Genomic & Biopharma News

Studies reveal how kidney tumors' microenvironments change in response to immunotherapy
In the last two decades, immunotherapy has emerged as a leading treatment for advanced renal carcinoma cancer (more commonly known as kidney cancer).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-11 21:23:27

Seventeen "Extinct" European Plant Species Found Alive
Plant species officially reported to be lost are in fact persevering in the wild, in seed banks or botanical gardens, or as other species now recognized to be taxonomic synonyms.
The Scientist, 2021-03-11 21:10:56

One in four people could face some degree of hearing loss by 2050, WHO report warns
One in four people across the world — nearly 2.5 billion — could face some degree of hearing loss by 2050 with at least 700 million requiring access to treatment and rehabilitation, a WHO report warns.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-11 21:10:00

Study reveals how lung alveolus forms at cellular level
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have determined what happens at a cellular level as the lung alveolus forms and allows newborns to breathe air.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-11 20:56:00

Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Not Linked to Cancer, Bluebird Finds
Clinical trials were halted after DNA from the treatment's vector that ferries in the healthy genetic sequence was identified in the genome of a patient's cancer cells.
The Scientist, 2021-03-11 20:49:29

VEXAS syndrome in men is more common than previously thought
A rare disease first identified in 2020 is much more common than first thought, say researchers at the University of Leeds investigating its origins.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-11 20:48:44

Delays in treatment at the hospital may have severe consequences on stroke recovery
For every 10-minute delay between arrival at the emergency room (ER) and starting stroke treatment, patients with severe strokes may lose eight weeks of healthy life, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2021.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-11 20:43:37

Women with non-O type blood who smoke, take oral contraceptives more likely to have a stroke
Non-O blood type may increase the risk of stroke among women who smoke and take oral contraceptives, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2021.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-11 20:35:30

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

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

NIAID awards $2.5 million in grants to support research on bacteriophage therapy
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $2.5 million in grants to 12 institutes around the world to support research on bacteriophage therapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-11 20:28:18