Genomic & Biopharma News

Study evaluates placental mesenchymal stem cell sheets for myocardial repair and regeneration
The placenta offers an abundant source of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which a new study has shown can readily form cell sheets that could be implanted in children with congenital heart defects and offer benefits for heart repair and regeneration compared to commonly used synthetic material-based scaffolds. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of birth-defect-related illness and death.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-10 04:59:25

Ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy linked with reduction in number of pills dispensed
An ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy was associated with a reduction in the number of pills dispensed in a study of patients having surgery for gynecologic cancer, without changes in postoperative pain scores, complications or increases in prescription refill requests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-10 04:55:26

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

Australian researchers to study gas inhalational anaesthetic and likelihood of cancer return
Researchers at Melbourne are embarking upon a worldwide study to see if there is a risk of relapse of cancers among persons who have undergone surgeries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-10 04:49:16

Lund University researchers succeed in obtaining dendritic cells by direct reprogramming
For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-10 04:48:46

Eating disorders now a top priority with Australian Government
According to a new announcement from the Morrison government on Sunday (9th of December 2018), patients who are suffering from severe forms of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia would soon have access to up to 60 appointments with psychologists and dieticians as part of their Medicare plan.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-10 04:38:00

Asbestos found in most NHS hospitals finds BBC inquiry
An inquiry led by the BBC has found that nine out of ten NHS hospitals have asbestos. The inquiry included 211 trust hospitals of which 198 agreed that they used asbestos in their hospital.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-10 04:29:35

International investigators fight against the negative campaign on benzodiazepines
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomaticsthere is news about an international group of investigators who felt that benzodiazepines are getting unwarranted bad press, compared to other psychotropic drugs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-10 04:24:54

Neuronal activity in the brain allows prediction of risky or safe decisions
Full risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict what action will be chosen next: If the activity of specific neurons remains low, a risk will be taken again at the next opportunity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-10 04:13:24

Retraction of article “Joy of cooking too much” from journal
In a short notification, the editors of the Annals of Internal Medicine have announced that they are retracting a letter called “The Joy of Cooking Too Much: 70 Years of Calorie Increases in Classic Recipes”. The article in question was published in 2009.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-12-09 22:19:29