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Tuesday 1st September 2015

Genetic variance estimation with imputed variants finds negligible missing heritability for human height and body mass index

Jian Yang and colleagues present a method, GREML-LDMS, to estimate heritability for complex human traits using whole-genome sequencing data or imputation with the 1000 Genomes Project reference panel. Using the heritability estimates from GREML-LDMS,...

Epigenetics: Holocaust trauma passed down the generations?

Genetic expression adjustments linked to stress and trauma may be inherited by children, a study has claimed. The findings may support the view that the effects of life experiences on gene expression could be passed on to the next generation...

Genetic findings confirm vitamin D-MS link

A recent study by researchers in Canada has found that people who are genetically susceptible to low vitamin-D levels are at a higher risk of multiple sclerosis...

Conwed Exhibits Feed Spacers Portfolio at IDA 2015

Conwed will be exhibiting its filtration portfolio at the IDA World Congress 2015 in San Diego, CA Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 01, 2015 Conwed, the leading plastic netting manufacturer in the world, will be exhibiting its feed spacer portfolio at the IDA World Congress 2015 in San Diego, CA (Booth # 604 - August 30-September 4, 2015). Organized by the International Desalination Asso...

Bestronics Achieves ISO 13485 Certification

Certification marks continued expansion of the company’s medical devices and subsystem manufacturing for OEMs worldwide Bestronics announced today that it has achieved ISO 13485 certification for its San Jose, CA facility. ISO 13485 certification requires the demonstration of quality management systems meeting regulatory, safety and quality st...

Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Schmidt Legacy Foundation Partner to Drive Lung Cancer Research

Collaboration on 5K will raise funding for the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer study The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) and Schmidt Legacy Foundation (SLF) today announced they are merging the ALCF’s 5th Annual “Your Next Step is the Cure” 5K with SLF’s “Rise for a Cure” 5K on January 24 at Bonelli Park, San Dimas, Calif. Thi...

Gemstone Biotherapeutics Adds New Board Member

Geoff MacKay Brings 25 Years of Healthcare Experience to Gemstone Bio Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) September 01, 2015 Gemstone Biotherapeutics LLC (Gemstone Bio), a Baltimore-based biotechnology company and pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine, announced the appointment of Geoff MacKay to Gemstone Bio’s Board of Directors. MacKay, an accomplished and visionary leader in the pharma, biot...

Cure Duchenne Ventures LLC Provides $1 Million to MyoTherix to Advance Promising Research to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

CureDuchenne Ventures LLC, a company that funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, announced today that they have invested $1 million in MyoTherix Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of Duchenne and other muscular dystrophies. The funds will support the Company’s preclinical studi...

PDX Models Lead the Way for Personalized Medicine

Clinical cancer research is a rapidly evolving industry, with personalized medicine now at the forefront of clinical trials. The promise of profiling a patient’s genetic makeup to guide the drugs or treatments to either choose a more successful result or to minimize unpleasant or harmful side effects has obvious benefits. Another key goal for personalized medicine is to tailor the dosage dependi...

Cellular Dynamics Announces Launch of World’s Largest Public Stem Cell Bank and the Availability of the First 300 iPSC Lines

Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI), a FUJIFILM company, today announced the launch of the world’s largest publicly available stem cell bank, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) hPSC Repository, and the availability of the first 300 induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines in September. These high quality, disease-s...

Industrial Internet Consortium Passes 200-Member Mark, Announces 2015-2016 Steering Committee

Creates country-specific teams to better serve needs of global membership The Industrial Internet Consortium®, the global public-private organization formed to accelerate enablement of the Industrial Internet of Things, has passed the 200-member mark 18 months after the Consortium was formed. It also announced the results of its 2015-2016 Steer...

Dr. Brent Nelson Joins WorkCare, Inc., as Associate Medical Director

Physician brings sports medicine and technical expertise to consulting role with national occupational health services company. Anaheim, Calif. (PRWEB) September 01, 2015 WorkCare, Inc., a national occupational health services company, announced today that Brent Nelson, D.O., has joined its medical management team as an Associate Medical Director. WorkCare specializes in workforce health protect...

ArcherDX Launches VariantPlex™ p53 Panel for Targeted NGS

ArcherDX expands the application of its Anchored Multiplex PCR (AMP™) technology to include DNA variant detection with the Archer™ VariantPlex™ p53 Panel. The panel is a targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based assay to detect germline and somatic mutations of the TP53 gene, which is frequently mutated in cancer. “With complete exon coverage...

