Genomic & Biopharma News

3D-printed fetus models allow surgeons to identify potential obstacles, reduce risks of surgery
A state-of-the-art in-utero procedure allows surgeons to correct a birth defect on developing babies inside the womb. But operating on a mother and her unborn child at the same time can be challenging and unpredictable.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 05:17:15

Researchers discover new binding sites for active agents on cell cytoskeleton
Through a unique combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have discovered new binding sites for active agents - against cancer, for example - on a vital protein of the cell cytoskeleton. Eleven of the sites hadn't been known before. The study appears today in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 05:13:17

SFHN clinicians support the use of telehealth services for outpatient primary care
As state and federal authorities decide whether to continue reimbursing for telehealth services that were suddenly adopted last spring in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new study out of UC San Francisco has found that clinicians in the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN) overwhelmingly support using these services for outpatient primary care and specialty care visits.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 05:07:37

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

Molecular clues explain why some neurons are more susceptible than others in Alzheimer’s disease
In the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease, neurons degenerate and die, slowly eliminating memories and cognitive skills. However, not all neurons are impacted equally.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 05:03:16

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 mathematical model predicts disease spread patterns
Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials seized on contact tracing as the most effective way to anticipate the virus's migration from the initial, densely populated hot spots and try to curb its spread.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 05:00:44

New transport system delivers large protein-based drugs into cancer cells
The ability of antibodies to recognize specific cancer cells is used in oncology to specifically target those cells with small active agents.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 04:56:41

Opioid prescribing behavior can also be decreased by supply shortage, shows study
When evaluating the opioid crisis, research reveals that external factors - such as the volume of pre-filled syringes, or a default number of opioid tablets that could easily be ordered at discharge for the patient - can shift prescribing and compel emergency department (ED) physicians to administer or prescribe greater quantities of opioids.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 03:56:45

Study reports vitamin C inhibits SARS-CoV-2 virus main protease
Based on structural analysis, researchers found that vitamin C binds to 3CLpro, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) main protease essential in viral replication. In vitro cell inhibition studies also showed vitamin C could inhibit 3CLpro, indicating a possible new antiviral treatment method.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 03:28:16

Israeli study shows real-world efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine
Researchers have conducted an analysis of nationwide surveillance data from Israel demonstrating the real-world effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech’s BNT162b2 vaccine at protecting against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 02:57:34