Genomic & Biopharma News

Origins of bread found 14,400 years ago in Jordan
Scientists have found the remnants of a meal shared by a group of Natufian hunter-gatherers around 14,400 years ago. They noted the expected varieties of meat including those from a gazelle, waterfowl and hare and were surprised with three to four types of flat bread made up of mixed grain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-18 20:44:39

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Digital media use raising risk of ADHD symptoms among the young
According to a new study published this week in the JAMA, rise in use of digital media among teenagers may raise their risk of getting symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-18 20:31:31

A simple pill for meth addicts on the cards
Researchers from Australia's Curtin University have developed a simple pill that could be used to treat methamphetamine addicts. It would soon be tried in a clinical trial to prove its efficacy and utility said the researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-18 20:23:53

Melanoma could soon be detected using a blood test
West Australian researchers from Edith Cowan University have managed to develop a blood test that is capable of diagnosing melanomas before they can spread to other parts of the body. The study titled, “A diagnostic autoantibody signature for primary cutaneous melanoma,” was published in the latest issue of the journal Oncotarget.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-18 20:18:38

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Stroke detection software developer Viz.ai brings in $21M in series A round
Viz.ai, an artificial intelligence company developing software to detect and triage urgent cases of stroke, has raised $21 million in venture capital to expand its portfolio to other conditions.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-07-18 19:18:23

Hikma to ease U.S. hydromorphone shortage; FDA gives nod to Terumo to boost anticoagulant stocks
Generics maker Hikma is looking to ease the U.S. shortage of hydromorphone with increased production as the FDA gave its OK to Terumo BCT to shore up short supplies of anticoagulant solution.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-07-18 19:05:51

Johns Hopkins startup Neuraly plans phase 1 Parkinson’s trial with $36M round
A new startup from Johns Hopkins has launched with $36 million in financing, in the pursuit of disease-modifying agents for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-07-18 17:36:57

Timing of dinner associated with breast and prostate cancer risks
A new International Journal of Cancer study reveals that eating an early supper and having a long interval between the last meal and sleep are associated with lower breast and prostate cancer risks.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-18 16:56:05

Research uncovers new target for therapeutic intervention in breast cancer
Research led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has shown for the first time that a tiny piece of RNA deregulates energy metabolism, an emerging hallmark of cancer. The finding identifies a new target for therapeutic intervention in breast cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-18 16:50:38