Genomic & Biopharma News

Study reveals the experience of support health care workers from underserved communities during COVID-19
A Rutgers study gives new insight into the experiences and perspectives of Black and Latinx people working in supportive health care roles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 03:41:43

Sleep and biological rhythm variables linked to severity of depression, anxiety during pregnancy
A set of parameters including sleep and biological rhythm variables are closely associated with the severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms, starting in the third trimester of pregnancy to the third postpartum month, according to a new study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 03:34:38

New method reverses insecticide resistance using CRISPR/Cas9 technology
Insecticides play a central role in efforts to counter global impacts of mosquito-spread malaria and other diseases, which cause an estimated 750,000 deaths each year. These insect-specific chemicals, which cost more than $100 million to develop and bring to market, also are critical to controlling insect-driven damage on crops that poses a challenge to food security.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 03:30:50

Harrowing deaths are too common in most parts of the world, survey shows
Among the most troubling scenes from the COVID-19 era are the images of patients dying in isolation, unable to be with loved ones during their final moments. But even before the pandemic, harrowing deaths were all too common in most parts of the world, a new survey of end-of-life care shows.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 03:29:11

Scientists assess ACE2 binding and antigenicity of Mu (B.1.621) and A.2.5 spikes
To gain a better understanding of the antigenic properties of Mu and A.2.5 Spikes, Canadian scientists evaluated their capacity to interact with ACE2 and performed binding and neutralization assays with plasma from vaccinated individuals.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 03:12:00

Fear of getting sick with COVID-19 linked to increase in disgust sensitivity
Theory has it that disgust sensitivity – how intensely a person is repulsed by images, ideas or situations that could be considered terribly gross or merely unpleasant – is an evolutionary trait that initially helped humans avoid eating rotten food that would have made them sick.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 03:11:11

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

UW and Stanford researchers complete study on the link between food environment and dietary health
An estimated 19 million people in the U.S. live in so-called food deserts, which have lower access to healthy and nutritious food.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 02:51:52

"Nocebo effect" accounts for 76% of all adverse events in the COVID-19 vaccine trial group
The placebo effect is the well-known phenomenon of a person's physical or mental health improving after taking a treatment with no pharmacological therapeutic benefit – a sugar pill, or a syringe full of saline, for example.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 02:46:32

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

School closures for in-person learning during the pandemic have lasting effects on children
The impact virtual school had on kids goes well beyond academics, say Children's National Hospital experts in a new JAMA Pediatrics editorial.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 02:38:54