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Tuesday 21st April 2015

PPD Opens Central Lab at Shanghai Clinical Research Center

PPD, the US-based CRO, opened a central laboratory in Shanghai at the Shanghai Clinical Research Center (SCRC). It joins similar PPD units in the US, Belgium and Singapore which provide identical services. In 2009, PPD acquired Excel PharmaStudies, a...

A price to pay for tumor regression

Teva to pay $512m to settle Provigil class action

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania must approve the settlement, which is the largest in US history involving direct purchasers of prescription drugs.

Tennessee governor expected to sign bill requiring abortion waiting period

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee abortion clinics will have to be licensed as surgical centers and women will be required to wait 48 hours after counseling before undergoing an abortion under bills approved by state lawmakers on Tuesday.

Sexual dimorphism in miR-210 expression and mitochondrial dysfunction in the placenta with maternal obesity

The combined effects of maternal depression and excess weight on neonatal outcomes

miR-20a regulates adipocyte differentiation by targeting lysine-specific demethylase 6b and transforming growth factor-β signaling

Urinary 1H-NMR-based metabolic profiling of children with NAFLD undergoing VSL#3 treatment

Epigenomic profiling in visceral white adipose tissue of offspring of mice exposed to late gestational sleep fragmentation

Effects of adenotonsillectomy on plasma inflammatory biomarkers in obese children with obstructive sleep apnea: A community-based study

Are you also what your mother eats? Distinct proteomic portrait as a result of maternal high-fat diet in the cerebral cortex of the adult mouse

Prostaglandin profiling reveals a role for haematopoietic prostaglandin D synthase in adipose tissue macrophage polarisation in mice and humans

Lib Dems pledge to guarantee 'cost of living' NHS pay rises

The Liberal Democrats have said they will ensure NHS workers are guaranteed future pay rises by at least the rate of inflation if they continue in government after the general election.

Reaching beyond adherence

To truly achieve patient engagement you also need to engage those influencing them

FDA attempting to simplify process for medical device makers to use foreign clinical trial data

Many medical device clinical trials occur at sites outside of the U.S., but it can be challenging to apply that data stateside thanks to regulatory inconsistencies with the FDA. The new document outlines...

Just to try is not enough, say organizations working to promote women in science and technology

The European Commission department charged with ensuring growth in digital technologies to meet the EU’s growing needs has moved from encouraging appropriate female representation in its events to setting policies to ensure that happens. Organizations including SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, that are also working for gender balance have expressed their support. BELLING...

Astellas Pharma and Potenza Therapeutics Partner to Build a Portfolio of Immuno-oncology Therapeutics

- Exclusive Collaboration Includes Option for Astellas to Acquire Potenza - Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503) and Potenza Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing a portfolio of immuno-oncology programs, today announced an exclusive research and development collaboration. The goal of the collaboration is to advance a portfolio con...

Patients hospitalized on weekends risk more falls and infections

(Reuters) - Patients admitted to the hospital on weekends are more likely to get a preventable illness or injury during their stay than people admitted during the week, a large U.S. study finds.

US FDA to accept foreign trial data for approving medical devices

The FDA is releasing draft guidance articulating its current policy of accepting valid clinical data obtained from foreign clinical studies in support of premarket submissions for medical devices. 

California lawmaker plans to revive bill tightening vaccination rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The author of a California bill to require school children to be vaccinated for such diseases as polio and measles regardless of their parents' personal beliefs said he would revive the measure, which stalled in the leg...

Optimizing treatment in paediatric rheumatology—lessons from oncology

Treatment optimization studies have paved the way for success of new therapies in paediatric oncology. The majority of children with cancer are treated within treatment optimization study protocols (TOSPs), but this is not the case for children with ...

A look behind the scenes: the risk and pathogenesis of primary osteoporosis

This article discusses the many heritable and nonheritable factors contributing to primary osteoporosis, focusing on osteogenesis imperfecta, juvenile osteoporosis and other monogenic disorders associated with increased bone fragility. Understanding ...

Connective tissue diseases: The burden of serious infections in SLE

Is the risk of hospitalization and death due to serious infections on the rise in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)? A population-based study provides insights into these trends and highlights the need for safe, effective treatment str...

Host Langerin (CD207) is a receptor for Yersinia pestis phagocytosis and promotes dissemination

The importance of co-stimulation in the orchestration of T helper cell differentiation

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