Mon.Nov 22, 2021

Neurocrine stocks up on a biotech's psychiatric drugs

Bio Pharma Dive

A new deal with Sosei Heptares hands Neurocrine a "broad portfolio" of drugs for schizophrenia, dementia and other neuropsychiatric disorders

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Does CVS have a crystal ball into the future?

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: CVS announced its plans to begin closing its doors –about 900 locations across the country. They know the future isn’t about selling 20 kinds of shampoos and vitamins.


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Bluebird, after delays, gets speedy FDA review for beta thalassemia gene therapy

Bio Pharma Dive

The regulator will decide whether to approve Bluebird's treatment by next May, but its evaluation begins more than a year later than the biotech first hoped

Equal Parts Caregiver and Advocate: Clinical Trials from the Caregiver’s Point of View


“There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”. Roslyn Carter.

An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

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Pfizer, BioNTech to seek full approval as COVID-19 vaccine efficacy holds up in young teens

Bio Pharma Dive

Four months after vaccination, no 12- to 15-year-olds in the companies' clinical trial developed COVID-19, compared to 30 who received a placebo

How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars


BUFFALO, N.Y. — It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline. Credit: Douglas Levere / University at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. — It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline.

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Deep learning algorithms assist in identifying microplastics in human body


The research is supported by the Russian Science Foundation (grant 21-73-00097). Credit: Kazan Federal University The research is supported by the Russian Science Foundation (grant 21-73-00097). “If

Re-envisioning mental health treatment using clinical VR

Pharma Phorum

Skip Rizzo, PhD, research director for medical virtual reality at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT), tells us how its virtual reality (VR) therapy BRAVEMIND is changing PTSD treatment and how pharma can leverage clinical VR.

Soft food diet increases risks for captive animals released in wild


Serving up too much soft food to animals rescued into captivity might reduce their survival chances when released back into the wild.

Tonix Cleared to Propel Migraine Therapy into Phase II


Tonix expects to begin enrollment in the trial for TNX-1900, an intranasal potentiated oxytocin, during the second half of 2022

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Mystery of high performing novel solar cell materials revealed in stunning clarity


Researchers from the University of Cambridge have used a suite of correlative, multimodal microscopy methods to visualise, for the first time, why perovskite materials are seemingly so tolerant of defects in their structure. Their findings were published today in Nature Nanotechnology.

FDA approves BioMarin drug to treat dwarfism in children

Outsourcing Pharma

The US agency has granted approval to Voxzogo, an injectable drug designed to aid growth in children with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Markets & Regulations

How T Cells recognise infection or disease


Monash University researchers have expanded their knowledge of how T cells might recognise infections or disease, providing key insight into how an often-overlooked T cell lineage becomes activated when encountering pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and cancers.

Aptevo Soars on Reports of Complete Remission in AML


Positive data from an ongoing Phase Ib study has impressed investors in Aptevo Therapeutics


Activation of a key protein that allows glioblastoma cells to complete apoptosis


Apoptosis is the mechanism by which defective cells promote their own death to protect the body. It is a complex process, with many stages, in which the different parts of the cell gradually degrade.

Elizabeth Holmes Takes the Stand in Self-Defense


After months of ongoing testimony from various whistleblowers and investors, Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos founder and CEO, has finally taken the witness stand in her fraud trial

Fundamental particles modelled in beam of light


Scientists at the University of Birmingham have succeeded in creating an experimental model of an elusive kind of fundamental particle called a skyrmion in a beam of light.

With Life-Saving Meds on the Line, FDA Doubles Down on Inspection Goal


The U.S. FDA is making up for Covid-lost time this year, doubling the goal for FY 2021 domestic surveillance inspections for food and medical manufacturing facilities

Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires


With wildfires devastating mountain ecosystems across the western United States, their successful forest revegetation recovery hinges on, among other factors, an adequate lasting snowpack, according to research by the University of Nevada, Reno and Oregon State University.

Reify Health launches tool to gauge clinical trial diversity

Outsourcing Pharma

The StudyTeam Diversity Reporting feature is intended to aid sites and sponsors measure their efforts to reach patients from underrepresented communities. Patient centricity

Deep learning reveals how proteins interact


Scientist are now combining recent advances in evolutionary analysis and deep learning to build three-dimensional models of how most proteins in eukaryotes interact.

Glympse Reports Near-Perfect Accuracy with Liquid Biopsy to Predict NASH


This liquid biopsy uses a panel of peptide biosensors to analyze protein activity from a blood sample and provide actionable readouts of the disease state

UTA researchers have shortened 15-day differentiation process down to 90 minutes


Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are working to create a modeling technique that better predicts how stem cells develop into specific cells, such as bone or skin.

Cell and gene therapies: How can their promise be realized?

BioPharma Reporter

The pipeline of advanced therapy is expanding at a rate never seen before, with a number of cell and gene therapies now reaching the market. Bio Developments

Study: remote ocean wilderness areas are “living time machines,” teeming with large fish


A new, widespread study of the global state of marine coral reef wilderness by WCS, NGS, and university collaborators found that remote ocean wilderness areas are sustaining fish populations much better than some of the world’s best marine reserves.


FDA Approves First Therapy to Treat Ultra-Rare Cancer with Low Survival Rates


Shares of Aadi Bioscience were up more than 25% in premarket trading after announcing the FDA greenlit its treatment for a rare and aggressive form of cancer that disproportionately affects women

How to eat a poison butterfly


Scientists now understand how certain animals can feed on picturesque, orange monarch butterflies, which are filled from head to abdomen with milkweed plant toxins.

Vaccibody Has a New Name and a Fresh Partnership with Regeneron


Vaccibody has changed its name to Nykode Therapeutics. Nykode” means “new code,” which plays on the potential of the company to generate novel codes and innovative patient therapies


Getting quantum dots to stop blinking


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Quantum dots, discovered in the 1990s, have a wide range of applications and are perhaps best known for producing vivid colors in some high-end televisions.

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Pharma Growth Across the Globe: AstraZeneca, BeiGene and More


It's been a busy week so far, with new discovery facilities launched in the biotech space


nTIDE October 2021 COVID Update: Rise in unemployment may indicate increase in jobseekers engaging with the labor market


East Hanover, NJ. November 22, 2021. Unemployment rose for people with and without disabilities, following two consecutive months of decline, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) COVID Update.

Lockdowns in Europe Won’t be Duplicated in US and More COVID-19 News


The U.S. CDC has issued new travel warnings as surges of COVID-19 continue throughout the country and the world. For that and other COVID-19 news, read below


New documentation of dramatic climate changes at the end of the last ice age sheds light on the transition from nomadic hunter-gatherer to settlement and farming societies


Using plant remains researchers reconstruct Land of Israel climate at the end of the last ice age Credit: Sasha Flit/Tel Aviv University.

NHS Digital, NHSX will be absorbed into NHS England

Pharma Phorum

It has been confirmed that NHS Digital and NHSX are to be incorporated into NHS England as part of a major shake-up of the health technology environment.


Latte lovers rejoice! Study reveals drinking coffee could lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease


Good news for those of us who can’t face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has revealed drinking higher amounts of coffee may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: Edith Cowan University.