Genomic & Biopharma News

Fasting blood glucose levels upon admission tied to COVID-19 prognosis, study finds
In the study, which appeared on the pre-print open-source medRxiv* server, the investigators aimed to determine the prognostic value of blood glucose in predicting outcomes in COVID-19 disease, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 03:37:03

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

Mental preparedness of nurses and nursing students in India for COVID-19
Researchers from Bengaluru, India, tried to assess the psychological preparedness of Indian nurses and nursing students in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic that has now affected over 33.27 million people worldwide seems to rage on unabated and is something that these healthcare workers have never faced before in their careers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 03:13:38

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

Smell and taste changes last longer than other COVID-19 symptoms
A preprint paper published on the medRxiv server details a recent study by researchers from The Hebrew University, Hadassah-Hebrew University medical center, and Hadassah University Hospital, which addresses this gap in knowledge about the symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 02:47:18

Hemi-gland cryoablation provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control
A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo) - destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them - provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 02:25:00

Study unravels how lysosomal damage response pathways prevent kidney injury
Human cells need to work like well-oiled machines to keep our bodies running as they should. Waste products such as misfolded proteins, damaged cellular components, and carbohydrates get in the way and must be quickly disposed of.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 02:20:07

SARS-CoV-2 re-infection is real but rare: Case study
Now, American researchers have looked at all reported cases of re-infection and the possible reasons behind them. Their study titled, “Re-infection with SARS-CoV-2 and Failure of Humoral Immunity: a case report,” is published online on the preprint server medRxiv in September 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 02:17:49

Wearable device tracks biomarkers in sweat associated with inflammatory bowel disease
University of Texas at Dallas researchers have designed a wearable device that monitors sweat for biomarkers that could signal flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 02:14:00

Cincinnati Children's research leads to approval of new drug for hypereosinophilic syndrome
Following two decades of research on a group of rare diseases called hypereosinophilic syndrome at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Nucala (mepolizumab) for use in the treatment of patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 02:03:00

Study finds link between screen time, dietary patterns and various health behaviors
The era of the television brought with it the TV dinner -- a fast, convenient meal that, while nutritionally questionable, meant the whole family could gather together on the sofa to enjoy "The Ed Sullivan Show" and eat their Swanson Salisbury steak, too.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-29 01:58:17