Fri.Nov 19, 2021

FDA, aiming to curb another COVID-19 surge, clears Pfizer, Moderna boosters for all adults

Bio Pharma Dive

The decision comes as at least 10 states have already begun opening up booster dose eligibility, with cases remaining at high levels across the country

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Suffering from psoriasis? Blame this trio of proteins

Scienmag

LA JOLLA—About 7.5 million Americans suffer from psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that shows up as patches of red, inflamed skin and painful, scaly rashes. Although there are effective treatments for psoriasis, not everyone responds to these therapies—and for many, the relief is temporary.

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A worrisome safety signal slows Merck's HIV ambitions

Bio Pharma Dive

After a study raised safety concerns, Merck has paused development of one of its experimental drugs and will keep a close eye on another that's critical to its plans in HIV

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Monkeys, guinea pigs and native English speakers have very similar brain responses to speech sounds

Scienmag

PITTSBURGH, November 19, 2021 – Speech sounds elicit comparable neural responses and stimulate the same region in the brain of humans, macaques and guinea pigs, a multidisciplinary group of University of Pittsburgh researchers reported in the journal eNeuro today.

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Biogen seeking more information in investigation of Aduhelm patient's death

Bio Pharma Dive

A new report from an RBC investment analyst suggested the Alzheimer's drug played a role, adding to questions around the treatment's safety

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Understanding how pathogenic fungi build their carbohydrate armor

Scienmag

In a new study published in Nature Communications, Associate Professor Tuo Wang and his research team from the Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University revealed the molecular architecture of fungal cell walls and the structural responses to stresses, aiding the development of antifungal drugs targeting cell wall components.

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Reading the mind of a worm

Scienmag

LA JOLLA—(November 19, 2021) It sounds like a party trick: scientists can now look at the brain activity of a tiny worm and tell you which chemical the animal smelled a few seconds before.

Respira Labs’ wearable device listens for lung diseases

Pharma Phorum

US company Respira Labs has developed a device worn on the chest that uses tiny speakers and microphones to project sound into the lungs and listen for signals that could indicate serious lung diseases.

New microscopy method offers 3D tracking of 100 single molecules at once

Scienmag

Since its invention over 400 years ago, the microscope has continued to evolve, peering ever deeper into nature’s mysteries at the smallest scales.

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F.D.A. Authorizes Coronavirus Booster Shots for All Adults

NY Times

If the C.D.C. agrees, adults who received a second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago could be eligible by this weekend.

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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.

Urbanization not always bad for food and land use diversity

Scienmag

Widely accepted myths that urbanization negatively impacts food and land use biodiversity are incorrect, according to a team of researchers who developed a framework for evaluating this intersection. Their results could also affect nutrition and food insecurity in urban areas.

MHRA authorises Vumerity for multiple sclerosis patients

Pharma Times

Vumerity is a next-generation oral fumarate treatment for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

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Can defects turn inert materials into useful, active ones?

Scienmag

Demonstrating that a material thought to be always chemically inert, hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), can be turned chemically active holds potential for a new class of catalysts with a wide range of applications, according to an international team of researchers.

NICE reaches a deal with Roche on access to oral SMA drug Evrysdi

Pharma Phorum

Roche’s oral treatment Evrysdi for the rare genetic disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) will be made available on the NHS in England, after NICE reached a three-year access agreement with the company.

Research examines the role of psychotherapists in treatment effectiveness

Scienmag

New research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows that different psychotherapists use common treatment processes to varying benefits for patients.

NICE recommends Inrebic for rare blood cancer

Pharma Times

Eligible adult patients with primary or secondary myelofibrosis will now be able to access the treatment on the NHS

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Mapping where the wind blows in worker dormitories

Scienmag

In Singapore, one group affected by the pandemic early on were the foreign workers, especially during 2020’s spike in COVID-19 cases in dormitories.

