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

Northwestern scientists receive awards totaling nearly $18 million for Parkinson's disease research
Northwestern University scientists have received two awards totaling nearly $18 million for Parkinson's disease research from The ASAP Collaborative Research Network, a program of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) initiative being implemented through The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 22:56:39

MU researchers receive $1.9 million grant to assess COVID-19 response in nursing homes
When Lori Popejoy and Amy Vogelsmeier were working as registered nurses early in their careers, they saw firsthand how quickly respiratory infections, such as the common flu, could spread in nursing homes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 22:37:55

Novel bionic insole technology designed to help people with nerve damage maintain their balance
A shoe insole using bionic technology to help people with nerve damage maintain their balance has been designed by University of Queensland researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 22:26:00

Fresh faces, fewer tools: Meet the new bosses fighting covid
Emilie Sayler's roots run deep in southwestern Montana. She serves on a nearby town council and the board of the local Little League. She went to college in a neighboring county and regularly volunteers in the schools of her three kids.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 22:17:28

Medicare plans’ ‘free’ dental, vision, hearing benefits come at a cost
When Teresa Nolan Barensfeld turned 65 last year, she quickly decided on a private Medicare Advantage plan to cover her health expenses.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 22:15:39

Revealing Peer Reviewer Identities Could Introduce Bias: Study
An analysis finds that reviewers are more likely to choose to be de-anonymized when their reviews are positive, suggesting instituting a fully open process might discourage negative feedback.
The Scientist, 2021-10-27 20:33:24

NIH, FDA and 15 private organizations join forces to increase effective gene therapies for rare diseases
While there are approximately 7,000 rare diseases, only two heritable diseases currently have FDA-approved gene therapies.
National Institutes of Health, 2021-10-27 19:00:00

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

Scientists flip a new piece in the male infertility puzzle
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's appear to have flipped another piece in the underexplored puzzle of male infertility.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 17:37:09

Genetic factors influence moral views concerning drug use and noncommittal sex
Few hallmarks of the 1960s counterculture stand out like sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll-; elements of a "lifestyle" that Life magazine once branded as "antithetical in almost every respect to that of conventional America."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-10-27 17:16:59