Thu.May 13, 2021

Merck, with new breast cancer data, aims to rebound from FDA rejection

Bio Pharma Dive

Study results could address concerns raised by FDA advisers who recently voted against approval of Keytruda in patients with early-stage breast cancer

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Marketing to physicians

World of DTC Marketing

QUICK READ: Reaching physicians with key brand messages isn’t hard, but the online landscape has become crowded with many players. By far, Medscape is still number one in physician reach , and medical journal advertising has been proven to result in more branded Rx’s.

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Heron, on third attempt, secures FDA approval for non-opioid painkiller

Bio Pharma Dive

The San Diego-based biotech's drug, which will now be sold as Zynrelef, had perviously been rejected by the agency in 2019 and 2020

Strategies for Your Content Marketing to Have Greater Impact

World of DTC Marketing

It’s 2021. Trends are a whole lot different from what they were a decade ago. This doesn’t just relate to fashion or hobby choices, either. It’s also highly relevant in the marketing world. One of the most essential methods to generate organic traffic is content marketing when it comes to marketing.

Third Rock launches biotech targeting 'notoriously difficult' DNA regulators

Bio Pharma Dive

With $82 million in hand, Flare Therapeutics is looking to create precision cancer drugs by going after a type of protein called transcription factors

To prevent next pandemic, scientists say we must regulate air like food and water

Scienmag

Credit: Martin Visser, Unsplash Humans in the 21st century spend most of their time indoors, but the air we breathe inside buildings is not regulated to the same degree as the food we eat and the water we drink.

Clearing Up a Misconception: COVID-19 Vaccines and Infertility/Pregnancy Loss

BioSpace

A study, published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrated no obvious safety signals among pregnant persons who received the mRNA vaccines

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Cellino Develops Scalable, Closed-Loop System for Autologous Stem Cell Manufacturing

BioSpace

Cellino’s unique blend of lasers and machine learning is transforming the manufacture of autologous stem cell therapies from an inconsistent hand-crafted endeavor to a scalable, efficient, closed-loop, modern process

Force-sensing PIEZO proteins are at work in plants, too

Scienmag

PerkinElmer Picks Up Nexcelom for $260 Million to Expedite Drugs to Market

BioSpace

PerkinElmer expands its presence with the acquisition of Nexcelom, which would allow the company to expand global efforts to accelerate time to target and time to market for novel therapeutics

Scientists identify source of weight gain from antipsychotics

Scienmag

New findings identify molecular mechanism behind rapid weight gain in patients treated with risperidone Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center DALLAS – May 12, 2021 – Scientists with UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr.

Pfizer Commits to Bridging the Diversity Gap in Clinical Trials

BioSpace

Pfizer’s clinical trials diversity report showed the disproportionate way the virus impacted minority communities in the U.S., increasing the calls for racial and ethnic diversity in clinical studies

Count your blessings: Short gratitude intervention can increase academic motivation

Scienmag

Keeping a daily gratitude journal for as little as two weeks can help keep students motivated for months Credit: Ritsumeikan University and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan It is difficult for us to succeed in whatever we set out to do if we lack motivation. We usually need it as […].

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Abbott’s AI-powered coronary imaging platform deployed in the UK

Pharma Times

Heart attack patients offered treatment with new technology at the Royal Free Hospital in London

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Largest-ever study of artificial insemination in sharks–and the occasional ‘virgin birth’

Scienmag

Credit: Photo by Jay Harvey, Aquarium of the Pacific It’s a tough time to be a shark. Pollution, industrialized fishing, and climate change threaten marine life, and the populations of many top ocean predators have declined in recent years.

