Genomic & Biopharma News

The connection between severe COVID-19 and white blood cell counts
However, in other research, white blood cells' exact roles and subtypes in severe COVID-19 are still unclear. The team writes, "It is unknown if blood cell counts before infection are associated with the risk of developing severe COVID-19." They explained that the numbers of these cell types could be influenced by several factors such as age, gender, disease status, and medications.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 03:48:46

Adult stem cell-based lung organoid models emulate host immune response in fatal COVID-19
Recently, a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute, CA, USA, showed that an integrated stem cell-based disease modeling and computational approach is crucial for simulating the host immune response in fatal COVID-19 patients.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 03:04:49

Sun Sentinel: Ocean Ridge Biosciences expands to 5,400-square foot facility
Ocean Ridge Biosciences is a survivor in South Florida's fledgling biotech industry. In the past decade, Ocean Ridge has worked with more than 200 academic labs and companies, providing gene-based lab analysis of blood and tissue samples for the development of new drugs and diagnostic tests. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

Molecular simulations reveal detailed structure and dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein
Recently, researchers reported a study in which they analyzed the structure and dynamics of the spike protein using multiple molecular dynamic simulations. Their study is published on the preprint server bioRxiv.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 02:47:30

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

Promising interim results for Sinopharm's inactivated whole-virion SARS-CoV-2 vaccine
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to intensive scientific efforts to bring about an effective vaccine for global distribution. Many different vaccine design approaches are underway. A recent study published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases in October 2020 reports a potentially successful inactivated virus vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 02:26:35

Researchers provide new evidence that fear and anxiety reflect overlapping brain circuits
Anxiety, the most common family of mental illnesses in the U.S., has been pushed to epic new heights by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults and a staggering 41% of people ages 18-29 experienced clinically significant anxiety symptoms in late August.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 02:10:00

Design of an mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine encapsulated in lipid nanoparticles
Now, a new study presented on the preprint server bioRxiv in October 2020 describes the efficient design of an mRNA vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), based on the use of the viral receptor-binding domain (RBD) mRNA encapsulated in lipid nanoparticles (LNP).
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 02:05:58

Study: More intervention hours are not necessarily better for toddlers with autism
A multisite study led by UC Davis Health found that two prominent early intervention models for autism had a similar impact.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 02:05:38

UCLA professor named to the National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Antoni Ribas, a world-renowned physician-scientist and professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been named to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 02:00:16

OMA announces availability of updated Pediatric Obesity Algorithm
The Obesity Medicine Association today announced the immediate availability of the 2020-2022 Pediatric Obesity Algorithm, which includes new information for clinicians such as specific considerations for special populations, nutritional recommendations for patients with obesity and adiposity-related diseases, and advanced therapies for pediatric obesity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:57:15