Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers measure brain volume differences in HIV-infected individuals
Nearly 38 million people around the world are living with HIV, which, with access to treatment, has become a lifelong chronic condition. Understanding how infection changes the brain, especially in the context of aging, is increasingly important for improving both treatment and quality of life.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 19:27:27

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

Experts release newly-established principles of care for young adults with substance use disorder
A national group of pediatric addiction medicine experts have released newly-established principles of care for young adults with substance use disorder.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 19:22:18

Combination therapy reduces recovery time in COVID-19 patients, clinical trial finds
A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to results published Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 19:18:00

Researchers show how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring skin water content
Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Texas Medical Branch (US) have shown how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring skin water content, a technique which is promising for medical applications such as tissue trauma management and in cosmetology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 19:08:37

IOF and IFCC review describes the current status of assays for reference bone turnover markers
Bone turnover markers (BTMs) in blood and urine are useful tools in monitoring osteoporosis treatment effects and may be useful for improving patient adherence.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 19:03:38

New therapeutic approach enables functional recovery after spinal cord injury in mice
Using gene therapy, a research team has succeeded for the first time in getting mice to walk again after a complete cross-sectional injury. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 18:58:08

New review highlights heat-health outcome relationship in the urban context
Over the last half-century, the probability of heat extreme events has changed by orders of magnitude in almost every region of the world, with occurrences that are now up to a hundred times more in respect to a century ago.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 18:50:15

Study: NTRK fusions are far more frequently seen in pediatric tumors
In a large study of pediatric cancer patients, researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have analyzed the frequency, fusion partners, and clinical outcome of neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusions, which are clinical biomarkers that identify patients suitable for treatment with FDA-approved TRK inhibitors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 18:43:40

Researchers solve the structure, function of mitochondrial sorting and assembly machinery
Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1,000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-01-16 05:18:21