Genomic & Biopharma News

Hamilton Storage Expands the Verso® Q-Series Automated Sample Storage System Family
The new Verso® Q50 and Verso Q75 Automated Sample Storage Systems from Hamilton Storage offer compact, walkaway sample storage.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 07:32:00

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

Study finds variations in the magnitude and direction of sex differences in COVID-19 outcomes
A new study by the Harvard GenderSci Lab in Social Science and Medicine found large variations in the magnitude and direction of sex differences in COVID-19 outcomes across localities and over time during the pandemic in the U.S. -- demonstrating that observed sex disparities cannot be explained without reference to social-contextual factors.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 06:16:44

Experts reveal why most data-driven initiatives failed to impact COVID-19 public health crisis
Inspired by their own experiences, representatives of a data-driven initiative to aid the COVID-19 response have outlined what they view as major obstacles to the successful use of novel data released by technology companies in times of crisis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 06:16:05

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

Machine learning model uses blood plasma proteins to predict survival for COVID-19 patients
A single blood sample from a critically ill COVID-19 patient can be analyzed by a machine learning model which uses blood plasma proteins to predict survival, weeks before the outcome, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS Digital Health by Florian Kurth and Markus Ralser of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and colleagues.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 06:09:36

New therapies for AIRDs can reduce the harmful side-effects caused by conventional treatments
New therapies for autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs) that are designed to better regulate lipid (fat) metabolism, could significantly reduce the harmful side-effects caused by conventional treatments, finds a new large-scale review led by UCL researchers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 06:08:07

New findings show the potential for language to enhance trust in COVID-19 vaccines
A simple language intervention has the potential to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates, by strengthening trust in the vaccines, researchers say.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 06:05:30

Antibody combination produces a synergistic response in difficult-to-treat pediatric cancers
A combination of anti-cancer antibodies produced a powerfully synergistic response in two hard-to-treat pediatric cancers, according to a new study, in mice, led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 06:00:25

Early gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender teens leads to better mental health
For transgender people, starting gender-affirming hormone treatment in adolescence is linked to better mental health than waiting until adulthood, according to new research led by the Stanford University School of Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 05:55:01

Porter Alliance for Innovative Medicines aims to close the gap between scientific research and clinical care
Stanford University and Deerfield Management, a health care investment firm, have collaborated to create Porter Alliance for Innovative Medicines to accelerate translational research into clinical therapeutics.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 05:53:34