Genomic & Biopharma News

Hereditary genetic defect linked to medulloblastoma destabilizes protein regulation
The causes of 40 percent of all cases of certain medulloblastoma - dangerous brain tumors affecting children - are hereditary.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 02:22:00

Majority of patients with mantle cell lymphoma may benefit from CAR T-cell therapy KTE-X19
A one-year follow-up study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed a majority of patients with mantle cell lymphoma resistant to prior therapies may benefit from treatment with CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 02:12:53

Space Biology: A Road to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
It’s an exciting time in the field of space travel research. In 2019, SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft and Boeing launched its CST-100 Starliner. Both are designed to one day carry human passengers to their destination and home again. These launches represent a critical milestone towards NASA’s return to launching American astronauts to space from American soil using American commercial spacecraft.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-02-26 22:19:00

What are coronaviruses and COVID-19?
The current COVID-19 pandemic is caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 02:10:23

Global nuclear medicine community shares approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19
In an effort to provide safer working environments for nuclear medicine professionals and their patients, clinics across five continents have shared their approaches to containing the spread of COVID-19 in a series of editorials, published ahead of print in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 02:08:16

AGA publishes new COVID-19 recommendations for PPE during gastrointestinal procedures
Today, the American Gastroenterological Association published new COVID-19 recommendations in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA: AGA Institute Rapid Recommendations for Gastrointestinal Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 02:03:55

Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases
In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 01:37:58

Beards and COVID-19 in the healthcare setting
A new opinion piece in The BMJ published in March 2020 discusses whether healthcare professionals should wear beards because of the risk that they could harbor the novel coronavirus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 01:34:00

COVID-19: Clinical Pathways to Pandemic Relief
By Graeme Gardner, Ph.D.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-03-26 19:58:16

Putting an end to the pandemic
From the plagues of medieval Europe to the influenza pandemic of 1918, the specter of the next public health disaster has gripped the minds of scientists, captivated the imaginations of writers and vexed conspiracy theorists.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 01:32:23

ECMO support in Shanghai provides guidance for managing COVID-19 patients worldwide
The initial experience of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation management for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients in Shanghai, China provides guidance for management of critically ill COVID-19 patients worldwide, reports a study in the ASAIO Journal.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-02 01:08:00