Genomic & Biopharma News

Study: Over 5.6 million Americans exposed to high nitrate levels in drinking water
More than 5.6 million Americans are potentially exposed to nitrate in drinking water at levels that could cause health problems, according to a new study. In this first analysis of its kind, researchers found that water systems with higher nitrate levels also tend to serve communities with higher proportions of Hispanic residents.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-01-18 08:09:30

Obesity can be risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma, confirms study
A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer, and identifies several specific obesity-related factors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-01-18 08:08:37

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

Scientists develop new gene therapy that prevents axon destruction in mice
Nerve axons serve as the wiring of the nervous system, sending electrical signals that control movement and sense of touch.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-01-18 08:05:50

ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchers
After 8 years of operation in Palm Beach Gardens, Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) has recently relocated to a 5,394 sq. ft. facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The new facility provides several improvements which will enable ORB to provide improved and expanded services to academic and corporate clients. These include:
ORB Company Blog, 2016-11-21 19:26:55

Upcoming Webinar – The SG-NEx project: nanopore long-read RNA-sequencing of human cancer cell lines
28 Feb 2019 at 11:00 (GMT -06:00) Jonathan Göke – Senior Research Scientist (PI) Genome Institute of Singapore (A*STAR) The ability of RNA-sequencing to generate a high-dimensional, quantitative readout...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2019-01-18 08:00:24

NX Prenatal and Milu Labs Announce Strategic Collaboration to Commercialize Exosome-Based Preterm Birth Risk Test in Asia
NX Prenatal Inc., a privately held women's healthcare molecular diagnostic company, announced today that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Milu Labs, whose mission is to become the leading...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2019-01-18 08:00:13

Monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab prolongs survival in patients with squamous cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers of the skin and mucosa. Treatment options for the advanced stage have been very limited for patients with tumors of the head and neck, i.e. in the mouth, the pharynx or the larynx: If recurrences or metastases occur during or after platinum-based chemotherapy, the disease is generally considered incurable.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-01-18 07:59:15

Novartis allies with Oxford academics for big data R&D drive
Novartis has teamed up with the University of Oxford to use artificial intelligence to improve drug development. The collaboration will analyze MRI data from 35,000 multiple sclerosis patients and results from IL-17 inhibitor trials to better understand diseases important to Novartis’ prospects.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-01-18 07:57:53

New research provides better understanding of our early human ancestors
The fossil site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, discovered by Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in August 2008, has been one of the most productive sites of the 21st century for fossils of early human ancestors or hominins.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-01-18 07:57:00

New study suggests vital exhaustion as risk factor for dementia
A new study suggests that vital exhaustion - which can be perceived as an indicator of psychological distress - is a risk factor for future risk of dementia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-01-18 07:53:18