Genomic & Biopharma News

Scientists identify protein biomarkers to track patients with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is an extremely rare fatal genetic disorder which causes sufferers to age prematurely.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-20 01:43:00

Researchers develop new mathematical tool to solve genetics challenge
Researchers developed a new mathematical tool to validate and improve methods used by medical professionals to interpret results from clinical genetic tests. The work was published this month in Genetics in Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-20 01:12:00

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Children born with Down's syndrome have superior genome that compensates for disability
Down's syndrome - also known as trisomy 21 - is a genetic disorder caused by an additional third chromosome 21. Although this genetic abnormality is found in one out of 700 births, only 20% of foetuses with trisomy 21 reach full term.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-20 00:37:00

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

New clues to T cell development could boost search for HIV vaccine
Scientists around the world have spent many years trying to make effective vaccines for HIV and hepatitis C, with little success. Now California scientists have discovered how some helper T cells become killer T cells, opening the door to improved vaccine design for chronic viral infections, such as hepatitis C and HIV.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-01-19 19:21:18

Study provides more evidence for link between increased cancer risk and advanced gum disease
Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease, according to a new collaborative study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Tufts University School of Medicine and Cancer Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-19 18:23:41

Study reveals key mechanism of how cancer metastasis happens
Cancer metastasis, the migration of cells from a primary tumor to form distant tumors in the body, can be triggered by a chronic leakage of DNA within tumor cells, according to a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-19 18:16:56

Flu may pass to others through exhaled breath, study shows
It is easier to spread the influenza virus (flu) than previously thought, according to a new University of Maryland-led study released today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-19 18:10:03

New review explores effects of exposing developing brains to general anesthesia
The head of the CU School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology has written a review of scientific studies on the potentially adverse effects of exposing developing brains to general anesthesia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-19 17:51:00

Childhood physical activity may have far-reaching implications
Childhood physical activity is related to long-term educational and labor market outcomes. According to Jaana Kari's dissertation, physically active children have better academic achievement at the end of compulsory basic education, and higher educational attainment and earnings as adult.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-01-19 17:40:00