Genomic & Biopharma News

Increased heart rate as a physiological response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine
Although widely publicized, evidence for physiological responses to the vaccines is currently scarce in published literature. Giogiro Quer and Matteo Gadaleta of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in California, USA, led an investigation to obtain tracking data for physiological responses to vaccine programs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 04:43:51

Unique infectious profile explains why it is so hard to treat COVID-19
A comprehensive review into what we know about COVID-19 and the way it functions suggests the virus has a unique infectious profile, which explains why it can be so hard to treat and why some people experience so-called "long-COVID", struggling with significant health issues months after infection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 03:00:36

WVU study examines the effects of vaping during pregnancy
Spurred by unproven assumptions that vaping is safer than smoking cigarettes, a team at West Virginia University is conducting a three-year study on the effects of vaping during pregnancy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 02:00:23

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

Damage to the white matter is more predictive of cognitive impairment after brain injury
A new University of Iowa study challenges the idea that gray matter (the neurons that form the cerebral cortex) is more important than white matter (the myelin covered axons that physically connect neuronal regions) when it comes to cognitive health and function.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 01:53:32

New low cost, non-electric warmer effectively treats infant hypothermia
Neonatal hypothermia -- which occurs when an infant's core body temperature falls below the normal range needed to maintain health -- contributes to approximately one million deaths each year, and countless cases of stunted growth, almost exclusively in low- and middle-income countries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 01:31:08

Targeted therapies could exploit unique metabolic features of pancreatic cancer cells
Probing the unique biology of human pancreatic cancer cells in a laboratory has yielded unexpected insights of a weakness that can be used against the cells to kill them.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 01:25:04

New research lays the groundwork for an effective salmonella vaccine
With the COVID-19 vaccines on many people's minds, some may be surprised to learn that we do not yet have vaccines for many common infectious diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 01:16:47

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

Researchers examine how neighborhood and social network affect binge drinking among adults
For some people, social gatherings can be a time to imbibe. And for some, that can turn into a time to overindulge. But how do your neighborhood and your social network affect binge drinking?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 01:10:41

Sleep disorders increase health care utilization and costs
Sleep disorders are associated with significantly higher rates of health care utilization, conservatively placing an additional $94.9 billion in costs each year to the United States health care system, according to a new study from researchers at Mass Eye and Ear, a member hospital of Mass General Brigham.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-08 01:04:28