Genomic & Biopharma News

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology
NIH-funded study of people with type 1 diabetes shows safety, efficacy benefits of new system.
National Institutes of Health, 2019-10-17 01:00:00

Artificial pancreas system more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels
A new artificial pancreas system that uses advanced control algorithms to automatically monitor and regulate blood glucose levels was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes, according to a multicenter randomized clinical trial based partly at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:53:46

Study reveals reason for increased cardiovascular risk among football players in the U.S.
Research has shown that while elite athletes overall are at decreased risk of death from cardiovascular problems, a certain group of athletes -- football linemen in the United States -- actually have higher risk than the general population than other elite athletes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:45:15

ORB Employees Participate in 2019 Martin Luther King Day Event
ORB employees get a rare break from the lab on January 21, 2019. A group of Ocean Ridge Biosciences employees stepped out of the lab on a beautiful South Florida winter day to take part in an event honoring Martin Luther King. We got our hands dirty planting some flowers and shrubs at a local park in Deerfield Beach.
ORB Company News, 2019-01-22 23:24:59

Medstar Washington Hospital Center now offers innovative technology to diagnose lung conditions
MedStar Washington Hospital Center became first in the Mid-Atlantic region to offer a new innovation designed to allow physicians to diagnose small peripheral lung nodules with greater precision and accuracy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:37:36

Concussed athlete's brain may not fully recover even one year after return to play
How long does it take an athlete to recover from a concussion? New research has found an athlete's brain may still not be fully recovered one year after being allowed to return to play.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:32:00

Key hires during Q2 2019 at ORB
Deerfield Beach, July 19, 2019 - Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) announces two key hires in Q2 2019.
ORB Company News, 2019-07-20 00:49:36

Scientists use patient-derived neurons to develop new treatment strategy for Parkinson's disease
Northwestern Medicine scientists have used patient-derived neurons to develop and test a new strategy to treat Parkinson's disease by mitigating the effects of harmful genetic mutations, as detailed in a study published today (Oct. 16) in Science Translational Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:24:14

Genes remember having low social status in the past
A new study in monkeys, published on October 14, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that organisms at the bottom of the social hierarchy live shorter lives. Moreover, they experience more sickness, and may continue to experience health problems despite moving up later. Adverse experiences of social life continue to reflect in their genes much longer than the actual experience, in the form of changes in gene expression via altered gene regulation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:22:15

Refereeing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren on public support for ‘Medicare for All’
Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., sparred with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at the most recent Democratic presidential primary debate over how to expand health insurance coverage for all Americans.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:15:38

Closed-loop artificial pancreas from Tandem, Dexcom aces type 1 diabetes study
A clinical trial of an artificial pancreas system showed that it was able to outperform current treatments for people with type 1 diabetes, and helped maintain blood sugar levels throughout the day as well as overnight.
Fierce Biotech, 2019-10-16 22:14:49