Genomic & Biopharma News

Woman with severe spinal cord injury recovers after treatment at Danbury Hospital
A freak accident left Katherine (Kathy) Wenning unable to move her upper body. She knew she needed medical attention, but she was at her country getaway in Washington, Connecticut - two hours by car from her home in Manhattan and the New York medical system she trusted.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 03:40:33

Addictive online shopping prevalent among treatment-seeking patients with BSD
A new study in Comprehensive Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, found that one third of a group of patients seeking treatment for buying-shopping disorder also reported symptoms of addictive online shopping.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 03:33:56

Gut microbes may alter the aging process, study finds
An international research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that microorganisms living in the gut may alter the aging process, which could lead to the development of food-based treatment to slow it down.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 03:26:33

New research casts doubt on the credibility of China’s organ transplant datasets
The Chinese government may have been systematically misreporting the number of organs it claims it has voluntarily collected since 2010, according to new research published in BMC Medical Ethics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 03:20:32

Study examines how drug promotion rules influence physician prescribing practices
Findings from a new study led by researchers at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, show that the way in which pharmaceutical companies are permitted to share information about their drugs can influence physician prescribing practices.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 03:09:39

Study: Almost half of accused harassers can return to work
What happens behind the scenes when employees are accused of harassment? New research from Michigan State University revealed that almost half of accused harassers can go back to work when disputes are settled by arbitrators - or, third-parties who resolve disputes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 02:56:02

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Identifying the markers for pancreatic cancer may have happened here in a 5,400 square foot facility where scientists routinely practice next generation RNA profiling and biomarker discovery. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-25 18:55:37

Research shows how bacteria associated with Crohn's disease tolerate antibiotics
Bacteria associated with Crohn's disease rely on multiple stress responses to survive, multiply, and tolerate antibiotics within white blood cells called macrophages, according to a study published November 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Olivier Espéli of the College de France and PSL Research University in Paris, France, and colleagues.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 02:52:33

Non-coding enhancer DNA may be key for identifying genetic risk in neurological conditions
One might think that the primary cause of most genetically linked diseases comes from mutations in coding DNA -- alterations in coding regions of the genome that can lead directly to changes in the expression of particular proteins important for a healthy body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 02:48:34

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

EHRs get 'F'rating for usability from health care professionals
The transition to electronic health records (EHRs) was supposed to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare for doctors and patients alike -- but these technologies get an "F" rating for usability from health care professionals, and may be contributing to high rates of professional burnout, according to a new Yale-led study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-15 02:42:16