Genomic & Biopharma News

New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes
Insulin, a hormone essential for regulating blood sugar and lipids, is normally produced by pancreatic β cells. In many people with diabetes, however, pancreatic cells are not (or no longer) functional, causing a chronic and potentially fatal insulin deficiency that can only be controlled through daily insulin injections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 17:36:15

Stony Brook-led study reveals how proteome collapse process drives cell death and aging
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be published in PNAS, provides a biophysical model that reveals how damage accumulates in the shapes of cellular proteins with age and is a trigger to death.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 17:30:45

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

New test could detect abnormal forms of protein associated with tauopathies
National Institutes of Health scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein tau associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases called tauopathies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 17:24:36

Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.
The Scientist, 2019-10-16 17:00:10

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

NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, multi-investigator research grant expected to total more than $63 million to Mayo Clinic and the University of California, San Francisco, to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 16:48:42

Australian researchers discover link between itchy skin and gut pain
This is big news for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients: 11 percent of the world's population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a major step forward with scientists identifying receptors in the nervous system which cause the condition in the hope of developing effective treatments.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 16:45:42

Scientists decipher assembly line of glutamate receptors
Rapid communication of neurons in the brain, as well as the ability to learn, fundamentally rely on neurotransmitter receptors located in the contact sites of neurons, the synapses. The most important receptors in the mammalian brain are glutamate receptors of the AMPA-type that generate the electrical signal required for fast communication between neurons.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 16:40:34

Scientists discover novel virus that may shed light on viral evolution
Viruses are non-living creatures, consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue on. But what happens if a virus lacks the proper tools to infect an organism? How can it propagate?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 16:28:13

Cancer Atlas: Progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable
The Cancer Atlas, 3rd edition, a comprehensive global overview of cancer around the globe, concludes that progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-16 16:16:27