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16:26 EDT 30th March 2017 | BioPortfolio

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Thursday 30th March 2017

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Brain ‘GPS’ Has More Functions Than Previously Thought

ArticleThe part of the brain that creates mental maps to help us navigate may have a larger role in memory and learning that previously believed.

Prior exposure to dengue or West Nile could make Zika worse: report

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Prior infection with West Nile or dengue - two viruses closely related to Zika - can make Zika symptoms worse, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.

Kansas governor vetoes Medicaid expansion bill

(Reuters) - The governor of Kansas on Thursday vetoed a bill expanding eligibility for Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), saying tax dollars would still fund Planned Parenthood and its abortion work and the legislation did not meet...

Successful newborn screening for Gaucher disease using fluorometric assay in China

Homozygous p.(Glu87Lys) variant in ISCA1 is associated with a multiple mitochondrial dysfunctions syndrome

Combined pituitary hormone deficiency due to gross deletions in the POU1F1 (PIT-1) and PROP1 genes

Functional analysis of a nonstop mutation in MITF gene identified in a patient with Waardenburg syndrome type 2

goBalto releases study startup performance metrics report

goBalto, a provider of cloud-based clinical study start-up solutions, announced the inaugural release of the ChromoReport, a quarterly analytical discussion on study startup (SSU), representing over 70% of clinical trial sites in phase II & III of the Top 25 pharma companies. The sharpening focus on quality management is fueling greater use of standardized metrics […] The post goBalto re...

Worldwide Clinical Trials adds William “Bill” Hirschman as head of Global Business Development

William “Bill” Hirschman has joined Worldwide Clinical Trials, a full-service CRO, as executive vice president and head of Global Business Development. Hirschman will lead Worldwide’s growing business development organization, a large global team that includes sales, sales operations and proposal development. “At the heart of our strong and successful growth trajectory here at Worldwide is...

The mystery of membrane organization: composition, regulation and roles of lipid rafts

Lipid rafts are relatively ordered membrane domains that are enriched in cholesterol and saturated lipids, and selectively recruit other lipids and proteins. They are dynamic and heterogeneous in composition and are thus challenging to visualize in vivo. New technologies are providing novel insights into the formation, organization and functions of these membrane domains.

Plant cell development: Forcing cell polarity

Mechanical tension is shown to contribute to the establishment of the cell polarity axis in plant epidermal stem cells, which is important for regulating asymmetric cell division.

Coming to grips with cell surface polarity

Kai Simons discusses how MDCK cells grown on semi-permeable filters have become a model for studying apico-basal cell polarity with the use of viruses.

FDA approves Qudexy XR expanded indication for migraines

Upsher-Smith Laboratories has received FDA final approval of two supplemental new drug applications (sNDAs) for Qudexy XR (topiramate) Extended-Release Capsules for use as prophylaxis of migraine headache in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older. Topiramate is the molecule that neurologists prescribe most frequently for the prevention of migraines, and the American Academy […] The...

Iranian sovereign fund targeting healthcare, high-tech

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian sovereign fund IFIC is targeting investments in the healthcare and high-tech sectors in the hope of improving the lives of Iranians, Vahid Sharif, an investment manager at the fund, said on Thursday.

Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals detailed composition of two major types of brain tumour

Detailed analysis of two brain tumour subtypes has revealed that they may originate from the same type of neural progenitor cells and be distinguished by gene mutation patterns and by the composition of their microenvironments. The results of a study led...

KCR’s ethical assessment of clinical trials following EU CTR implementation

Since the publication of the EU Clinical Trial Regulation (CTR) 536/2014 in the Official Journal, a new scheme of Clinical Trial Application (CTA) has been developed. Although certain rules for timelines, coordinated assessment and IT infrastructure are detailed, it remains up to each Member State how to organize ethical assessment and the cooperation of the […] The post KCR’s ethical asse...

Sanofi and Regeneron Announce FDA Approval of Dupixent

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.announced today t

Parexel launches Patient Sensor Solution for clinical trial data collection

Parexel International, a global biopharmaceutical services provider, launched its patient sensor solution, a new offering that securely captures, transmits, stores and visualizes study subject data in clinical trials. Parexel’s offering, powered by the Perceptive MyTrials Analytics platform, enables an end-to-end services and technology solution that facilitates the remote collection of study s...

Featured R&D 100 Award Winner: Prime sCMOS Camera

ArticleProgress with sensor technology has provided both faster and larger camera images.Contributed Author: 

Modern Alchemy Creates Luminescent Iron Molecules

NewsThis could contribute to the development of affordable and environmentally friendly materials.Contributed Author: 

Biotest discussing possible acquisition by Chinese investment group

Biotest revealed that it is in discussion with Creat Group Corporation, a leading Chinese investment…

Nanomagnets for Future Data Storage

NewsOne of the advantages of the new method is its simplicity.Contributed Author: ETH Zurich

Sales Awards: deadline approaching

Delivering meaningful recognition through high quality feedback, the PharmaTimes Sales Awards recognises and rewards excellence in sales representatives, managers and teams. An industry-wide event covering a broad range of therapy areas, the competition is subdivided into two main categories: Sales Representative of the Year, and Sales Manager of the Year.

U.S.-UK alliance targets the world's deadliest superbugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven biotech companies and research teams in Britain and the United States were awarded up to $48 million in funding on Thursday to speed development of new antibiotics powerful enough to take on the world's deadliest superbugs. ...


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