Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Cryo-EM structure of SMG1–SMG8–SMG9 complex

Nature, 2019-11-15 00:00:00

Older Mexican American adults experiencing pain are at risk of developing frailty
NIH-funded study calls for policy to manage pain-related frailty unique to older Mexican Americans.
National Institutes of Health, 2019-11-14 23:45:00

Circulating tumor DNA evaluated as an alternative to tissue NGS for non-small cell lung cancer
Tissue biopsies, which are currently the gold standard molecular diagnostic technique for oncologists, are not only painful to cancer patients, but expose an already immune-comprised population to increased rates of nosocomial infections. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for the typical clinical pathology workflow to yield samples which are not suitable for routine analysis strategies, e.g.
ORB Company Blog, 2016-10-21 17:26:00

NIH adds five Lasker Clinical Research Scholars
Exceptional early stage scientists mark NIH’s commitment to build the next generation of biomedical researchers.
National Institutes of Health, 2019-11-14 23:15:00

'Agency overreach, plain and simple': Drugmakers hit back at HHS as drug prices in TV ads get another hearing
Merck & Co., Eli Lilly, Amgen and the Association of National Advertisers hit back at the Trump administration in a court filing Thursday, calling its continued push to mandate drug prices in TV ads "agency overreach, plain and simple." Next up: a hearing set for Jan. 13.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-11-14 22:51:23

New treatment stops peanut allergy for 6 weeks with single dose
A small study published in the journal JCI Insight on November 14, 2019, suggests that antibody treatment could help people with severe allergy to peanuts eat a small amount of peanut-containing food just two weeks later, without any ill effects. This seems to show that this is a safe, fast and effective treatment for food allergy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-14 22:42:33

NIH, NIST researchers use artificial intelligence for quality control of stem cell-derived tissues
Technique key to scale up manufacturing of therapies from induced pluripotent stem cells.
National Institutes of Health, 2019-11-14 22:30:00

Altering malarial parasite genes to prevent malaria
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the parasitic organism called Plasmodium, of which there are several types that cause the different kinds of malarial fever. This age-old infection still kills over 400,000 people every year, all over the world. A new study published in the journal Cell on November 14, 2019, shows how a simple tweaking of the genes of this organism could quite conceivably lead to the elimination of this disease altogether.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-14 22:29:58

Added sugar in 60 percent of infant, toddler foods
How young do you have to be to escape the lure of unhealthy foods? It’s never too young, finds a new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on November 14, 2019.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-14 22:22:02

New type of bionic pacemaker
A new study published in the Journal of Physiology on November 14, 2019, reports the development of a radically different type of cardiac pacemaker which could change the prognosis of patients with heart failure.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-11-14 21:53:33