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16 May 2017 11:06
Cloud-based Biotech: Managing Data for All Stages of Drug Development 
photoThe new wave of targeted, biomarker-based therapies have the potential to be very effective in a small patient population. Since the market for these therapies is smaller than that of blockbuster drugs of years past, biotech companies must make rapid, data-driven decisions regarding the fate of a biologic.

16 May 2017 06:54
Large Cyber-Attack on UK Hospitals and NHS Disrupts Healthcare Service 
photoA large-scale cyber-attack has hit a number of National Health Service (NIH) run hospitals in the UK, disrupting service and prompting healthcare workers to postpone non-emergency procedures.

16 May 2017 06:53
Chemotherapy after Surgery Reduces Risk of Bladder Cancer Recurrence 
photoA large US study has found that treating bladder cancer patients with a common chemotherapy agent after surgically removing their tumor, can significantly help prevent the cancer from coming back.

15 May 2017 06:36
INC Research and inVentiv Health Merge to Form CRO Worth $7.4 Billion 
photoThe all-stock transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of this year.

15 May 2017 06:36
Researchers Highlight Food Safety Issues Surrounding Meal Kits 
The team of researchers ordered 169 delivered meal kits, including packages that contained 271 meat products, 235 seafood items, and 39 poultry products.

12 May 2017 09:28
EpiPen May Retain Potency up to Four Years After Expiration Date 
photoThe team of researchers from the University of California in San Diego, published their findings in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine.

12 May 2017 09:27
32 Percent of FDA-Approved Drugs Associated with Postmarket Safety Events 
photoThis trend was identified by researchers in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, who published their findings in JAMA.

11 May 2017 06:50
Engineered Bone Tissue Could Improve Success of Bone Marrow Transplants 
photoResearchers at the University of California (UC), San Diego, have developed bone tissue which could one day be used to treat patients with various types of bone marrow disease.

09 May 2017 08:10
Will PTC’s $35,000 Price Tag for Emflaza be Enough to Appease Drug Pricing Critics? 
photoA generic version of the steroid has been sold in other countries for as little as $1,000 per year – a fact that US DMD patients used to take advantage of by importing the medicine from other nations.

09 May 2017 08:10
FDA Approves First New ALS Drug in Two Decades 
photoThe intravenous infusion treatment is the first to be approved to treat the rare disease in over 20 years.

08 May 2017 06:53
Glaucoma Biomarker Could Predict Future Vision Loss 
photoResearchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have identified a biomarker which has the potential to help physicians monitor disease progression and assess the effectiveness of glaucoma medications.

08 May 2017 06:52
Effectiveness of Cancer Immunotherapy Could Be Improved by Blocking Platelet Production 
photoResearchers have identified a new mechanism by which platelets impair T cell activity.

05 May 2017 07:05
Endometrial Cancer Drug Fails in Late-Stage Clinical Trial 
photoCanadian biopharmaceutical company, Aeterna Zentaris, has announced that their investigational endometrial cancer drug failed to show a statistically significant increase in overall survival, compared to doxorubicin chemotherapy, in a recent late-stage clinical trial.

05 May 2017 07:04
Wireless Source Could Power Medical Devices from Outside the Body 
photoResearchers have developed an ingestible electronic capsule which receives power wirelessly through radio waves transmitted by a source outside the body.

04 May 2017 07:01
Some Patients Taking Repatha Will Receive Full Refund if They Experience a Cardiac Event 
photoCardiovascular disease patients covered under Harvard Pilgrim health plans will now be eligible for a full refund if they experience a cardiac event while taking Amgen’s cholesterol-lowering drug, Repatha.

04 May 2017 07:01
Physicians Prescribe Fewer Branded Drugs When Sales Rep Visits are Limited 
photoResearchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), have now found that when pharmaceutical sales visits were restricted, doctors changed the way they prescribed drugs to their patients.

03 May 2017 09:12
Which Antioxidant is Right for Your Nutraceutical Product? 
photoFor nutraceuticals manufacturers, it’s important to choose a highly-potent antioxidant which is sustainable to produce and can easily be formulated into a number of product forms.

