Genomic & Biopharma News

NUS scientists develop novel handheld device for treatment of 'glue ear' in children
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of a condition called Otitis Media with Effusion, or 'glue ear', which is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctors among children worldwide.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 08:19:00

Endocrine Society strongly opposes austere cuts to healthcare, medical research budget
The Endocrine Society warned that the President's proposal to slash $7.16 billion, or more than a fifth, of the National Institutes of Health's budget, and $1.2 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would hinder progress toward needed medical treatments and advances in public health and disease prevention.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 07:39:59

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer
Difficulties in initiating or maintaining sleep at middle-age are associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 07:02:54

Scientists identify ten new genetic variants linked to cardiac structure and function
Strong or weak, big or small - variations in our genome play a decisive part in how our heart is shaped and works.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 06:45:26

BMI and fat carried around the waist can be good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk
Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Wednesday).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 06:42:37

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation
A new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Aalborg University and Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Denmark, found that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate was associated with significantly lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a common and potentially life threatening type of irregular heartbeat.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 06:37:44

Researchers aim to explore role of physical activity on aging trajectories of the brain
Most people know that regular exercise can keep a body looking and feeling young. What about the brain?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 06:20:17

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Dual-task gait testing can be effective predictor of dementia, study shows
In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an effective predictor of progression to dementia and eventually help with earlier diagnosis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 05:51:27

New study offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer
Most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer undergo surgery to remove as many of the tumors as possible. However, it is usually impossible to eliminate all of the cancer cells because they have spread throughout the abdomen. Surgery is therefore followed by 18 weeks of chemotherapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 05:37:14