Genomic & Biopharma News

New pediatric blood pressure guidelines can better predict kids at higher risk of heart disease
New guidelines that classified more children as having elevated blood pressure are better at predicting which kids are likely to develop heart disease when they reach adulthood, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 09:56:59

Novel AI voice tool can help diagnose PTSD
A specially designed computer program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices, a new study finds.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 09:51:18

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

Deep-learning model better predicts survival outcomes for lung cancer
A deep-learning model developed using serial image scans of tumors from patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) predicted treatment response and survival outcomes better than standard clinical parameters.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 08:20:43

Many cancer patients use marijuana and prescription opioids, study reveals
A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 07:18:55

Study provides new insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can affect cognition
Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 05:49:15

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

Study seeks to better understand the genetic causes for hypospadias
Daniel Casella, M.D., a urologist at Children's National, was honored with an AUA Mid-Atlantic Section William D. Steers, M.D. Award, which provides two years of dedicated research funding that he will use to better understand the genetic causes for hypospadias.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 04:58:47

Vanderbilt researchers to develop and test 'safe harbor' standards of care
A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University's schools of Law, Medicine and Management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test "safe harbor" standards of care based on scientific evidence.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 04:39:03

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 04:34:51

Opioid dose variability could lead to increased risk of overdose, study suggests
Patients prescribed opioid pain medications whose doses varied over time were 3 times more likely to experience an overdose than patients prescribed stable opioid doses, according to an observational study from Kaiser Permanente published today in JAMA Network Open.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-04-22 04:26:19