Genomic & Biopharma News

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

Multipronged study of schizophrenia-associated syndrome receives $3.1 million NIH grant
A research team at Emory University is embarking on a multipronged study of 3q29 deletion syndrome, a genetic mutation associated with a 40-fold increased risk for schizophrenia and a range of other neuropsychiatric conditions including mild to moderate intellectual disability, autism and anxiety.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:58:15

Researchers pinpoint Jumonji protein as key to Ewing's Sarcoma spread
By the time Ewing's Sarcoma is diagnosed, primarily in teens and young adults, it has often spread from its primary site to other parts of the body, making it difficult to treat.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:56:00

Researchers prove prescription weight-loss pill decreases urge to use opiates
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:48:27

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Academics propose bill to prevent privatisation of NHS services
On Friday 24th March, the NHS Reinstatement Bill will be presented in the House of Commons by Margaret Greenwood, Labour MP for Wirral West.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:44:09

Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States according to the American Cancer Society.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:36:56

Excessive sweating could be hyperhidrosis that often goes undiagnosed
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is more than what is needed to regulate body temperature. About 7 million Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis, a disorder that often goes undiagnosed.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:32:00

New gene linked to Tau pathology
Investigators at Rush University Medical Center and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported the discovery of a new gene that is associated with susceptibility to a common form of brain pathology called Tau that accumulates in several different conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, certain forms of dementia and Parkinsonian syndromes as well as chronic traumatic encephalopathy that occurs with repeated head injuries.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:28:09

Scientists discover potential role for 'jumping genes' in ALS
By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for 'transposons' in the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:22:46

Researchers develop nanoparticle to deliver potential new drug to breast cancer cells
The research, a collaborative project between Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University, began at the Queen's Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology in 2014, and was led by Professor Mohamed El-Tanani.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-03-25 03:19:15