Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Study confirms parental infanticide in grassland bird species
Baby birds go missing from their nests all the time. Usually, the disappearances are chalked up to predation, but in extremely rare cases, parents have been observed removing their own chicks from their nests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 15:49:33

Gene editing shows promise in combating HIV reservoirs
Gene therapy has experienced a renaissance of late, and it’s a technology that many researchers in HIV are embracing. That's because the ability to manipulate genes—particularly CCR5, which is known to play a role in HIV resistance—could help eliminate dormant reservoirs of virus that can resurge at any time.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-04-20 15:30:00

Novartis pads case for new MS blockbuster with disease-progression analysis
Novartis is hoping its multiple sclerosis candidate siponimod’s performance in secondary progressive patients can help secure it a blockbuster approval. And now it has more data to put toward that case.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-04-20 15:11:08

Role of UBE3A enzyme in Angelman syndrome
The group, led by the Ikerbasque professor Ugo Mayor of the UPV/EHU's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has just published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics an explanation of the mechanisms affected by Angelman syndrome.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 15:10:12

UConn researchers develop new composite for healing broken load-bearing bones
University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 15:08:52

Experts discuss implications of low calcium intake in global population
The new interactive Global Map of Dietary Calcium Intake in Adults, launched today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), reveals that many populations are not getting enough calcium in their diets. The Map reflects the findings of a recent study published by an IOF Calcium Steering Committee*
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 14:50:58

High-tech microscope reveals how cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA
Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That discovery could pave the way for doctors to cure incurable diseases by flushing out viruses, including HPV and Epstein-Barr, that now permanently embed themselves in our cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 14:43:22

NEJM editorial slams design of GSK’s pivotal trial of 3-in-1 COPD drug Trelegy
GlaxoSmithKline has a lot riding on the success of its new 3-in-1 COPD drug, Trelegy Ellipta. But two experts are questioning whether the design of a pivotal trial that compared Trelegy to GSK's two dual-therapy drugs artificially inflated the new drug's benefits.
Fierce Pharma, 2018-04-20 14:37:26

Pelican Newspaper: Gene profiling at Ocean Ridge Biosciences to unlock mysteries of the human body
Identifying the markers for pancreatic cancer may have happened here in a 5,400 square foot facility where scientists routinely practice next generation RNA profiling and biomarker discovery. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-25 18:55:37

Novel microscope allows real-time, 3-D visualization of cells
Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus have developed a microscope which combines two imaging techniques to capture live 3-D images of cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-04-20 14:29:00