Genomic & Biopharma News

BU creates COVID-19 US state policy database to track steps taken to slow the pandemic
Researchers and students at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have created a COVID-19 US state policy database, tracking steps that each U.S. state has taken to curb the spread of the new coronavirus and when those steps were implemented.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-01 22:53:38

Effective options to give up smoking during COVID-19 pandemic
Tobacco smoking has been identified as a major risk factor for developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) and complications that may arise as a result. In addition, second-hand smoke increases the risk of acute respiratory infections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-01 22:47:47

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

PCORI funds $50 million to study HCQ's effectiveness in preventing COVID-19 in healthcare workers
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors today approved up to $50 million to fund a registry and randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing COVID-19 infections in U.S. healthcare workers.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-01 22:43:09

App-based mindfulness training may help reduce physician anxiety, burnout
As novel coronavirus cases continue to increase across the nation, health professionals on the front lines face frightening realities, rising anxiety and the very real potential for burnout.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-01 22:29:09

Rutgers' RUCDR Infinite Biologics launches genetic test for novel coronavirus
Rutgers' RUCDR Infinite Biologics has launched a test for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and is using its automation experience and infrastructure to test as many as tens of thousands of samples daily.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-01 22:24:21

US Selects Two COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates for Huge Investments
The government is assisting Johnson & Johnson and Moderna with expediting clinical testing while at the same time prepping for large-scale manufacturing.
The Scientist, 2020-04-01 22:23:43

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

New guidelines for health-care workers treating ICU patients with COVID-19
An international team including McMaster University researchers has come together to issue guidelines for health-care workers treating intensive care unit patients with COVID-19.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-01 22:16:57

Understanding hereditary medulloblastomas in children
This is a combined press release between EMBL, the Hopp Children's Cancer Center Heidelberg and the German Cancer Consortium.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-01 22:12:10

NYU researchers capture 3D data on human interactions with COVID-19 infection sources
New York University researchers are in the field capturing highly detailed three-dimensional data on human movements and behaviors -- particularly around medical facilities, public transportation systems, and essential services -- to document the complex landscape of "surface vectors" and thus opportunities for COVID-19 transmission.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-04-01 22:04:05