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Horizon pharma’s bad DTC decision

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Thyroid eye disease affects more women than men, although men are more likely to have severe illnesses. The exact prevalence of thyroid eye disease is not known, but is estimated to be 16 per 100,000 women in the general population, and 2.9 per 100,000 men in the general population.

Scientists find potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer


Chinese scientists recently reported the key role of histone acetylation-regulated long noncoding RNA termed as lysosome cell death regulator (LCDR) in tumor survival, providing a potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer.

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Vir Biotechnology and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop vaccinal antibody tech for tackling HIV and malaria

BioPharma Reporter

Vir Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have partnered up to develop broadly neutralizing antibodies designed to provide a âvaccinal effectâ for the treatment of HIV and prevention of malaria. Bio Developments

Introducing lifestyle interventions in preschool lowers heart disease risk


Implementing school-based programs aimed at teaching healthy cardiovascular health habits as early as preschool can achieve lasting lifestyle changes in children, according to a review published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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.

Novo Nordisk moves to strengthen obesity efforts

Pharma Phorum

After securing FDA approval for Wegovy last year, Novo Nordisk is strengthening its position in the obesity space through a collaboration with EraCal Therapeutics.

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GSK rejects $68.4bn Unilever bid for consumer health

Pharma Phorum

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) claims it has rejected three unsolicited, conditional and non-binding proposals from Unilever to acquire GSK Consumer Healthcare in a deal worth approximately $68.4 billion (£50 billion).

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The brain pays attention to unfamiliar voices during sleep


A good night’s sleep is not as simple as it appears. While you snooze, your brain continues to monitor the environment, balancing the need to protect sleep with the need to wake up.

Vanderbilt discovery offers hope for colorectal cancer patients

Outsourcing Pharma

The researchers, in studying how polyps morph into colorectal cancer, have set a path for improved surveillance of the disease, harnessing precision medicine. Preclinical Research

Enhanced statistical models will aid conservation of killer whales and other species


Ecologists need to understand wild animal behaviours in order to conserve species, but following animals around can be expensive, dangerous, or sometimes impossible in the case of animals that move underwater or into areas we can’t reach easily.


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Two new drugs added to WHO list of COVID-19 therapies

Pharma Phorum

A World Health Organization (WHO) panel has given the green light to two new drugs to treat COVID-19.

Shifting ocean closures best way to protect animals from accidental catch


FROM: Michelle Ma Credit: Ed Melvin/Washington Sea Grant FROM: Michelle Ma University of Washington (NOTE: Researcher contact information at end) Embargoed by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences For public release at noon Pacific Time / 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, Jan.

Abbott’s New Cardiac Mapping System Gets FDA Clearance for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias


Abbott’s new cardiac mapping platform, EnSite X EP System, has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

The circadian clock in heart failure


Disrupting circadian rhythms, which change naturally on a 24-hour cycle, has been implicated in heart disease, but it is unclear how it leads to the condition. A research team at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions investigated the function of the protein Rev-erb?/?,

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.

Decentralised trials: beyond the pandemic

Pharma Phorum

The adoption of decentralised activities was a major factor in allowing clinical trials to continue during the early stages of the pandemic.

Newly discovered carbon may yield clues to ancient Mars


NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, and since then has roamed Gale Crater taking samples and sending the results back home for researchers to interpret.

FDA accepts GMP plasmid DMF: Andelyn now ‘on track’ to speed up gene therapy development

BioPharma Reporter

Andelyn Biosciences says the FDA's acceptance of its GMP plasmid DNA drug master file (DMF) enables the CDMO to vertically integrate its clientsâ manufacturing process, condensing timelines for developers to begin manufacturing to just three months. Markets & Regulations

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Bone growth inspired “microrobots” that can create their own bone


Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers at the universities of Linköping in Sweden and Okayama in Japan have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening.

Detainees Sue Arkansas Jail That Gave Them Ivermectin to Treat Covid

NY Times

For months, the jail’s doctor has promoted the drug, which health experts say should not be used to treat or prevent Covid-19.

