Genomic & Biopharma News

How COVID-19 Is Spread
Scientists' latest understanding of the facts, the suspicions, and the discounted rumors of SARS-CoV-2's transmission from person to person
The Scientist, 2020-02-21 06:30:02

Study highlights the need to promote fair, standardized measurement of cardiovascular care quality
In a new study published today in JAMA Cardiology, a team of researchers led by Rishi Wadhera, MD, MPP, MPhil, an investigator in the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, found that hospitals that received awards from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology for the delivery of high-quality care for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure were more likely to be financially penalized under value-based programs than other hospitals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-21 05:42:00

Survey reveals trends in condom use to prevent STIs and pregnancy
Researchers at McMaster University have peered into the most intimate moments of sexually active women and men across Canada to ask if they're using condoms, all in an effort to gather data that could inform decisions around public health and sex education.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-21 05:34:34

Bundled-payment program for hip and knee replacement has not led to 'cherry-picking' of patients
A pilot program introducing bundled payments for hip and knee replacement (HKR) in Medicare patients hasn't led hospitals to "cherry-pick" healthier patients at lower risk of complications, reports a study in the February 19, 2020 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-21 05:26:32

Faster stroke treatment in specialized ambulances reduces patients' disability
Treating stroke patients in specialized ambulances speeds treatment and reduces patients' disability, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-21 05:13:47

Study finds higher risk of poisoning at the beginning and after end of methadone treatment
A new study, led by RCSI researchers, has found that patients receiving methadone treatment are most at risk of overdosing in the month following the end of methadone treatment and during the first four weeks of treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-21 04:44:44

Harmful levels of metal linked to DNA damage found in the urine of e-cigarette users
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have completed a cross-sectional human study that compares biomarkers and metal concentrations in the urine of e-cigarette users, nonsmokers, and cigarette smokers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-21 04:09:00

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

Active droplets for precise dosing of medication
Using a mixture of oil droplets and hydrogel, medical active agents can be not only precisely dosed, but also continuously administered over periods of up to several days. The active agents inside the droplets are released at a constant rate, decreasing the risk of over- or underdosage.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-21 04:01:32

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

Study shows main gates for coronavirus importation in Africa
Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-02-21 03:54:50