Genomic & Biopharma News

New biomarkers may identify people with Type 1 diabetes who could benefit from immunotherapy
Scientists at UCL have discovered new biomarkers, which may identify those people with Type 1 diabetes who would benefit from the immunotherapy drug Abatacept, a finding which could eventually help thousands manage the disease more effectively.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 23:35:46

Snapchat found to be an effective tool to teach residents emergency radiology
A pilot study conducted by a team of LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine faculty has found that Snapchat is an effective tool to teach residents emergency radiology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 23:29:54

High-speed atomic force microscopy reveals diverse amyloid structures and dynamics
In the human body, proteins sometimes occur in fibrillar aggregates called amyloids. Although certain amyloids are known to have a biological function, amyloid formation is often associated with pathologies, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 23:21:10

Study shows high SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence, but low death rate in Malawi's health care workers
A study by researchers from Malawi and United Kingdom reveals a significant discrepancy between predicted coronavirus disease (COVID-19) mortality in the observed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence rates in health care workers and reported deaths in urban Malawi in southeastern Africa, indicating early exposure, but a slow progression of the outbreak. Their findings are currently available on the medRxiv preprint server.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 23:20:58

Racial discrimination associated with higher capability for suicide
In this age of racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one's own life.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 23:15:49

SARS-CoV-2 lured away and trapped by a new decoy version of ACE2
Researchers in the United States and Canada have engineered affinity-optimized “receptor traps” that prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) from binding to and infecting cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 22:48:00

A blood test may be an easy way to predict who will benefit from immunotherapy
A test which detects changing levels of tumour fragments in the blood may be an easy, non-invasive and quick way to predict who will benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment option for advanced cancers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 22:47:52

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

Sweet-taste perception changes from childhood to adulthood
Compared with adults, children and adolescents are less sensitive to the sweet taste and need 40% more sucrose in a solution for them to detect the taste of sugar, a new study found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 17:51:53

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

Study evaluates how travel bans help reduce the spread of COVID-19
With the reopening of flights during the summer holiday season in Europe, many countries have started to see an increase in COVID-19 infections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-08-03 17:39:24