Genomic & Biopharma News

Study finds characteristics of nursing home residents more likely to be hospitalized after ED visit
Transfers from the nursing home to the emergency department (ED) or the hospital can have negative longer-term impact on the health of older adults.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-19 23:42:45

Immunoglobulin M ACE2 autoantibodies associated with severe COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses with little prospect of immediate relief, a recent study by Johns Hopkins University researchers published on the preprint server medRxiv* in October 2020 discusses the association of Immunoglobulin M (IgM) autoantibodies against the host receptor that binds severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) with severe disease via vascular endothelial damage. This could help develop better therapies and prognostic criteria.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-19 23:37:23

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

Hydrogels and magnetic field could be used to rebuild complex body tissues
Using a magnetic field and hydrogels, a team of researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a new possible way to rebuild complex body tissues, which could result in more lasting fixes to common injuries, such as cartilage degeneration.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-19 23:34:46

Research could pave way for personalized cochlear implants
Cochlear implants are a groundbreaking technology that has changed the lives of many people living with severe to profound hearing loss.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-19 23:28:57

Perceived risk of COVID-19 infection increases likelihood of depression among people in Soweto
Associations between depression and issues such as hunger, violence, poor healthcare, and high rates of poverty have long been recognized, but this study is the first to look at the mental health effects of the pandemic and national lockdown in South Africa under those conditions.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-19 23:20:37

Greater social engagement related to better microstructural integrity of the brain in older adults
Older people who report greater levels of social engagement have more robust gray matter in regions of the brain relevant in dementia, according to new research led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
News Medical Life Sciences, 2020-10-19 23:14:44

Study discovers gene that helps us know when it’s time to urinate
Results suggest ‘sixth sense’ PIEZO2 gene may help body sense a full urinary bladder.
National Institutes of Health, 2020-10-19 22:45:00

Baby Bottles Can Shed Millions of Microplastic Particles: Study
The project did not assess any implications for children's health, but the authors recommend changing up how parents use baby bottles to reduce the amount of plastic in formula or breastmilk.
The Scientist, 2020-10-19 20:49:04

Electronic Sun Sentinel: Gene analysis lab moves to Deerfield Beach

ORB Company News, 2016-12-02 21:24:27

The Booming Call of De-extinction
Scientists seek to combine genome editing with a technique used in chicken breeding to try to bring back lost birds.
The Scientist, 2020-10-19 19:32:44