Genomic & Biopharma News

Study points out key variations in hospice transitions and experiences
Terminally ill patients referred to hospice care from a hospital setting tend to be on hospice for shorter periods than those who enter hospice while living at home or in a residential care facility.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:47:26

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

Cell nucleus may play role in enabling cells to evade crowded environments
Like people, cells in the human body protect their personal space. They seem to know how much space they need, and if it gets too tight, most cells prefer to break free.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:43:05

Scientists find striking acceleration in medieval plague transmission over 300 years
McMaster University researchers who analyzed thousands of documents covering a 300-year span of plague outbreaks in London, England, have estimated that the disease spread four times faster in the 17th century than it had in the 14th century.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:34:06

Antigenic imprinting of sarbecovirus
A recent study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in October 2020 shows that the design of a vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) must consider the prior history of exposure to coronaviruses since these affect the antibody response to the virus.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:30:51

New AI-based method of image analysis finds new cell types in tissue
In situ sequencing enables gene activity inside body tissues to be depicted in microscope images. To facilitate interpretation of the vast quantities of information generated, Uppsala University researchers have now developed an entirely new method of image analysis.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:28:49

Study finds dramatic increase in the use of non-invasive ventilation
More research is needed before a less invasive form of ventilation is used near the end of life for patients who have cancer and dementia, recommends the authors of a scientific paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:21:26

Researchers discover gene that may help the body sense a full urinary bladder
In a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded study involving both mice and patients who are part of an NIH Clinical Center trial, researchers discovered that a gene, called PIEZO2, may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel several times a day. The
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:15:18

New lab test for detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies gives results more quickly than existing assays
Knowing you have developed antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus after recovering from COVID-19 doesn't tell you everything about your immunity.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-20 01:09:40

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.
ORB Company News, 2016-12-28 18:58:47

setd2 knockout zebrafish is viable and fertile: differential and developmental stress-related requirements for Setd2 and histone H3K36 trimethylation in different vertebrate animals

Nature, 2020-10-20 00:00:00