03 May 2017 06:27
Cell Model of Parkinson’s Disease Could Speed Drug Development 
photoTo help in the development of new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, researchers at the University of Buffalo have developed stem cells that mimic these oscillations in cell culture.

02 May 2017 07:57
Gene Editing Used to Trigger Arthritis Vaccine Production in Living Cells 
photoResearchers at Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, and the Washington University School of Medicine, have used CRISPR gene editing to engineer stem cells capable of producing an anti-inflammatory arthritis vaccine.

02 May 2017 07:54
Medeor to Start Late-Stage Clinical Trial of Immunotherapy for Transplant Patients 
Medeor Therapeutics has just received the FDA go-ahead to start a clinical trial of its cell-based immunotherapy, MDR-101. The personalized therapeutic could replace immune-suppressing drugs in patients who have received an organ transplant.

28 Apr 2017 07:16
Saturated Fat Does Not Clog Arteries, According to Researchers 
photoThe researchers cited a systematic review and meta-analysis of observation studies that found no link between saturated fat consumption, coronary heart disease, and death.

28 Apr 2017 07:15
Canadian Regulator Recalls Pie Shells Over E. Coli Contaminated Flour 
photoMultiple brands of pie and tart shells are being recalled in Canada after the flour used to manufacture them was linked to 28 cases of illness due to infection with E. coli O121.

27 Apr 2017 06:53
FDA Sends Warning Letters to Manufacturers of Fake Cancer Drugs 
photoThe FDA is cracking down on the sale of illegal cancer drugs by sending warning letters to 14 US companies selling the unapproved products.

27 Apr 2017 06:52
Womb-Like Device Could Increase Survival of Premature Babies 
photoResearchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a womb-like device which mimics the environmental conditions found inside the uterus.

25 Apr 2017 06:50
Postmenopausal Women with High Risk of Fracture May Benefit Most from Hormone Therapy 
photoAccording to a large study conducted by researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB), women with a genetic risk of fractures could receive the most bone-building benefit from hormone therapy.

25 Apr 2017 06:49
GSK Malaria Vaccine to be Pilot Tested in Three African Countries 
photoGhana, Kenya and Malawi will become the first countries to test GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) malaria vaccine in 2018.

24 Apr 2017 06:50
AbbVie Posts Late-Stage Clinical Trial Results for Chronic Hepatitis C Drug 
photoPatients with a traditionally challenging to treat subtype of hepatitis C may soon have a new treatment option for the chronic infection.

24 Apr 2017 06:49
Study: Few Cardiovascular Benefits of Aspirin Therapy for Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease 
photoA new study conducted by researchers at the University of Florida has found that aspirin therapy may not provide sufficient cardiovascular benefits for patients with peripheral vascular disease.

21 Apr 2017 07:27
Two Drugs Being Tested To Prevent Cell Death in Dementia Patients 
photoMedical Research Council (MRC) scientists have repurposed two drugs to prevent neurodegeneration characteristic of dementia in mouse models.

21 Apr 2017 07:25
Better Meal Planning for Diabetics Using a Predictive Blood Sugar App 
photoA new app could allow people with type 2 diabetes to make predictions about the impact of a meal on their blood sugar levels, before they even take a bite.

20 Apr 2017 07:25
Bacterial Biomarkers Could Make Diagnosing Colorectal Cancer Less Invasive 
photoResearchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health have identified specific strains of gut bacteria which have been associated with colorectal cancer.

20 Apr 2017 07:24
Weetabix Cereal Sold to Post in £1.4 Billion Deal 
photoThe cereal was sold by Shanghai-based Bright Food, which acquired a controlling stake in the company in 2012.

19 Apr 2017 06:48
Wearable Device Could Help Diagnose Sleep Apnea after Traumatic Brain Injury 
photoCould a wearable device be just as effective as a sleep clinic at diagnosing sleep apnea following traumatic brain injury?

19 Apr 2017 06:47
Genentech’s Immunotherapy Gets Accelerated FDA Approval for Advanced Bladder Cancer 
photoThe immunotherapy has been granted accelerated approval by the regulator for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC).

