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Wednesday 1st July 2015

Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis shows encouraging trial results

(Imperial College London) A therapy that replaces the faulty gene responsible for cystic fibrosis in patients' lungs has produced encouraging results in a major UK trial.

WA Life Sciences Industry Faces Future of Diminished State Support

[Updated 7/1/15 4:58 pm with comments from Gov. Inslee. See below.] There was no last-minute veto by Gov. Jay Inslee this time, and so Washington state’s 10-year-old program to support early stage life sciences research and commercialization i...

Australia's Benitec plans for US IPO

Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (gene therapy/silencing), a public Australian company since it IPOd in 1997, filed for a US initial public offering of ADSs, which will each represent 20 ordinary shares.

Medical Tourism: Your Hospital Away from Home

(Discovery News) – Where will you be going for your summer vacation? With schools out and businesses humming along with less than full rosters, most Americans are taking to the beach, visiting theme parks, attending destination weddings or plan...

Genome-based analysis of type-I polyketide synthase and nonribosomal peptide synthetase gene clusters in a novel strain taxonomically close to the genus Salinispora

NuGEN Scientists Screen 400+ Genes for Fusion Events in Single Assay; Detect New Fusions and Those Previously Associated With Cancers

Breakthrough proves efficacy of new sample preparation method that could accelerate cancer research and development of treatments and diagnostic tests as reported in peer-reviewed PLOS One Scientists at NuGEN Technologies, Inc. have simultaneously surveyed RNA of more than 400 targeted genes in a single assay, using next generation sequencing (NGS) to ...

In Aplastic Anemia, Only a Few Genes Matter (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Gene mutations identified to help select treatment for aplastic anemia patients

Gene Associated with Morphine Production in Poppy Plant Discovered

Researchers from University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia conducted a study which led to the discovery of the gene in poppy plants that is necessary in morphine production. Morphine is a natural compound found in poppy plant and used in painkillers. The researchers discovered that the gene, STORR is the one producing morphinans and ev...

Identification of Powdery Mildew Susceptibility Genes in Solanaceae Plants

Specific genes of the Mildew Locus O (MLO) gene family are linked to susceptibility towards powdery mildew fungal disease, which causes economic losses in agricultural settings. To search for source of powdery mildew resistance, Michela Appiano from Wageningen University and colleagues developed a breeding strategy based on the selective inactivati...

Host-Induced Gene Silencing Reduced Aflatoxin in Maize

Infestation of crops by aflatoxin-producing fungi results in economic losses as well as negative health effects. Currently, control strategies against aflatoxin accumulation are not effective for small farms in Africa causing widespread aflatoxin exposure. A strategy called host-induced gene silencing holds great potential for developing aflatoxin-...

Gene Controls Behavioral Changes During Warmer Temperatures

A study was conducted by University of Leicester researchers which explored the influence of environment in the biological clock of the fruitfly (Drosophila melongaster). Based on their study, fruitfly in the wild under natural summer temperatures has a large afternoon locomotor response. This hyperactivity of the fruitfly is controlled by the ther...

ContraVir to Present at Cantor Fitzgerald Inaugural Healthcare Conference

EDISON, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it will present at the Cantor Fitzgerald Inaugural Healthcare Conference taking place in New York, NY on July 8, 2015 at Le Parker Meridien Hotel. James Sapirstein, Chief Execu...

REACH plans major expansion to meet demand for purification services

Driven by increasing demand for its chromatography purification capabilities from the drug discovery, contract research and agrochemical sectors, Reach Separations is set to double laboratory space at its UK-based facility.

Lilly Confirms Date and Conference Call for Second-Quarter 2015 Financial Results Announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) will announce its financial results for the second quarter of 2015 on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Lilly will also conduct a conference call on that day with the investment community and media to further detail the company's financial performance. The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. EDT. Investors, media and the general...

NGS-Based Diagnostics, the ‘Must-Have Platform’, Sends Market Segment CAGRs Soaring According to BCC Research

According to the new report from BCC Research, the global clinical next-generation sequencing (NGS) market was valued at $886.1 million in 2014. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.3%, from $997.1 million in 2015 to nearly $3.9 billion by 2020. (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 The next-generation sequencing (NGS) clinical market is poised for huge growth as it prepa...

Jerry Jones accepts Bob McNair’s challenge and gives $1 million gift towards building American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Houston

The American Cancer Society receives $1 million toward Hope Lodge Houston from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 01, 2015 The American Cancer Society announced the largest gift to date toward the fundraising challenge issued by The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation to help build an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Houston. Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas...

Conversion Right Extended on OPKO 3.0% Convertible Senior Notes

OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) today announced that the Company's 3.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2033 (the "Notes") continue to be convertible by holders of such Notes through September 30, 2015. The Company has elected to satisfy its conversion obligation under the Notes in shares of the Company's Common Stock. This conversion right has been ex...

Voyager Therapeutics Appoints Perry A. Karsen to Board of Directors

Voyager Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing life-changing treatments for severe diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), today announced the appointment of Perry A. Karsen to its board of directors. Mr. Karsen brings more than 30 years of experience in the

Discovery of nanotubes offers new clues about cell-to-cell communication

When it comes to communicating with each other, some cells may be more "old school" than was previously thought.

Lakhmir S. Chawla, M.D. Receives the International Vicenza Award

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (Nasdaq: LJPC) (the Company or La Jolla), a leader in the development of innovative therapies intended to significantly improve outcomes in patients suffering from life-threatening diseases, today announced that Lakhmir “Mink” S. Chawla, M.D., the Company’s Chief Medical Officer, received the International Vicen...

Scholar Rock to Present at 1st William Blair and Westwicke Partners Biotechnology Conference

Scholar Rock, a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing niche modulators that selectively target growth factor activation in the disease microenvironment, today announced that Nagesh Mahanthappa, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Scholar Rock, will participate in the 1st William Blair and Westwicke Partners Biotechnology P...

Teva and Xenon Provide Update on TV-45070 Phase 2b Study in Osteoarthritis Pain

TV-45070 4% and 8% did not demonstrate statistically significant difference from placebo in efficacy endpoints in Phase 2b study in pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee. TV-45070 demonstrated a favorable safety and tolerability profile, with no drug-related serious adverse events. Low drug plasma levels couple...

Rosetta Genomics Announces Participation in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Inaugural “From Bench to Bedside” Healthcare Conference

Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (NASDAQ:ROSG), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based and other molecular diagnostics, announces that company management will participate at the 2015 Inaugural “From Bench to Bedside” Healthcare Conference hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald. The conference will take place at Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York City on Wednes...

Enzyme provides built-in protection against atherosclerosis

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Staying active, never smoking and controlling diabetes and cholesterol can prevent hardening of the arteries, but effective treatment of atherosclerosis could come down to harnessing an enzyme already built in to the blood vessels. Atherosclerosis is the usual cause of heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease – conditio...

Gene responsible for some cases of male infertility identified

Oftentimes men with a type of infertility called azoospermia don't know the underlying cause of their condition. But new research suggests that mutations in an X chromosome gene called TEX11 are responsible for a significant number of cases of infert...



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