Genomic & Biopharma News

Tears may be reliable, noninvasive biological marker of Parkinson's disease
Tears may hold clues to whether someone has Parkinson's disease, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 04:13:37

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

Researchers develop first analytical method to evaluate new cyanide and mustard gas antidote
To develop antidotes for chemical agents, such as cyanide and mustard gas, scientists need analytical methods that track not only the level of exposure but also how the drug counteracts the effects of the chemical.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 04:09:23

Study finds lower intellectual functioning in kids with chronic kidney disease
Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may have lower intellectual functioning compared with the general population, with mild deficits across academic skills, executive function, and visual and verbal memory.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 04:05:17

AMSSM explains why FDA-approved blood test is not about concussion
On February 14th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a blood test that has been proposed to diagnose concussion.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 03:53:38

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patient maintains active lifestyle while minimizing risk
A group of cardiologists is changing the conversation about a form of heart disease and exercise. One patient details how she's maintaining an active lifestyle while minimizing risk.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 03:48:20

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

Well-being of individuals matters after AOD treatment
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment and recovery research typically focuses on outcomes such as 'days abstinent.' Yet the degree to which individuals may be functioning better physically, socially and psychologically, how happy they may be, and their levels of self-esteem may be equally important as measures of progress.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 03:08:53

Connection between heart disease and cancer treatment
Advances in cancer treatment have resulted in a growing number of cancer survivors. However, powerful treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation treatments and some cancer drugs are not without their risks, including the potential for serious, long-term damage to the heart.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 02:35:17

Amputees participate in UT Southwestern’s neural interfacing study
Michael "Shawn" Findley, a 44-year-old amputee with a wiring harness emerging from his upper left arm, is working with a UT Southwestern team to help change the way robotic hand biofeedback occurs. Ultimately, he hopes this research may lead to the closest thing to feeling in the hands of every amputee.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 02:29:29

Scientists reveal new insights into mechanism of gene regulation by 'magic spot'
Using an innovative crystallization technique for studying three-dimensional structures of gene transcription machinery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists at Penn State, has revealed new insights into the long debated action of the "magic spot"--a molecule that controls gene expression in Eschericahia coli and many other bacteria when the bacteria are stressed.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-02-25 01:56:51