Genomic & Biopharma News

Normal weight people with fat belly may have more chance of heart problems
Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented today at EuroPrevent 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 18:40:59

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Meditation could help reduce anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors
It sounds like a late-night commercial: In just one hour you can reduce your anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors. But a recent study with 14 participants shows preliminary data that even a single session of meditation can have cardiovascular and psychological benefits for adults with mild to moderate anxiety.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 18:31:11

Palm Beach Post: ORB Leaves Palm Beach County for New Lab Space
David Willoughby lives in Palm Beach Gardens and, until recently, worked there too. But the owner of Ocean Ridge Biosciences wanted to expand, and he couldn't find suitable space in northern Palm Beach County. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 15:35:33

Scientists find link between soil metals and cancer mortality
Spanish epidemiologists and geologists have found associations between esophageal cancer and soils where lead is abundant, lung cancer and terrains with increased copper content, brain tumor with areas rich in arsenic, and bladder cancer with high cadmium levels.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 18:23:55

Study shows connection between muscular strength and brain health
A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 18:20:29

EPFL becomes part of Chan Zuckerberg’s project to develop Human Cell Atlas
"The automated single-cell analysis pipeline is a software tool that catalyzes interdisciplinary work as it allows non-expert labs to engage in high-level genomic research that otherwise would require significant computational expertise," explains Professor Bart Deplancke, director of a lab at EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 16:25:45

New imaging technology to effectively screen for colorectal cancer among young adults
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the country. While the rates of colorectal cancer among patients older than 50 years old has decreased in recent years due to screening, it has increased by 22 percent among those under the age of 50, which could place a burden on the health care system over the next decade.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 16:11:35

Evolutionary history of tumor helps predict severity of prostate cancer
Findings from Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) researchers and their collaborators, published today in Cell, show that the aggressiveness of an individual prostate cancer can be accurately assessed by looking at how that tumor has evolved. This information can be used to determine what type and how much treatment should be given to each patient, or if any is needed at all.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 16:02:44

Study reveals surprising insights into RNA-binding proteins
A host of special molecules called nuclear RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), when misplaced outside the nucleus, form the harmful clumps seen in several brain disorders, including frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 15:59:36

Study: Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and enact suicidal behavior
Children and young people under 25 who are victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm and enact suicidal behavior, according to a study.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 15:52:41