Genomic & Biopharma News

"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

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

Addition of hormone therapy to radiotherapy treatments improves survival in prostate cancer patients
Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in men worldwide, and radiotherapy is one of the common forms of treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 02:33:33

Partial bone marrow transplant can dramatically improve survival of mice with cystic fibrosis
Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology have found they can dramatically improve survival of mice with cystic fibrosis through a partial bone marrow transplant.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 01:48:48

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

Improved SARS-CoV-2 surveillance testing with self-collected saliva
The findings from a recent study conducted in the United States suggest that combining saliva with a practical pooling protocol may open the door for easier surveillance testing for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), particularly in resource-limited settings.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 01:47:00

UC engineers develop new collision-avoidance system
What do you call a broken satellite? Today, it's a multimillion-dollar piece of dangerous space junk.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 01:35:21

Machine learning model identifies new risk genes for motor neurone disease
Scientists have developed a new machine learning model for the discovery of genetic risk factors for diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 01:25:55

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

Study provides insights into how SARS-CoV-2 impacts the brain
Some patients who develop new cognitive symptoms after a mild bout of COVID have abnormalities in their cerebrospinal fluid similar to those found in people with other infectious diseases.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 01:21:18

Three doses Of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could offer sufficient level of protection from Omicron
A new study that evaluated the effectiveness of the BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine against the Omicron variant indicates that three doses could offer a sufficient level of protection from disease caused by the Omicron variant.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2022-01-19 01:15:58