Fri.Jun 18, 2021

Bristol Myers partners with Eisai in $650M deal for targeted cancer antibody

Bio Pharma Dive

The U.S. drugmaker is the latest to invest large sums of money in antibody-drug conjugates, following recent deals by Gilead, Merck and AstraZeneca

GAO Report on DTC/Medicare spending flawed

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US to invest $3B in research quest for COVID-19 pill

Bio Pharma Dive

Compared to vaccines, development of antiviral drugs for the coronavirus has progressed more slowly, although data are expected soon from Merck, Pfizer and Atea

MIOTIFY platform for digital health products clears AZ road test

Pharma Phorum

Teasing out complex relationships within data lies at the heart of any digital health intervention, but finding the algorithms to do so reliably – and making sure they will be acceptable to regulators – can be a challenge.

Novel interactions between proteins that help in recovering from brain injury

Scienmag

Element Nutritional Sciences Announces Closing of $5 Million Bought Deal Private Placement

BioTech 365

Element Nutritional Sciences Announces Closing of $5 Million Bought Deal Private Placement Element Nutritional Sciences Announces Closing of $5 Million Bought Deal Private Placement THIS NEWS RELEASE IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION … Continue reading → Business Wire

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nTIDE May 2021 COVID Update: Minimal changes in unemployment reflect slow pace of recovery

Scienmag

National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) – issued semi-monthly by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ. June 18, 2021.

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New study uncovers details behind the body’s response to stress

Scienmag

BeiGene Announces China NMPA Approval of BRUKINSA® (Zanubrutinib) for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia

BioTech 365

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Picky neurons

Scienmag

In the visual thalamus, neurons are in contact with both eyes but respond to only one Credit: MPI of Neurobiology / Kuhl The visual thalamus is classically known to relay visual stimuli coming from the retina to the cerebral cortex.

AHF Files Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against the PBM Prime Therapeutics

BioTech 365

AHF Files Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against the PBM Prime Therapeutics AHF Files Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Against the PBM Prime Therapeutics Lawsuit asserts Prime Therapeutics unlawfully fixes the prices of its reimbursements to AHF and other independent pharmacies, to align with … Continue reading → Business Wire

Study reveals new therapeutic target for C. difficile infection

Scienmag

Credit: UCI School of Medicine Irvine, CA – June 18, 2021 – A new study paves the way for the development of next generation therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI), the most frequent cause of healthcare-acquired gastrointestinal infections and death in developed countries.

Horizon Therapeutics plc Announces Multiple Presentations on Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)

BioTech 365

Horizon Therapeutics plc Announces Multiple Presentations on Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Horizon Therapeutics plc Announces Multiple Presentations on Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD) at the 7th Congress of … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Will reduction in tau protein protect against Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementias?

Scienmag

New results suggest the answer is no, implying that the role of tau in the pathogenesis of Lewy body dementias is distinct from Alzheimer’s disease Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

AHF Joins Coalition Demanding Rx Price Negotiation in ‘Build Back Better’ Law

BioTech 365

AHF Joins Coalition Demanding Rx Price Negotiation in ‘Build Back Better’ Law AHF Joins Coalition Demanding Rx Price Negotiation in ‘Build Back Better’ Law WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) joined over 103 labor unions and health care groups to demand … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Animals’ ability to adapt their habitats key to survival amid climate change

Scienmag

Credit: Sylvain Pincebourde Birds build nests to keep eggs and baby nestlings warm during cool weather, but also make adjustments in nest insulation in such a way the little ones can keep cool in very hot conditions.

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PharmaCyte Biotech Announces Adjournment of Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Recording of Stockholder Meeting Available

BioTech 365

PharmaCyte Biotech Announces Adjournment of Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Recording of Stockholder Meeting Available PharmaCyte Biotech Announces Adjournment of Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Recording of Stockholder Meeting Available LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS

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Undiagnosed and untreated disease identified in rural South Africa

Scienmag

A comprehensive health-screening program in rural northern KwaZulu-Natal has found a high burden of undiagnosed or poorly controlled non-communicable diseases Credit: Africa Health Research Institute BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

Bristol Myers Squibb Receives European Commission Approval for Onureg® (azacitidine tablets) as Frontline Oral Maintenance Therapy for Adults with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

BioTech 365

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Separating natural and man-made pollutants in the air

Scienmag

What COVID-19’s lockdown to prevent infection taught us Credit: Misra P. et al., 2021, Scientific Reports, Springer Nature doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87673-2 COVID-19 has changed the world in unimaginable ways. Some have even been positive, with new vaccines developed in record time.

