Genomic & Biopharma News

Using tendon transfer surgery to restore key functions in spinal cord injury patient
After suffering a severe cervical spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-21 02:47:32

Scientists create wearable device that measures cortisol in sweat
The hormone cortisol rises and falls naturally throughout the day and can spike in response to stress, but current methods for measuring cortisol levels require waiting several days for results from a lab.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-21 02:43:28

Researchers study efficacy and safety of new treatment for OUD
Better delivery of medications to treat opioid use disorder is key to addressing the opioid crisis and helping the 2.6 million Americans affected by the disease.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-21 02:41:32

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

UC San Diego researchers awarded two grants for investigating stem cell-based therapies
The governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine unanimously approved this week two grants worth more than $2.2 million to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers investigating stem cell-based therapies for a rare genetic disorder that affects the heart and a chronic, progressive affliction of the lungs.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-21 02:38:52

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

Study examines effects of a two-day intermittent calorie restriction diet for patients with type 2 diabetes
A diet with calorie restriction two days per week was comparable to a diet with daily calorie restriction for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-21 01:54:59

Study: Greening vacant urban land reduces feelings of depression for surrounding residents
Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions show in a new randomized, controlled study published in JAMA Network Open.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-21 01:51:17

Collaborative study to assess effects of exercise training for cognitive deficits in MS
Glenn Wylie, DPhil, associate director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation, has received a $300,000 sub-award from the National Institutes of Health for a collaborative study with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2018-07-21 01:48:22

NIH Clinical Center releases dataset of 32,000 CT images
Lesion data may make it easier for scientific community to identify tumor growth or new disease
National Institutes of Health, 2018-07-20 20:45:00

Insilico and A2A launch new Duchenne-focused AI drug company
Two artificial intelligence-based drug design firms, Insilico Medicine and A2A Pharmaceuticals, have launched a new joint company aimed at developing small molecules for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other rare orphan diseases.
Fierce Biotech, 2018-07-20 19:37:51