Genomic & Biopharma News

People with vision impairment have higher risk of all-cause mortality
The global population is aging, and so are their eyes. In fact, the number of people with vision impairment and blindness is expected to more than double over the next 30 years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-06 03:50:42

Survey identifies top factor for longevity in clinical research coordinator positions
Strong, collaborative relationships with principal investigators are a key factor of longevity in clinical research coordinator positions -- an essential, but increasingly transient job in executing treatment-advancing clinical trials, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-06 03:41:20

FDA authorizes first molecular non-prescription, at-home COVID-19 test
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over The Counter (OTC) Use.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-06 02:46:41

FDA issues emergency use authorization for T-Detect COVID Test
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the T-Detect COVID Test developed by Adaptive Biotechnologies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-06 02:41:39

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

California’s vaccine appointment website has glitches. No surprise?
California rolled out a statewide covid vaccination website this week aiming to streamline the appointment process after months of criticism, but the site is riddled with its own snags, preventing many from signing up for shots.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-06 02:38:59

Cuttlefish Delay Gratification, a Sign of Smarts
The cephalopods resisted temptation for up to 130 seconds to earn their favorite food, hinting at sophisticated cognitive abilities such as planning for the future.
The Scientist, 2021-03-05 21:52:05

Q&A: "Talk to a Scientist" Webinar Series for Kids
An interactive online forum keeps Indian kids busy with science while they are stuck indoors during the pandemic.
The Scientist, 2021-03-05 21:35:08

Bispecific Antibodies Treat Cancer in Mouse Models
A trio of papers shows that specialized antibodies can direct T cells to destroy cells that display portions of mutant cancer-related proteins, as well as T cells that have become cancerous themselves.
The Scientist, 2021-03-05 20:52:40

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

Interim Report on Origin of SARS-CoV-2 Scrapped by WHO
Instead, the full report will be available in mid-March.
The Scientist, 2021-03-05 20:30:10