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12:12 EST 17th January 2017 | BioPortfolio

The spectrum of CHM gene mutations in choroideremia and their relationship to clinical phenotype

A novel method for quantitative serial autofluorescence analysis in retinitis pigmentosa using image characteristics

Single residue AAV capsid mutation improves transduction of photoreceptors in the Abca4-/- mouse and bipolar cells in the rd1 mouse and human retina ex vivo

Transplanted photoreceptor precursors transfer proteins to host photoreceptors by a mechanism of cytoplasmic fusion

Interferon lambda 4 variant rs12979860 is not associated with RAV NS5A Y93H in hepatitis C virus genotype 3a

Characterization of the Specificity, Functionality, and Durability of Host T-Cell Responses Against the Full-Length Hepatitis E Virus

Human Innate Lymphoid Cell Subsets Possess Tissue-Type Based Heterogeneity in Phenotype and Frequency

Impact of IL-27 on hepatocyte antiviral gene expression and function

An ankylosing spondylitis-associated genetic variant in the IL23R-IL12RB2 intergenic region modulates enhancer activity and is associated with increased Th1-cell differentiation

Hepitopes: A live interactive database of HLA class I epitopes in hepatitis B virus

My concerns with changes to the conscience clause

I read with interest about the proposed change to the conscience clause for pharmacists (The Pharmaceutical Journal online, 22 December 2016). This concerns me.

Highlights from the 6th Medicines Safety Conference in Wales

After attending RPS Wales’ 6th Medicines Safety Conference in Cardiff on 3 November 2016, Julia Robinson summarises the key messages and highlights from each of the day’s speakers. 

EcoTools Introduces Modern Eco Collection

Brian BerkCompany celebrates 10th anniversary with many new products. read more

New ColdSense app from makers of Zicam sniffs out risk of catching cold

Michael JohnsenThe Zicam ColdSense app, evaluates a user's potential exposure to a cold through a proprietary algorithm that analyzes and applies a weighted value to key indicators in real time. r...

GEA and Siemens team on continuous processing tech

Siemens and GEA have developed a continuous manufacturing platform for pharmaceuticals that integrates the former’s quality control software.

McKesson Health Solutions enables cloud-based implementations for InterQual Criteria

Michael Johnsen“This transition to the cloud continues our commitment to invest in technology solutions that help streamline care management,” stated Nilo Mehrabian, VP product management ...

ApaxBrands launches line of completely organic supplements with FeelGood

Michael JohnsenCiting the Organic Trade Association's 2016 Organic Industry Survey, ApaxBrands reported 2015 growth of organic products were up 11% year-over-year $43.3 billion. read more

DSN poll: Walgreens' acquisition of Rite Aid to be approved by Friday

Michael JohnsenThe deal will set in motion immediate synergies as the combination of Walgreens and Rite Aid creates a national network of almost 12,000 locations focused on delivering health care and ...

Health and social care needs to be better integrated

Sandra Gidley, chair of the RPS English Pharmacy Board, makes the case for the integration of health and social care funding and explains why pharmacists are needed across the entire health and social...

CDC: National ILI incidence drops slightly in fifth week of season

Michael JohnsenFor the last 15 seasons, the average duration of a flu season has been 13 weeks, the CDC reported. As of Jan. 7, the U.S. was five weeks into the 2016-2017 flu season. read more

Centre for Process Innovation to support pharma SMEs

The Centre for Process Innovation is targeting small and medium-sized enterprises from the pharmaceutical and chemical industries with its Innovation Support Programme in an effort to aid development ...

Stem cells: will they redefine stroke treatment?

Researchers are investigating whether stem cells can be used to restore brain tissue and reverse disability in people who have suffered a stroke, or even to stop the damage from happening in the first...

SMC rejects Janssen’s multiple myeloma treatment Darzalex

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has decided not to recommend Janssen’s Darzalex (daratumumab) for routine use by NHS Scotland as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed...

NHS England will not respond to Murray review in January, despite claims made by health minister

NHS England says it will not be responding to the recommendations made in the independent Murray review of community pharmacy in January 2017, despite claims made by health minister David Mowat.

Merck forges data analytics partnership with Palantir

Merck has teamed up with software and data-mining firm Palantir with the intention to utilise its data analytics services to bolster its own drug R&D capabilities. The partnership will focus on ca...

AZ to rework ongoing immuno-oncology trials to "enhance options"

Due to the “strong efficacy” shown by its durvalumab as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), AstraZeneca has announced it is to reengineer its clinical trials into the drug in order...

The role of academic pharmacists in science and research

A career in academia allows pharmacists to conduct research and work in the cutting edge of pharmaceutical science. Here, Steve Hemsley speaks to academic pharmacists to find out more about what such ...

Irresponsible to allow technicians to do clinical checks

The Rebalancing Medicines Legislation and Pharmacy Regulation Programme Board, established by the Department of Health to ‘rebalance’ pharmacy legislation and regulation, is expected to meet again...

How to Specify the Best Flowmeter for your Application

Titan Enterprises reports on a white paper written to assist design engineers looking to specify the best liquid flowmeter for their application. Choosing the best flowmeter for your application can b...

