Genomic & Biopharma News

About 14% of cerebral palsy cases may be tied to brain wiring genes
NIH-funded study points to genes that control the establishment of neural circuits during early development.
National Institutes of Health, 2020-09-28 19:45:00

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

Vast Majority in US Remain Susceptible to COVID-19: Study
Fewer than 1 in 10 dialysis patients sampled had antibodies against the novel coronavirus as of July, indicating that the greater population is far from levels required to achieve herd immunity.
The Scientist, 2020-09-28 19:16:46

NIH-funded study sheds light on abnormal neural function in rare genetic disorder
Findings show deficits in the electrical activity of cortical cells; possible targets for treatment for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
National Institutes of Health, 2020-09-28 19:15:00

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

NCCN publishes new clinical practice guidelines for pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network today announced the publication of new NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma. Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most curable forms of pediatric cancer, with long-term survival rates of 90% or higher.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-28 18:19:55

Interdisciplinary team wins NIH grant to develop a device for early oral cancer detection
Mouth lesions are among the main early indicators of oral cancer, but determining whether a sore is actually malignant typically involves painful, costly biopsies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-28 18:05:06

Case Western Reserve researchers receive $2.3 million to study COVID-19 spread in nursing homes
Almost from the moment COVID-19 reached this nation's shores, nursing homes have experienced some of its most devastating effects.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-28 17:59:10

Research reveals how genetic differences in body fat affect men and women's health risks
New research is revealing how genetic differences in the fat in men's and women's bodies affect the diseases each sex is likely to get.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-28 17:46:17

Study finds identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease
New research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-28 17:25:55

New framework allows researchers to probe the metabolic processes inside cancer cells
One of the biggest challenges to the development of medical treatments for cancer is the fact that there is no single kind of cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-09-28 17:18:00