Tue.May 11, 2021

The responsibility for chronic health issues

World of DTC Marketing

IN SUMMARY: Hypertension, diabetes, and obesity drive a lot of healthcare costs, and the obesity epidemic may be one of the root causes of the rise in rates of hypertension, diabetes and even certain types of cancer.

FDA unexpectedly grounds a gene therapy for a rare heart disease

Bio Pharma Dive

Rocket Pharma’s Danon disease treatment — key to the company's quiet rise over the past year — is the latest gene therapy to be put on hold by the agency. Executives predict only a short delay, however

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New Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Treating HIV

BioSpace

At the Seraph Research Institute, scientists presented new research at the 2021 ASGCT that shows promise in treating HIV

Gingko Bioworks to go public through $2.5B SPAC deal

Bio Pharma Dive

Bellco Capital, led by Kite Pharma and Allogene Therapeutics founder Arie Belldegrun, will co-sponsor the transaction alongside Eagle Equity Partners

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New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too?

NY Times

The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.

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Biogen looks to build better gene therapies through latest deal

Bio Pharma Dive

The collaboration with Capsigen hands Biogen rights to a technology that could support the development of gene therapies for central nervous system and neuromuscular disorders

AI in action: Report highlights the real-world benefits of AI in healthcare

Pharma Phorum

Joined up thinking is the key to converting AI-driven advances into real benefits for healthcare systems, say NHSX. Healthcare systems the world over have been facing the same challenges for some time – and the pandemic has only served to compound them.

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Charles River: Understanding and mitigating underlying mechanisms behind unwanted toxicities in CAR T cell therapies

BioPharma Reporter

Charles River says the combination of Distributed Bioâs platform, which the CRO recently acquired, with its own downstream characterization capabilities, enables identification of the best lead candidate in CAR T cell therapies â balancing efficacy and safety for optimal therapeutic outcome.

Tiny, wireless, injectable chips use ultrasound to monitor body processes

Scienmag

NICE’s Office for Digital Health opens its doors

Pharma Phorum

UK cost-effectiveness agency NICE has this week officially opened the Office for Digital Health, one of the pillars of its five-year strategy out to 2026. .

Stabilizer residue in inks found to inhibit conductivity in 3D printed electronic

Scienmag

Credit: Gustavo Trindade Inks containing metal nanoparticles are among the most commonly-used conductive materials for printed electronics.

Carol Patel

Pharma Marketing Network

Carol Patel is a digital native that advocates for customer-centricity at every opportunity. She enjoys the challenge of working agency-side, currently leading the Digital Performance Group at Havas Health & You: Village X.

Gene therapy offers potential cure to children born without an immune system

Scienmag

HiltonHead Retina Specialist Surgeon Diabetic Retinopathy Macular Degeneration

BioTech 365

HiltonHead Retina Specialist Surgeon Diabetic Retinopathy Macular Degeneration HiltonHead Retina Specialist Surgeon Diabetic Retinopathy Macular Degeneration The opening of the Hilton Head Retina Institute in Hilton Head, South Carolina, has just been announced.

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Eliminating bias from healthcare AI critical to improve health equity

Scienmag

CORRECTING and REPLACING Former FDA and NIH Leader Dr. Vicki Seyfert-Margolis Joins Penrose TherapeuTx Scientific Advisory Board

BioTech 365

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Southern African dinosaur had irregular growth

Scienmag

Credit: Dorling Kindersley Anyone who’s raised a child or a pet will know just how fast and how steady their growth seems to be. You leave for a few days on a work trip and when you come home the child seems to have grown 10cm! That’s all well and good for the modern household, […].

BISTel Showcases Smart Pharma Innovation Award Winner GrandView APM at 2021 Manufacturing Assets and Reliability Conference

BioTech 365

Researchers find target to fight antibiotic resistance

Scienmag

Significance of molecule in bacteria was previously unknown Credit: Ali Ennis Gram-negative bacteria are the bane of health care workers’ existence. They’re one of the most dangerous organisms to become infected with–and one of the hardest to treat.

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

BioTech 365

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call to be held Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT DUBLIN, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Heme is not just for Impossible Burgers

Scienmag

Variation in how animals and bacteria use heme reveals potential target for new antibiotics Credit: (Courtesy of Robert Kranz) It took an unlikely food innovation — earth-friendly vegetarian patties, made to taste and “bleed” like the familiar meaty ones — to make people aware of heme.

