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Moderna founder unveils new drug company focused on a different kind of RNA

Bio Pharma Dive

Encouraged by Moderna's success, Flagship Pioneering has been busy creating startups like Alltrna, which launched Tuesday. The biotech is researching how to make medicines from transfer RNA molecules

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A huge gap exists between HCP medical information needs and pharma

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Quantitative and qualitative data was gained through surveys with EPG Health’s multi-stakeholder databases (HCP, pharma, and service providers) and interviews conducted with pharma execs by Impatient Health.

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Association of Self-reported COVID-19 Infection and SARS-CoV-2 Serology Results With Persistent Physical Symptoms

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cross-sectional study of individuals from the French CONSTANCES cohort assesses whether the belief in having been infected with SARS-CoV-2, having serological test–confirmed COVID-19 infection, or both are associated with persistent physical symptoms often attributed to long COVID in the general adult population.

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Researchers discover the first instance of living organisms producing elemental carbon

Scienmag

Carbon is the building block of all known life on our planet. The carbon cycle regulates the release and absorption of carbon from a number of natural sources — including the ocean, soil, geochemical processes, and human emissions — to maintain a delicate balance of this crucial element in our world.

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.

J&J, world's largest drugmaker, plans to split in two

Bio Pharma Dive

The industry giant and mainstay of corporate America will separate its consumer health business from its drug and medical device units, which will retain the J&J brand

Medicare prescription drug plan is a good first step

World of DTC Marketing

The Medicare prescription drug pricing plan Democrats unveiled is not nearly as ambitious as many lawmakers sought, but they and drug policy experts say the provisions crack open the door to reforms that could have dramatic effects.

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Giant hornet attacks cause honeybee alarm buzz in hives

Scienmag

Like setting off alarms in a beehive, Asian honeybees use complex signals to alert nest mates about giant hornet attacks, according to a new study co-led by University of Guelph researchers.

Mirati gives first look at KRAS drug combination in lung cancer

Bio Pharma Dive

Study results for Mirati's drug combined with Keytruda have been much anticipated, as the San Diego biotech aims to challenge Amgen and its rival KRAS-blocking drug Lumakras

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Pharma needs to move to digital NOW

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Today, more physicians and patients rely on the Internet to answer their questions about emerging treatments, including prescription drugs. If there is one industry that needs to think more about digital, it’s pharma.

Incyte to Present at Upcoming Investor Conference

BioTech 365

Incyte to Present at Upcoming Investor Conference Incyte to Present at Upcoming Investor Conference WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS

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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.

Microbiome discovery could help save kids’ hearing

Scienmag

Bacteria found in children’s upper respiratory systems could help fight chronic middle ear infections, the leading cause of preventable hearing loss and deafness in Indigenous communities.

Biden nominates Robert Califf to return as FDA head

Bio Pharma Dive

If confirmed by Congress, the cardiologist would return to lead an agency taxed by a heavy workload reviewing COVID-19 drugs and vaccines

AI tool may help doctors select best drugs for COVID patients

Pharma Phorum

Researchers in the US have developed an artificial intelligence-based tool that is able to predict COVID-19 symptoms and suggest which FDA-approved drugs might be used to treat patients.

University of Oxford begins human trials of Ebola vaccine

Pharma Times

ChAdOxl biEBOV is being tested for safety and immunogenicity, and may protect against multiple species of the virus

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Otago researchers discover best way to avoid procrastination

Scienmag

They say procrastination is the thief of time – actually deadlines are. Credit: The University of Otago They say procrastination is the thief of time – actually deadlines are.

Cortexyme plans path forward for Alzheimer's drug that failed study

Bio Pharma Dive

Detailed results presented Thursday show no difference between the biotech's drug and placebo on the study's main measures. But a seeming benefit in a subgroup of patients convinced the company to plan another trial

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UNC and Duke Offer Hope for a Universal Coronavirus Antibody Therapy

BioSpace

A research team at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC) and Duke University, in Durham, NC identified an antibody that attacks SARS-CoV-2 and its variants and other types of coronaviruses

SMC accepts oral therapy for relapsing multiple sclerosis

Pharma Times

Janssen's Ponvory accepted for use within NHS Scotland for adults RRMS patients

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Rice lab details conditions to decontaminate disposable masks

Scienmag

HOUSTON – (Nov. 12, 2021) – Here’s the recipe to decontaminate a disposable facemask: Heat it at 160 degrees Fahrenheit in an oven for five minutes. You can use your own oven. Credit: Faye Yap/Rice University HOUSTON – (Nov.

