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16:55 EDT 26th June 2017 | BioPortfolio

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Monday 26th June 2017

Responsible innovation and IVF add-ons - it's time for the fertility sector to step up

The second in a series of videos filmed at the Progress Educational Trust's recent public debate 'Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?'...

Patients With Mental Disorders Get Half Of All Opioid Prescriptions

A study finds that nearly 19 percent of people with mental illnesses use prescription drugs, while only 5 percent of other people do.

Bristol hospital IVF unit to close

From November 2017, patients will no longer be able to receive IVF at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Southmead Hospital...

Preeclampsia risk linked to DNA of baby, not mother

Preeclampsia - a dangerous rise in blood pressure in pregnant women - has been linked to a genetic variant found in the baby, instead of the mother...

NHS and police blamed for killing by psychiatric patient on conditional discharge

An independent inquiry commissioned by NHS England into the case of a psychiatric patient, previously committed for killing her mother, who killed another woman while on conditional discharge, has...

EAN 2017: Roche Unveils New Data for MS Drug Ocrevus

NewsOCREVUS significantly reduced disease activity and disability progression in patients with RMS and PPMS.Contributed Author: 

How Germany's new Sperm Donor Registry Act is internationally progressive

The German government has passed a law that will regulate the right of donor-conceived people to access their biological origins...

Margaret McCartney: Are GPs specialists in life?

“I understand dark clouds, but I’m not a meteorologist . . . I understand addiction, but I’m not a rehab counsellor.” So run some of the quotes from a selection of well groomed GPs featured in a...

BMA annual meeting: UK government must act to avert future medical workforce crises, says BMA

Delegates at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Bournemouth on Monday 26 June voted in favour of a motion demanding that the UK government should take action to bolster the workforce. As part...

Can coffee machines and kettles spread toxic spores?

"Your coffee machine could be making you ill," the Mail Online reports, saying that steam released by the machine could be creating the perfect conditions for fungi to grow. The Sun reports a similar risk for kettles and showers. But before you throw out your expensive coffee pod machine or trusty kettle, the research behind the headlines did not involve real-world conditions: it all too...

Lifetime cancer risk predicted for BRCA mutation carriers

A study of almost 10,000 women carrying BRCA mutations has revealed the best estimate yet of their risk in developing breast and ovarian cancer...

BMA annual meeting: GMC must recognise that a lack of resources puts doctors at risk of mistakes, says the BMA

The General Medical Council should acknowledge that competent doctors could cause patient harm when working in a “resource starved” environment, the BMA has said.Delegates at the BMA’s annual...

South American thieves are targeting European hospitals

Thefts of endoscopy equipment from hospitals in Germany have risen sharply in recent weeks, with eight hospitals reporting thefts worth €2.4m (£2.1m; $2.7m) between 14 May and 7 June, a new report...

OxyContin maker urges judges to stop release of secret marketing records

A Kentucky appeals court Monday heard arguments over whether secret records on the marketing of OxyContin should be released to the public.

Leading figures in genetics and fertility recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Foremost among them is Professor Sir John Sulston, who played a central role in the Human Genome Project and founded the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute...

Huntington's disease in mice partly reversed using CRISPR

Eliminating the faulty protein that causes Huntingdon's disease goes some way to reversing disease progression in mice, a study has found...

Huntington's disease in mice responds to CRISPR

Eliminating the faulty protein that causes Huntingdon's disease goes some way to reversing disease progression in mice, a study has found...

Liquid biopsy may help target prostate cancer treatment

A new three-in-one blood test could progress personalised treatment for patients with prostate cancer...

BMA annual meeting: Sending mental health patients out of area for treatment is “endemic,” says BMA

The number of patients with mental disorders who are being sent out of area for treatment has risen by almost 40% in the past two years, with some sent more than 500 miles away from home, according...

The Needham Group makes investment for worldwide distribution of printers

The Needham Group, a coding and marking specialist, has invested in excess of £550,000 to establish Needham Coding Distribution, which will facilitate the worldwide distribution of its own brand N series of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech releases modular chromatography solution

Supplier for the biopharmaceutical industry, Sartorius Stedim Biotech (SSB) has announced an expansion of its range of single-use membrane chromatography solutions with the release of Sartobind Cassettes.

Update provided on Pfizer’s proposed epoetin alfa biosimilar

Pfizer has provided an update on its biologics licence application (BLA) for its proposed epoetin alfa biosimilar after receiving a complete response letter (CRL) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Event review: 'Fathers, donors and men: Mother-child communication in solo mother families'

New technologies, procedures, and developments in reproductive science such as egg freezing, mitochondrial donation and genome editing have occupied many column inches, as well as much public and academic discussion in recent years. However, the topic of gamete donation remains an area of interest and continued site of controversy...

Courts can decide that vaccine has caused harm despite lack of evidence

European Union law will allow the national courts of member states to decide that a vaccine has caused harm even though there is no medical evidence to back up the finding, the European Court of...

Largest study of Tourette's syndrome finds first genes

The first genes linked Tourette's syndrome have been identified in the biggest study of the disorder to date...


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