U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., hosts roundtable at UT Southwestern to discuss pivotal 21st Century Cures Act and future of biomedical science

DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UT Southwestern Medical Center President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky and distinguished faculty members joined U.S. Representatives Michael C. Burgess, M.D., and Joe Barton in a roundtable discussion on the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation in support of biomedical research currently being considered by the United States Senate. UT Southwest...

Audentes Therapeutics Acquires Cardiac Gene Therapy Company Cardiogen Sciences

Audentes Expands Portfolio to Include AAV Gene Therapy for Rare, Genetic Cardiac Diseases including CASQ2-CPVT, an Inherited Arrhythmia with a High Risk of Mortality Audentes Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company committed to the development and commercialization of gene therapy products for patients with serious, rare diseases, today announced t...

New Next-Generation Sequencing Platform Simplifies Workflow to Enable Broad Adoption in Translational and Applied Research

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Ion S5 systems provide a single solution for the widest range of targeted sequencing applications Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduces two next-generation sequencing (NGS) systems designed to deliver a comprehensive solution that simplifies targeted sequencing. Built upon the proven capabilities of Ion Torrent technolo...

Cryoport Systems Inc. Names SCORR Marketing Agency of Record

SCORR Marketing, a global full-service marketing and communications firm with concentrated expertise in life sciences, has been named the agency of record for Cryoport Systems Inc., the leader in cryogenic logistics for temperature-sensitive life sciences materials. SCORR will work with Cryoport to build its brand, develop marketing strateg...

Eleven Biotherapeutics Announces Promotions of Gary Sternberg, MD, MBA to Chief Business Officer and John McCabe, CPA to Senior Vice President, Finance

Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: EBIO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing protein therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye, announced the promotions of Gary Sternberg, MD, MBA, to Chief Business Officer and John McCabe, CPA, to Senior Vice President, Finance. Mr. McCabe is also Eleven’s Principal Financial and Ac...

New White Paper Explores Data Lake Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry

Knowledgent, the data and analytics firm, today announced a new white paper that highlights the opportunities for advanced analytics utilizing data lakes in the healthcare industry. Warren, NJ (PRWEB) September 01, 2015 Knowledgent, the data and analytics firm, today announced a new white paper that highlights the opportunities for advanced analytics utilizing data lakes in the healthcare industr...

Valtronic Group Welcomes its New CEO

LES CHARBONNIERES, Switzerland, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Valtronic, contract manufacturer of miniaturized electronic products for trusted medical device partners, welcomes Rainer Platz as new Chief Executive Officer beginning November 1, 2015. Rainer Platz has spent most of his professional career in the microtechnology and medical device industry, where he has held various leadersh...

Intellia Therapeutics Secures $70 Million in Series B Financing

-- Funds to Accelerate Discovery and Development of Curative Products Based on CRISPR/Cas9 Gene-Editing Technology -- -- Pipeline Primarily Focused on Disorders of the Liver and Blood -- Intellia Therapeutics, a leading gene-editing company focused on the development of curative medicines using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, has closed a Series B inv...

Newer genetic testing methods may provide benefit for children with suspected autism

The use of two newer genetic testing technologies (chromosomal microarray analysis and whole-exome sequencing) among children with autism spectrum disorder may help identify genetic mutations potentially linked to the disorder, according to a study i...

Illumina Completes Acquisition of GenoLogics

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced it has completed the acquisition of GenoLogics Life Science Software Inc., a developer of industry leading laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for life sciences organizations. "We look forward to working with the talented team at GenoLogics and to further integrate their life science softw...

Agena Bioscience Opens Office in Shanghai, China

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Agena BioscienceTM today announced the establishment of a subsidiary in Shanghai, a commercial and financial hub from which many biotech and life science firms serve the growing number of genomic testing laboratories in mainland China. "The Chinese market represents a significant portion of Agena Bioscience's global sales with almost sixty MassARRAY®...

SHL Group Reaches Major Milestone of 3000 Employees

TAIPEI, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Within just two years after reaching a milestone of 2,500 employees, SHL Group has rapidly reached 3,000 employees worldwide. This increase is reflecting a steady yet rapid growth in the injectable drug delivery market and SHL's effective commitment, productivity and management. A global leader in the design and manufacturing of auto injectors and pen i...



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