens and cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 07:20:00

Study finds inappropriate prescription of antiplatelet drugs in older patients
A study has found that antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, are often inappropriately prescribed in acutely hospitalized older people.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 06:52:51

Erectile dysfunction found to be common in men with diabetes
A review of the published literature indicates that erectile dysfunction is common in males with diabetes, affecting more than half of men with the condition and with a prevalence of approximately 3.6-times higher than in non-diabetics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 06:47:45

New study finds link between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and risk for birth defects
A new study has found links between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and major congenital malformations in newborns.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-07-19 06:45:36