Genomic & Biopharma News

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 link between mental imagery and vision
Medical University of South Carolina researchers report in Current Biology that the brain uses similar visual areas for mental imagery and vision, but it uses low-level visual areas less precisely with mental imagery than with vision.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-12 18:09:00

Membrane makeover turns N95 respirator into a reusable mask
A polyimide membrane with regularly sized and spaced pores turns the N95 respirator into a reusable mask for protection against COVID-19.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-12 17:20:48

Researchers develop new approach to assess changes in tumor microenvironment
Research has shown that the tumor microenvironment (TME) can help cancers grow and evade the immune response. The TME has even been shown to inhibit cellular immunotherapy, a novel form of treatment in which the cells of a patient's immune system are re-engineered in the lab to attack cancer cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-12 17:16:00

Working memory plays key role in social distancing compliance during COVID-19
Whether you decided to engage in social distancing in the early stages of COVID-19 depended on how much information your working memory could hold.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-12 17:14:00

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

First extensive review of COVID-19's effects on all affected organs outside the lungs
After only a few days caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients at the start of the outbreak in New York City, Aakriti Gupta, MD, realized that this was much more than a respiratory disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-12 17:08:39

New study to examine COVID-19's impact on the mental health of older adults
Rates of depression and stress have increased among the general population since the COVID-19 pandemic began. However, we know little about the current state of mental health of older adults (65+), who are at a higher risk for illness and death due to infection, and account for more than 95% of COVID-19 deaths in Ontario.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-12 17:01:18

UCR postdoctoral researcher receives 'Pathway to Independence' grant from NIH
Rebekah Charney, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, has received a five-year "Pathway to Independence" grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-12 16:38:28

Blood Transplants from Active Mice Give Brain Boost to Others
The researchers behind the results propose that an exercise-induced protein in circulation is responsible for the benefits.
The Scientist, 2020-07-12 14:39:09

Face blindness may arise from deficits beyond visual perception
The ability to recognize faces is a complex neurocognitive skill with important social implications. The disorder, which, according to some estimates, affects more than 2 percent of the population, can lead to isolation and anxiety and impair personal and work relationships.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-07-12 14:28:36