Genomic & Biopharma News

Conditional EU nod for Takeda’s Ninlaro
Takeda Pharmaceutical's Ninlaro has been awarded conditional marketing approval in Europe as a second-line treatment for multiple myeloma.
PharmaTimes, 2016-12-01 07:04:42

NICE backs GSK’s novel asthma biologic
It is looking likely that some patients with a difficult-to-treat form of asthma will get routine access to a novel treatment option on the NHS, after GlaxoSmithKline Nucala's was backed by cost regulators.
PharmaTimes, 2016-12-01 07:01:08

AbbVie’s risankizumab bags Orphan status for paediatric Crohn’s
An experimental therapy being developed by AbbVie for paediatric patients with Crohn's disease has been awarded Orphan Drug status in the US.
PharmaTimes, 2016-12-01 06:50:38

Hunt announces £1m pilot scheme to retain GPs over 55
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a £1 million pilot scheme to encourage GPs nearing retirement to stay in practice by increasing work flexibility and variety.
PharmaTimes, 2016-12-01 06:45:31

Newborns with low levels of vitamin D may more likely develop multiple sclerosis in later life
Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life than babies with higher levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in the November 30, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 02:38:31

MSBI surgeons perform first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York
A team of surgeons at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, led by William B. Inabnet III, MD, the Eugene W. Friedman, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chair for the Department of Surgery at MSBI and Chief of Endocrine Surgery Quality for the Mount Sinai Health System, have performed the first endoscopic transoral thyroidectomy in New York, and one of the first of its kind in the nation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 02:28:14

Type 2 diabetes drug may someday help combat breast and ovarian cancers
A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according to Rice University scientists.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 02:24:31

Experts use MRI scans to investigate heart function of kidney patients during dialysis treatment
Experts in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and kidney disease have carried out the first ever scans to study the heart function of kidney patients while they are having dialysis treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 02:20:26

IQWiG finds both hint of benefit and harm from corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus
In patients with keratoconus the cornea of the eye begins to bulge. So-called corneal collagen cross-linking aims to halt this process. In this procedure, the cornea is stiffened through locally applied vitamin B2 in combination with UVA radiation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2016-12-01 01:55:29