Genomic & Biopharma News

Research opens new horizons for studies on potentially health promoting foods
Fermented foods can be a primary source of potentially probiotic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) for the human gut, as is shown in a new international study published in Nature Communications.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 11:28:09

Novel LED irradiation system aims to kill microorganisms with UVC light
A novel LED irradiation system developed by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-short wave UV light - without side effects. Prototype handed over to the Charité for initial testing.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 11:17:59

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

Researchers identify a natural amino acid as potential treatment for polyQ diseases
Familial spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), Huntington disease, and spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy are inherited neurodegenerative diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 11:12:00

SARS-CoV-2 is uniquely adapted to infect humans
The novel coronavirus pandemic has sparked much debate on its origin, with some suggesting it may have been laboratory-grown. Previous studies, however, mentioned that it is zoonotic in nature, which means that the virus jumped from wild animals and found its way to humans.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 06:43:00

Can Chlorpromazine help treat COVID-19?
A new research paper published in the journal L'Encéphale in May 2020 reports on the planned ReCoVery Study, which will examine the possibility of repurposing the antipsychotic drug chlorpromazine for the treatment of COVID-19.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 04:38:10

Using Qigong to manage COVID-19 in older adults
A recent study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry in May 2020 reports on the possible usefulness of the integrative practice called Qigong to prevent and manage COVID-19 in older adults.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 04:12:47

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

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to seek out new victims, puzzling new presentations are further confusing the situation. A new study published online in The Lancet Rheumatology in May 2020 reports a case of severe COVID-19 in a child who rapidly developed acute respiratory distress symptoms without prior respiratory symptoms. This case should alert clinicians to consider this diagnosis in children as well.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 03:51:51

How 'superspreaders' impact COVID-19
A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 reflects the need to rethink and selectively impose lockdown on some but not all social activities, in the light of the impact of superspreaders on disease transmission.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 03:14:22

Lung ultrasound use in COVID-19 patients
One point of discussion is the best approach to imaging infected patients, because computed tomography (CT) scanning, the gold standard method for chest imaging, can spread infection due to the need to transport the patient to specialized facilities.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 02:44:00