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ASH: Incyte, Novartis eye Jakafi approval after chronic graft vs. host win
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Fierce Pharma, 2020-12-05 07:25:18

COVID-19 pandemic has led to a decrease in hospital-wide HCV testing
New research from Boston Medical Center finds that the COVID-19 emergency systemic changes made to decrease in-person visits during the pandemic have led to a decrease in hospital-wide Hepatitis C (HCV) testing by 50 percent, and a reduction in new HCV diagnoses by more than 60 percent.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 03:40:59

Women with PTSD and depression have greater risk of early death
Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression have an almost fourfold greater risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes, accidents, suicide, and other causes than women without trauma exposure or depression, according to a large long-term study conducted by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 03:11:49

Digital breast tomosynthesis offers improved cancer detection and lower false negative rates
Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) offers significant advantages over digital mammography, including improved cancer detection and lower false negative rates, according to a study published in Radiology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 03:04:18

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

New study finds link between gestational age and ADHD in children with Down syndrome
A new study by the UC Davis MIND Institute finds a connection between gestational age and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with Down syndrome.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 02:48:49

Study shows advantages of Mediterranean diet for patients with heart disease
A clinical study with 1002 patients with heart disease shows the advantages of a Mediterranean diet compared to a low-fat diet.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-05 02:43:11

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

High-dose influenza vaccine shows no additional benefit for heart disease patients
NIH-funded study finds higher dose is not more effective at reducing serious flu complications in this high-risk group.
National Institutes of Health, 2020-12-04 21:00:00

NIH researchers link cases of ALS and FTD to a mutation associated with Huntington’s disease
Previously unknown genetic connection could be a target for gene therapy.
National Institutes of Health, 2020-12-04 20:15:00

COVID-19 herd immunity threshold far higher than previously thought, say researchers
Researchers in the US have re-analyzed the data on herd immunity from spring 2020 from Europe. Their study shows that the herd immunity threshold is much higher than earlier speculated.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-12-04 17:54:00