Genomic & Biopharma News

Fluorescent tags help diagnose and monitor brain gliomas more effectively
A new study published online in the journal eBioMedicine on October 15, 2019, describes the use of an orally ingested agent called 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) to confirm the diagnosis of the aggressive brain tumor called glioma.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:10:36

UChicago helps lead $8.8 million effort to make cancer research data more accessible and useful
The University of Chicago will help lead an $8.8 million effort to make the vast quantity of cancer research data being produced more accessible and useful to clinicians and researchers around the world.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 22:02:22

Surprise settlement in Sutter Health antitrust case
Sutter Health has reached a preliminary settlement agreement in a closely watched antitrust case brought by self-funded employers, and later joined by the California Attorney General's Office.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:58:31

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

Identifying respiratory diseases causing pulmonary hypertension can lead to improved outcomes
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes harder for blood to flow through and can cause the heart to weaken or fail.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:56:51

Measuring development in young children: the DNA clock
Scientists have come up with a new discovery that could transform our understanding of how childhood growth and development are measured – the DNA clock. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, is the first paper to...
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:56:14

Age-related frailty and the growing health burden: what can be done?
Frailty is a term which describes a loss of function as a human being over a range of physiological parameters, both physical and emotional, along with an increased susceptibility to stressful circumstances.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:46:49

UIC receives research funding to study lead and other household health hazards
The University of Illinois at Chicago received $1.7 million in research funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to study lead and other household health hazards. The funds will support two different projects in Illinois communities.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:43:04

Improved antibody validation
Antibodies are used in a variety of clinical and research situations to examine the structure and function, and distribution of proteins. However, many researchers have found a lack of specificity in the functioning of these antibodies. This means that any work conducted using these antibodies will not yield reliable results.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:37:50

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

UMass Amherst researchers aim to develop wireless device to improve schizophrenia treatment
Two high-tech health researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a $1.15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a wireless device, worn like a necklace, that aims to transform the understanding and treatment of schizophrenia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:37:30