Genomic & Biopharma News

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

WNT/β-catenin-suppressed FTO expression increases m6A of c-Myc mRNA to promote tumor cell glycolysis and tumorigenesis

Nature, 2021-05-08 00:00:00

EpiMap: Fine-tuning integrative epigenomics maps to understand complex human regulatory genomic circuitry

Nature, 2021-05-08 00:00:00

MDAR Framework Aims to Standardize Reporting in Life Sciences
Malcolm Macleod, who helped develop these best practices, tells The Scientist how the new guidelines for manuscript publishing seek to support a push for transparent and thorough sharing of methods and data.
The Scientist, 2021-05-07 22:55:30

Novo Nordisk recalls sales rep samples sunk by Texas power outages
Novo Nordisk recalls sales rep samples sunk by Texas power outages bbulik Fri, 05/07/2021 - 18:18
Fierce Pharma, 2021-05-07 22:18:10

Incest Isn't Taboo in Nature: Study
Avoiding inbreeding appears to be the exception rather than the norm for animals, according to a new meta-analysis of experimental studies.
The Scientist, 2021-05-07 20:24:32

Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine reduces both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infection in case study
Follow-up of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital revealed asymptomatic infection reduced by 90% and symptomatic infections reduced by up to 96% in vaccinated people compared to those not vaccinated.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 17:58:44

How did SARS-CoV-2 first evolve in humans?
In a perspective article recently published in the journal Science, Hyeryun Choe and Michael Farzan from the Scripps Research Institute, USA, have described the early-stage evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in humans. They have provided a detailed overview of how early mutations in SARS-CoV-2 spike protein facilitate its adaptation in human systems.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 16:53:00

KRAS biotech Mirati delivers so-so news for investors closely watching Amgen battle
KRAS biotech Mirati delivers so-so news for investors closely watching Amgen battle aarmstrong Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:34
Fierce Biotech, 2021-05-07 16:34:44

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

Immunosuppression in COVID-19 promotes emergence of multiple immune escape mutants
An interesting new study describes the emergence of several such variants from a chronically immunosuppressed COVID-19 patient, who remained infected for over 170 days before clearing the virus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 16:13:28