Genomic & Biopharma News

Researchers create new method to ensure integrity of clinical trials data with blockchain
UC San Francisco researchers have created a proof-of-concept method for ensuring the integrity of clinical trials data with blockchain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 11:35:50

Paying more attention to antibiotic dosing could improve clinical outcomes for CF patients
Children and young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) whose lung infections were treated with suboptimal doses of antibiotics had fewer changes in lung microbial diversity during the IV treatment, and their microbial diversity levels were higher 30 days later, a multi-institutional study that includes Children's researchers shows.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 11:31:37

Big-data analysis finds new link between popular arthritis drug and heart valve calcification
A well-known, four-year study found popular arthritis drug Celebrex no more dangerous for the heart than older drugs in its same classification - commonly called NSAIDs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 11:21:42

Researchers engineer 'antibody-like' T cell receptors to combat deadly virus
Researchers have engineered "antibody-like" T cell receptors that can specifically stick to cells infected with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus that causes lifelong infection in more than half of all adults by age 40.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 11:13:47

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

Physicians still remain at higher risk for burnout compared to other professionals
The good news is that physician burnout appears to be improving, along with indicators for physician well-being. However, physicians remain at high risk for burnout, depression and depersonalization, compared to other professionals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 11:01:04

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

U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received majority of pharma donations, finds study
A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received a disproportionate amount of contributions made by the world's 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in 2016.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 10:48:21

Researchers find increased rates of CRC screening in Kentucky after Medicaid expansion
Kentucky is one of the poorest states in the U.S. However, the state has been one of the most successful in reducing its uninsured rate, which happened in part through the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion that took effect on January 1, 2014.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 10:38:01

Endocrine Society opposes new rule that restricts access to Title X Family Planning Program
The Endocrine Society objects to the administration's decision to severely restrict access to the Title X Family Planning Program, the nation's only program for affordable birth control and reproductive care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 10:20:01

2019 guidelines for management of patients with atrial fibrillation
Nearly 3 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is described as quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 09:57:00