Mon.Apr 05, 2021

Acadia, with drug application rejected, calls out FDA for backtracking

Bio Pharma Dive

According to Acadia, the FDA took issue with the main study used in its drug approval submission. That surprised the company, since regulators had never seemed concerned with the study's design

Healthcare is about profits, not patients

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QUICK READ: The nation’s largest for-profit hospital chains saw higher profits , and some more than tripled their net income compared to last year. Some are also increasing their profit margins by forcing out healthcare staff who have seniority and earn more.

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J&J to oversee vaccine production at Emergent factory that ruined doses

Bio Pharma Dive

The change, which follows the contractor's costly manufacturing mix-up, will displace production of AstraZeneca's unauthorized shot at the Baltimore site

Tattoo made of gold nanoparticles revolutionizes medical diagnostics

Scienmag

Takeda, CSL to end alliance as plasma-based COVID-19 drug fails key test

Bio Pharma Dive

An unusual partnership to develop a standardized plasma therapy for COVID-19 didn't succeed, but could be a model for collaborations should another public health crisis arise, the drugmakers said

Researchers develop a technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory

Scienmag

Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine

NY Times

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

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Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Covid-19 Vaccine

NY Times

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

Rise of oxygen on Earth: Initial estimates off by 100 million years

Scienmag

Permanent oxygenation occurred much later than previously thought Credit: Andrey Bekker/UCR New research shows the permanent rise of oxygen in our atmosphere, which set the stage for life as we know it, happened 100 million years later than previously thought.

Gilead CEO Got $19 Million Pay in Blockbuster Year for Company

BioSpace

Gilead CEO Daniel O’Day navigated the company through the turbulent waters of COVID-19 last year, pushing out the very first approved treatment for treatment of the virus. His reward? A $19 million take home

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Overfishing of Atlantic cod likely did not cause genetic changes

Scienmag

AstraZeneca Vaccine Thrombosis Saga Continues with No Clear Answers

BioSpace

In mid-March, more than a dozen countries suspended the deployment of the AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine after incidences of blood clots were reported

Understanding how cancer can relapse

Scienmag

University of Missouri researchers discover a novel cell-to-cell communication network that helps tumors regrow following treatment. Credit: University of Missouri In the fight against cancers, activating mutations in the RAS family of genes stand in the way of finding viable treatment options.

Care With Love: Virginia Based In-Home Care Provider Achieves Rapid Growth

BioTech 365

Care With Love: Virginia Based In-Home Care Provider Achieves Rapid Growth Care With Love: Virginia Based In-Home Care Provider Achieves Rapid Growth Virginia based in-home service provider, Care With Love, has grown rapidly over the past few years due to … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse gains made on Sustainable Development Goal 1 and 2

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Dante Labs achieves ISO 13485 certification for its Genomic Interpretation Software Immensa, leveraging an 18 month long clinical validation study of 500,000 samples

BioTech 365

Dante Labs achieves ISO 13485 certification for its Genomic Interpretation Software Immensa, leveraging an 18 month long clinical validation study of 500,000 samples Dante Labs achieves ISO 13485 certification for its Genomic Interpretation Software Immensa, leveraging an 18 month long … Continue reading → Business Wire

What can we learn from vanishing wildlife species: The case of the Pyrenean Ibex

Scienmag

Credit: Manolo Grasa Likely the first extinction event of the 2000s in Europe, the sad history of the Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica) is a powerful example of the ever-increasing species loss worldwide due to causes related to human activity.

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New Research Findings Published in Pharmaceuticals Identify Novel Peptoids with Potent Antiviral Activity Against HSV-1 and SARS-CoV-2

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How a moving platform for 3D printing can cut waste and costs

Scienmag

Published Peer-Reviewed Data Demonstrate Bamlanivimab’s High Potency Against SARS-CoV-2 and Support its Use as a Foundational Antibody Therapy to Treat and Prevent COVID-19

BioTech 365

Insomnia associated with more suicidal thoughts, worse disease symptoms in schizophrenia

Scienmag

Credit: Augusta University Insomnia is a common problem in patients with schizophrenia, and a new study reinforces a close association between insomnia, more suicidal thoughts and actions and increased problems like anxiety and depression in these patients.

