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Thursday 17th November 2011

Job market for college grads braced for slow but steady growth

After last year's rollercoaster ride, the job market for college graduates has settled down and appears braced for slow but steady growth, according to a new study.

Oxyrane Raises $26.5m in Series D Financing

Naarden, The Netherlands, 17 November 2011 - Forbion Capital Partners today announces that it has invested in Oxyrane UK Limited, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of enzyme replacement therapies (ERT) to treat lysosomal storage diseases, a class of more than forty rare inherited diseases. In its oversubscribed Series D financing round the company raised $26.5m. Other i...

Prosensa Updates on Patent Position

Leiden, The Netherlands, 17 November 2011 – Prosensa, the Dutch company focusing on RNA modulating therapeutics for rare diseases with unmet medical needs, has been granted two new patents for exon-skipping by the Japanese Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and has confirmed its strong position in Europe during an opposition procedure which was concluded ye...

Wednesday 16th November 2011

GlaxoSmithKline welcomes innovative knowledge-sharing collaboration to break deadlock in antibiotic discovery and development

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today welcomes the European Commission’s commitment to promote collaborative research efforts to develop new antibiotics against the growing threat from resistant bacteria.

GSK welcomes GAVI Alliance decision to introduce vaccines against cervical cancer and rubella in the world’s poorest countries

GlaxoSmithKline today welcomed the decision of the GAVI Board to provide funding to facilitate the provision of cervical cancer immunisation programmes and rubella vaccination, across the world's poorest countries.

Mid-afternoon slump? Why a sugar rush may not be the answer

A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories. The research has implications for understanding obesity and sleep disorders.

False confessions may lead to more errors in evidence, study shows

A man with a low IQ confesses to a gruesome crime. Confession in hand, the police send his blood to a lab to confirm that his blood type matches the semen found at the scene. It does not. The forensic examiner testifies later that one blood type can change to another with disintegration. This is untrue. The newspaper reports the story, including the time the man says the murder took place. Two wit...

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors face harder old age, U. S. Study finds

Aging and health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender baby boomers have been largely ignored by services, policies and research. These seniors face higher rates of disability, physical and mental distress and a lack of access to services, according to the first study on aging and health in these communities.

Filtration Society meeting attracts delegates from seven countries

16 November 2011; Chester, UK:  Building on the success of previous years, a record number of delegates from seven different countries attended the latest Filtration Society two-day technical meeting. Held at the Ramada Hotel in Chester, UK in October, Filter Media 5 was the fifth international event focused on filter media and combined a training session, conference and exhibition. Pr...

e-HAP FYI November 16, 2011

e-HAP FYI—one of a series of new communication products that expands the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention's (DHAP) ability to reach you with timely, targeted information critical to our collective prevention efforts.

Pantec Biosolutions Showcases P.L.E.A.S.E. Professional at MEDICA 2011 - Signs first research agreement with Copenhagens Bispebjerg University Hospital

Ruggell, Liechtenstein, 16th November 2011 - Pantec Biosolutions AG, a privately-owned company developing innovative dermal drug delivery products, will present its recently launched P.L.E.A.S.E.® Professional laser device at the MEDICA International Trade Fair from 16-19 November in Düsseldorf, Germany. Pantec Biosolutions’ P.L.E.A.S.E.® Professional is the world’s f...

Alcoholics' 'injured brains' work harder to complete simple tasks: Finger tapping study shows alcoholics may recruit other brain regions

Alcoholic brains can perform a simple finger-tapping exercise as well as their sober counterparts but their brain must work a lot harder to do it, according to a new study.

Tuesday 15th November 2011

GSK receives initial data from the first completed phase lll study of albiglutide in type 2 diabetes

Head-to-head study primary end point did not meet non-inferiority, but results support progression towards registration

BioVista Inc. Graham Anthony ,working with pharma companies to help them get best out of their own drugs

In this episode of PharmaTelevision News Review, Fintan Walton talks to Graham Anthouny, CFO of BioVista Inc.

European Biotechnology Network: Claire Skentelbery explains why partnerships are now the key thing to deliver technologies

In this episode of PharmaTelevision News Review, Paul Larsmon talks to Claire Skentelbery, Secretary General of European Biotechnology Network.

Mental illness: Early-life depression and anxiety changes structure of developing brain

New research identifies the brain chemicals and circuits involved in mental illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety, giving potential new directions to their treatment. In addition, research with children shows that early-life depression and anxiety changes the structure of the developing brain.

Everybody can become a better a reader, Swedish research suggests

Students with cognitive impairments may learn to comprehend written texts much better than commonly thought, according to researchers in Sweden.

Watching less TV, being more active and sleeping more is linked to a healthy body weight in young children

Getting enough sleep can help children maintain a healthy weight, new research reveals. Similarly, the more time children spend in front of the TV or their computers (screen time), the higher their body weight.

Serotonin system in women's brains is damaged more readily by alcohol than that in men’s brains, study finds

After only four years of problem drinking, a significant decrease in the function of the serotonin system in women’s brains can be seen. This is the system that regulates such functions as impulse control and mood. It takes 12 years before a corresponding decrease is seen in men.

Gene impedes recovery from alcoholism, Swedish research finds

People who are alcohol-dependent and who also carry a particular variant of a gene run an increased risk of premature death, according to research from Sweden.

Healthcare of transsexual persons causes unnecessary suffering, Swedish study finds

In 1972, Sweden became the first country in the world to legislate healthcare for transsexualism within the state-financed healthcare system. In an international perspective, this was considered to be radical. It was expected that the life situation of people in the transsexual group would improve, now that state-financed healthcare was available for this group. New research from Sweden, however, ...

How the brain perceives shades of gray

Groundbreaking research provides new insight into how the brain perceives color.

Mimicking the brain -- in silicon: New computer chip models how neurons communicate with each other at synapses

For decades, scientists have dreamed of building computer systems that could replicate the human brain's talent for learning new tasks. Researchers have now taken a major step toward that goal by designing a computer chip that mimics how the brain's neurons adapt in response to new information. This phenomenon, known as plasticity, is believed to underlie many brain functions, including learning a...

Midatech receives Regulatory Approval for Clinically Testing Ultra-small Gold Nanoparticles

Oxford, UK, 15 November 2011 – Midatech Ltd., a global leader in the design, development, synthesis and manufacture of nanomedicines, announced today it has received Swissmedic approval to start the First-in-Human clinical trial with insulin-coated gold nanoparticles, which will be coordinated through its Swiss subsidiary PharMida AG. The trial is designed to assess the safety profile...

Positive Results from Phase 2 Trial of Mesoblast's Adult Stem Cell Therapy Presented at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting.

Revascor™, Mesoblast’s proprietary Mesenchymal Precursor Cell (MPC) product for cardiovascular diseases, was safe and well-tolerated at all doses, with no clinically relevant immune responses to donor cells Revascor™ therapy significantly reduced cardiac mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with congestive heart failure over a mean follow-up o...


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