Philadelphia, Pacific Northwest See Surge in Biopharma Jobs

BioSpace

Life science jobs are booming in several regions around the U.S. One is the Pacific Northwest, specifically Oregon; another is the Philadelphia area. Here’s a look

OU researcher receives 2021 NSF CAREER Award

Scienmag

Grant will help fund program for students who are members of the Kiowa, Wichita tribes Credit: Travis Caperton, OU Photographer NORMAN, OKLA. – University of Oklahoma researcher Stefan Wilhelm, Ph.D.,

Research Roundup: Neuronal Cell Death in Alzheimer’s and More

BioSpace

Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting ones

Ozone in air pollution is linked to fibroid development in Black women

Scienmag

Credit: Dr Amelia Wesselink Higher levels of ozone from air pollution are linked to an increased risk of developing fibroids among Black American women according to a large study published today (Friday) in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals.

Why health tech is a win for mental health

Pharma Phorum

For Mental Health Awareness Week (10 May 2021 – 16 May 2021) myGP discusses the benefits of the healthcare system becoming digitised and the impact this will have on mental health care. .

Orangutan finding highlights need to protect habitat

Scienmag

Novo Nordisk’s weight loss drug semaglutide found to improve wellbeing

Pharma Times

New results from a Phase IIIa study demonstrate benefits of drug for people with obesity 'beyond weight loss

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Above the noise

Scienmag

Report Highlights “Disinformation Dozen” Responsible for Online COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

BioSpace

Overall, the researchers claim this “Disinformation Dozen” generate approximately 65% of the anti-vaccine misinformation on these platforms

Study of nitinol deformations to enrich understanding of materials with targeted properties

Scienmag

Pharma TV Ad Spending Trends: Companies in the Top Ten this Week

XTalks

Given that people have spent most of the past year being locked down at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it comes as no surprise that much of that time has been spent binging content on TV and through digital streaming services.

Two-in-one: Wide-angle monitoring meets high-resolution capture in new camera platform

Scienmag

Humanigen On the Cusp of Filing for Lenzilumab EUA in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

BioSpace

Humanigen reported it had held a meeting with the FDA to discuss plans for filing an EUA for its lenzilumab for hospitalized, hypoxic COVID-19 patients by the end of May

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Tests of bitumen pave way to rational approaches in road building

Scienmag

Applied DNA Provides Clarification on Newly Authorized Asymptomatic Serial Screening Indication for LineaTM COVID-19 Assay Kit and Press Release Published 12 May 2021

BioTech 365

Applied DNA Provides Clarification on Newly Authorized Asymptomatic Serial Screening Indication for LineaTM COVID-19 Assay Kit and Press Release Published 12 May 2021 Applied DNA Provides Clarification on Newly Authorized Asymptomatic Serial Screening Indication for LineaTM COVID-19 Assay Kit and … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Evolutionary biologists discover mechanism that enables lizards to breathe underwater

Scienmag

Credit: Lindsey Swierk TORONTO, ON – A team of evolutionary biologists from the University of Toronto has shown that Anolis lizards, or anoles, are able to breathe underwater with the aid of a bubble clinging to their snouts.

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Exicure Announces Appointment of Brian C. Bock as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

BioTech 365

Exicure Announces Appointment of Brian C. Bock as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Exicure Announces Appointment of Brian C. Bock as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) CHICAGO & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Exicure, Inc.®

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Current trend reversed

Scienmag

Physicists at ETH Zurich demonstrate that a tiny cloud of atoms can be turned from a heat engine into a cooler by cranking up the interactions between the particles Credit: D. Husmann & S.

Compass Therapeutics, Inc. to Acquire TRIGR Therapeutics, Inc.

BioTech 365

Compass Therapeutics, Inc. to Acquire TRIGR Therapeutics, Inc. Compass Therapeutics, Inc. to Acquire TRIGR Therapeutics, Inc. To Obtain Global Rights to TR009, A Novel bispecific antibody and Inhibitor of the Notch Pathway Targeting DLL4 and VEGF-A BOSTON & IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS

How widespread is lemur and fossa meat consumption?

Scienmag

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Envision Healthcare Exceeded National 2020 Benchmarks for Quality Care

BioTech 365

Envision Healthcare Exceeded National 2020 Benchmarks for Quality Care Envision Healthcare Exceeded National 2020 Benchmarks for Quality Care NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS

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CT promising for sublobar resection in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer

Scienmag