Genomic & Biopharma News

QuickMIRSeq: a pipeline for quick and accurate quantification of both known miRNAs and isomiRs
http://bmcbioinformatics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12859-017-1601-4 Genome-wide miRNA expression data can be used to study miRNA dysregulation comprehensively. Although many open-source tools for microRNA (miRNA)-seq data analyses are available, challenges remain in accurate miRNA quantification from large-scale miRNA-seq dataset. We implemented a pipeline called QuickMIRSeq for accurate quantification of known miRNAs and miRNA isoforms (isomiRs) from multiple samples simultaneously. QuickMIRSeq ...
Transcriptome Research & Industry News, 2017-06-23 11:58:40

Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists
A subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma - a form of bone cancer - could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at University College London Cancer Institute and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 11:40:19

Researchers lay out framework to improve usability of wearable technology for older adults
Wearable devices have been heralded as one of the next great technological frontiers. They can provide all users, including older ones, with constantly updated medical information by tracking cardiac health, identifying potential illnesses, and serving as emergency alert systems, among other benefits.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 11:29:27

Six important facts you should know about PTSD
A veteran hearing fireworks on the Fourth of July can be thrust back into the sounds of war: bombs exploding, guns firing, the whistle of a mortar landing nearby.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 10:50:42

Philips to buy Electrical Geodesics for brain monitoring tech
Philips has struck a deal to buy Electrical Geodesics for its noninvasive brain activity monitoring and interpretation devices. The Dutch conglomerate plans to combine the technologies with its imaging and informatics assets to better diagnose and guide treatment of neurological disorders. 
Fierce Biotech, 2017-06-23 10:19:03

Study: 45% of U.S. women unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer
Women and their physicians are largely uneducated when it comes to females and heart disease, putting women's health and lives at greater risk, a new study out today shows.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 10:17:30

ORB relocates to Deerfield Beach and celebrates grand opening of new facility with local researchers
After 8 years of operation in Palm Beach Gardens, Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) has recently relocated to a 5,394 sq. ft. facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The new facility provides several improvements which will enable ORB to provide improved and expanded services to academic and corporate clients. These include:
ORB Company Blog, 2016-11-21 19:26:55

All kids should be screened for obesity
Earlier this week, an influential group of experts in preventive care affirmed that children age 6 and older should be screened for obesity and referred to intensive treatment when necessary.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 10:09:16

Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs
A team of researchers at McMaster University has identified a unique feature of cancer stem cells that can be exploited to kill the deadly cells thought to be the reason that cancer comes back after therapy.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 10:00:59

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

Standardized care for premature infants during first week of life improves survival rates
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit created the Golden Week program to improve outcomes for infants born prematurely at 28 weeks' gestation or earlier.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-06-23 09:25:36