Genomic & Biopharma News

Chronic exposure to particulate matter linked with high blood pressure
According to the WHO, air pollution is the greatest health risk worldwide, accounting for more than 4.2 million deaths annually.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 04:31:56

Study describes the emotional reactions of women who have undergone uterine transplant
Becoming a mother after receiving a uterine transplant, with the radical change in daily life it brings, gives a feeling of unreality beyond everyday experience.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 03:43:14

Research offers a phylogenetic and ontogenetic overview of the primitive streak
In their publication in Science, Professor Guojun Sheng (Kumamoto University, Japan), Professor Alfonso Martinez Arias (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain) and Professor Ann Sutherland (University of Virginia Health System, USA) offer a phylogenetic and ontogenetic overview of the primitive streak and its role in mediating amniote (vertebrate animals that develop on land) gastrulation, and discuss the implications of embryonic stem cell-based models of early mammalian embryogenesis on the function of this structure.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 03:11:49

Systematic review: The involvement of bitter taste receptors in cancer
Humans have 25 different types of functional bitter taste receptors. These are found on our tongue, where they facilitate the taste perception of bitter tasting compounds. In addition, there are increasing findings that cells of extra-oral organs also have such receptors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 01:37:40

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

New test can quickly and easily assess antibody effectiveness against COVID-19 variants
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a test to quickly and easily assess how well a person's neutralizing antibodies fight infection from multiple variants of COVID-19 such as Delta and the newly discovered Omicron variant.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 01:26:18

Exposure to Chikungunya may offer partial cross-protection against Mayaro virus
A study conducted at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil suggests people previously infected by Chikungunya virus may develop partial immunity to Mayaro virus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 01:22:08

Review: Diagnostic radiologists at higher risk of burnout
A review co-authored by Dr. Bradley Spieler, Vice-Chair of Scholarly Activity and Research in the Department of Radiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Neil Baum, of Tulane's Department of Urology, reports that although burnout affects more than 50% of health care workers, diagnostic radiologists are at even higher risk.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 01:15:58

Targeting the brain should be the focus of ALS therapy, not just spinal cord
The brain is indeed a target for treating ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 01:11:13

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

Mobile robot detects social distancing breaches to reduce the spread of COVID-19
A new strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19 employs a mobile robot that detects people in crowds who are not observing social-distancing rules, navigates to them, and encourages them to move apart.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-12-05 00:18:30