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10 clinical trials to watch in the second half of 2022

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech industry's downturn accelerated in the first half of the year. Important study readouts for Eisai, Gilead, Merck and Seagen, among others, could determine whether the slump will endure

Fast and facile synthesis of antibacterial amino acid Schiff base copper complexes

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Ever since their development in the late 19th century, Schiff bases have been a popular group of organic compounds, owing to their wide variety of desirable properties.

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Russia’s focus on domestic pharma production could shield it from sanctions’ effects

Pharmaceutical Technology

Russia is an already insular country and its worldview has tended to be self-contained, but this has hardened in the face of recent sanctions and counter-sanctions imposed during the war with Ukraine.

Researchers propose a new live-attenuated influenza A vaccine approach

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A promising strategy to reduce the impact of viral infectious diseases, such as influenza, is the use of attenuated, live viruses as vaccines.

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.

‘Plethora of untapped potential uses for cord blood in disease treatment’

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Cell and gene therapy (CGT) researchers have been demonstrating the value of cord blood units as a source material. Markets & Regulations

These energy-packed batteries work well in extreme cold and heat

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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures, while packing a lot of energy.

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Up to 90% of governmental websites include cookies of third-party trackers

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US pharma industry IT recruitment activity drops 3.0% in June 2022

Pharmaceutical Technology

The US’s pharma industry registered a 3.0% drop in IT hiring activity in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database. The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 5.96% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022.

Magnetic spins that ‘freeze’ when heated: Nature in the wrong direction

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Physicists observed a strange new type of behaviour in a magnetic material when it’s heated up. The magnetic spins ‘freeze’ into a static pattern when the temperature rises, a phenomenon that normally occurs when the temperature decreases. They publish their findings in Nature Physics on July 4th. Credit: Radboud University Physicists observed a strange new […]. Social & Behavioral Science direction freeze heated magnetic Nature spins wrong

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AstraZeneca’s IT hiring activity declines 12.3% in June 2022

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UK-based company AstraZeneca’s IT hiring declined 12.3% in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database. The company’s overall hiring activity declined by 9.51% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022.

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A novel therapy using unique thermogel prevents retinal scarring

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SINGAPORE – Singapore scientists have developed a bio-functional thermogel, a type of synthetic polymer, to prevent retinal scarring caused by failed retinal detachment repair surgery.

Bayer’s IT hiring activity declines 8.0% in June 2022

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Germany-based company Bayer’s IT hiring declined 8.0% in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database. The company’s overall hiring activity declined by 10.56% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022.

Largest genetic atlas for zebrafish ‘breakthrough’ for biomedical research

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Medical and life science researchers will benefit from the most comprehensive atlas yet of genetic data on zebrafish, newly published research suggests. The atlas will help researchers to better study conditions from various types of cancer (e.g. skin cancer), heart disease, and neurodegeneration. It may help more researchers to replace mammal models in their studies. […]. Latest News Atlas Biomedical breakthrough genetic largest research Zebrafish

Johnson & Johnson’s IT hiring activity rises 57.2% in June 2022

Pharmaceutical Technology

US-based company Johnson & Johnson’s IT hiring rose 57.2% in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database. The company’s overall hiring activity increased by 46.7% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022. IT jobs claimed a 4.3%

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.

Study explores coevolution of mammals and their lice

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. According to a new study, the first louse to take up residence on a mammalian host likely started out as a parasite of birds.

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F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s IT hiring activity declines 16.3% in June 2022

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Switzerland-based company F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s IT hiring declined 16.3% in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database. The company’s overall hiring activity declined by 11.52% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022.

Alcohol changes brain activity differently in male and female mice

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Alcohol alters synchronized brain activity in the amygdala of mice, but differently for male and female mice, according to new research published in eNeuro. Credit: DiLeo et al.,

MerckInc’s IT hiring activity declines 1.2% in June 2022

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US-based company MerckInc’s IT hiring declined 1.2% in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database. The company’s overall hiring activity declined by 13.1% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022.

Scientists discover key to hepatitis A virus replication, show drug effectiveness

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – The viral replication cycle is crucial for a virus to spread inside the body and cause disease.

Brii Bio acquires Vir’s antibody rights for Hepatitis B in Greater China

Pharmaceutical Technology

Brii Biosciences (Brii Bio) has exercised an option for the acquisition of exclusive development and marketing rights for Vir Biotechnology’s investigational antibody, VIR-3434, for Hepatitis B in Greater China, under a partnership agreement.

