Genomic & Biopharma News

New book shows how marginalized urban communities address environmental health disparities
A new book details the insights learned from communities that came together to overcome long-standing and seemingly insurmountable environmental public health challenges.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 06:00:15

Text messaging, electric pill bottles not enough to drive down blood pressure levels
About one in three Americans have high blood pressure, called hypertension, but only about half of them have their condition under control.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 05:59:21

Altered microbiome in fruit flies can drive evolutionary change
The expression "you are what you eat" has taken on new meaning. In an experiment in fruit flies, or Drosophila melanogaster, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that adding different species of microbes to the flies' food caused populations to diverge genetically, racking up significant genomic changes in just five generations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 05:44:44

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

Study supports drawing blood cultures prior to starting treatment for sepsis
Severe bacterial infections are a leading cause of death globally. Delays in effective treatment can increase the chance that a patient dies but treating a patient before blood cultures are drawn may make it impossible to identify the bacteria causing the infection and make it challenging to identify the best choice of treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 05:29:37

Ground-breaking laser device gets $4.7 million boost from NSF
Deep within the subterranean confines of Building C--the latest addition to the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University--a pathbreaking machine is quietly taking shape. Designed to unlock some of nature's tiniest and most fleeting mysteries, the Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser (CXFEL) is the only instrument of its kind in the world.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 05:15:30

Researchers identify an unexpected genetic plasticity in bat-borne influenza viruses
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 04:52:55

UT Southwestern researchers identify novel mechanism that regulates fat formation
In work suggesting new therapeutic targets to fight obesity, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a novel mechanism that regulates the creation of fat in mammals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 04:44:23

Celebration to Commemorate Ocean Ridge Biosciences' Re-Opening at New Facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB), a leader in RNA profiling and biomarker discovery services, will celebrate a grand re-opening at its new location, 394 SW 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida. The event will take place on Friday, November 18th, 2016 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-14 17:41:06

New technology helps trace the origin of Huntington's disease
The first signs of Huntington's, an inherited disease that slowly deteriorates bodies and minds, don't typically surface until middle age.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 04:42:45

Researchers develop new method for prior evaluation of single crystal structure analysis
A research team from Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), RIKEN, and the University of Tokyo developed a novel data analysis method for prior evaluation of single crystal structure analysis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-09-18 04:36:25