Genomic & Biopharma News

Wealthier Nations Disregarding WHO Call for COVID-19 Booster Moratorium
The organization implored nations to wait on booster shots until the global vaccination rate increases, but several of the world’s more well-off countries have expressed their intentions to offer them regardless.
The Scientist, 2021-08-05 18:47:36

CHEST releases new clinical guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism
The American College of Chest Physicians recently released new clinical guidelines for venous thromboembolism management, "Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease: Second Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel," that provides 29 recommendations on 17 Patients, Interventions, Comparators, Outcomes (PICO) questions, four of which have not been addressed previously.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-08-05 17:54:00

E-cigarette use during pregnancy poses health risk for offspring all the way into adulthood
The use of e-cigarettes (vaping) during pregnancy poses a significant health risk for the offspring, impairing blood vessel function even into adulthood, according to a new study by researchers at West Virginia University's School of Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-08-05 16:58:57

Verily launches AI research center in Israel, picks up Google Health projects
Verily launches AI research center in Israel, picks up Google Health projects chale Thu, 08/05/2021 - 12:52
Fierce Biotech, 2021-08-05 16:52:22

Research reveals undertreatment of headaches in racial and socioeconomic groups
Significant disparities exist in diagnosing and treating headaches by race, socioeconomic level, and insurance status, despite the fact that headaches afflict nearly all racial and ethnic groups at the same rate, according to research led by UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-08-05 16:52:07

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

Research explores how cancer cells develop resistance to chemotherapy
Cancer cells sometimes develop resistance to the cytotoxic drugs used in chemotherapy. Figuring out why the treatment isn't working and why it may even defeat its own purpose is therefore important to understand.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-08-05 16:39:47

A correlation study between time-from-vaccine and SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections
A new retrospective study compares the incidence rates of breakthrough infections between different time points at which individuals were vaccinated.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-08-05 16:27:57

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

Invasive 'famine weed' could escalate the spread of malaria
An invasive weed could escalate the spread of malaria in East Africa after scientists found new evidence that it creates a favourable breeding ground for female mosquitoes, which transmit malaria.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-08-05 16:18:10

Vaccinia-based COVID-19 vaccines confer immunity in hamster model
In a paper recently uploaded to the preprint server bioRxiv* by Kulkarni et al. (August 3, 2021), the potential of vaccinia virus-based vaccines expressing the full-length SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is examined in mice and Syrian hamsters. The findings report that the vaccine generates high titers of neutralizing antibodies with good activity towards SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-08-05 16:17:12