Canada Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

NY Times

The move adds more than 2.8 million young people to those eligible for a shot. Children and Childhood Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Canada

Nations are overusing natural resources faster than they are meeting basic human needs

Scienmag

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Cardiac Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Clinical Trials: Caveats and Considerations

XTalks

Cardiac biomarkers can not only serve important roles in the diagnosis, management and prognosis of cardiac diseases, but they can also be significant tools in evaluating treatments in cardiovascular (CV) clinical trials.

Cystic fibrosis faithfully modeled in a human Lung Airway Chip

Scienmag

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Airphysio Portable Mucus Removal Device For Atelectasis Symptom Relief Launched

BioTech 365

Airphysio Portable Mucus Removal Device For Atelectasis Symptom Relief Launched Airphysio Portable Mucus Removal Device For Atelectasis Symptom Relief Launched When diagnosed with an acute respiratory condition, even simple everyday tasks can be challenging.

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Two is better than one: Single-atom dimer electrocatalyst for green hydrogen production

Scienmag

The limited reservoir of fossils fuels and the ever-increasing threats of climate change have encouraged researchers to develop alternative technologies to produce eco-friendly fuels.

Newmarket Parnell Orthodontics Dentist Updates Invisalign, ClearCorrect, Smilezy

BioTech 365

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Breaking down cancer’s defenses

Scienmag

Bacteria generally have a bad reputation, as people first think of certain strains that can cause serious illnesses like pneumonia or meningitis. However, there are many helpful bacteria, known as probiotics, that assist the body in different ways.

Amzell, B.V., in Collaboration With Amring Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announce Their Lead Product Has Entered Phase III Clinical Trial in the U.S. for Treatment of Infantile Epileptic Disease

BioTech 365

Amzell, B.V., in Collaboration With Amring Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announce Their Lead Product Has Entered Phase III Clinical Trial in the U.S. for Treatment of Infantile Epileptic Disease Amzell, B.V., in Collaboration With Amring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Atmospheric rivers may hasten Australia’s snow melt

Scienmag

The Australian Alps may suffer from a loss of snow and surrounding regions could endure flooding as climate change supercharges phenomena known as ‘atmospheric rivers’.

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BioKansas Announces a Major Entertainment Celebration

BioTech 365

BioKansas Announces a Major Entertainment Celebration BioKansas Announces a Major Entertainment Celebration Music, Beer and Biosciences on Tap SHAWNEE, Kan.–(BUSINESS

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University of Guam awarded $715K for aquifer research using NASA technology

Scienmag

This November, University of Guam will start a $715,014 project that will use unmanned aerial systems (UAS), remote sensing, and NASA technology to closely examine the Northern Guam Lens Aquifer, which supplies 90% of the island’s drinking water, and produce critical data and tools for resource management.

Quidel Presents at 33rd Annual Piper Sandler Healthcare Conference

BioTech 365

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Carbon labelling can potentially encourage eco-friendly E-commerce

Scienmag

Having the world at our fingertips was one of the promises of the age of information. With electronic commerce (e-commerce) giving us the power to buy almost anything from anywhere with a swipe or a click, this promise has certainly been realised.

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Merck Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Acceleron Pharma Inc.

BioTech 365

Merck Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Acceleron Pharma Inc. Merck Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Acceleron Pharma Inc. KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS

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COVID-19 case severity: How genetic differences leave immune cells at a disadvantage

Scienmag

LA JOLLA, CA—New research shows how genetic variations linked to severe cases of COVID-19 affect our immune cells. Credit: La Jolla Institute for Immunology LA JOLLA, CA—New research shows how genetic variations linked to severe cases of COVID-19 affect our immune cells.

extractX Ltd. Reports Annual General and Special Meeting Results

BioTech 365

extractX Ltd. Reports Annual General and Special Meeting Results extractX Ltd. Reports Annual General and Special Meeting Results NIAGARA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–extractX Ltd.

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Global pharma industry gathers at CPhI Worldwide 2021 as surge in partnering expected in 2022

Pharma Mirror

Amsterdam, CPhI Worldwide (9-11 November, 2021), which held its first in-person event since 2019, hosted the global pharma community at the Fiera Milano, Milan, welcoming exhibitors and attendees from 146 countries.