Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Could summer holidays have an adverse impact on kids’ health?
As thousands of Aussie kids start summer holidays this week, there's no doubt parents will see an increase in kids' screen time, snack time and general relaxation.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-12 17:14:16

New insights into the most perplexing medical mysteries associated with schizophrenia
Four unsolved mysteries around schizophrenia have long plagued the medical community, but a new hypothesis identifying a common link between them and an almost forgotten epidemic of a disease called pellagra could have profound implications for our understanding of psychosis in poorer nations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-12 17:06:05

New antimicrobial polymer can kill bacteria resistant to common antibiotics
Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University have designed an antimicrobial polymer that can kill bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics, including the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-12 17:03:02

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

Novel self-powered, neural-stimulating e-skin for characterization of synaptic plasticity
Chinese scientists recently developed a flexible electronic skin (e-skin) capable of self-powered neural stimulation and inducing a neural response. The technology will be useful in characterizing synaptic plasticity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-12 16:57:11

ESMO I-O: BMS zooms in on squamous lung cancer patients as it dissects Opdivo-chemo combo failure
As Bristol-Myers Squibb continues to search for bright spots in its eyebrow-raising Opdivo-chemo combo fail from June, it’s zeroing in on the population of squamous lung cancer patients who seemed to benefit.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-12-12 16:51:36

Study: 18% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions written without a documented reason
A study of outpatient visits to health care providers in the United States during a one-year period suggests 18 percent of antibiotic prescriptions were written without a documented reason for doing so.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-12 16:47:00

Hypothyroidism associated with increased risk of mortality in older adults
While older adults with hypothyroidism face an elevated risk of death, individuals with subclinical hypothyroidism, a milder form of underactive thyroid, did not face the same risk, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-12 16:36:44

FDA promo police publicly smack Alkermes for omitting risk info from Vivitrol ad
The FDA's promotional watchdog served up its most serious ad violation to Alkermes Wednesday—and it took the unusual step of announcing that violation to the world. The warning letter cited Alkermes for omitting safety risks from an ad touting the anti-addiction treatment Vivitrol.
Fierce Pharma, 2019-12-12 16:16:03

Scientific research based guidebook to support elderly people taking out their trash
One of the issues related to waste management in aging society is helping elderly people who find it difficult to take out the trash.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-12-12 16:13:45