Genomic & Biopharma News

Coronavirus incubation period could be 27 days, longer than previously thought
Over the past weeks, health officials around the globe traced and advised suspected contacts of people with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to isolate themselves for 14 days, the incubation period of the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-24 05:37:00

Coronavirus may have leaked from China's highest biosafety lab next door to market
The coronavirus may have emerged from a Wuhan laboratory leak, which studies deadly pathogens such as the SARS virus, scientists suggest.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-24 05:18:32

Italy grapples with the largest coronavirus outbreak in Europe
In just a matter of days, Italy has reported an increasing number of cases linked to the novel coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the globe. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has emerged in China late in December 2019 and has so far reached 30 countries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-24 04:59:15

Is COVID-19 the dreaded ‘Disease X' scientists warned us about?
Back in February 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) talked about a new virus that will emerge and wreak havoc across the globe. Disease X was the term used for this new unknown pathogen that might cause a future epidemic.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-24 04:40:10

Book Review - Bad Blood - Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou chronicles the rise and fall of multibillion-dollar biotech startup Theranos. Theranos was started in 2003 by 19-year-old Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford dropout and former chemical engineering student. Holmes promised investors that her revolutionary technology would perform hundreds of diagnostic tests from only a couple of drops of blood taken from a nanotainer. The problem was that it never worked. However, by 2013 Theranos had made a hundred-million-dollar deal to put its blood testing technology in Walgreens.
ORB Company Blog, 2019-12-12 22:27:05

Study highlights prevalence of sexually-related personal distress in young women
Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-24 03:45:14

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

Relapse is common for bariatric surgery patients who quit smoking
Although 1 in 7 adults smoke cigarettes the year prior to undergoing weight-loss surgery, nearly all successfully quit at least a month before their operation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-24 03:40:05

Discovery may open up new avenues into improving cancer immunotherapy
New cancer immunotherapy approaches are revolutionizing treatment options for breast cancer patients. However, many lead to insufficient immune responses rendering the therapies incapable of completely eradicating tumors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-24 03:31:01

Switching what heart cells consume could help them regenerate
Switching what the powerhouses of heart cells consume for energy could help the heart regenerate when cells die, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-24 03:27:00

Multiple inducers and novel roles of autoantibodies against the obligatory NMDAR subunit NR1: a translational study from chronic life stress to brain injury

Nature, 2020-02-24 00:00:00