Healthy Transportation Foundation Partners with AscellaHealth to Offer Discount Rx Card for Professional Truck Drivers and Families

BioTech 365

Healthy Transportation Foundation Partners with AscellaHealth to Offer Discount Rx Card for Professional Truck Drivers and Families Healthy Transportation Foundation Partners with AscellaHealth to Offer Discount Rx Card for Professional Truck Drivers and Families BERWYN, Pa.–(BUSINESS

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Dragonflies: Species losses and gains in Germany

Scienmag

Some dragonfly and damselfly species suffer from habitat loss and degradation, while many species benefit from improved water quality and warmer climate Credit: Andre Günther Germany is a hotspot for dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) species in Europe, owing to the range of habitats and climates that it provides.

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Iveric Bio to Present Zimura® GATHER2 Enrollment and Retention Updates and New GATHER1 Post-Hoc Analyses Today at its Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Virtual Symposium for Investors

BioTech 365

Iveric Bio to Present Zimura® GATHER2 Enrollment and Retention Updates and New GATHER1 Post-Hoc Analyses Today at its Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Virtual Symposium for Investors Iveric Bio to Present Zimura® GATHER2 Enrollment and Retention Updates and New GATHER1 Post-Hoc … Continue reading → Business Wire

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How childhood exercise could maintain and promote cognitive function in later life

Scienmag

Illuminating changes in brain networks and cortical structure Credit: Ishihara et al.,

Moderna Reaffirms Commitment to Job Creation in Massachusetts

BioTech 365

Moderna Reaffirms Commitment to Job Creation in Massachusetts Moderna Reaffirms Commitment to Job Creation in Massachusetts Company recently announced expansion of the Moderna Technology Center in Norwood, MA Company has nearly doubled the size of its workforce since March 31, … Continue reading → Business Wire

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Researchers review data on reputed toxins thought to cause neurodegeneration

Scienmag

Credit: Photo by Michael Calonje Identifying the causes of human neurodegenerative diseases is a global research priority, warranting frequent reviews of the accumulating knowledge.

Confronting the Problem of AI Bias

Pharma R&D Today

When thinking of artificial intelligence (AI), many people rely on cultural touchstones from science fiction films and TV. They might think of HAL, the calm-voiced AI from 2001: A Space Odyssey , or Data, the even-tempered android from Star Trek.

Cells optimised to produce substance that holds potential to improve ‘healthy ageing’

Scienmag

Credit: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability The population on Earth is increasingly growing and people are expected to live longer in the future. Thus, better and more reliable therapies to treat human diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases are crucial.

High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S.

NY Times

Production problems and a brief pause on its use kept the one-dose vaccine from becoming the game changer that health officials across the country believed it would be.

Moderate and vigorous physical activity attenuate arterial stiffening already in children

Scienmag

Higher levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening already in childhood Credit: University of Jyväskylä According to a recent Finnish study, higher levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening already in childhood.

Researchers identify new drug class with potential in BRCA-mutated tumours

Pharma Times

POLQ inhibitors could be used to kill PARP inhibitor-resistant cancer cells

Blocking IL-11 signalling can help liver regenerate after injury from paracetamol toxicity

Scienmag

CORRECTING and REPLACING Study Shows Guardant Reveal™ Blood-Only Liquid Biopsy Test Predicts Risk for Colorectal Cancer Recurrence with Industry-Leading Sensitivity

BioTech 365

CORRECTING and REPLACING Study Shows Guardant Reveal™ Blood-Only Liquid Biopsy Test Predicts Risk for Colorectal Cancer Recurrence with Industry-Leading Sensitivity CORRECTING and REPLACING Study Shows Guardant Reveal™ Blood-Only Liquid Biopsy Test Predicts Risk for Colorectal Cancer Recurrence with Industry-Leading Sensitivity … Continue reading → Business Wire

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A study develops a new protocol that makes cryptocurrency transactions faster and safer

Scienmag

The cryptocurrency boom deserves special attention from researchers to improve its security and efficiency Credit: IMDEA Software Institute Researchers from the research unit “Security and Privacy” at TU Wien (Lukas Aumayr and his supervisor Prof.

Biophytis announces new convertible bond financing for up to €32 million with Atlas and drawing of 2 tranches under the 2020 Atlas Contract for €6 million

BioTech 365

Biophytis announces new convertible bond financing for up to €32 million with Atlas and drawing of 2 tranches under the 2020 Atlas Contract for €6 million Biophytis announces new convertible bond financing for up to €32 million with Atlas and … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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Proliferation of electric vehicles based on high-performance, low-cost sodium-ion battery

Scienmag

A large-capacity anode material is developed for sodium-ion batteries by using low-cost silicone-based oil.

IMV Announces Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders Voting Results

BioTech 365

IMV Announces Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders Voting Results IMV Announces Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders Voting Results DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IMV Inc. (“IMV” IMV” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: IMV; TSX: IMV), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the … Continue reading → Business Wire

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