Genomic & Biopharma News

UT Dallas scientists awarded CPRIT grants for lung, kidney cancer research
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded new grants totaling $1.8 million to two University of Texas at Dallas scientists for their research related to lung and kidney cancers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 20:03:48

Telemonitoring plus phone counseling improves blood pressure control among minority stroke survivors
Adding phone-based lifestyle counseling to home blood pressure telemonitoring is an effective strategy to improve long-term blood pressure control among minority stroke survivors with uncontrolled high blood pressure, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 19:50:25

Study shows feasibility of using a robot to treat brain aneurysms
Using a robot to treat brain aneurysms is feasible and could allow for improved precision when placing stents, coils and other devices, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 19:46:04

Antifibrinolytic agent could be a treatment for bleeding stroke
A common medication that reduces bleeding could be a treatment for bleeding stroke, particularly if administered quickly, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 19:42:00

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

Secondary analysis reinforces safety of blood thinner
Treatment with the blood thinner apixaban was associated with a lower risk of bleeding, death and hospitalization compared with warfarin, regardless of history of prior stroke or blood clot, according to a secondary analysis presented as late breaking science today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 19:37:39

Skipping clot-busters and using mechanical clot removal alone may be sufficient stroke treatment
Skipping IV clot-busters and using mechanical clot removal alone for strokes may be just as good as the combination of both treatments, with less risk of brain bleeding, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 19:33:05

Lipid signaling from beta cells linked to inflammatory macrophage polarization
Do the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas unwittingly produce a signal that aids their own demise in Type 1 diabetes?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 19:24:20

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

Antiplatelet medication used to treat leg pain may prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents
Adding cilostazol - an antiplatelet medication used to treat leg pain - tended to prevent re-blockage of carotid artery stents within two years, according to late-breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020. The conference, Feb. 19-21 in Los Angeles, is a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science of stroke and brain health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 19:15:37

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms
While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer's disease or other types of neurodegeneration, we may not realize that some of the same proteins are aggregating in our muscles, setting us up for muscle atrophy in old age.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 19:06:13