Genomic & Biopharma News

Antipsychotic polypharmacy may be beneficial for schizophrenia patients
Combining certain types of two antipsychotic agents in the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia is associated with a lower risk of relapse than using monotherapy. T
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 18:46:41

Bat influenza viruses could potentially attack the cells of humans and livestock
Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 18:42:30

Penn study reveals increase in health-related internet searches before ER visits
Health-related internet searches doubled during the week before patients visited an emergency department, according to a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine who examined consenting patients' Google search histories in relation to their electronic health records.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 18:38:28

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Combination of common antibiotics can eliminate multi-drug resistant E. coli
A group of scientists in Denmark is trying to get one step ahead in the battle against antibiotic resistance.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 18:21:13

UQ research may explain why vitamin D is essential for brain health
University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 18:18:09

New method to assess effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder
The effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder (SAD) is typically evaluated using self- and clinician-reported symptom change, while biomarkers of treatment response are rarely measured.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 18:04:32

Immunotherapeutic antibody therapy to kill cancer has now progressed to patient testing
Developed by researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, an immunotherapeutic antibody therapy re-educates macrophages to activate passivated cytotoxic T cells to kill cancer. The antibody therapy prevented the growth of tumors in several mouse models.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 17:15:28

New AI can identify, predict development of different combinations of cancer symptoms
Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy could soon benefit from a new AI that is able to identify and predict the development of different combinations of symptoms - helping to alleviate much of the distress caused by their occurrence and severity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 17:09:47

Scientists join forces to identify a new approach to fight African sleeping sickness
Scientists working in a range of disciplines joined forces to identify a new approach to combat African sleeping sickness. Fundamental research undertaken under the supervision of Professor Ute Hellmich of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz has revealed a promising strategy to develop a suitable agent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-02-20 16:59:08