Genomic & Biopharma News

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

ASH: Novartis makes its Kymriah case in follicular lymphoma, but another Gilead showdown awaits
ASH: Novartis makes its Kymriah case in follicular lymphoma, but another Gilead showdown awaits chelfand Sat, 12/05/2020 - 15:10
Fierce Pharma, 2020-12-05 20:10:05

Free radicals may be important for the brain to remain adaptable
Reactive oxygen molecules, also known as "free radicals", are generally considered harmful. However as it now turns out, they control cellular processes, which are important for the brain's ability to adapt - at least in mice.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 19:11:11

Crucial monitoring tools effective for assessment of patients with COVID-19
A combined research team from the Universities of Portsmouth and Bournemouth and Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust has shown that an assessment score used to measure a patient's severity of illness can be applied to patients with Covid-19 without modification.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 19:03:31

Researchers recommend strategies for improving the accuracy of polygenic risk scores
As the consumer genetics industry rapidly expands, more and more people are turning to DNA-based services to learn their risk of developing a wide range of diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 18:54:34

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

New federal grant boosts clinical trial access for Louisiana's children
A new $2.1 million federal grant will give more of Louisiana's children access to cutting-edge health research while training young scientists in pediatric research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 18:47:21

Blood type not associated with the effects of plant-based diet
A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine--a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors--debunks the "blood type diet" by finding that blood type was not associated with the effects of a plant-based diet on body weight, body fat, plasma lipid concentrations, or glycemic control.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 18:42:01

Researchers urge policymakers to prioritize people with diabetes for COVID-19 vaccination
Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have discovered individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes infected with COVID-19 are three times more likely to have a severe illness or require hospitalization compared with people without diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 18:27:33

Study identifies frequency, risk factors of acute kidney injury in children with diabetic ketoacidosis
Researchers from a consortium of hospitals including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have identified factors that make children with diabetic ketoacidosis more likely to experience acute kidney injury.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 18:22:37

Donor stem cell transplant can improve survival rates for older patients with MDS, study shows
A new clinical trial offers the most compelling evidence to date that a donor stem cell transplant can improve survival rates for older patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 18:13:04