Sun.Apr 04, 2021

FDA Approves Novel Non-Stimulant Treatment for ADHD

BioSpace

Shares of Supernus Pharmaceuticals were climbing in premarket trading this morning after Friday’s announcement the U.S. FDA approved the company’s non-stimulant treatment for ADHD in pediatric patients 6 to 17 years of age

COVID-19 lateral flow tests available from pharmacies

Druggist

A new pharmacy service was recently launched in England, which allows the public to collect free COVID-19 lateral flow tests (lateral flow devices – LFDs) from community pharmacies.

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HIV Research is at an Inflection Point, Offering Hope for a Cure

BioSpace

Recent advances are giving researchers hope that a functional cure or possibly even complete eradication of the virus is possible

New study ties solar variability to the onset of decadal La Nina events

Scienmag

Authors apply a 22-year solar clock to find an elusive correlation A new study shows a correlation between the end of solar cycles and a switch from El Nino to La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean, suggesting that solar variability can drive seasonal weather variability on Earth. If the connection outlined in the journal […]. Atmospheric Science Climate Science Earth Science Oceanography Space/Planetary Science Stars/The Sun

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GenomeFrontier, Ziopharm Non-Viral Vectors Could Transform CAR-T Cell Therapy

BioSpace

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR-T) therapy is one of the biggest cancer therapy breakthroughs of our time, but as with any precise science, there is still some fine-tuning to be done to overcome safety risks, limited payload capacity, and the prohibitive cost of manufacturing

NIH scientists develop breath test for methylmalonic acidemia

Scienmag

Test for rare genomic condition measures disease severity and success of liver transplantation for patients Credit: Ernesto del Aguila III, NHGRI Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a breath test that measures how well patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) respond to receiving liver or combined liver and kidney transplantation. Researchers also used […]. Chemistry AND Physics Biochemistry Biology Genetics

Clinical Catch-Up: March 29-April 2

BioSpace

It was a busy week for clinical trial news. Here’s a look

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J&J Bets Up to $780 Million on Cidara’s Universal Influenza Treatment

BioSpace

Cidara Therapeutics inked a deal worth up to $780 million with Johnson & Johnson to develop and commercialize Cidara’s candidate CD388 for the prevention and treatment of seasonal and pandemic influenza

Outside factors may help children develop internal control

Scienmag

PULLMAN, Wash. – The ability to control your own behavior, known as executive function, might not exist all in your head. A new theory proposes that it develops with many influences from outside the mind. The theory, detailed in Perspectives on Psychological Science, draws on dynamic systems theory which originated in mathematics and physics and […].

Rain Plans $100 Million IPO, Phase III Trial for Lead Precision Cancer Therapy

BioSpace

The news comes months after the company closed a $63 million Series B and inlicensed RAIN-32 from Daiichi Sankyo

Long wait times increase for children seeking emergency care for mental health

Scienmag

Study suggests that timely access to mental healthcare for children is worsening; policy solutions are needed Rates of prolonged visits for pediatric mental health emergency department (ED) visits increased over a decade, in contrast to non-mental health visits for which visit times remained stable, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. From 2005-2015, […]. Medicine & Health Critical Care/Emergency Medicine Medicine/Health Pediatrics

Life Sciences Incubator Gets Major Renovation to Provide More Space for Startups

BioSpace

The San Jose BioCube life sciences incubator project has undergone a significant renovation that includes a major expansion of its headquarter facilities and also provides housing for new life sciences startups

Association of Intravenous Radiocontrast With Kidney Function

JAMA Internal Medicine

This quasi-experimental cohort study examines the association of intravenous radiocontrast exposure with kidney injury in patients undergoing D-dimer testing

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After Emergent COVID-19 Manufacturing Mess, J&J Team Takes Charge

BioSpace

In order to have full control of J&J’s product, the production of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was being conducted at the same facility, will move elsewhere

Emergent BioSolutions On Track with Respect to COVID-19 Contractual Commitments; Receives Modified Task Order from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Support the Opportunity for Further Expansion of Manufacturing Capacity for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

BioTech 365

Emergent BioSolutions On Track with Respect to COVID-19 Contractual Commitments; Receives Modified Task Order from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to Support the Opportunity for Further Expansion of Manufacturing Capacity for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Emergent … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

Iveric Bio’s Co-Founder Leaves to Return to Venture Capitalist Role

BioSpace

He’ll make a return to his former role at SV Health Investors as a Venture Partner

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Couples Rehab Completes Guide For Inpatient Drug Rehab in Anaheim

BioTech 365

Couples Rehab Completes Guide For Inpatient Drug Rehab in Anaheim Couples Rehab Completes Guide For Inpatient Drug Rehab in Anaheim ANAHEIM, Calif., April 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaheim drug rehabs prepare for a surge of new admissions, as the … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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Incidence of 30-Day Venous Thromboembolism in Adults Tested for SARS-CoV-2 in California

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cohort study examines the 30-day incidence of outpatient and hospital-associated venous thromboembolism following SARS-CoV-2 testing among adults in a large health system

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Concerns about alcohol-based sanitisers are changing the way hospitals invest in protecting their staff

BioTech 365

Concerns about alcohol-based sanitisers are changing the way hospitals invest in protecting their staff Concerns about alcohol-based sanitisers are changing the way hospitals invest in protecting their staff MANCHESTER, UK, April 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As concern around the … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

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Johnson & Johnson Statement on U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing (Updated)

The Pharma Data

Johnson & Johnson is assuming full responsibility regarding the manufacturing of drug substance for its COVID-19 vaccine at the Emergent BioSolutions Inc. Bayview facility.

Acadia's Nuplazid Receives Regulatory Rejection for Dementia-Related Psychosis

BioSpace

The U.S. FDA issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) over Acadia Pharmaceuticals’ supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Nuplazid for hallucinations and delusions associated with dementia-related psychosis

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Accuracy of Practitioner Estimates of Probability of Diagnosis Before and After Testing

JAMA Internal Medicine

This survey study of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants explores practitioner understanding of diagnostic reasoning

Which pharmaceutical companies have the most drug patents in Argentina?

Drug Patent Watch

This chart shows the pharmaceutical companies with the most patents in Argentina. Patents must be filed in each country (or, in some cases regional patent office) where patent protection is…. The post Which pharmaceutical companies have the most drug patents in Argentina?

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