Rainin TerraRacks™ Provide a Greener Alternative for Pipetting

METTLER TOLEDO’S Rainin TerraRacks™ have enabled the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy, to adopt a more environmentally-friendly approach to manual pipetting. Dr Bronislava M...

Lords Call for Bold Steps to Build on UK’S Science Success

Government must attract leaders to pursue career in the UK Bold steps are needed to ensure UK science has a prominent place in the global economy after Brexit, says a Lords report out. The UK needs to...

CureDuchenne to Host Webinar with TRiNDS on a New Solution for the Duchenne Research Community

Monday, January 16th 2017 at 6:03pm UTC NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CureDuchenne, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research and improving patient care for Duchenne muscular dyst...

Rho, Inc. met en œuvre PhlexEview de Phlexglobal comme solution eTMF transformatrice.

Monday, January 16th 2017 at 5:52pm UTC AMERSHAM, Angleterre, et MALVERN, Pennsylvanie–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Phlexglobal, un pionnier spécialiste de la fourniture de la technologie eTMF (elect...

Stimulant boosts function in patients recovering from depression – Daily Mail

Stimulant boosts function in patients recovering from depressionDaily MailLONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - People recovering from depression but struggling with its effect on memory, concentration and cogni...

UK midwife shortage leaves women feeling ‘like cattle’, report finds – The Guardian

The GuardianUK midwife shortage leaves women feeling 'like cattle', report findsThe GuardianThe report found 17% of women did not get continuous one-to-one care from midwives. Photograph: David Jones/...

Colic study stirs prickly debate on acupuncture – CNN

CNNColic study stirs prickly debate on acupunctureCNN(CNN) The shrill sobs just won't stop. Although some bawling is normal for babies, excessive crying for more than three hours a day, lasting more t...

Pregnant women can boost their child’s IQ by up to a year’s schooling by taking supplements – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukPregnant women can boost their child's IQ by up to a year's schooling by taking supplementsMirror.co.ukWomen taking certain vitamins during pregnancy can boost their child's IQ by up to a ...

Acupuncture helps young babies stop crying – new research – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAcupuncture helps young babies stop crying - new researchTelegraph.co.ukAcupuncture can have a potent effect in persuading babies to stop crying, new research has found. Doctors practis...

Failing to take multivitamins during pregnancy could set child back a year in school, study suggests – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFailing to take multivitamins during pregnancy could set child back a year in school, study suggestsTelegraph.co.ukFailing to take multivitamins during pregnancy could set a child back ...

Sales of tampons tumble as women shun menstrual cycle in favour of contraceptives that stop bleeding – The Sun

The SunSales of tampons tumble as women shun menstrual cycle in favour of contraceptives that stop bleedingThe SunSALES of tampons have tumbled over the past four years as women increasingly opt for c...

Bird flu confirmed at Lincolnshire turkey farm – BT.com

BT.comBird flu confirmed at Lincolnshire turkey farmBT.comBird flu has been confirmed in a flock of about 6,000 turkeys at a farm in Lincolnshire, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair...

More than 7000 nurses could face axe under secret NHS plans – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukMore than 7000 nurses could face axe under secret NHS plansTelegraph.co.ukMore than 7,000 nurse posts could be axed from NHS hospitals across the country despite a mounting Accident ...

Carton of lemons offers simple lesson about breast cancer – CNN

CNNCarton of lemons offers simple lesson about breast cancerCNNActor Ben Stiller revealed in October he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. The tumor was surgically removed three months later,...

India clamps down on OTC antibiotic sales to stem spread of superbugs

The CDSCO has urged pharmacies to stop selling prescription antibiotics over-the-counter in an effort to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Indian clamps down on OTC antibiotic sales to stem spread of superbugs

The CDSCO has urged pharmacies to stop selling prescription antibiotics over-the-counter in an effort to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

US death prompts Indian clampdown on antibiotic sales

The CDSCO has urged pharmacies to stop selling prescription antibiotics over-the-counter after reports a US woman died from an untreatable superbug infection caught during a visit to India.

New NICE ultra-rare disease proposals "not fit for purpose", says BIA

The BioIndustry Association (BIA) has accused new proposals put forward by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of being “not fit for purpose” and potentially denying patie...

Preconception care: dietary and lifestyle advice

Engagement by women with a pharmacist or healthcare professional for preconception advice and care ranges between 18% and 45%. Pharmacists are uniquely placed to provide this advice when individuals ...

Chi-Med Presents Phase I/II Clinical Data for Selective VEGFR Inhibitor Fruquintinib at the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Monday, January 16th 2017 at 8:54am UTC LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hutchison China MediTech Limited (“Chi-Med”) (AIM/Nasdaq: HCM) today announces that data from the ongoing Phase I/II cli...

Chi-Med Initiates a Phase II Combination Study of Fruquintinib with Iressa® (gefitinib) in First-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Monday, January 16th 2017 at 8:47am UTC LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Hutchison China MediTech Limited (“Chi-Med”) (AIM/Nasdaq: HCM) today announces that it has initiated a Phase II study of...

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