Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Indian SARS-CoV-2 variant shows enhanced host cell entry and immune evasion
A study conducted by researchers in Germany has found that the B.1.617 variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that has emerged in India entered certain types of lung and intestine cells with slightly increased efficiency compared with the original wild-type strain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 02:38:43

New technique can print life-like organ models in minutes
NIBIB-funded engineers at the University of Buffalo have fine-tuned the use of stereolithography for 3D printing of organ models that contain live cells.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 01:54:00

Advanced-stage kidney cancer more common in Hispanic and Native Americans in Arizona
Recently published research from the University of Arizona Health Sciences shows that advanced-stage kidney cancer is more common in Hispanic Americans and Native Americans than in non-Hispanic whites, and that both Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in Arizona have an increased risk of mortality from the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 01:51:00

Large-scale study focuses on COVID-19 antibodies in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researchers added to the understanding of the protective immune response against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a study published in April in iScience.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 01:47:00

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

COVID-19 vaccination dramatically reduces symptomatic and asymptomatic infections
Vaccination dramatically reduced COVID-19 symptomatic and asymptomatic infections in St. Jude Children's Research Hospital employees compared with their unvaccinated peers, according to a research letter that appears today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 01:42:00

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: Asthma attacks decreased among Black and Hispanic/Latinx patients during the pandemic
Asthma attacks account for almost 50 percent of the cost of asthma care which totals $80 billion each year in the United States. Asthma is more severe in Black and Hispanic/Latinx patients, with double the rates of attacks and hospitalizations as the general population.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 01:35:00

India's successful program to eliminate polio provides guidance for mass immunization initiatives
As India urgently scales up its vaccination campaign for the COVID-19 virus, a new study which examined the country's successful program to eliminate polio provides guidance on how this and future mass immunization campaigns can be successful, especially in vaccinating hard to reach groups.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 01:28:00

UMass Amherst researchers achieve breakthrough in the fight against cancer
A team of researchers at the Center for Bioactive Delivery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Institute for Applied Life Sciences has engineered a nanoparticle that has the potential to revolutionize disease treatment, including for cancer.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-05-07 01:22:35