Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers develop low-cost plastic sensors to monitor wide range of health conditions
An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neurodegenerative diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-23 01:12:16

FDA grants marketing authorization for use of two catheter-based devices in hemodialysis patients
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of two catheter-based devices designed to create a connection to veins and arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease who need hemodialysis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-23 00:53:36

Dynamic model helps make predictions about gut microbiome
The human gut is teeming with microbes, each interacting with one another in a mind-boggling network of positive and negative exchanges. Some produce substances that serve as food for other microbes, while others produce toxins -; antibiotics -; that kill their neighbors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-23 00:47:05

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Research consortium wins £2.9 million to help tackle antibacterial resistance in Thailand
Antimicrobial resistance and specifically antibacterial resistance is a growing threat to human health and economic development across the globe. In Thailand, ABR was estimated to cause 38,000 deaths. The predicted economic loss on the country was 1.2 billion USD in 2010
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-23 00:34:32

Schizophrenia patients account for over 1 in 10 suicide deaths, study shows
A new CAMH and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences study shows that people with schizophrenia account for more than 1 in 10 cases of suicide in Ontario and that young people are disproportionately affected.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-23 00:27:11

Overdose risk increases five-fold with concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use
In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, published today in JAMA Network Open
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-23 00:14:24

Study highlights inadequate effort of health care insurers to combat opioid epidemic
Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-23 00:08:15

DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can help identify spastic cerebral palsy
A Delaware team including Erin Crowgey, PhD, associate director of Bioinformatics with Nemours Biomedical Research, has published a study in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Bioinformatics, showing that DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic cerebral palsy (CP) patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-22 23:57:50

Pioneering exercise program improves physical, mental health of elderly people living in care homes
If the number of people over 65 currently accounts for 22% of the total population in the Basque Autonomous Community (region), predictions indicate that this percentage will rise to 30% by 2030.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-06-22 23:53:34