Genomic & Biopharma News

U.S. Congress has clear opportunity to supercharge global health R&D, shows report
The U.S. Congress and Biden-Harris administration have a clear opportunity to supercharge global health research and development (R&D) in the wake of a pandemic that has revealed both the sector's chronic neglect and amazing potential.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 06:12:47

COVID-19: Clinical Pathways to Pandemic Relief
By Graeme Gardner, Ph.D.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-03-26 19:58:16

New book explains concept and knowledge maps about biochemical compounds
Mind Maps in Biochemistry presents a series of concept and knowledge maps about biochemical compounds, systems and techniques.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 06:09:28

Optimized nano-micelles can induce efficient genome editing in the mouse brain
The research group of Deputy Principal Research Scientist Dr. Satoshi Uchida (Associate Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine) at the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (Director General: Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Location: Kawasaki-Japan, Abbreviation: iCONM) reported that optimized nano-micelles can induce efficient genome editing in the mouse brain.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 05:59:11

New highly-selective O-GlcNAc pencil and eraser to dissect the "undruggable"
Sugar has been called "evil," "toxic," and "poison." But the body needs sugars, too. Sugar molecules help cells recognize and fight viruses and bacteria, shuttle proteins from cell to cell, and make sure those proteins function.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 05:58:27

Overweight low-income mothers of young kids ate fewer fast-food meals and high-fat snacks
Overweight low-income mothers of young kids ate fewer fast-food meals and high-fat snacks after participating in a study - not because researchers told them what not to eat, but because the lifestyle intervention being evaluated helped lower the moms' stress, research suggests.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 05:58:13

Black women have higher risk of preterm birth due to fatal police violence
Black women have 80% higher risk of preterm birth between 32 and 33 weeks of pregnancy if a Black person who lives in their neighborhood is killed by police during the pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 05:58:00

Tailored approach is required to fight antibiotic resistance
The global battle against antibiotic resistance can only succeed if local contexts are taken into account. "A tailored approach is needed in each country," says Heiman Wertheim of Radboud university medical center. "There is no "one-size-fits-all' solution."
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 05:53:17

Deforestation in the Amazon increases diversity of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
In Brazil, a study conducted by researchers affiliated with the University of São Paulo (USP) and collaborators showed that deforestation in the Amazon causes an increase in the diversity of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 05:51:44

Space Biology: A Road to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond
It’s an exciting time in the field of space travel research. In 2019, SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft and Boeing launched its CST-100 Starliner. Both are designed to one day carry human passengers to their destination and home again. These launches represent a critical milestone towards NASA’s return to launching American astronauts to space from American soil using American commercial spacecraft.
ORB Company Blog, 2020-02-26 22:19:00

Immune-modified ex vivo platform can measure treatment response of ovarian cancer
KIYATEC, Inc researchers demonstrated that their immune-modified ex vivo platform can measure treatment response through direct interaction between a patient's cancer and infiltrating immune cells, and immuno-oncology agents.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2021-03-12 05:50:20