Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Smart sensor equipped chair may help reduce office workers’ back pain problems
Low back pain (LBP) is no stranger to office workers. In Japan, 1 out of 10 otherwise healthy office workers suffer from LBP. Stretching and exercise help alleviate the pain, but workers often do this when it is too late. But what if our chairs could alert us before the pain worsens?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 00:41:34

How do asymptomatic COVID-19 screenings affect a highly vaccinated university population?
In a recent study, a team of researchers from a variety of Canadian institutes reviewed the previous modeling of COVID-19 transmission in a university setting.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 00:38:00

SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to greater risk of neurological complications than vaccines
Researchers from across the UK, led by the University of Oxford, have today reported on the risks of developing neurological complications following a positive COVID-19 PCR test, or a first dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 00:34:48

Research reveals the microbial landscape of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system targets tissues of the body, causing widespread inflammation and affecting multiple organs such as the kidney and the brain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 00:14:20

Ensemble-based machine learning algorithms accurately predict anti-cancer drug responses
Today, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic advancements made by research scientists and engineers are driving more targeted medical therapies through the power of prediction.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-28 00:03:32

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

Home care patients with language barriers may be vulnerable to poor outcomes
Patients with language barriers who are receiving home health care are at an increased risk for hospital readmission, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 23:56:14

Study uncovers how novel coronavirus disrupts normal cell defenses to hijack human host cells
A UBC-led research team has uncovered how the virus responsible for causing COVID-19 escapes destruction in infected cells, allowing SARS-CoV-2 to persist and continue spreading in the human body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 23:40:00

Researchers use a mathematical model to better understand the immune response to vaccines
When it comes to the design of a novel vaccine against viral infection, vaccine developers have to make several major decisions. One of them is the choice of what type of immune response they wish to induce.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 23:33:40

McMaster-Hamburg collaboration discovers promising new antimalarial compound
A study out of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University has resulted in the discovery of a promising new antimalarial compound.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 23:28:00