Nanotherapy offers new hope for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes


Individuals living with Type 1 diabetes must carefully follow prescribed insulin regimens every day, receiving injections of the hormone via syringe, insulin pump or some other device. And without viable long-term treatments, this course of treatment is a lifelong sentence. Pancreatic islets control insulin production when blood sugar levels change, and in Type 1 diabetes, […]. Latest News Diabetes hope Nanotherapy offers treatment type

AML digital therapeutic lands Breakthrough Device Designation from FDA

Outsourcing Pharma

Blue Note Therapeutics has announced the status has been granted to BNT200, a device to treat anxiety and depression in acute myeloid leukemia patients. Clinical Development

Support for populist politics ‘collapsed’ during the pandemic – global report


Support for populist parties and politicians, and agreement with populist sentiment, has diminished during the pandemic, according to a “mega-dataset” taking in attitudes of over half a million people across 109 countries since 2020. A University of Cambridge team say there are clear signs of a turning tide for the “populist wave”, as the mishandling […]. Latest News collapsed global pandemic politics populist Report support


Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) Secures $6.1 Million in Series A First Closing

Pharma Mirror

January 17, 2022 (Davis, CA) – Botanical Solution Inc. BSI), innovator of sustainable, consistent, and cost-effective Advanced Botanical Materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications, has successfully closed $6.1

ACP releases two new clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of diverticulitis


ACP releases two new clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of diverticulitis Guidelines highlight opportunity to manage most patients with uncomplicated disease in outpatient settings and to initially manage select patients without antibiotics; Patients with complicated disease should be referred for colonoscopy after initial episode if they have not had a recent colonoscopy Full […]. Latest News ACP clinical diagnosis diverticulitis guidelines management releases


CSL Behring AG publishes Offer Prospectus on public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Vifor Pharma Ltd.

BioTech 365

CSL Behring AG publishes Offer Prospectus on public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Vifor Pharma Ltd. CSL Behring AG publishes Offer Prospectus on public tender offer for all publicly held shares of Vifor Pharma Ltd. MELBOURNE, … Continue reading → Business Wire


Improving reading skills through action video games


Decoding letters into sound is a key point in learning to read but is not enough to master it. Reading calls upon several other essential mechanisms that we don’t necessarily think about, such as knowing how to move our eyes on the page or how to use our working memory to link words together in […]. Latest News action Games improving reading skills video


MedX Health Corp. Announces Addition of Three New Screening Services Locations Across Ontario

BioTech 365

MedX Health Corp. Announces Addition of Three New Screening Services Locations Across Ontario MedX Health Corp.


SwRI collaborates to create sCO2 turbomachinery for concentrated solar power plant


SAN ANTONIO — Jan. 17, 2022 — Southwest Research Institute worked with government and commercial collaborators to successfully develop and demonstrate full-scale turbomachinery for one of the world’s first supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power systems for a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant. The technology combines sCO2 power cycles with integrated thermal energy storage. The project […]. Latest News collaborates concentrated create plant power sCO2 solar SwRI turbomachinery

extractX Ltd. Announces 2021 Year End Financial Results

BioTech 365

extractX Ltd. Announces 2021 Year End Financial Results extractX Ltd. Announces 2021 Year End Financial Results NIAGARA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–extractX Ltd.


Inciting instead of coercing, «nudges» prove their effectiveness


Developed by the American economist Richard Thaler in the late 2000s, the theory behind «nudging» theory is based on the principle that our choices are not only determined by our ability to reason, but are also influenced by certain biases such as our emotions, our memories, the opinions of others or the configuration of our […]. Latest News coercing effectiveness Inciting nudges prove

CANbridge Pharmaceuticals CAN108 New Drug Application (NDA) for Alagille Syndrome Accepted by China’s National Medical Products Administration

BioTech 365

CDI prevention reaches date with destiny

Pharma Times

Clinical stage outfit, Destiny Pharma, provides a positive summary of the year ahead