Genomic & Biopharma News

Mobile phone app may help boost and maintain physical activity in women
Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity?
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 10:52:51

US dentists write more opioid prescriptions than England dentists
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that dentists practicing in the U.S. write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 10:51:33

New neurons continue to form in old age, even in people with Alzheimer's disease
In a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that new neurons continue to form well into old age.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 10:50:58

Study explains most effective actions to control dispersal of mosquitofish in water ecosystems
Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 10:49:51

Study demonstrates the concept of systemic gene therapy treatment for gamma-sarcoglycanopathy
Gamma-sarcoglycanopathy is one of the most common limb-girdle myopathies.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 10:44:00

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

Infants at high risk for autism are less attuned to differences in speech patterns
A new study by Columbia University researchers found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 10:39:17

Cancer stem cells adapt to environmental conditions and undergo reversible transformations
Until now, researchers have assumed that the growth of solid tumors originates from cancer stem cells characterized by specific surface markers, which develop in a fixed, hierarchical order.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 10:38:35

Newly approved gene therapy for SMA is based on delivery vehicle discovered by Penn expert
James Wilson, MD, PhD, recalls being struck by the devastating toll of rare diseases as a young physician in the 1980s. He set out on a path to correct the genes that cause these conditions, including spinal muscle atrophy (SMA), the most common inherited fatal disease in infants.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:26:07

ORB Employees Participate in 2019 Martin Luther King Day Event
ORB employees get a rare break from the lab on January 21, 2019. A group of Ocean Ridge Biosciences employees stepped out of the lab on a beautiful South Florida winter day to take part in an event honoring Martin Luther King. We got our hands dirty planting some flowers and shrubs at a local park in Deerfield Beach.
ORB Company News, 2019-01-22 23:24:59

Researchers map full-body muscular activity of Hydra during movement
Accomplishing perhaps a world first, researchers at Columbia University and the Marine Biological Laboratory have mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-05-25 07:16:58