Genomic & Biopharma News

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

NAS report: Promising but inconclusive evidence on interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementia
Suggests NIH, others carefully cue public about potential benefits of cognitive training, blood pressure management, exercise.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-06-22 18:15:00

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Scientists resolve 3D protein structures to combat dangerous infectious diseases
An international team of scientists including the Computation Institute has determined the 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins that are potential targets for drugs and vaccines to combat some of the world's most dangerous emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-22 14:44:24

Single-parent kids have lower levels of wellbeing, life satisfaction in adulthood, study shows
People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-22 14:33:02

Study finds some insulin production in almost half of diabetes patients
Some insulin is still produced in almost half of the patients that have had type 1 diabetes for more than ten years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-22 14:22:38

Moderate physical activity linked to healthy glucose metabolism in the brain
People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new UW-Madison study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-22 14:13:09

EuroBiotech Report: Johnson & Johnson’s $1B spinout, Prostvac trial delay, Woodford invests in dementia, Cell Medica and ElexoPharm 
In this week's EuroBiotech Report, Johnson & Johnson spins out Idorsia, Bavarian Nordic delays data, Woodford backs dementia fund and more.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-22 14:03:59

Pfizer scientists devise 2-pronged attack against blood cancers
Most treatments for blood cancers like acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are designed to attack the cancer cells themselves. Now, scientists at Pfizer have figured out how to make those cells even more vulnerable to direct attack—by driving them from their favorite hiding place.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-22 13:54:33

EuroBiotech: More Articles of Note
In our EuroBiotech roundup this week, Galapagos delays cystic fibrosis program, Zealand heads to phase 3 and Pluristem loses out on $30 million. 
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-22 13:14:34

Biotech bounces as the bones of Trump's plans on pricing emerge
Biotech stocks are enjoying their most buoyant patch in months, with three straight days of solid gains on reports that President Donald Trump's threatened crackdown on pricing may not be as tough as feared.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-22 12:59:20