Genomic & Biopharma News

Study finds evidence of injury in placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women
The placentas from 16 women who tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant showed evidence of injury, according to pathological exams completed directly following birth, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 23:31:00

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

Blanket prescription of do-not-resuscitate orders in COVID-19 patients may be unwarranted
It's inappropriate to consider blanket do-not-resuscitate orders for COVID-19 patients because adequate data is not yet available on U.S. survival rates for in-hospital resuscitation of COVID-19 patients and data from China may not relate to U.S. patients, according to a new article published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 23:23:00

Supportive care for reducing fatigue may not be sufficiently adhered to by breast cancer patients
Cancer-related fatigue is a prevalent and potentially persistent issue among breast cancer survivors, which can prevent them from returning to their previous life well after treatment ends and they are declared free of disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 23:16:00

Study uncovers the role of DNA repair in preserving egg quality
A Monash University study has uncovered the role DNA repair plays in preserving egg quality, offering hope for women whose eggs may be damaged through treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 23:14:00

Americans with limited birth control access more likely to turn to the internet for abortion information
Residents of states with limited access to contraceptives and high rates of unplanned pregnancies are more likely to turn to the internet for information about abortion. These are the findings of a new study of Google search data across all 50 states by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 23:07:00

Platinum-based chemotherapy may improve outcomes for some metastatic pancreatic cancer patients
Patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who had germline or somatic mutations in DNA repair genes had better clinical outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy, as compared with patients without these mutations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 22:56:00

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.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Novel biomarkers linked to improved outcomes with immunotherapy in metastatic breast cancer
Two novel biomarkers have been found to correlate with improved outcomes with immunotherapy in metastatic breast cancer and may help to identify the patients most likely to benefit from this treatment, according to exploratory studies reported at the ESMO Breast Cancer Virtual Meeting 2020.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 22:51:00

Study identifies risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death in the UK
Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for severe covid-19 or death in the UK, according to the largest cohort study to date published by The BMJ today.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 22:48:00

A clinical decision support system to help identify adverse health events in trauma patients
Chinese researchers from The Trauma Center of Peking University People's Hospital and National Institute of Health Data Science at Peking University are using big data to help identify trauma patients who could experience potential adverse health events in the emergency department through the aid of a clinical decision support system.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-05-22 22:42:00