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

Teens develop septic shock due to COVID-19
Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), most people who develop severe illness are older adults, those with underlying medical conditions, and those who are immunocompromised. Though children are mostly spared, some adolescents developed septic shock due to COVID-19, a new study has found.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 01:08:30

Heparin may stop SARS-CoV-2 infecting host cells
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new assay that can be used to assess the attachment of viruses to host cells and to test potential inhibitors of viral infection.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 00:54:43

New biomarkers to consider for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have made new discoveries about how the immune system responds to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that could be important to consider in vaccine research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-25 00:23:48

Nucleoporin 153 links nuclear pore complex to chromatin architecture by mediating CTCF and cohesin binding

Nature, 2020-05-25 00:00:00

Activin-mediated alterations of the fibroblast transcriptome and matrisome control the biomechanical properties of skin wounds

Nature, 2020-05-25 00:00:00

CD133 inhibition via autophagic degradation in pemetrexed-resistant lung cancer cells by GMI, a fungal immunomodulatory protein from Ganoderma microsporum

Nature, 2020-05-25 00:00:00

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

Study shows cats can harbor SARS-CoV-2 without any symptoms
A recent paper from Spanish researchers at the Hospital Universitario San Pedro-CIBIR, available on the medRxiv* preprint server, suggests that cats may act as asymptomatic dispersers of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), even though viral transmission from animals to humans still seems highly unlikely.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-24 23:59:19

Smokers at increased risk of severe COVID-19 according to a large population study
A new UK study available on the preprint server medRxiv screened 2.4 million users of a symptom reporting application during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, revealing that smokers are at higher risk of increased symptom burden and more prone to hospitalization.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-24 23:25:38

Study brings surgeons one step closer to helping babies with Hirschsprung's disease
Babies with Hirschsprung's disease are born with an incomplete or absent gut nervous system. Children's Hospital Los Angeles investigator Tracy Grikscheit, MD, runs a laboratory that investigates the therapeutic potential of tissue engineering - the induced growth of healthy tissue using stem cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-23 02:34:17