Genomic & Biopharma News

Newly approved gene therapy for SMA is based on delivery vehicle discovered by Penn expert
James Wilson, MD, PhD, recalls being struck by the devastating toll of rare diseases as a young physician in the 1980s. He set out on a path to correct the genes that cause these conditions, including spinal muscle atrophy (SMA), the most common inherited fatal disease in infants.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:26:07

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

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

Researchers map full-body muscular activity of Hydra during movement
Accomplishing perhaps a world first, researchers at Columbia University and the Marine Biological Laboratory have mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:16:58

Researchers develop new algorithm to accurately predict patients' chances of survival in ICU
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet have used data on more than 230,000 intensive care patients to develop a new algorithm.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:15:08

Researcher investigates systems biology of antibiotics in gram-negative bacteria
Bacteria have fascinating properties. They adapt excellently to their respective environment, and they existed long before humans.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:14:44

Deactivating specific protein with drugs reverses inflammation, scarring of liver in NASH patients
A team of researchers led by Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore found that deactivating a specific protein - interleukin 11 - with drugs called therapeutic antibodies, reverses inflammation and scarring of the liver in patients suffering from an untreatable type of fatty liver disease called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis .
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:13:47

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs
With a better understanding of how various heart conditions are inherited, and the availability of faster and less expensive genetic testing, there is need for more specialized multidisciplinary clinical programs that combine focused expertise in heart disease and genetics, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:12:14

Project promotes dialogue and participation in Alzheimer's research
Alzheimer's research affects many people and groups: patients and families, social organizations, professionals from many fields, companies and administrations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:03:22

SCHILLER’s CARDIOVIT FT-1 travels to Lourdes with numerous pilgrims
Mid-May 2019, the "Interdiocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes" society once again traveled to Lourdes with numerous pilgrims.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 06:19:00

Emergency department nurses have negative attitudes towards patients who self-harm
SELF-harm is a major public health challenge, but nursing staff often struggle to fully understand the reasons behind it, according to the findings of an international research project carried out by experts at the University of Huddersfield and an overseas partner.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 05:46:00