Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Discharge-ready patients still breathing out SARS-CoV-2 particles, finds study
In just five months, the COVID-19 paralyzed huge cities, confined billions to their homes, and brought economic activity to a standstill in much of the world. Tens of thousands of patients became critically ill, overwhelming healthcare facilities. Even as many recovered and were ready to go home, a new study published in May 2020 on the preprint server medRxiv reports that a significant number of patients ready to go home still have virus particles in their exhaled breath.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 01:36:34

Chapman University survey highlights effects of COVID-19 on physical and mental health
The Chapman University National COVID-19 and Mental Health Survey provides an in-depth look at the experiences of 4,149 adults living in the United States.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 01:33:00

Genetic variations linked to COVID-19 severity
A new report by researchers from Thailand's Mahidol University and published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 reports that the clinical severity of COVID-19 may be linked to the genetic makeup of the patient in addition to external factors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 01:20:11

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

Tumors cause disruption of the immune system throughout the body, study finds
Cancer treatment has advanced with the advent of immunotherapies that, in some cancers, can overcome tumors' ability to evade the immune system by suppressing local immune responses.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 01:04:00

COVID-19 lockdowns negatively impact lifestyle behaviors in children with obesity
Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to University at Buffalo research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 00:58:53

Kawasaki-like inflammatory syndrome appears to be more common in children of African ancestry
An inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents, believed to be linked to covid-19, seems to be more common among children of African ancestry, finds a small study from a hospital in Paris, published by The BMJ today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 00:54:32

AI can be used to expand the role of chest X-ray imaging in COVID-19 diagnosis
According to a recent report by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, artificial intelligence (AI) should be used to expand the role of chest X-ray imaging -- using computed tomography, or CT -- in diagnosing and assessing coronavirus infection so that it can be more than just a means of screening for signs of COVID-19 in a patient's lungs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-04 00:51:44

HDAC8 promotes the dissemination of breast cancer cells via AKT/GSK-3β/Snail signals

Nature, 2020-06-04 00:00:00

Showers, toilets and washbasins may act as SARS-CoV-2 reservoirs despite low environmental transmission
In their new research paper currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server, scientists from the University of Bonn in Germany demonstrated that indirect environmental transmission most likely plays only a minor role in the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). However, certain potentially neglected viral reservoirs have to be taken into account when introducing epidemiological measures.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-06-03 23:59:02