Genomic & Biopharma News

Licorice could pose health risk by interacting with medications
Licorice roots have a diverse and flavorful history, having been used in ancient Egyptian times as a tea and in traditional Chinese medicines, all the way to today as a flavoring agent and as an ingredient in some licorice candies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 11:00:00

Home visits help new parents overcome tough histories, raise healthy children
Seated at a kitchen table in a cramped apartment, Rosendo Gil asked the young parents sitting across from him what they should do if their daughter caught a cold.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 09:28:00

Novartis takes aim at drug-resistant Malaria
The company and Medicines for Malaria Venture launch trial for next-gen antimalarial compound
PharmaTimes, 2017-08-21 09:26:36

Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus
Scientists at Cell Guidance Systems, Cambridge University and Imperial College are exploiting microscopic crystals, made by a cypovirus, to produce stable vaccines for diseases that mostly affect the world's poorest people.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 09:16:57

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

Sugars in mother's milk exhibit antibacterial properties
Mother's milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-08-21 09:05:14

A comprehensive method for identification of suitable reference genes in extracellular vesicles
Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is one of the most sensitive, economical and widely used methods for evaluating gene expression. However, the utility of this method continues to be undermined by a number of challenges including normalization using appropriate reference genes. The need to develop tailored and effective strategies is further underscored by the ...
Exosome RNA Research & Industry News, 2017-08-21 09:00:50

RNA-Seq Identifies Circular RNAs in Arabidopsis
Leaf growth and senescence are controlled by tight genetic factors involved regulation at multiple levels. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have recently been reported as the microRNA sponge to accomplish corresponding regulatory roles. This study aims to explore the expression profile and functional role of circRNAs in Arabidopsis leaf growth and senescence. Researchers at East China Normal University used ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-08-21 09:00:40

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

AstraZeneca inks respiratory disease mRNA pact with Ethris 
AstraZeneca has expanded its mRNA activities through an agreement with Ethris. The Big Pharma is paying €25 million ($29 million) upfront to work with Ethris on respiratory diseases and secure the option to license the fruits of the collaboration.
Fierce Biotech, 2017-08-21 09:00:18

Post-doc position available to study novel lncRNAs
A post-doctoral position is available immediately to study novel lncRNAs in a well-funded laboratory at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  The laboratory was the first to report on a human-specific lncRNA (SENCR) enriched in vascular cells and has been a leading cardiovascular lab in CRISPR genome editing.  The lab uses a ...
lncRNA Research and Industry News, 2017-08-21 09:00:16