Genomic & Biopharma News

Discrimination may contribute to decline of 'birthweight advantage' in black immigrants
Black women have the highest prevalence of low birthweight babies compared to other racial and ethnic groups, but black immigrants typically have much better outcomes than their U.S.-born counterparts. Yet, little has been known about whether this "healthy immigrant" effect persists across generations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 02:31:00

Using advanced microscopy techniques to see single molecules of telomerase in living cells
Canadian scientists have achieved a first in the study of telomerase, an essential enzyme implicated in aging and cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 02:20:42

Brain activity studies are not as useful as previously thought
Hundreds of published studies over the last decade have claimed it's possible to predict an individual's patterns of thoughts and feelings by scanning their brain in an MRI machine as they perform some mental tasks.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 02:15:52

New technique opens the door to treating genetic forms of hearing loss
Using a new genetic engineering technique, known as base editing, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, have restored hearing in mice with a known recessive genetic mutation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 02:10:33

People with severe vision loss less accurate in judging the distance of closer sounds
People with severe vision loss can less accurately judge the distance of nearby sounds, potentially putting them more at risk of injury, according to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 02:06:21

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

AFFiRiS announces preclinical results of monoclonal antibody mAB C6-17 in Huntington's
AFFiRiS, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel disease-modifying specific active immunotherapies, today announced that detailed preclinical results with its monoclonal antibody mAB C6-17 to treat Huntington's Disease were published in the peer-reviewed journal Neurobiology of Disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 02:00:27

How COVID-19 affects people with Down Syndrome
A new study published in June 2020 on the preprint online server medRxiv reports on the increased risk of COVID-19 in Down Syndrome (DS) and certain characteristic features that are found in this population segment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 01:52:00

Scientists uncover why developing nerve cells take a wrong turn
A group of scientists from CECAD, the Cluster of Excellence 'Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases,' have found a mechanism by which neurodevelopmental diseases concerning neurons can be explained: The loss of a certain enzyme, UBE2K, impeded the differentiation of stem cells by silencing the expression of genes important for neuronal differentiation and, therefore, the development and generation of neurons.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 01:50:46

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

Trastuzumab emtansine as a preferred second-line choice after horizontal dual blockade
Volume 11, Issue 22 of Oncotarget reported that despite relevant medical advancements, metastatic breast cancer remains an incurable disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 01:45:38