Genomic & Biopharma News

Salk scientists receive NIH funding to map brain circuitry for movement
A team of Salk scientists led by Professor Martyn Goulding has been awarded $14.3 million over five years by the National Institutes of Health to create a high-resolution atlas of how the mouse brain generates and controls skilled forelimb movements, such as reaching and grasping.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-19 00:23:17

SNAP is effective in addressing the right to food
Alleviating food insecurity is often seen as one of the fundamental roles a country should fulfill. In some cases, this is encapsulated into a constitutionally formalized "right to food".
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-19 00:11:00

Naloxone distribution increases rapidly after availability of kits at Ontario pharmacies
The distribution of naloxone kits in Ontario increased rapidly after they were made available free of charge through community pharmacies and reached almost 68,000 people in a two-year period, according to a study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and ICES.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-19 00:06:17

OPAT adherence device took top prize at IDEA Incubator competition
A device designed to improve adherence to outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy took top prize at the second IDEA Incubator, a competition showcasing inventions, products and devices to improve patient care for infectious diseases, which takes place during IDWeek.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-18 23:56:00

Potatoes as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting performance in trained athletes
Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, scientists report.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-18 23:53:00

Creatine serves as a molecular battery to power killer T cells' fight against cancer
Creatine, the organic acid that is popularly taken as a supplement by athletes and bodybuilders, serves as a molecular battery for immune cells by storing and distributing energy to power their fight against cancer, according to new UCLA research.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-18 23:30:11

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

NIH offers support to address ethical challenges associated with clinical research advances
With support from the National Institutes of Health's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, scientists are developing powerful new devices and technologies to monitor and regulate brain activity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-18 23:23:58

Key hires during Q2 2019 at ORB
Deerfield Beach, July 19, 2019 - Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB) announces two key hires in Q2 2019.
ORB Company News, 2019-07-20 00:49:36

NCATS funds 'All of Us Research Program' to evaluate innovative DNA sequencing tools
The All of Us Research Program has selected the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, to evaluate the use of leading-edge DNA sequencing technologies that could someday improve diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, both common and rare.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-18 23:15:12

New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate the pace of neuroscience research
Scientists have been developing astounding new tools for exploring neural circuits that underlie brain function throughout the first five years of the National Institutes of Health's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-10-18 23:08:05