Genomic & Biopharma News

New technology platform digitally counts growth factors in single cells
Whether healthy or diseased, human cells exhibit behaviors and processes that are largely dictated by growth factor molecules, which bind to receptors on the cells. For example, growth factors tell the cells to divide, move, and when to die--a process known as apoptosis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 09:36:26

UMass Amherst scientist explores role of citrus peel in decreasing gut inflammation
University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Hang Xiao, Clydesdale Scholar of Food Science, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how substances produced in the gut from citrus compounds are involved in decreasing inflammation in the colon.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 09:27:00

HHS finalizes rule seeking to expel planned parenthood from family planning program
The Trump administration Friday finalized a regulation intended to push Planned Parenthood out of the Title X federal family planning program, keeping a campaign promise to anti-abortion groups.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 08:04:08

Older biologic age associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer
Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person's age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 08:01:41

Study: New HIV infections could be reduced by up to 67% in the next decade
New HIV infections in the United States could be substantially reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030 if ambitious goals for HIV care and treatment are met and targeted prevention interventions for people at risk for HIV are rapidly scaled up, according to a study by Georgia State University and the University at Albany-SUNY.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 07:48:48

Study analyzes geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths
Identifying changes in the geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths is important, and this study analyzed data for more than 351,000 U.S. residents who died of opioid-related causes from 1999 to 2016.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 07:38:25

Researchers develop highly sensitive cell model to study complex effects of anti-inflammatory drugs
Drugs such as ibuprofen or aspirin that relieve pain and lower fever are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. They are used above all for the treatment of inflammatory reactions. However, in spite of their indisputable effectiveness and frequent use, we do not yet fully understand the underlying mechanisms of these drugs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 07:22:12

Clinical study shows tolerability and safety of investigational drug in boys with DMD
Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy have few treatment options. Medications currently available or in development either target only a subset of DMD patients with a particular genetic mutation or cause significant side effects.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 06:28:39

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Study unravels genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland
One third of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland are caused by one of the four major mutations, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-23 06:23:24