Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Researchers identify new rare genetic variants linked to extreme longevity
The search for the genetic determinants of extreme longevity has been challenging, with the prevalence of centenarians (people older than 100) just one per 5,000 population in developed nations.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 19:09:54

Serum Institute picks up Czech vaccine factory in €72M deal
Serum Institute picks up Czech vaccine factory in €72M deal esagonowsky Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:08
Fierce Pharma, 2017-04-25 19:08:39

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption
An intestinal enzyme previously shown to keep bacterial toxins from passing from the gastrointestinal system into the bloodstream may be able to prevent or reduce the liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 19:05:10

Caltech researchers discover brain region that judges intensity, ambiguity of facial expressions
Have you ever thought someone was angry at you, but it turned out you were just misreading their facial expression? Caltech researchers have now discovered that one specific region of the brain, called the amygdala, is involved in making these (sometimes inaccurate) judgments about ambiguous or intense emotions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 18:55:29

Study finds link between fertility treatments and pediatric tumors
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have found that babies born from mothers who underwent fertility treatments are at increased risk of developing many types of pediatric cancers and tumors (neoplasms).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 18:47:37

Research shows how TET2 protein loss can open door for mutations that drive blood cancers
Imagine this scenario on a highway: A driver starts to make a sudden lane change but realizes his mistake and quickly veers back, too late. Other motorists have already reacted and, in some cases, collide. Meanwhile, the original motorist - the one who caused the problem - drives on.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 18:39:43

Mental illness does not impact bariatric surgery outcomes, study finds
People with pre-existing mental health conditions had nearly identical results in weight loss after bariatric surgery as compared to those with no known mental health conditions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-04-25 18:30:52

NIH statement on World Malaria Day — April 25, 2017
Statement of B. Fenton Hall, M.D., Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-04-25 17:45:00

Harnessing the microbiome potential
Spring is underway in parts of the US, and while Florida by no means undergoes the dramatic reappearance of foliage or colorful clumps of daffodils and azaleas, the southern part of the sunshine state experiences its share of spring renewals.  For instance, recently a brood of Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) hatchlings appeared near Ocean Ridge Biosciences' laboratory.
ORB Company Blog, 2017-03-31 21:41:45

FDA warning letter says Teva China plant has more work to do on API issues
FDA warning letter says Teva China plant has more work to do on API issues epalmer Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:43
Fierce Pharma, 2017-04-25 17:43:44