Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Nicotine's Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.
The Scientist, 2018-10-16 16:20:29

Environmental conditions may drive development of multiple sclerosis
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that certain environmental conditions may precipitate structural changes that take place in myelin sheaths in the onset of multiple sclerosis. Myelin sheaths are the "insulating tape" surrounding axons; axons carry electrical impulses in neurons.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 16:17:56

Men who conform to 'the man box' more likely to consider suicide and violence
An Australian first study involving 1000 men aged 18 to 30 has found those who conform to traditional definitions of manhood - dubbed 'the man box' - are twice as likely to consider suicide and seven times more likely to be violent towards others.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 15:58:14

Early menopause and diabetes may reduce life expectancy
Only in science fiction novels can scientists predict people's lifespans. However, researchers have advanced the understanding of those risk factors that adversely affect mortality rates.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 15:42:42

Fish oil based diets may suppress growth and spread of breast cancer cells
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those typically contained in fish oil, may suppress the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-10-16 15:33:33

Azar deals woe to DTC—and a slap to Big Pharma—with vow to force prices into drug ads
Pharma might have thought it could fend off the Trump administration's bid to get drug prices into consumer advertising, but it was wrong. Even a last-ditch set of concessions from PhRMA Monday morning didn't work—and now, some opponents are up in arms.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-10-16 15:15:44

Johnson & Johnson would be just fine without Zytiga, executives insist as patent decision looms
J&J could suffer a big patent loss for its blockbuster cancer treatment Zytiga—and soon—but even if that happens, the company argues it can grow faster than its peers, thanks to its wide pharmaceuticals portfolio.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-10-16 14:56:50

Apple and Zimmer Biomet launch 10,000-patient Apple Watch study in hip and knee surgeries
Apple and Zimmer Biomet have begun collaborating on a large clinical study that will use an Apple Watch and iPhone app to help prepare and track patients through hip and knee replacement surgeries—with the goal of adding digital health products and active engagement to a new standard of care.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-10-16 14:51:07

EU expands look at Zhejiang Huahai as impurities show up in other 'sartans'
A global recall may get expanded beyond valsartan as regulators continue to find potentially cancer-causing impurities in other “sartan” products. European regulators say they have found the same impurity discovered in valsartan in both losartan made by Hetero Labs and now irbesartan by Aurobindo Pharma.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-10-16 14:41:05