Genomic & Biopharma News

Study shows importance of targeted antibody treatment for patients with wet macular degeneration
Wet age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Breakthrough treatments come with a steep price tag and treatment burden for the patient, but a new study suggests their benefits to patient health and society top billions of dollars, or more, if adherence could be improved.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 18:55:54

Popular pod-based electronic cigarette can deliver more nicotine at faster rate than others
When it comes to nicotine delivery, not all electronic cigarettes are created equally, according to Penn State researchers. New research from Penn State College of Medicine shows that JUUL, a popular pod-based electronic cigarette, can deliver more nicotine at a faster rate than most other types of electronic cigarettes that have been studied.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 18:55:21

Study uncovers how the molecule-sorting station in our cells is formed and maintained
The cells in our body are workshops that continuously operate to produce and process substances to keep us going. When a substance enters a cell for processing, it is surrounded by a portion of the cell's outer membrane to form a sac.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 18:39:31

For cancer screening, nudges need to be directed to both clinicians and patients
When the electronic health record is programmed to automatically flag and create orders for patients needing cancer screenings, doctors are significantly more likely to order them, a new Penn Medicine study shows. However, the study showed that the other part of the equation -- patients following through on those screenings -- was unaffected by the increase in orders.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 18:30:52

New way to promote insulin production in pre-diabetes phase discovered
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore scientists have discovered that a type of immune cell known as 'pancreatic islet macrophages' is capable of promoting insulin production during the pre-diabetes phase.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 18:20:16

Virtual cardiology follow-ups are a feasible alternative for pediatric cardiac conditions
Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to the findings of a pilot study presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions this week.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 18:10:44

Research breakthrough may lead to new therapeutic targets for cancers
Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study the behavior of complex systems. Computational approaches are widely adopted in the bioimedical sciences and can be used to sift through large volumes of complex data to extract recurrent patterns that may point to a disease's causes and effects.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 17:57:32

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

New study reveals perception of dementia risk, preventive actions among middle-aged Americans
Nearly half of Americans in their 50s and early 60s think they're likely to develop dementia as they grow older, but only 5% of them have actually talked with a doctor about what they could do to reduce their risk, a new study finds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 17:43:47

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

Study: 15,000 cases of hypophosphatasia potentially undetected in Spanish population
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare and serious hereditary disease that is potentially life-threatening and is caused by one or more mutations in the gene coding for alkaline phosphatase (ALPL). It is frequently misdiagnosed.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 17:30:23