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Detailed Roche study results muddy another Alzheimer's hypothesis

Bio Pharma Dive

Data presented at an Alzheimer's meeting raised more questions about the seeming benefit of Roche and AC Immune's drug semorinemab, which they claim is the first of its kind to slow deterioration of memory

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Alzheimer’s Research Shifts from Amyloid and Tau to Neuroinflammation, Other Causes

BioSpace

Research into Alzheimer’s disease is shifting from amyloid plaque and tau protein to neuroinflammation, white matter changes and insulin resistance

Swiss socialists say government should buy Sandoz

Pharma Phorum

Switzerland’s Social Democratic Party has argued that the government should step in and acquire Novartis’ generics unit Sandoz if the company decides to sell it, according to local press reports.

More than half of surveyed crop varieties are under threat of extinction, according to study in India

Scienmag

Crop and varietal diversity are critically important for global food and nutrition security, as well as the livelihoods of millions of people, especially those living in marginal areas.

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Blackstone continues biotech push with up to $250M cell therapy investment

Bio Pharma Dive

The investment in CAR-T maker Autolus Therapeutics adds to a string of biotech deals the private equity firm has made since 2018

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Biotech Companies are Expanding the Frontiers of Engineered Cell Therapy

BioSpace

Celares and Mission Bio are part of the rapidly evolving push to create and characterize the superhuman powers cells can be endowed with

Ep.015 – RJ Lewis and David Hunt, CEO of The Considered: Breaking the Rules in Pharma Advertising – November 3, 2021

Pharma Marketing Network

November 3, 2021 – Tune in with the Pharma Marketing Network for an exciting conversation with R.J. Lewis and David Hunt, CEO of The Considered, as he shares how his new independent agency, The Considered, about how they are breaking the rules in pharma advertising.

Study: Obesity raises the risk of gum disease by inflating growth of bone-destroying cells

Scienmag

BUFFALO, N.Y. Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that holds teeth in place, according to new University at Buffalo research that sought to improve understanding of the connection between obesity and gum disease.

Pfizer again asks FDA to authorize COVID-19 boosters for all adults

Bio Pharma Dive

Agency advisers had opposed a broad booster dose clearance in September, leading the FDA to limit use to older adults and those at high risk of COVID-19

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Scientists Explore SARS-CoV-2 Mega Vaccine

BioSpace

?Scientists are conducting research into the possibility of creating a vaccine that activates T cells that targets not just SARS-CoV-2 but also its variations, even the ones that cause common colds

Neuroplast reports successful Phase 1 trial for spinal cord injury stem cell treatment

BioPharma Reporter

Dutch stem cell company Neuroplast has announced positive Phase 1 results for its Neuro-Cells investigational stem cell treatment in patients suffering from Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (TSCI). Bio Developments

Stress-testing physics at FRIB

Scienmag

It’s strange to think that there are nuclear reactions that physicists classify as gentle. After all, the particle accelerators that let scientists study these reactions are nicknamed “atom smashers,” not “atom coddlers.”

Eye-focused gene therapy startup gets $60M cash infusion from Sanofi

Bio Pharma Dive

Shortly after postponing a $135 million IPO, Gyroscope has found another way to back a treatment for a disease that's become a top target of multiple drugmakers

Weighing the Risks and Benefits of the COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

BioSpace

Between January 4, 2020 and October 30, 2021, COVID-19 accounted for 576 deaths among children 17 and younger, compared to 189 from influenza, according to the CDC

UK sets aside £248m to “digitise” NHS diagnostics

Pharma Phorum

The UK government has announced £248 million in spending over the next year for a project to make it easier for patient test results and scans to be shared between hospitals, labs and GP surgeries.

Universal traits spotted in early evolution of sex chromosomes

Scienmag

Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have identified unifying features in the early evolution of X and Y chromosomes. Newly evolved sex chromosomes in three different fruit fly species showed the same genetic compensation mechanism found in other organisms.