Genomic & Biopharma News

Study provides new insights into potential outcomes of Zika virus infection
Using a relevant animal model (pigs), University of Saskatchewan researchers have shown that mild Zika virus infection in fetuses can cause abnormal brain development in apparently healthy young animals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 20:51:50

Access to mobile phone location data can help understand spread of vector-borne diseases
Researchers from EPFL and MIT have shown that human mobility is a major factor in the spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue even over short intra-city distances. In a paper published in Scientific Reports, the team compares different mobility models and concludes that having access to mobile phone location data can prove crucial in understanding disease transmission dynamics - and, ultimately, in stopping an outbreak from evolving into an epidemic.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 20:18:00

Genes from Bacteria Likely Aided Plants' Move to Land
An analysis suggests that DNA cribbed from soil microbes enabled plants' ancestors to colonize a terrestrial environment.
The Scientist, 2019-11-15 20:13:03

Report investigates impact of smoking, alcohol on cerebellum and related cognitive function
There is consistent evidence that having an alcohol use disorder is associated with abnormalities in the cerebellum, a structure attached to the bottom of the brain that is involved in coordinating posture and balance but also in supporting some cognitive functions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 20:02:58

Relevant social stimulus may diminish the preference to drugs
Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA), specialized in addictive disorders, have demonstrated in an animal model that the presence of a relevant social stimulus reduces interest in cocaine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 19:29:00

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

Researchers evaluate potential of FMT, pre- and probiotics to treat Parkinson's patients
Constipation is a common complaint in patients with Parkinson's disease. Fecal microbiome transplantation and pre- and probiotics are potential options for treating constipation and restoring the microbiome of patients with Parkinson's disease, but scientists warn that clinical data are scarce, and more research is needed before supporting their use.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 19:21:28

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms
Adolescents and young adults who were born to mothers with HIV but remained uninfected themselves still face a greatly heightened risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 19:21:12

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

Modern resuscitation science: Illuminating the complex processes of death
On Monday, November 18, 2019 the New York Academy of Sciences and the Critical Care and Resuscitation Research Program at NYU Langone will present a two part event titled What Happens When We Die? at the Academy's offices in downtown Manhattan.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 19:12:00

Newly identified antibody has potential to stop, reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension
Scientists at the University of Sheffield, working in collaboration with drug and vaccine developer Kymab Ltd, Cambridge, have identified a novel antibody that has the potential to become a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 19:06:04