Genomic & Biopharma News

New technique can measure metabolic process at the single-cell level
Understanding cellular metabolism - how a cell uses energy- could be key to treating a wide array of diseases, including vascular diseases and cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-19 02:58:58

Blocking IL-11 signaling can promote liver regeneration after paracetamol-induced damage
Scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore, in collaboration with colleagues in Singapore and the UK, have shown that the human form of the signaling protein interleukin 11 (IL-11) has a damaging effect on human liver cells--overturning a prior hypothesis that it could help livers damaged by paracetamol poisoning.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-19 02:11:19

Increased levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening in children
According to a recent Finnish study, higher levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening already in childhood. However, sedentary time or aerobic fitness were not linked to arterial health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-19 01:57:46

Maternal and paternal inflammatory disease can affect pregnancy outcomes
Data presented at the 2021 EULAR congress show women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes, especially pre-term birth and babies small for gestational age.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-19 01:46:39

Study analyzes uveitis risk after antirheumatic drug withdrawal in children with arthritis
Uveitis is an inflammation of the eye and is a common extra-articular manifestation associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It can cause vision-threatening complications, and if left uncontrolled may even lead to blindness.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-19 01:40:46

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

Deep learning could transform the ability to accurately interpret HIV test results
Pioneering technology developed by UCL and Africa Health Research Institute researchers could transform the ability to accurately interpret HIV test results, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-19 01:34:03

Novel vaccine based on mRNA technology protects against malaria in animal models
Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Naval Medical Research Center partnered with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Acuitas Therapeutics to develop a novel vaccine based on mRNA technology that protects against malaria in animal models, publishing their findings in npj Vaccines.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-19 01:24:49

COVID-19: Clinical Pathways to Pandemic Relief
By Graeme Gardner, Ph.D.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-03-26 19:58:16

HNRNPH1-stabilized LINC00662 promotes ovarian cancer progression by activating the GRP78/p38 pathway

Nature, 2021-06-19 00:00:00

African Coelacanths May Live to Be 100: Study
This evolutionarily ancient fish species has a lifespan that's around five times longer than previously thought, and a gestation time of more than five years.
The Scientist, 2021-06-18 20:00:13