Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Study presents the first automatic method to detect and segment intrauterine cavity
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) occurs in around 10-15% of pregnancies with twins that share the same placenta.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-23 02:21:38

Blood test could help doctors identify patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Scientists have identified metabolites in the blood that accurately predict whether a woman will develop type 2 diabetes after experiencing a transient form of illness during pregnancy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-23 02:15:36

High pre-pregnancy glucose levels linked to adverse outcomes even in non-diabetic women
An elevated pre-pregnancy hemoglobin A1c--which measures average blood glucose concentration--is associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes even in women without known diabetes, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Joel Ray of ICES and the University of Toronto, Canada, and colleagues.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-23 02:09:19

Peer-reviewed data shows remdesivir for COVID-19 improves time to recovery
Preliminary results from NIH clinical trial published.
National Institutes of Health, 2020-05-23 01:15:00

Understanding mechanism behind antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea sets stage for new treatments
Due to the spread of antibiotic-resistant strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, existing treatments for gonorrhea, the sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium, are no longer effective. In the absence of a vaccine, there is an urgent need to develop novel treatment options.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-23 00:03:00

Arginine hypomethylation-mediated proteasomal degradation of histone H4—an early biomarker of cellular senescence

Nature, 2020-05-23 00:00:00

Treatment with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine offers no benefit for COVID-19 patients
A large observational study suggests that treatment with the antimalarial drug chloroquine or its analog hydroxychloroquine (taken with or without the antibiotics azithromycin or clarithromycin) offers no benefit for patients with COVID-19.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 23:53:00

First COVID-19 vaccine found to be safe, able to generate rapid immune response in phase 1 clinical trial
The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans, according to new research published in The Lancet.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 23:49:00

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

Women and older adults still vastly underrepresented in cholesterol drug trials
Although heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, and older adults are more likely to have heart and vascular disease than young people, randomized clinical trials testing medications to lower cholesterol have historically underenrolled both groups.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 23:45:00