Genomic & Biopharma News

Could beta-blockers be a potential treatment for COVID-19?
News-Medical spoke to researchers about their latest research into beta-blockers, and how they could potentially be used to treat COVID-19.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 13:09:00

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

Study looks at the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on pediatric emergency admissions
Decreases in hospital attendances and admissions amid fears of COVID-19 may result in avoidable harm for under 16s say researchers, who warn against the "unintended consequences of pandemic control measures".
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 12:21:45

N439K mutation of SARS-CoV-2 may be more infectious and antibody resistant than Wuhan strain
Researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, modeled the complexes formed between the RBD and the human ACE2 and monoclonal antibodies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 12:18:40

Urban women have higher risk of chronic diseases than rural dwellers
African women who live in cities are seven per cent more likely to have chronic diseases than rural dwellers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 12:12:18

Researchers identify a neural pathway that links circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness
A Nagoya University-led research team in Japan has found a new neural pathway that links the circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness in mammals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 12:08:46

Inflammation produced by bacterial infection 'alerts' the brain stem cells
The study, directed by Isabel Fariñas and published in the November digital edition of the journal Cell Stem Cell, reveals that the inflammation produced by a bacterial infection 'alerts' the brain stem cells and prepares their activation for the production of new neurons.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 12:03:42

Normal sleep depends on bacteria in the gut
With fall and winter holidays coming up, many will be pondering the relationship between food and sleep.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 11:59:09

Asian countries need support to get equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines
As three pharma majors, Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE, Moderna Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc announced this month the effectiveness of their experimental vaccines in preventing COVID-19, there were no guarantees that developing countries will get their fair share.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 11:51:59

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

Ipom-F inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro
An international team of researchers showed the small molecule inhibitor, ipomoeassin F (Ipom-F), blocks the translocation/insertion of the three protein targets for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-11-27 10:59:53