Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers use mouse model to better understand mechanism involved in atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in humans. This condition increases the risk of heart failure, stroke, dementia and death, and current treatments have suboptimal efficacy and carry side effects.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:59:17

Patients with diabetes may have worse lung infections
People with diabetes are at a higher risk of various complications, including worse respiratory diseases. One of the most dreaded lung diseases is the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:54:51

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

1 in 8 pharmacies in the U.S. affected by closures
In a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that despite an overall increase in the number of pharmacies in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015, one in eight pharmacies, or 9,654, had closed during this period.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:48:30

Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy
Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, new research in animals suggests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:44:28

Good heart health can equal good brain health, study shows
Emory University researchers are giving us double the reasons to pay attention to our cardiovascular health - showing in a recently published study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that good heart health can equal good brain health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:40:53

Fasting may increase motivation for exercise by surging "hunger hormone" ghrelin
Researchers have found that when mice are provided with limited access to food, the levels of food and satiety hormone ghrelin rises. This causes increase in motivation to exercise. This may translate to more exercise motivation for humans on intermittent fasting say the researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:38:00

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

Increase in air pollution levels linked to more premature mortality in the U.S.
In the United States, annual average levels of fine particulate matter--PM2.5, a measure of solid particles and liquid droplets that are 2.5 micrometers or smaller found in the air--declined 24% from 2009 to 2016, then increased 5% between 2016 to 2018.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:34:37

Safer mining practices can help reduce lead poisoning
A pilot program to introduce safer mining practices in Nigerian gold mining communities has reduced blood lead levels by 32% according to a study published today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:26:40

Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows
Science tells us that a lot of good things happen in our brains while we sleep - learning and memories are consolidated and waste is removed, among other things.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-21 20:06:31