Genomic & Biopharma News

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

New system created for targeted delivery of anti-cancer drugs
RUDN University and Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) chemist together with colleagues from Iran created a system for targeted delivery of anti-cancer drugs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 03:18:00

A low-cost repurposed drug can save COVID-19 patients' lives
An inexpensive repurposed drug called fluvoxamine can save the lives of COVID-19 patients and cut hospital admissions by up to 30 per cent, says a study co-led by McMaster University.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 03:14:00

Survey: Young adults with chronic pain more likely to use cannabis or CBD oil to manage the condition
Young adults, ages 18-34, are more likely to report experiencing chronic pain compared to older adults (65% vs. 52% ages 35+), with a large majority of them (73%) saying they are in pain every day, according to a new survey conducted online by The Harris Poll on behalf of the Samueli Foundation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 02:59:30

New mechanisms for treating impregnable KRAS mutant cancers with statins
Third-generation cancer immunotherapy, a method of removing cancer using the body's immune system, has shown remarkable clinical benefits in recent years, giving hopes to many researchers and patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 02:52:06

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

Chlorophyll catabolite pheophorbide A shows potential against SARS-CoV-2
A new study identifies a potent SARS-CoV-2 antiviral, Pheophorbide a (PheoA), which is a compound derived from the plant Marchantia polymorpha L.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 02:51:00

Study shows rise in death rate from Parkinson's disease in the United States
A new study shows that in the last two decades the death rate from Parkinson's disease has risen about 63% in the United States.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 02:48:20

Modulating glycogen metabolism in fat cells may offer new approaches for weight loss
Humans carry around with them, often abundantly so, at least two kinds of fat tissue: white and brown. White fat cells are essentially inert containers for energy stored in the form of a single large, oily droplet.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 02:34:23

Nutrient-rich potatoes can be part of a healthy diet for adolescent girls, study shows
Adolescence is a critical period for the evolution of cardiometabolic risk factors that are largely influenced by diet and lifestyle. Understanding these risk factors is essential to developing effective dietary guidance for disease prevention targeting this critical age period.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 02:28:08

New UC Davis study to track children’s exposure to chemicals in household dust
When it comes to keeping kids safe, parents may not think about household dust as a potential hazard. But those fine particles all around your home can expose kids to a wide range of chemicals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 02:21:07