Wed.May 11, 2022

In first, Verve gets clearance to test base editing inside the body

Bio Pharma Dive

Regulators in New Zealand have allowed human testing to proceed, another milestone for the gene editing technology. Verve plans to soon ask for approval to begin testing in the U.S. and U.K.,

Laser bursts drive fastest-ever logic gates

Scienmag

A long-standing quest for science and technology has been to develop electronics and information processing that operate near the fastest timescales allowed by the laws of nature.

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Moderna's finance head is out as former employer conducts investigation

Bio Pharma Dive

Jorge Gomez, who officially took the CFO reins Monday, lasted one day on the job. His departure comes as Gomez's previous company, Dentsply Sirona, looks into financial allegations against current and former executives

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Volunteers receive first dose in clinical trial of Melbourne-made COVID-19 vaccines

Scienmag

2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Roche cancer immunotherapy fails another trial, casting doubt on emerging drug class

Bio Pharma Dive

A treatment combination involving Roche's anti-TIGIT medicine tiragolumab missed its goal in a Phase 3 lung cancer study that was viewed as a proof point for the drug class

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The antimicrobial pipeline is ‘dry’ and that’s a problem

Pharma Phorum

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem and one that is already claiming over a million lives per year. The situation is urgent but finding a sustainable solution is a difficult prospect, finds Ben Hargreaves. Alexander Fleming discovered the world’s first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928.

Regular blueberry consumption may reduce risk of dementia, study finds

Scienmag

The old adage says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but new research from the University of Cincinnati shows the potential benefit of a different fruit for your health.

Novo Nordisk forges close ties with biotech VC Flagship

Pharma Phorum

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk has traditionally generated its pipeline mainly from internal R&D, but a new alliance with venture capital firm Flagship Pioneering signals another departure from that strategy.

Ludwig MSK study modeling tumor evolution reveals a vulnerability for cancer prevention and therapy

Scienmag

MAY 11, 2022, NEW YORK – Though the mutations accumulated by cancer cells occur more or less randomly, certain regions of genes essential to cancer growth appear to be more frequently mutated than others in established tumors.

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

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

Voyage Foods is Taking the Cocoa out of Chocolate, Peanuts out of Peanut Butter and Beans out of Coffee

XTalks

Voyage Foods, a California-based startup that has reverse-engineered chocolate, peanut butter and coffee, recently closed a $36 million Series A investment round, bringing the company’s total funding to $41.8 million.

ACM celebrates technical achievements that drive far-reaching advances in technology

Scienmag

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced the recipients of four prestigious technical awards. These leaders were selected by their peers for making contributions to groundbreaking research and practical applications that impact people using technology every day.

FDA Puts Further Restrictions on Use of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

XTalks

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it has limited the authorized use of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older for whom other authorized or approved vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate.

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Rena Bizios elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Scienmag

Rena Bizios, Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair in Biomedical Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering in UTSA’s Margie and Bill Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design (Klesse College), has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S).

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.

Common Medications Can Prolong Back Pain When Overused, Study Says

NY Times

A clinical trial will be needed to verify the research, which offered a warning about taking steroids or nonprescription drugs for weeks on end.

Illinois Tech Political Science Professor Matthew Shapiro named Fulbright Scholar

Scienmag

CHICAGO, May 10, 2022—Illinois Institute of Technology Professor of Political Science Matthew A. Shapiro has been awarded a Fulbright United States Scholar Program award in political science/international relations for the 2022–2023 academic year.

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New data reinforces AstraZeneca and Sanofi’s nirsevimab as effective RSV immunisation

Pharma Times

Nirsevimab is the first investigational immunisation designed to protect all infants across the RSV season with a single dose

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A brain circuit in the thalamus helps us hold information in mind

Scienmag

CAMBRIDGE, MA — As people age, their working memory often declines, making it more difficult to perform everyday tasks.

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Targeted Protein Degradation Market: Riding on the Popularity of PROTAC, Market is set to Grow Exponentially

Roots Analysis

Over the years, the drug hunters have tried to target the tens of thousands of proteins responsible for sickness and health. But a vast majority of them have remained out of reach.

New research in JNCCN encourages harnessing health technology to help cancer patients quit smoking

Scienmag

Crown Bioscience and MBL Enter Joint Venture to Provide Advanced Preclinical Services for Japanese Customers

BioTech 365

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Research with a peel: FSU study on banana browning could help tackle food waste

Scienmag

New research from Florida State University won’t only help you nail the timing for your banana bread — it could also help reduce millions of tons of food waste from the widely cultivated fruit.

CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Appoints Pauline Li as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Operations

BioTech 365

CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Appoints Pauline Li as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Operations CANbridge Pharmaceuticals Appoints Pauline Li as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Operations BEIJING & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS

Large study in Botswana finds daily micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy reduces complications at birth

Scienmag

PHILADELPHIA— A six-year study of nearly 100,000 women in Botswana has provided new evidence that relatively inexpensive daily diet supplementation of iron, folic acid and vitamin supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth.

Amber Specialty Pharmacy Added to Eisai’s LENVIMA® Network

BioTech 365

Amber Specialty Pharmacy Added to Eisai’s LENVIMA® Network Amber Specialty Pharmacy Added to Eisai’s LENVIMA® Network OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amber Specialty Pharmacy announces today that they will begin dispensing LENVIMA® (lenvatinib).

For outdoor workers, extreme heat poses extreme danger

Scienmag

Las Vegas (May 11, 2022) – Working outdoors during periods of extreme heat can cause discomfort, heat stress, or heat illnesses – all growing concerns for people who live and work in Southwestern cities like Las Vegas, where summer temperatures creep higher each year.

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Lucid Diagnostics Provides Business Update and Preliminary First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

BioTech 365

Lucid Diagnostics Provides Business Update and Preliminary First Quarter 2022 Financial Results Lucid Diagnostics Provides Business Update and Preliminary First Quarter 2022 Financial Results Conference call to be held today at 4:30 PM EDT NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$LUCD #businessupdate—Lucid Diagnostics Inc.

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Study points to need for substantial improvement in heart attack outcomes across high-income nations

Scienmag

The best way to treat acute myocardial infarctions, commonly known as heart attacks, has been long established by international consensus. The types of treatments and recommended procedures are well-defined, widely known, and readily available in modern hospitals.

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Spruce Biosciences Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

BioTech 365

Spruce Biosciences Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update Spruce Biosciences Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 25% Enrollment Achieved in CAHmelia-203 Study for Adult Classic CAH; On Track to Report Topline Data … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Recommendation algorithms that power Amazon, Netflix can improve satellite imagery, too

Scienmag

Algorithms that help consumers decide what to stream or buy online can do more than predict customers’ habits: They can help satellites see the Earth better, according to a Rutgers study.

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Savara Reports First Quarter 2022 Financial Results and Provides Business Update

BioTech 365

SAEM publishes new guideline for low-risk, recurrent abdominal pain in the emergency department

Scienmag

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) is pleased to announce the release of its second publication in a series of Guidelines for Reasonable and Appropriate Care in the Emergency Department (GRACE-2).