Genomic & Biopharma News

Open plan offices increase employee physical activity and lower stress
Open plan offices mean lot of walking around compared to partitioned cubicles. A new study of US government employees has now shown that these open plan offices can increase employee physical activity by up to 20 percent compared to those who worked within walled cubicles.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 04:42:52

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

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

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

Screening for HPV could replace routine Pap smears
According to health advisors from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Pap smears may not be the only way to check for cervical cancer risk among women.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 04:35:55

Steer clear of coconut oil says Harvard Professor
In a 50 minute lecture, Dr Karin Michels Professor of Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health and director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumour Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg, has called coconut oil one of the “worst foods you can eat,” calling it “pure poison.”
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-22 04:27:14

Education program reduces forced sex among adolescents in South Africa
Southern Africa has some of the highest rates of sexual assault in the world, with 20 percent of adolescent girls and boys reporting that they have been forced to have sex. In many cases, they are also the perpetrators: In one survey, 12 percent of boys and 5 percent of girls admitted they have forced someone else onto sex.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-21 20:28:21

Pitt professor receives NIH grant to test behavioral therapy for chronic pain in HIV patients
Living with HIV often means living with chronic pain, but behavioral therapy could offer an effective alternative to opioids.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-21 20:25:18

Scientists pinpoint key gene that controls body segmentation in spiders and insects
Scientists have pinpointed a key gene that controls segmentation during spider development, which reveals a further similarity to the control of segmentation in insects, a study in eLife reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-21 20:19:32

Study compares T-cell signaling patterns in two different CAR designs
CAR T-cell therapy, which reprograms immune cells to fight cancer, has shown great promise in people with some blood cancers who have not responded to other treatments. But until now, the underlying biological pathways enabling anti-cancer responses have not been thoroughly examined.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-21 20:16:03

Christiana Care Health System successfully reduces opioid prescriptions
Before surgeon Emily Penman, M.D., begins a mastectomy or lumpectomy, her lightly sedated patient receives a nerve block, an injection of medicine to control pain after surgery.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-21 20:08:28

New minimally invasive therapy shows promise for long-term reversal of Type 1 diabetes
What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could reverse Type 1 diabetes for you - or your dog?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-08-21 20:01:05