Genomic & Biopharma News

Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes
NIH-funded preclinical rodent study points to neutrophils for potential treatment options.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-09-20 22:15:00

Three-in-one antibody protects monkeys from HIV-like virus
NIH and Sanofi scientists prepare to test antibody in people.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-09-20 22:00:00

Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research
Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative will award multiple grants totaling $81 million.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-09-20 21:30:00

Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice
NIH-funded study suggests approach for treating brain tumors.
National Institutes of Health, 2017-09-20 21:30:00

Study uncovers millions of previously unknown genes in human microbiome
A new study of the human microbiome- the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and within our bodies-has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 20:01:55

PCORI approves $13 million funding award to NYU Dentistry for school-based cavity prevention study
A research team at New York University College of Dentistry has been approved for a $13.3 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study cavity prevention, quality of life, and school performance.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 19:55:32

Binge drinking in college could lower odds of attaining full-time employment upon graduation
Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to Tel Aviv University and Cornell University research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 19:50:02

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

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

New tool can provide reliable, valid assessment of individual's wisdom level
Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 19:43:46

Penn researchers identify new way to target enzyme crucial to tumor growth, develop new drugs
Opening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant to treatment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2017-09-20 19:23:52