Genomic & Biopharma News

Climate Change Linked to Shrinking Bird Sizes: Study
The animals have a smaller body mass, shorter legs, and longer wings than they did four decades ago.
The Scientist, 2019-12-05 17:56:24

Study reports first guidelines for treating rare skin tumor
It starts as a yellow or shiny bump on the eyelids, face or body that grows and doesn't go away, unlike a pimple.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-05 17:52:53

Time-restricted eating can help treat metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, and increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But lifestyle interventions such as adopting a healthy diet and increasing physical exercise are difficult to maintain and, even when combined with medication, are often insufficient to fully manage the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-05 17:47:42

ORB Employees Participate in 2019 Martin Luther King Day Event
ORB employees get a rare break from the lab on January 21, 2019. A group of Ocean Ridge Biosciences employees stepped out of the lab on a beautiful South Florida winter day to take part in an event honoring Martin Luther King. We got our hands dirty planting some flowers and shrubs at a local park in Deerfield Beach.
ORB Company News, 2019-01-22 23:24:59

Early emergency care by bystanders can save lives of cardiac arrest victims
Only 8% of Americans survive cardiac arrest outside a hospital, but that percentage could increase significantly if bystanders recognize cardiac arrest and perform simple lifesaving tasks, a UVA Health physician says.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-05 17:42:47

Researchers reveal why granule cells and interneurons process information differently
The dentate gyrus is the "input point" for the hippocampus part of the brain. It transmits information from the short term memory to the long term. It consists of granule cells, which are especially dense in this area of the brain, and interneurons, which are linked up in the central or peripheral nervous system between several nerve cells and have an inhibiting effect on their activity. Both types of cell process information and differentiate closely-related memories.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-05 17:34:14

Anti-hepatitis treatment also helps improve later complications
Hepatitis C is a serious disease, but the biggest threat to someone's health is not the virus itself. Rather, it is the diseases that can result from it such as reduced liver functioning, scar tissue in the liver and potentially cirrhosis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-05 17:33:58

Key hires during Q2 2019 at ORB
Deerfield Beach, July 19, 2019 - Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) announces two key hires in Q2 2019.
ORB Company News, 2019-07-20 00:49:36

‘An Arm and a Leg’: How much for stitches in the ER? Hard to gauge upfront
Sarah Macsalka had heard the stories about how expensive an emergency room visit can be, even for a minor complaint.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-05 17:03:00

Scientists identify how damaged DNA molecules are repaired inside the human genome
A team of scientists has identified how damaged DNA molecules are repaired inside the human genome, a discovery that offers new insights into how the body works to ensure its health and how it responds to diseases that stem from impaired DNA.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-05 16:52:00

Single-Celled Organism Appears to Make Decisions
The unicellular species Stentor roeseli performs a form of sequential decision-making to avoid irritating stimuli.
The Scientist, 2019-12-05 16:30:28