Genomic & Biopharma News

Merck, Lilly and Amgen sue HHS to thwart rule requiring list prices in TV ads
A coalition of pharma companies struck back at the Trump Administration and its new rule forcing drug prices into TV ads. The group, along with the powerful Association of National Advertisers, sued the HHS Friday aiming to block the mandate.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-06-16 16:38:13

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

Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or "mini-brain," for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-16 10:00:00

Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems
Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age were associated with structural heart abnormalities linked to future heart failure, particularly among blacks, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-16 09:52:31

Baby socks contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens, study finds
A team of scientists from the University of Granada, the Biohealth Research Institute in Granada, the city's San Cecilio Clinical Hospital, and the Centre for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health has found that 9 out of 10 pairs of socks for babies and children from 0-4 years old contain traces of bisphenol A and parabens.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-16 09:46:44

Online shopping interventions could help customers make healthier choices
Altering the default order in which foods are shown on the screen, or offering substitutes lower in saturated fat could help customers make healthier choices when shopping for food online, according to a study published in the open access International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-16 09:39:16

New discovery could improve therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-16 09:31:00

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

Novel insight could improve vaccines that protect pregnant women and newborns
A team led by Duke Health scientists has identified a cellular process that could lead to the development of safer and more effective vaccines that protect pregnant women as well as their newborns from dangerous infections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-16 09:17:39

Researchers find characteristics related to better outcomes in HPV-linked oropharyngeal cancer
Using a new blood test that's in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-16 09:10:18

New radiation technique shows promise for treating patients with essential tremor
Tyrus Agee thought his promising new career was doomed. He had only one year left to finish his Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-06-16 08:55:58