Genomic & Biopharma News

Study charts cesarean delivery trends in India
Had India fallen prey to the epidemic of cesarean currently affecting many countries in the world? Thanks to the data issued from the latest National Family and Health Survey, Christophe Z. Guilmoto and Alexandre Dumont, both IRD researchers, have been able to chart some of the main trends and differentials.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 11:59:43

She was dancing on the roof and talking gibberish. A special kind of ER helped her.
For decades, hospitals have strained to accommodate patients in psychiatric crisis in emergency rooms.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 10:55:12

Scientists identify common genetic variants associated with post-stroke recovery
Our genes may have a bearing not only on our stroke risk, but probably also on how well we recover after stroke. For the first time, in international collaboration, scientists at the University of Gothenburg and elsewhere have identified common genetic variants that are associated with outcome after ischemic stroke.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 10:14:42

States push for caregiver tax credits
Gloria Brown didn't get a good night's sleep. Her husband, Arthur Brown, 79, has Alzheimer's disease and had spent most of the night pacing their bedroom, opening and closing drawers, and putting on and taking off his jacket.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 10:12:01

Understanding genetic interactions holds key to new personalized therapies
When the Human Genome Project was completed, in 2003, it opened the door to a radical new idea of health - that of personalized medicine, in which disease risk and appropriate treatment would be gleaned from one's genetic makeup.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 09:34:32

Print books elicit higher quality parent-toddler interaction compared to e-books
Picking what book to read isn't the only choice families now make at story time - they must also decide between the print or electronic version.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 09:22:14

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

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

Mental health issues associated with income inequalities in Indigenous people
Indigenous peoples in Canada have high rates of psychological distress, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, and these mental health issues are linked to income inequalities, found a study published in CMAJ.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 08:30:17

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis
A synthetic peptide appears to directly disrupt the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis, enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain their important functions, investigators report.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 08:26:02

Highly attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy 'femmes fatales'
A Washington State University researcher says attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy, less truthful and more worthy of being fired than less attractive women.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2019-03-25 08:21:18