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20:44 EDT 23rd April 2014 | BioPortfolio

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Agios Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIO) today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $44.00 per share, before underwriting discounts. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Agios. In addition, Agios has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purcha...

Genetics explain why some boys and girls are bigger than others

The influence of genetic factors on differences between children's Body Mass Index (BMI) increases from 43% at age 4 to 82% at age 10, reports a new study by researchers at UCL and King's College London.

Engineering the productivity of recombinant Escherichia coli for limonene formation from glycerol in minimal media

The efficiency and productivity of cellular biocatalysts play a key role in the industrial synthesis of fine and bulk chemicals. This study focuses on optimizing the synthesis of (S)‐limonene from glycerol and glucose as carbon sources using recomb...

Reconstruction of a high‐quality metabolic model enables the identification of gene overexpression targets for enhanced antibiotic production in Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2)

Streptomycetes are industrially and pharmaceutically important bacteria that produce a variety of secondary metabolites including antibiotics. Streptomycetes have a complex metabolic network responsible for the production of secondary metabolites and...

ArcheMedX Announces A New Distribution Partner Network with Six of the Leading Distributors of Continuing Education (CE) for Healthcare Professionals

For the first time, Providers of CE for healthcare professionals have the opportunity to leverage the ArcheViewer learning platform in the creation of smaller and more flexible educational interventions. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Beginning this week, providers of CE for healthcare professionals are now able to leverage the ArcheViewer learning platform when developing increasingl...

Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cancer is the first disease where physicians have personalized treatment, matching a tumor's genetics to the appropriate chemotherapy, and now it may be the first in which prevention, too, can be personalized.

Quality control guidelines for genomics studies

Sequencing an entire human genome is faster and cheaper than ever before, leading to an explosion of studies comparing the genomes of people with and without a given disease. Often clinicians and researchers studying genetic contributions to a certai...

HHS Names Draper’s Tammy Spain to National Biodefense Science Board

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) named Tammy Spain, senior scientist for biomedical systems at Draper Laboratory, to its panel of advisors on biodefense on April 16. The National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) advises the HHS secretary on “preventing, preparing for, and responding to adverse health effects of public health emergencies,” and has helped improve federal pol...

Reprogrammed Cells Kept Bug-Free by SIRT1

(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) – Regenerative medicine—the promise of rejuvenating or replacing damaged or diseased tissues—will most likely rely on the use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which are obtained when ad...

Anousheh Ansari to Speak at 1st Ever X-STEM Symposium, a “TED-Style” Event that Kicks-Off the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo at DC Convention Center

Anousheh Ansari, CEO and co-founder of Prodea Systems, is a featured speaker during the first ever X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium RICHARDSON, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Anousheh Ansari, CEO and co-founder of Prodea Systems, is a featured speaker during the first ever X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium—presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune. The symposium kicks-off the 3rd USA Scienc...

Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk. The Vermont Hou...

Selexis SA to Speak on Overcoming Complex Difficult-to-Express Protein Secretion Bottlenecks at the 2014 Protein Engineering Summit (PEGS)

Company CSO to Present Data on the Selexis SURE CHO-Mplus™ Libraries Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Selexis SA, a serial innovation company with proven technologies for biologic drug discovery and mammalian cell line development announced today the Company’s chief scientific officer, Pierre-Alain Girod, Ph.D., will be speaking on overcoming complex secretion bottlenecks in his tal...

CINETIQUE Translations successfully passed the recertification audit according to ISO 9001:2008

CINETIQUE Translations, a company that provides specialist language services for the life sciences, pharmaceutical, medical, engineering and manufacturing sectors, is proud to announce its receipt of ISO 9001:2008 certification for the third year run...

BRIEF-Shanghai Kehua Bio-Engineering says to issue 25 mln shares in private placement

April 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai Kehua Bio-Engineering Co Ltd

A New Edition of Nursing for Women’s Health is Available

Nursing for Women’s Health (Volume 18, No. 2, April/May 2014) is now available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Donor Motivations, Associated Risks and Ethical Considerations of Oocyte Donation” by Amy L. Boutelle “Fertili...

Bioinformatics in IVD Testing

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Bioinformatics in IVD Testing http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/bioinformatics_ivd_testing_1.html Computer diagnostics could offer opportunity for clinical laboratory professionals to add value to clinicians in diagnosing diseases. IT companies in collaboration with test vendors...

MIT Professional Education Now Offers Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor Course

Enrollment is Open to U.S. and International Engineering, Science and Architect Professionals for Course Starting July 21, 2014 MIT Professional Education has added Additive Manufacturing: From 3D Printing to the Factory Floor to their Short Programs offerings. Designed for US and international manufacturing and design engineers, science, and architect...

Proove Biosciences Will Sponsor National Drug Take-Back Day Coast-to-Coast

Proove Biosciences Will Be Participating and Sponsoring This Week’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Howard County, MD and Orange County, CA Irvine, CA & Annapolis Junction, MD (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Saturday, April 26th is the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control 8th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Proove Biosc...

Protein clusters implicated in neurodegenerative diseases actually serve to protect brain cells

People diagnosed with Huntington's disease, most in their mid-thirties and forties, face a devastating prognosis: complete mental, physical, and behavioral decline within two decades. "Mutant" protein clusters, long blamed for the progression of the...

SUNY college may partner with Solar Frontier on thin-film R&D, production

Solar Frontier and the State Univ. of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a technical and economic feasibility study for potential joint R&D and manufacturing of copper...

Consumer Health in China

LONDON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Consumer Health in China http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/demographics/consumer_health_hong_kong_china_2.html With growing self-care awareness amongst Chinese consumers, the consumer health market continued to register strong value growth in 2013, though the overall pace of growth cont...

Amgen and ONS:Edge Announce Partnership on Assessing Risk for Chemotherapy Induced Febrile Neutropenia

PITTSBURGH and THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ONS:Edge, Inc., and Amgen Inc. are proud to announce a new partnership in 2014 to help educate nurses regarding patients who are at risk for chemotherapy-related febrile neutropenia. Amgen and ONS:Edge's multi-faceted Chemotherapy-related Febrile Neutropenia Risk Assessment Initiative will include: A series of 48 region...

Next-Generation Gene Sequencing from Athena Diagnostics Streamlines Epilepsy Diagnosis

MADISON, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced a suite of new testing services from its Athena Diagnostics specialty neurology business designed to help physicians more reliably and quickly diagnose the cause of several forms of epilepsy in adults and children. The new lab-developed...

Hundreds of genetic mutations found in healthy blood of a supercentenarian

Genetic mutations are commonly studied because of links to diseases such as cancer; however, little is known about mutations occurring in healthy individuals. In a study published online in Genome Research, researchers detected over 400 mutations in...

Classifying sequence variants in human disease

Sequencing an entire human genome is faster and cheaper than ever before, leading to an explosion of studies comparing the genomes of people with and without a given disease. Often clinicians and researchers studying genetic contributions to a certai...


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