Genomic & Biopharma News

Five alternative methods of SARS-CoV-2 suppression
The current pandemic has proved to be challenging to control without stringent and comprehensive non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs), relying mostly on isolation and contact tracing of cases, along with social distancing. However, strategies like these have a huge human cost in terms of restriction of social interactions, resulting in depressive tendencies, disruption of economic activity, and loss of educational resources.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-04 03:43:39

COVID-19: Clinical Pathways to Pandemic Relief
By Graeme Gardner, Ph.D.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-03-26 19:58:16

Space Biology: A Road to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
It’s an exciting time in the field of space travel research. In 2019, SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft and Boeing launched its CST-100 Starliner. Both are designed to one day carry human passengers to their destination and home again. These launches represent a critical milestone towards NASA’s return to launching American astronauts to space from American soil using American commercial spacecraft.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-02-26 22:19:00

Zika virus mutation responsible for quick spread, birth defects uncovered
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered a Zika virus mutation that may be responsible for the explosive viral transmission in 2015/2016 and for the cause of microcephaly (babies with small heads) born to infected pregnant women.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-04 02:15:40

Low-income communities lack access to ICU beds
A new Penn Medicine study sheds light on yet another reason why the coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately killing the poor: Residents in low-income neighborhoods lack access to intensive care unit (ICU) beds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-04 02:11:01

Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
The members of a new advisory board to the NIH met for the first time and will weigh in on federal funding for grants that rely on donated tissue from abortions.
The Scientist, 2020-08-04 02:10:15

Study identifies possible therapeutic treatment for COVID-19
Yunjeong Kim and Kyeong-Ok "KC" Chang, virologists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, have published a study showing a possible therapeutic treatment for COVID-19.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-04 02:05:25

A new platform to provide information on SARS-CoV-2 immunity or seroprevalence
Who has overcome an infection with the virus without noticing, and how many people have already produced protective antibodies against the new coronavirus? Various antibody studies are now under way that will provide information on immunity or seroprevalence in the population.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-04 01:58:56

Researchers develop a redox potential-controlled, cost-effective chemical production method
A team of researchers from Japan has demonstrated a light-based reaction that yields high numbers of the base chemical component required to produce bioactive compounds used in common industry products.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-04 01:54:22

Artificial intelligence can increase effectiveness of drug repurposing for psychiatric disorders
Artificial intelligence can increase the effectiveness of drug repositioning or repurposing research, according to a study published in Translational Psychiatry.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-04 01:33:05

AGA white paper provides a roadmap for colorectal cancer screening
Fewer people would die of colorectal cancer if health care providers adopted a new model of screening that combines better risk assessment, more options for noninvasive testing and more targeted referrals for colonoscopy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-04 01:26:13