Genomic & Biopharma News

Study highlights the usefulness of organoids for basic research into coronaviruses
Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers in collaboration with the group of Bart Haagmans (Erasmus MC) established an organoid biobank to search for the genes that are essential for the spreading of a SARS-CoV2 infection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 05:49:41

Myocarditis risk from mRNA COVID vaccines re-evaluated in Canadian study
Scientists from the University of Ottawa, Canada, have recently estimated the prevalence of myocarditis/pericarditis in individuals recently immunized with mRNA-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. The analysis reveals a prevalence of 10 myopericarditis cases for every 10,000 vaccine doses. The study is currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 05:43:04

New QCovid tool helps identify vaccinated groups at highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalization and death
Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported on findings on the vaccinated people who are at greatest risk from severe Covid-19 leading to hospitalization or death from 14 days post the second dose vaccination, when substantial immunity should be expected.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 05:35:28

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

Immunotherapy treatment may be appropriate for patients with earlier stages of melanoma
An immunotherapy called pembrolizumab reduced cancer recurrence after surgery in patients with stage IIb and IIc melanoma, according to the results of an international, randomized phase III clinical trial led by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 05:29:32

Study quantifies the life-years lost to cancer among transplant recipients
People who have received organ transplants face an elevated risk of developing cancer, primarily due to immunosuppression from medications to prevent organ rejection, as well as underlying medical conditions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 05:22:01

Poll: One in five children ate fast food more often since the pandemic
For some families, pandemic times have meant increased screen time, attending class from bedrooms and maybe even more dinners from a drive through.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 05:11:43

Commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs could be effective in treating ulcerative colitis
There may be good news for the nearly 1 million people battling ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel condition with no real cure: Statins, a commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drug, seem to be an effective, if unexpected, treatment for the condition, according to a new Stanford Medicine study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 05:06:08

The influence of prior seasonal coronavirus infection on disease severity in COVID-19
A new study posted to the bioRxiv* server attempted to explore anti-spike IgG responses, Fc-gamma receptor (FcγR) activation, IgG targeting of immunodominant regions, and recall responses due to seasonal hCoV infections in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 04:53:33

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

Characterizing the flexibility of SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern spike proteins
A novel protein modeling method assesses changes to the conformation of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that have been encountered by mutation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-09-20 02:55:01