18 Apr 2017 07:01
Study Uncovers Mechanism Behind Cognitive Impairment in Chemotherapy Patients 
photoResearchers at the University of Kansas have now identified the potential mechanism behind this side effect – commonly referred to as “chemo brain” – and may have even identified some new ways to treat and prevent it.

18 Apr 2017 07:01
Alternative Statistical Approach May Increase Patient-Centricity in Clinical Trials 
photoResearchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with those from the Mayo Clinic, have published a study on the potential impact of including patient preferences in the traditional clinical trials process, on drug approvals in the oncology space.

17 Apr 2017 06:52
New CRISPR Gene Editing Enzyme Removed Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Mutations 
photoFor the second time, a team of researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have corrected mutations associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using CRISPR gene editing.

17 Apr 2017 06:51
Lab-on-a-Chip Detects Biomarkers for Preterm Birth 
photoA small microfluidic device, designed by researchers at Brigham Young University, could help physicians predict whether a pregnant woman is at risk of delivering her baby early.

13 Apr 2017 06:51
Study: Patient Adherence to Alzheimer’s Drugs Needs Improvement 
photoWhile there are currently no treatments capable of curing Alzheimer’s disease, a class of drugs called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are commonly prescribed to dementia patients to help slow the progression of the disease.

13 Apr 2017 06:50
Shire and PatientsLikeMe Collaborate on Rare Disease Study 
photoBiopharmaceutical company, Shire Pharmaceuticals and online patient support community, PatientsLikeMe, have announced that they plan to collaborate with the aim of developing a patient-centered health education platform.

12 Apr 2017 07:02
Gilead’s Hepatitis C Meds Receive FDA Approval for Treatment of Pediatric Patients 
photoThe FDA has approved supplemental applications for Gilead’s Harvoni and Sovaldi – both treatments for chronic hepatitis C infection – for pediatric patients age 12 and over.

12 Apr 2017 07:01
Health Canada Proposes Ban on Partially Hydrogenated Oils in Foods 
photoHealth Canada has put forward a proposal to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils, which currently represent the main source of industrially produced trans fats in the food supply.

11 Apr 2017 07:56
Antiviral Drug Could Offer New Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis 
photoNow, research led by an international team from George Washington (GW) University, the University of Perugia and the University of Rome, have determined that a drug used to treat viral infections may be effective at slowing cystic fibrosis disease progression.

07 Apr 2017 06:48
Allergan’s Botox Enters Phase III Clinical Trial for Major Depressive Disorder 
photoEarlier this week, Dublin-based pharmaceutical company, Allergan, announced topline data from a Phase II clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of Botox to treat patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

06 Apr 2017 12:04
Ask an Expert: 5 Questions About Regulatory Requirements for Combination Products 
photoThe regulatory pathway and corresponding regulatory requirements for combination products can often be unclear and daunting for drug makers and medical device manufacturers.

06 Apr 2017 07:04
Teva’s New Treatment for Huntington’s Disease Approved by FDA 
photoTeva Pharmaceuticals’ Huntington’s Disease drug, Austedo (deutetrabenazine), has been approved by the FDA in the treatment of involuntary movements associated with the disorder, known as chorea.

06 Apr 2017 07:03
FDA Approves VivaLnk’s Wearable Device for Continuous Temperature Monitoring 
photoDigital health startup, VivaLnk, has just received FDA clearance for their continuous temperature monitoring medical device, Fever Scout.

05 Apr 2017 07:33
Women with Unexplained Clots May Now be Advised to Stop Taking Blood Thinners 
photoResearchers at the University of Ottawa have developed and validated a rule which may help physicians decide whether some women can stop taking blood thinners after a venous thrombosis.

05 Apr 2017 07:32
Could an Antibiotic be used to Treat the Symptoms of PTSD? 
photoAccording to research conducted at University College London and the University of Zurich, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections may be helpful in treating or preventing the negative thoughts associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

04 Apr 2017 06:55
Observational Study Finds Sanofi’s Diabetes Drug Lowers Incidence of Hypoglycemia 
photoData from a recent real-world observational study has found that that Sanofi’s type 2 diabetes drug, Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 Units/mL), was associated with a lower risk of hypoglycemia, compared to other basal insulins.
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