Survey: Patients are ill-informed about precision medicine

Survey: Patients are ill-informed about precision medicine

Many patients are unfamiliar with precision medicine, but when they’re educated on what genomics can do, they’re excited about the possibilities it creates for their care, according to a new survey.  The Personalized Medicine Coalition and GenomeWeb commissioned the survey of more than 1,000 patients to paint a clearer picture of the general public’s attitudes toward precision health. Two-thirds (66%) said […]

Alexandria Real Estate Equities: Is This Stock a Buy?

Alexandria Real Estate Equities: Is This Stock a Buy?

It’s not just tech companies that can trace their roots back to a garage. According to co-founder Joel Marcus, Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE) — a real estate investment trust specializing in life sciences laboratory and office space — got its start in a garage, too. Since its founding in 1994, Alexandria Real Estate has grown into […]

Sundial Announces Letter of Intent For The Supply Of 99.5%+ CBD Isolate From UK Producer Isodiol International

MD Rocky View, AB, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ – Sundial Growers Inc. (“Sundial“) (the “Company“) has signed a letter of intent for the supply of 99.5% CBD isolate from Isodiol International Inc. (CSE: ISOL) (OTC: ISOLF) (FSE: LB6A.F) (“Isodiol“). The supply agreement gives Sundial access to quality pharmaceutical and nutraceutical grade CBD isolate. “We continue […]

3 Big Pharma Stocks with Huge Future Growth Potential

3 Big Pharma Stocks with Huge Future Growth Potential

You might not be aware of it, but big pharma stocks have gone through a difficult period for many years. A lot of the big drugs at the big pharma stocks went off patent, and the revenue for some of the big pharma stocks has fallen off as a result. Some of the big pharma […]

Adding a new dimension to cancer

Adding a new dimension to cancer

Daniel Gioeli, an associate professor in the University’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, has worked with a Charlottesville-based biotechnology company to successfully recreate a cancer tumor environment outside of a patient’s body.  The company, HemoShear Therapeutics, was founded by two former University faculty members in 2008. Brian Wamhoff, the head of innovation at […]

Why was Theranos so believable? Medicine needs to look in the mirror

Why was Theranos so believable? Medicine needs to look in the mirror

I watched the recent “60 Minutes” report on the rise and fall of Theranos, the test-everything-with-a-fingerstick company that recently flamed out, costing numerous high-profile investors north of $700 million. The report laid out the standard narrative about Theranos, including healthy doses of deception and greed, an absence of various sorts of oversight, and too much […]

I Just Bought My First New Stock in 8 Months, and This Is It

I Just Bought My First New Stock in 8 Months, and This Is It

I’d like to think all investors are picky to some degree, otherwise we’d simply throw a dart at a newspaper and buy whatever it lands on. But some of us are pickier than others — and I certainly would lump myself in that crowd. Since September, when I bought my first shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, […]

Comparative Effectiveness Study Examines Safety, Efficacy of Biosimilar in Clinical Trial, Real-World Practice

Comparative Effectiveness Study Examines Safety, Efficacy of Biosimilar in Clinical Trial, Real-World Practice

The results from a randomized controlled trial were compared with a real-world cohort for the safety and efficacy of a biosimilar to treat chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in patients with breast cancer. The biosimilar to filgrastim was granted United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2015 for several indications, including the prevention of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. […]

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