Probiotics don’t improve poor vaginal health

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4 July 2022: Pregnancy chances in IVF can be affected by many factors including the type of bacteria which naturally colonise the reproductive tract. Good’ bacteria in the form of probiotics are of increasing interest in treating women with an imbalance in vaginal microbiota.

Cloud hiring levels in the pharmaceutical industry rose in June 2022

Pharmaceutical Technology

The proportion of pharmaceutical companies hiring for cloud related positions rose in June 2022 compared with the equivalent month last year, with 44.8% of the companies included in our analysis recruiting for at least one such position. This latest figure was higher than the 40.2%

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Frozen sperm just as effective as fresh for insemination treatments

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4 July 2022: Patients having intrauterine insemination for fertility treatment can be reassured that the use of cryopreserved sperm instead of fresh is not associated with inferior outcomes. The largest study of its kind, whose results are presented today at the 38th annual meeting of ESHRE, found no difference in pregnancy rates between cycles using […]. Latest News effective fresh frozen insemination sperm treatments

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GSK acquires US-based Sierra Oncology for $1.9bn

Pharmaceutical Technology

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of US-based Sierra Oncology in a deal totalling $1.9bn (£1.6bn), in cash. In April this year, GSK entered an agreement for the acquisition of Sierra Oncology for $55 per share.

Knowing the Earth’s energy imbalance is critical in preventing global warming, study finds

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The imbalance of energy on Earth is the most important metric in order to gauge the size and effects of climate change, according to a new study published today in the first issue of Environmental Research: Climate, a new open access journal. Distinguished scholar at the National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and highly […]. Latest News critical Earths energy finds global imbalance Knowing Preventing study warming

SINOVAC joins hands with HKU-CTC research team and Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong to kick off a clinical trial of an Omicron-specific inactivated vaccine for booster use in Hong Kong, China

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SINOVAC joins hands with HKU-CTC research team and Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong to kick off a clinical trial of an Omicron-specific inactivated vaccine for booster use in Hong Kong, China SINOVAC joins hands with HKU-CTC research team and Gleneagles Hospital … Continue reading → Business Wire

Big numbers blur policy ambitions

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Government policies often are presented with hefty price tags, but people often zone out as more zeros are added to the total cost.

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Oxford Biomedica, AstraZeneca enter new deal for Covid-19 vaccine

Pharmaceutical Technology

Oxford Biomedica has entered a new three-year Master Services & Development Agreement to potentially manufacture AstraZeneca UK’s Covid-19 vaccines in the future. The latest deal is an extension of an original Master Supply and Development Agreement signed by the parties in September 2020.

USC researcher leads effort to improve research on diet and dementia

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Anyone searching the internet for brain healthy foods will find no shortage of stories making dietary recommendations. Some of those stories point to observational studies that have suggested a link between the lower or greater intake of certain foods and the risk of dementia.

Which pharmaceutical drugs have the most drug patents in Philippines?

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

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Neighborhood ‘redlining’ associated with increased risk of heart disease

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The historical discriminatory housing policies known as “redlining” are associated with heart disease and related risk factors today in impacted neighborhoods, more than 60 years after they were banned, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Health disparities have been linked to a variety of socio-economic, environmental […]. Latest News Disease heart Increased neighborhood redlining risk

Spain’s pharma industry IT recruitment activity drops 25.5% in June 2022

Pharmaceutical Technology

Spain’s pharma industry registered a 25.5% drop in IT hiring activity in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database. The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 7.41% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022. Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 7.72% share in June 2022, recording a decrease of 3.34% over the last three-month average share.

Only seven percent of adults have good cardiometabolic health

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Less than 7 percent of the U.S. adult population has good cardiometabolic health, a devastating health crisis requiring urgent action, according to research led by a team from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in a pioneering perspective on cardiometabolic health trends and disparities published in the July 12 issue of […]. Latest News adults cardiometabolic good health percent

UK pharma industry IT recruitment activity drops 4.9% in June 2022

Pharmaceutical Technology

The UK’s pharma industry registered a 4.9% drop in IT hiring activity in June 2022 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database. The industry’s overall hiring is decreased by 3.02% in June 2022 when compared with May 2022. Out of the pharma industry’s total hiring activity, IT jobs claimed a 3.85% share in June 2022, recording a decrease of 0.22% over the last three-month average share.