Genomic & Biopharma News

Changing diet repeatedly or abruptly could be harmful to health
New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that switching to a rich diet after eating a restricted diet can decrease life expectancy and have negative effects on health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 18:51:36

Researchers develop new probe to detect common target of anti-inflammatory drugs
The Chan group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology has recently developed a probe named CoxFluor, which is able to distinguish between Cyclooxygenase-2, an enzyme that plays a major role in driving the progression of cancer, and Cyclooxygenase-1, which is expressed in all cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 18:35:00

Polygenic risk score not useful in predicting heart disease risk, study finds
A Polygenic Risk Score -- a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients -- has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 18:23:49

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.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Researchers study why colon cancer is more lethal in pediatric and young adult patients
Colon cancer is more likely to be lethal in children and young adults than middle-aged adults. In a single-institution study, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex., found that differences in mortality rates persist regardless of whether pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients (aged 24 and younger) were born with a predisposition for colon abnormalities or disease and for the first time conclude that young people are more likely to have metastases outside the colon, into the abdominal cavity, when they are diagnosed.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 18:17:03

Patient satisfaction or confidence not significantly affected by physician's gender and race
When a patient arrives at an American emergency room today, they have a higher chance than ever before of seeing a doctor who's a woman or a person of color. And they're also more likely than ever to get a survey after they go home, asking how satisfied they were with their ER care.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 17:59:17

Majority of pediatricians support national vaccination program despite hurdles
Despite bureaucratic hurdles, the vast majority of pediatricians want to keep participating in a national program that provides vaccinations at no cost to children who are on Medicaid, uninsured, or who are American Indian/Alaska Native, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 17:53:15

'Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice' document approved by AANA Board of Directors
Meeting the demands of an ever-changing healthcare environment, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Board of Directors approved the updated "Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 17:37:56

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

Advances in surgical care for patients with pancreatic cancer
Earlier this year, doctors and researchers celebrated the news that the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer had crossed into double digits for the first time -; up from just 6% in 2011.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 17:29:45

Coriell researchers find new genetic indicator of obesity risk
Obesity is among the most common complex diseases in the United States and has been a stubborn public health challenge for decades. Its causes are wide ranging, but genetic heritability is increasingly understood to be an influential factor in determining a person's risk for the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-23 16:54:46