Genomic & Biopharma News

Nicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal models
Scientists found a crucial role for a diabetes-associated gene in regulating the response to nicotine in the brain.
National Institutes of Health, 2019-10-16 21:30:00

Genetically modified cotton could help fight against malnutrition
Cotton could be an unlikely ally in the fight against malnutrition, says GlobalData.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:23:29

Lab Innovations 2019 to host new product introductions at Birmingham’s NEC
Lab Innovations, the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the laboratory industry, will see a number of new product introductions at Birmingham’s NEC, 30 & 31 October.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 21:22:31

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

NIH scientists develop test for uncommon brain diseases
Samples of cerebrospinal fluid used to detect tauopathies.
National Institutes of Health, 2019-10-16 21:15:00

Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study featured on the cover of the October 17 issue of Nature.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 19:59:36

NPSR1 Variant Linked to Less Sleep in People: Study
“Short sleeper” mice engineered to have the same sequence in the gene sleep less but show the same performance on memory tests as animals that sleep a normal amount.
The Scientist, 2019-10-16 19:56:34

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Bolivian forager-farmers known for healthy cardiovascular systems are split over what makes a good life
A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 19:55:13

UA researcher focuses on preventing health-care-associated infections
On any given day in the United States, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one health-care-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 19:49:50

ALS patients with commonly inherited genetic variation may experience more severe symptoms
A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure and only two FDA-approved drugs to treat its progression and severity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 19:48:57