Georgia and South Carolina Publix Pharmacies Open COVID?19 Vaccination Appointments

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Georgia and South Carolina Publix Pharmacies Open COVID?19 19 Vaccination Appointments Georgia and South Carolina Publix Pharmacies Open COVID?19 19 Vaccination Appointments LAKELAND, Fla.–(BUSINESS

Vilcek honors immigrant scientists: Ruth Lehmann, Mohamed Abou Donia, Ibrahim Cissé, Silvi Rouskin

Scienmag

In lieu of an awards gala, Vilcek Foundation has launched a digital celebration to recognize the 2021 Vilcek Foundation Prizewinners.

Smithers Announces New Director of Chemistry for Environmental Risk Sciences

BioTech 365

Smithers Announces New Director of Chemistry for Environmental Risk Sciences Smithers Announces New Director of Chemistry for Environmental Risk Sciences WAREHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS

Are you using antihistamines properly?

Scienmag

Antihistamines can be helpful during spring allergy season and as COVID vaccines roll out, for which rashes are common Credit: McMaster University Hamilton, ON (April 6, 2021) – If you are one of the millions of people worldwide suffering from allergies, you may take an antihistamine pill to ward off hives, sneezing and watery eyes. […].

BioMed Realty Receives Development Approval to Expand its Emeryville Center of Innovation

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BioMed Realty Receives Development Approval to Expand its Emeryville Center of Innovation BioMed Realty Receives Development Approval to Expand its Emeryville Center of Innovation Investment in the Campus is Designed to Support the Bay Area’s Growing Life Science Sector SAN … Continue reading → Business Wire

Health policy researchers propose filling health care coverage gap to help ‘near poor’

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Credit: University of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH, April 5, 2021 – “Near-poor” Americans–people just above the federal poverty level but still well below the average U.S.

Virtue Labs Introduces Flourish® to Combat Female Hair Loss

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Virtue Labs Introduces Flourish® to Combat Female Hair Loss Virtue Labs Introduces Flourish® to Combat Female Hair Loss With 40% of women facing visible hair loss by age 40, Virtue created a breakthrough approach 90% of women tested saw new … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Ranking virus spillover risk

Scienmag

New web app ranks spillover risk for newly detected viruses Credit: Terra Kelly, UC Davis SARS-CoV-2 showed the world with devastating clarity the threat undetected viruses can pose to global public health.

Partners Group Completes Majority-Share Purchase of Wedgewood Pharmacy

BioTech 365

Partners Group Completes Majority-Share Purchase of Wedgewood Pharmacy Partners Group Completes Majority-Share Purchase of Wedgewood Pharmacy SWEDESBORO N.J.–(BUSINESS

A diversity of wildlife is good for our health

Scienmag

To prevent future pandemics, we must restore and protect nature Credit: Ali Rajabali / Flickr A growing body of evidence suggests that biodiversity loss increases our exposure to both new and established zoonotic pathogens. Restoring and protecting nature is essential to preventing future pandemics.

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Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc. Announces New Expanded FDA Approved Indication for Antivenom ANAVIP® for Treatment of North American Pit Viper Envenomation

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Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc. Announces New Expanded FDA Approved Indication for Antivenom ANAVIP® for Treatment of North American Pit Viper Envenomation Rare Disease Therapeutics, Inc.

UMass Amherst team discovers use of elasticity to position microplates on curved 2D fluids

Scienmag

Research is a leap forward in the quest for flexible ultrathin materials Credit: Weiyue Xin of Santore lab. AMHERST, Mass.

Porzio Life Sciences Launches Porzio GST, U.S. and Global Transparency Solution for the Life Sciences Industry

BioTech 365

Porzio Life Sciences Launches Porzio GST, U.S. and Global Transparency Solution for the Life Sciences Industry Porzio Life Sciences Launches Porzio GST, U.S. and Global Transparency Solution for the Life Sciences Industry MORRISTOWN, N.J.–(BUSINESS

How climate change affects Colombia’s coffee production

Scienmag

Credit: College of AC ES, University of Illinois. URBANA, Ill. ¬- If your day started with a cup of coffee, there’s a good chance your morning brew came from Colombia. Home to some of the finest Arabica beans, the country is the world’s third largest coffee producer.

Akoya Appoints Industry Leader Frederic Pla as Chief Operating Officer to Spearhead Growth Initiatives

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Akoya Appoints Industry Leader Frederic Pla as Chief Operating Officer to Spearhead Growth Initiatives Akoya Appoints Industry Leader Frederic Pla as Chief Operating Officer to Spearhead Growth Initiatives Accomplished executive brings deep scientific and operational expertise MARLBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS

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Beef industry can cut emissions with land management, production efficiency

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