Genomic & Biopharma News

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

New review looks at state-level trends in child fatalities involving motor vehicle crashes
The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 05:08:00

Multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer can potentially reduce use of biopsy
A new study published in Clinical Breast Cancer demonstrates that Videssa® Breast, a multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer, can help inform better decision-making after abnormal mammogram or other breast imaging results and potentially reduce use of biopsy by up to 67 percent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 05:03:26

New ACR toolkit offers online practice-specific resources to enhance patient engagement skills
The new American College of Radiology Radiologist's Toolkit for Patient- and Family-Centered Care offers online practice-specific resources to help radiologists enhance patient engagement skills and offer more patient-centered care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 03:45:03

Study points to new pharmacologic approach to target chemo-resistant lung cancer
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 03:24:11

Interpretation of initial ED ultrasound by radiologist reduces follow-up imaging
According to a study presented at the American College of Radiology annual meeting, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 03:20:47

Lung cancer diagnosis may put patients at greatest risk of suicide, study finds
A lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 02:51:04

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

FDA grants accelerated approval to cancer treatment based on common biomarker
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 02:47:45

Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin color
Sidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn't consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because, Brown thought, "skin cancer is something white people get."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 02:39:12

Researchers identify key regulator gene for formation of cardiac valves
Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have identified a key regulator gene for the formation of cardiac valves - a process crucial to normal embryonic heart development. These results are published in the journal Cell Reports today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-05-24 02:27:34