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.
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Submitted by sheenak on Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:05 PM


ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchers


After 8 years of operation in Palm Beach Gardens, Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) has recently relocated to a 5,394 sq.
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Submitted by oceanrid on Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:02 PM


Circulating tumor DNA evaluated as an alternative to tissue NGS for non-small cell lung cancer


Tissue biopsies, which are currently the gold standard molecular diagnostic technique for oncologists, are not only painful to cancer patients, but expose an already immune-comprised population to increased rates of nosocomial infections.
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Submitted by sheenak on Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:01 PM


FierceBiotech's 2016 Fierce 15


It's that time of year again when new school routines are established, deciduous trees begin their showy transformation, and FierceBiotech releases its annual list of 15 innovative companies who are primed to make a big splash in the biopharma industry.
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Submitted by sheenak on Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:01 PM


Happy Birthday Charles

February 12th, 1809, Shrewsbury, England (UK). Charles Darwin is born. An English naturalist very well known for his fundamental contributions to the evolutionary theory. During the famous voyage with The Beagle, Darwin recorded his observations in field notebooks, simply lettering their covers A, B, C, D etc. In Notebook B, a branching system of descent with modification is depicted, providing explanation of the relationship between different species in the same class or family. The most ancient forms are represented at the bottom with their descendants branching off irregularly. Lines with a crossed end indicate an existing species or lineage and those without denote an extinct species.

Darwin’s trees offer a first attempt to illustrate the idea that all of today’s species arose from a single common ancestor. Later, however, the poor fit of gene sequence data would temporarily force scientists to abandon the tree.

February 12th, 2016, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (USA). After more than 200 years we still use notebooks to register data, ideas, information, experiments, and hypotheses. Furthermore, because we have new molecular and bioinformatics technologies that enable us to understand most of human genetics, we are once again using the trees as methods to identify correlation and interactions between organisms. Using correlation networks and clusters we can understand the role of DNA, coding and non-coding RNA, and disease-specific proteins between groups of patients, within each group of patients, and in the individual patient. Why? Because today we can sequence and analyze: Everything.

 


Submitted by AnnaLauraM on Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:02 PM


Palm Beach State Students tour Ocean Ridge Biosciences (2014-12-08)


On Monday November 25th, 2014 Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) hosted a tour of the lab facility for Palm Beach State Biotechnology students.
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Submitted by sheenak on Mon Dec 8, 2014 1:01 PM


Characterization of small non-coding RNAs in human seminal exosomes. (2014-06-30)


Exosomes, extracellular microvesicles of 30-200 nanometers in diameter, have been detected in a wide variety of biological fluids including serum, saliva, urine and lymph.
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Submitted by davidw on Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:01 PM