Genomic & Biopharma News

Study underscores need for genetic screening to improve safety of experimental stem cell treatments
Regenerative medicine using human pluripotent stem cells to grow transplantable tissue outside the body carries the promise to treat a range of intractable disorders, such as diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 00:59:52

New study to explore link between binge drinking and cardiovascular disease in young adults
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study to determine whether binge drinking is related to cardiovascular disease in young adults who are not predisposed to the condition.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 00:44:31

Personalized approach to pharmacotherapy may provide advances in treatment of panic disorders
Although drug therapy is the accepted first-line treatment for panic disorders, 17% to 64% of patients do not respond adequately and continue to exhibit one of the most common symptoms of PD, the panic attack.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-27 00:39:10

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

Human forebrain circuits under construction – in a dish
Autism-related errant migration of neurons corrected in patient-derived 3D “spheroids”
National Institutes of Health, 2017-04-27 00:00:00

Dietary soy-protein may be effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases
A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, Penn State researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 18:25:55

Newly prescribed hypnotic medicines double the odds of hip fracture
Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and 'Z-drugs' have over double the odds of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, according to a new study by researchers at Cardiff University and King's College London.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 18:21:13

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

UAlberta study reveals sex-based differences in outcomes for atrial fibrillation
Yet more evidence can be added to the growing literature that shows women with cardiovascular disease may receive different health care and experience worse outcomes than men.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 18:14:16

Food photos on Instagram help users achieve weight loss goals
Instagram users post millions of food photos -- whether to show off a sophisticated palate, make friends drool over chicken and waffles or artfully arrange colorful macarons.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 18:07:54

New study points to cannabis as trigger for schizophrenia
Scientists believe that schizophrenia, a disorder caused by an imbalance in the brain's chemical reactions, is triggered by a genetic interaction with environmental factors. A new Tel Aviv University study published in Human Molecular Genetics now points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-26 17:40:24