Genomic & Biopharma News

Study: Variation in COVID-19 viral genome improves its ability to infect human cells
Researchers have shown that a variation in the viral genome of Covid-19 improved its ability to infect human cells and helped it become the dominant strain circulating around the world today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 05:26:00

Diagnosis of COVID-19 by RT-LAMP assay in 25 minutes
Even as COVID-19 continues its inexorable march, taking hundreds of thousands of lives and causing nearly 11 million cases, the diagnosis of the infection is still not sensitive or specific enough. Now, a new study by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and published on the preprint server medRxiv...
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 04:28:20

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

Mutated European strain of coronavirus more contagious but less potent
The coronavirus pandemic is far from over as it actively spreads across the globe. The infection toll has reached a staggering 10.84 million people since it emerged in late December 2019 in Wuhan City, China. The virus that has left the city has now spread to 188 countries and territories and has mutated, becoming more infectious.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 04:08:20

Study may help develop better treatment strategies for cannabis dependence
Researchers at Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, recently examined underlying brain networks in long-term cannabis users to identify patterns of brain connectivity when the users crave or have a desire to consume cannabis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 03:11:55

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

Markers of vascular damage in COVID-19
A new study by researchers at Yale University and published on the preprint server medRxiv reports on the plasma levels of biomolecules that reflect vascular damage in COVID-19.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 02:41:38

Effectiveness of NPI's in COVID-19 - conclusions are predictable, NPI's work
Now, a new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* looks at how the effects of these NPIs can be quantified in order to keep the public health response to COVID-19 at an adequate level. While NPIs are known to reduce the peak of the infections, in general, the researchers wanted to quantify different components separately.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 01:48:42

Scientists test evolutionary fitness of older-mother offspring in various environments
The offspring of older mothers don't fare as well as those of younger mothers, in humans and many other species. They aren't as healthy, or they don't live as long, or they have fewer offspring themselves.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 01:46:26

Study provides new insights into the mystery of scent
The premiere of the movie Scent of Mystery in 1960 marked a singular event in the annals of cinema: the first, and last, motion picture debut "in glorious Smell-O-Vision."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 01:41:00

UCLA scientists identify new function for histones
UCLA scientists have identified a new function for histones, the spool-shaped proteins that regulate gene expression and serve as anchors for strands of DNA to wrap around.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-03 01:19:00