Genomic & Biopharma News

An approach for caring patients in COVID-19 units
Toronto and Spanish physicians describe in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) an approach to create dedicated COVID-19 patient units, infection control protocols and care teams to help other hospitals safely care for patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 06:02:00

GlobalData: India has relatively low COVID-19 average case fatality rate despite surge in cases
With a total of nearly 200,000 confirmed cases and over 5,500 deaths reported due to COVID-19 in the past three months, India stands in tenth position in terms of the number of confirmed cases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:56:19

New mobile app can help the severity of COVID-19 cases
A new mobile app can help clinicians determine which patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to have severe cases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:53:00

Health care providers urged to stop hydroxycholoroquine use for COVID-19
The sacred oath taken by physicians during graduation from medical school to "First do no harm," the first words of the Hippocratic Oath, provides a strong impetus for a commentary just published in The American Journal of Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:49:45

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

Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors
The COVID-19 pandemic that began in late December 2019 has spread to over 188 countries and territories, causing over 6.5 million cases and 385,000 deaths. With no effective therapeutic COVID-19 drug or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine in sight, researchers are exploring different strategies to limit its spread and mortality.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:48:07

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

Hesperos’ immune system-on-a-chip emulates immune reactions for tissue damage and acute inflammation
Hesperos Inc., pioneers of the Human-on-a-Chip in vitro system, today announced the publication of a new peer-reviewed publication that describes how the company’s technology can be used to investigate immune responses following treatment with biological therapeutics for multi-organ systemic diseases, including cancer, infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:42:00

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ RNAdvance Viral XP kit listed for use in EUA-authorized COVID-19 testing
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences today announced RNAdvance Viral XP has been added to the list of acceptable extraction methods for use in the Centers for Disease Control’s EUA-authorized COVID-19 test referenced in the FDA’s FAQ on testing for SARS-CoV-2. Laboratories are now permitted to independently validate RNAdvance Viral XP for use.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:37:26

Physiotherapy can play key role in safeguarding mental health during and beyond COVID-19
The Australian Government’s National Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan, released to support and safeguard the mental health of Australians during and beyond COVID-19, is a much needed additional resource in our national health response.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:32:45

Age and diabetes the biggest risk factors for death in pregnant COVID-19 patients
A recent research letter published on the preprint server medRxiv in June 2020 evaluates the risk factors that may lead to higher mortality in pregnant women with COVID-19 in middle-income countries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 04:29:28