Genomic & Biopharma News

Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy
Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. The metabolic processes of these bacteria are not only tremendously important to our health—they are also tremendously complex. A research team has taken an important step in modelling the complexity of the human gut’s bacterial communities—the microbiome—on the computer.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-29 20:07:01

EDGE bioinformatics brings genomics to everyone
A new bioinformatics platform called Empowering the Development of Genomics Expertise (EDGE) will help democratize the genomics revolution by allowing users with limited bioinformatics expertise to quickly analyze and interpret genomic sequence data.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-29 17:45:09

Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy
Hundreds of different bacterial species live in the human gut, helping us to digest our food. The metabolic processes of these bacteria are not only tremendously important to our health – they are also tremendously complex. A research team has taken an important step in modelling the complexity of the human gut’s bacterial communities – the microbiome – on the computer. The researchers gathered all known data on the metabolism of 773 bacterial strains – more than ever before. Working from this data, they developed a computer model for each bacterial strain. This collection, known as AGORA, can now be used on the computer to simulate metabolic processes taking place in the microbes and to investigate how they affect the metabolism of other microbes and that of the human host.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-29 13:42:33

Cracking the code of a deadly virus
Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV) is an unforgiving killer of horses, donkeys and zebras, resulting in mortality as high as 80 percent of infected animals. It causes rapid, catastrophic swelling of the brain and spinal cord, leading to severe neurological symptoms and—in many cases—sudden death. The virus can also infect humans, with similar results. Now a research team has exploited a weakness in VEEV's genetic code, resulting in a far less deadly mutant version of the virus when tested in laboratory mice.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-28 20:23:17

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body oceanrid Fri, 11/25/2016 - 13:55 Read more about 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

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body oceanrid Fri, 11/25/2016 - 13:55 Read more about 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

History of cells told through MEMOIR
Researchers have developed a new method for reading the history and "family trees" of cells. Called MEMOIR, or Memory by Engineered Mutagenesis with Optical In situ Readout, the technique can record the life history of animal cells -- their relationships with other cells, communication patterns, and the influential events that have shaped them.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-21 22:39:56

ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchers
ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchers oceanrid Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:26 Read more about ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchersLog in or register to post comments 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

ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchers
ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchers oceanrid Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:26 Read more about ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchersLog in or register to post comments 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