Genomic & Biopharma News

New gene expression network can help understand mechanism behind continuous stem cell activity in plant
An inter-university research group has succeeded in constructing the gene expression network behind the vascular development process in plants.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:49:41

Bio-inspired robot reveals motion pattern of ray sperms
It is generally agreed that sperms "swim" by beating or rotating their soft tails. However, a research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered that ray sperms move by rotating both the tail and the head.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:43:33

New technique uses high-throughput sequencing to obtain ultra-high-resolution images of gene expression
The 30,000 or so genes making up the human genome contain the instructions vital to life. Yet each of our cells expresses only a subset of these genes in their daily functioning. The difference between a heart cell and a liver cell, for example, is determined by which genes are expressed--and the correct expression of genes can mean the difference between health and disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:39:52

New 3D printing process helps build tailor-make artificial body parts, other medical devices
Using a new 3D printing process, University of Nottingham researchers have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in functionality that offers better shape and durability, while cutting the risk of bacterial infection at the same time.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:37:36

NCCN experts provide new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for cancer patients
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) today announced the publication of new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for people with cancer, intended to clear up confusion for patients and caregivers. The new four-page patient guide is based on the latest expert review of evolving evidence.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:34:00

HEPA air purifier can significantly reduce airborne COVID-19 particles
As COVID-19 restrictions ease nationwide and more people host indoor gatherings, investing in a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifier might not be a bad idea, says a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researcher.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:30:37

Naked mole rats may hold the key to new treatments for cancer, dementia
Scientists say naked mole rats - a rodent native to West Africa - may hold the key to new treatments for degenerative diseases such as cancer and dementia. The reclusive animals have a lifespan far in excess of other rodents - for example, mice and rats live about two years, whereas naked mole rats can live for 40 or 50 years.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:28:38

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.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

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

Children with child protection concerns are more likely to die before they their 16th birthday
Children with documented child protection concerns are four times as likely to die before they reach their 16th birthday, according to confronting new research from the University of South Australia.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:26:38

Incidental rudeness can be deadly in certain situations, suggests study
Have you ever been cut off in traffic by another driver, leaving you still seething miles later? Or been interrupted by a colleague in a meeting, and found yourself replaying the event in your head even after you've left work for the day? Minor rude events like this happen frequently, and you may be surprised by the magnitude of the effects they have on our decision-making and functioning.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-06-11 05:25:01