David Orchard-Webb, PhD

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David is a consultant/medical writer for a number of ongoing healthcare initiatives including for Athla LLC/ HealthLabs, a discovery automation company for Big Data leveraging Big Compute. He has a number of years experience in academic R&D and healthcare related projects including the fields of oncology and immunotherapy.

A Living Biobank Of Ovarian Cancer – A Model For Drug Discovery

Synthetic lethality is a circumstance in which a drug is selectively deadly to cancer cells due to the mutations and genetic changes that...

Biobank Study Of Severe Deficiency Of Vitamin D In Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Patients

Vitamin D is produced in the skin by photochemical transformation of 7-dehydrocholesterol (7DHC) into pre-vitamin D and can also be absorbed from dietary intake....

Low Cost T-Cell Receptor Repertoire Analysis By FR3AK-Seq

The T-cell receptor (TCR) is an essential component of the adaptive immune response elicited by vaccines, infectious agents and cancer. As such...

A New Blood Test Algorithm mPoA – Quantifying Biological Aging

People age at different rates determined by both their environment/ lifestyle and genetics. Biological aging is the gradual and progressive decline in body integrity...

T-GEN – A GWAS Method Incorporating Epigenetics

Junk DNA, black-box DNA, repeat elements, transposons, endogenous retroviruses, long non-coding RNAs are just some of the names for and elements of non-protein coding...

Ovotoxicity Screening Using Banked Encapsulated In Vitro Follicle Growth

The basic functional unit of female reproduction, the ovarian follicle, is derived from a pool established before birth and is non-regenerable. Environmental contaminants containing...

Predicting Phenotype Of Gene Variation Towards Improved Understanding Of Human Health

Many rare diseases are causally related to rare genetic variants and a plethora of research surrounds the genetic basis and treatment of...

Best Practice In Validating New Automated Sample Storage Systems At UZ KU Leuven Biobank

Biobanking is the cornerstone of the Precision Medicine Initiative guided by the director of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins. Historically...

Genetic Predisposition To Atherosclerosis A Risk Factor For Coronary Heart Disease In Type II...

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes. The global prevalence is similar with at...

Study Highlights Nutritional Biomarkers In Dementia

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the global number of people living with dementia is set to triple to 150 million by...

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