Biodesix Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

BioTech 365

Biodesix Announces First Quarter 2021 Results Biodesix Announces First Quarter 2021 Results First Quarter 2021 Record Revenue of Approximately $28.9

Low temperature physics gives insight into turbulence

Scienmag

Credit: Lancaster University A novel technique for studying vortices in quantum fluids has been developed by Lancaster physicists.

Incyte and MorphoSys Announce First Patient Dosed in Phase 3 frontMIND Study Evaluating Tafasitamab Combination as a First-Line Treatment for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

BioTech 365

Incyte and MorphoSys Announce First Patient Dosed in Phase 3 frontMIND Study Evaluating Tafasitamab Combination as a First-Line Treatment for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Incyte and MorphoSys Announce First Patient Dosed in Phase 3 frontMIND Study Evaluating Tafasitamab Combination as … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Inhibition of proteins activated by nitric oxide reverses aortic aneurysm in Marfan syndrome

Scienmag

Labcorp and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Join Forces to Raise Awareness of COVID-19 Treatments

BioTech 365

Labcorp and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Join Forces to Raise Awareness of COVID-19 Treatments Labcorp and the U.S.

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NTU study of ancient corals in Indonesia reveals slowest earthquake ever recorded

Scienmag

Study highlights missing factors or mismodelling in global risk assessments Credit: NTU Singapore A ‘slow-motion’ earthquake lasting 32 years – the slowest ever recorded – eventually led to the catastrophic 1861 Sumatra earthquake, researchers at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found.

Scholar Rock Announces Publication of Phase 1 Clinical Trial Data Evaluating Apitegromab in Healthy Volunteers in the Journal Advances in Therapy

BioTech 365

Scholar Rock Announces Publication of Phase 1 Clinical Trial Data Evaluating Apitegromab in Healthy Volunteers in the Journal Advances in Therapy Scholar Rock Announces Publication of Phase 1 Clinical Trial Data Evaluating Apitegromab in Healthy Volunteers in the Journal Advances … Continue reading → Business Wire

Defining climate-smart pathways towards tree crop yield intensification

Scienmag

The trajectory for palm oil production in Indonesia raises sustainability concerns due to deforestation and biodiversity impacts; researchers modeled climate-smart approaches for climate change mitigation in oil palm and other tropical tree crops Credit: Adapted from Monzon et al.

SQZ Biotechnologies Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights

BioTech 365

SQZ Biotechnologies Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights SQZ Biotechnologies Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights WATERTOWN, Mass.–(BUSINESS

New study: Kefir package claims don’t always accurately reflect composition of commercial products

Scienmag

Researchers reporting in JDS CommunicationsTM found overstated microorganism density and nonlabelled bacterial species, potentially misleading consumers Credit: B.N. Metras, M.J. Holle, V.J. Parker, M.J. Miller, and K.S.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference

BioTech 365

Eagle Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference Eagle Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Petting therapy dogs enhances thinking skills of stressed college students

Scienmag

Credit: Washington State University For college students under pressure, a dog may be the best stress fighter around.

AHF: Ten Ways WHO Catastrophically Failed the World

BioTech 365

AHF: Ten Ways WHO Catastrophically Failed the World AHF: Ten Ways WHO Catastrophically Failed the World LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the upcoming World Health Assembly at the end of May, and indications that the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general plans to … Continue reading → Business Wire

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COVID-19 vaccine does not damage the placenta in pregnancy

Scienmag

Study adds to growing evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in pregnancy Credit: Northwestern University CHICAGO — A new Northwestern Medicine study of placentas from patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy found no evidence of injury, adding to the growing literature that COVID-19 vaccines are safe in pregnancy.

NANOBIOTIX Partners With LianBio to Develop and Commercialize Potential First-in-Class Radioenhancer NBTXR3 Across Tumor Types and Therapeutic Combinations in China and Other Asian Markets

BioTech 365

‘Pre-bunk’ tactics reduce public susceptibility to COVID-19 conspiracies and falsehoods

Scienmag

Credit: University of Cambridge A short online game designed to fight conspiracies about COVID-19 boosts people’s confidence in detecting misinformation by increasing their ability to perceive its “manipulativeness” compared to genuine news, according to a study. Go Viral!,