Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Powerful weapon discovered to fight antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are a major cause of serious infections that often persist despite antibiotic treatment, but scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered a way to make these bacteria much more susceptible to some common antibiotics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:56:00

Count and location of moles on the body influenced by genetic makeup
A study published this week in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research has found that genes have a greater influence than previously thought not only on the number of moles you have but also where they are on your body.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:53:19

FierceBiotech's 2016 Fierce 15
It's that time of year again when new school routines are established, deciduous trees begin their showy transformation, and FierceBiotech releases its annual list of 15 innovative companies who are primed to make a big splash in the biopharma industry.
ORB Company Blog, 2016-09-23 17:22:41

Lavender oil exposure linked to abnormal breast growth in young girls
Abnormal breast growth in young girls is linked to lavender oil exposure, according to a recent study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:42:00

New AAN guidelines includes recommendations for treatment of migraine in children, teens
For children and teens with migraine, the pain and symptoms that accompany migraine attacks can be debilitating, resulting in missed school days, absence from social or sporting events, and affected home activities.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:37:27

Researchers develop new strategy to target metastases in lymph nodes
Metastasis, in which cancer cells break free from the primary tumor and form tumors at other sites, worsens the prognosis for many cancer patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:32:55

Joint lubricating fluid triggers pain response from nerve cells in osteoarthritic patients
A team at the University of Cambridge has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar that caused by chilli peppers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:23:23

Mortality risk from yellow fever can be identified sooner
Approximately ten out of every 100 people who are bitten by mosquitos infected by the yellow fever virus develop symptoms of the disease. Although most infected people do not develop the disease, it is lethal to approximately 40% of those who do.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:16:01

Regular physical activity associated with decreased risk of postoperative delirium
After having surgery, many older adults develop delirium, the medical term for sudden and severe confusion. In fact, between 10 and 67 percent of older adults experience delirium after surgery for non-heart-related issues, while 5 to 61 percent experience delirium after orthopedic surgery (surgery dealing with the bones and muscles).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:09:23

New drug to treat pancreatic cancer shows promising results in clinical trial
A clinical trial testing a new drug in pancreatic cancer had promising initial results, report researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-08-15 03:01:00