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Well: EpiPen Price Rise Sparks Concern for Allergy Sufferers

A steep increase in the price of a lifesaving injection device for allergies has parents worried they won’t be able to afford the drug for children heading back to school.

OMEGA-3: Le cerveau, l'organe est le plus gras du corps humain, juste après le tissu adipeux - Jean-Marie Bourre, Membre de l'Académie de Médecine

Les oméga-3 sont des graisses (ou lipides, les deux dénominations sont synonymes), présentes en quantités très importantes dans le cerveau. Or, cet organe est le plus gras du corps humain, juste après le tissu adipeux.

Sage Products Expands Worldwide Recall of Topical Skin Products

NewsSage Products expands voluntary worldwide recall of specific lots of topical skin products due to potential microbial contamination - second expansion.Contributed Author: FDA MedWatchTopics: Recalls

Royal Philips to exhibit cardiology solutions at ESC Congress 2016

Royal Philips is set to exhibit its advanced integrated cardiology solutions at the ESC Congress 2016 in Italy.

IBA Molecular to buy Mallinckrodt’s nuclear imaging business for $690m

Radiopharmaceutical products manufacturer IBA Molecular (IBAM) has signed an agreement to acquire Mallinckrodt’s nuclear imaging business for around $690m.

Your Coffee Habit May Be Written in Your DNA – Sci-Tech Today

Sci-Tech TodayYour Coffee Habit May Be Written in Your DNASci-Tech TodayWhy is it that some people crave several cups of coffee a day while others stop at only one or two? A growing body of evidence suggests that the amount of coffee we consume is determined by our genetic makeup rather than the amount of sleep we got the ...Your coffee habit may be geneticCNNYour daily coffee habit could be partl...

Liver cells under the microscope

The purpose of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM), located at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), is to promote, support and initiate research and teaching in the applications of microscopy and microanalysis. Appropriately, the centre is now home to Australia’s first in-situ sectioning electron microscope. CMM...

Average penis is 5.16 inches long, study says

Chuck Bednar for - @BednarChuck Since the dawn of time, the question has been in the back of every male member of the species’ mind: how does the size of my penis compare to everyone else? Now science has finally given us the answer, in the form of a new study published Tuesday in the journal BJU International. In the study, Dr. David Veale, of King's College London and his collea...

Alligator Bioscience AB Phase 1 Trial in Advanced Solid Tumours Benefits from Cobra Biologics’ maxXpress Platform in Manufacturing Immuno-Oncology Antibody ADC-1013

Keele, UK and Lund, Sweden, 28 May 2015: Cobra Biologics, an international CDMO of biologics and pharmaceuticals, has developed a cell line for Alligator Bioscience, a Swedish biotechnology company, expressing monoclonal antibodies for a Phase 1 clinical trial which commenced in April 2015. Development of the cell line expressing the antibodies for CD40 Agonistic Immuno-Oncology ADC-1013 wa...

Eli Lilly and Company - Product Pipeline Review - 2015

Recently added to the BioPortfolio report store, Eli Lilly and Company - Product Pipeline Review - 2015 is a new report from Global Markets Direct published on 2015-04-29. This 251-page report is available in PDF from $1500. Eli Lilly and Company - Product Pipeline Review - 2015 Summary Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Eli Lilly and Company - Product Pipeline Review - 2015’, provides an overview ...

Bit9 + Carbon Black Free Webinar: "Optimizing Your Security Defenses for Today's Targeted Attacks"

WALTHAM, Mass., June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bit9® + Carbon Black®, the leader in endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, is sponsoring the free webinar "Optimizing Your Security Defenses For Today's Targeted Attacks" on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Cyber attacks, once designed to infect as many systems as possible, are becoming increasingly targeted and unique...

PARP9-DTX3L ubiquitin ligase targets host histone H2BJ and viral 3C protease to enhance interferon signaling and control viral infection

Holtzman and colleagues identify PARP9-DTX3L as an E3 ubiquitin ligase complex that interacts with STAT1 to modify chromatin accessibility for expression in interferon-stimulated genes and to target viral proteases for degradation.

Fostair® (beclometasone and formoterol) 200/6 high strength formulation now available for asthma maintenance therapy at no additional cost

Manchester, 1 December 2015 – Chiesi Limited today announced that the high strength formulation of Fostair (beclometasone/formoterol) 200/6 is now available for the regular treatment of adult asthma where the use of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and long-acting beta-2-agonist (LABA) combination product is appropriate and where treatment needs to be stepped up. The introduction of the new...

GM mosquitoes fire first salvo against Zika virus : Trade Secrets

A Brazilian city in January became the first to approve a program to grow transgenic mosquitoes for their release into the environment as a public health measure against the Zika virus outbreak. The city of Piracicaba in Brazil said it would work in collaboration with the Milton Park, UK–based Oxitec to scale up release of transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the main vector for the Zika, dengue...

In first, FDA approves Janssen's switch to continuous manufacturing for HIV drug

Vertex, another early adopter of continuous manufacturing, has been using the technique to make Orkambi since the drug's approval in July 2015. 

Johnson & Johnson - Product Pipeline Review - 2016

Recently added to the BioPortfolio report store, Johnson & Johnson - Product Pipeline Review - 2016 is a new report from Global Markets Direct published on 2016-03-21. This 423-page report is available in PDF from $1500. Johnson & Johnson - Product Pipeline Review - 2016 Summary Global Markets Direct’s, ‘Johnson & Johnson - Product Pipeline Review - 2016’, provides an overview of the J...

ASCO 2016: Advances in Prostate Cancer

Prof Karim Fizazi (Cancer Medicine at the Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France) chairs a discussion with Prof Maria de Santis (Warwick Medical School Cancer Research, University of Warwick, UK), Prof Bertrand Tombal (Saint-Luc Hospital, Brussels,...

New Metformin Rule 'Makes Me Incredibly Happy'

New prescribing guidelines for metformin will make clinicians' lives easier, and they are good for patients, too, says Dr Anne Peters. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

The AAPS Journal: The Effects of Pharmaceutical Excipients on Gastrointestinal Tract Metabolic Enzymes and Transporters—an Update

Type: Original PaperAccumulating evidence from the last decade has shown that many pharmaceutical excipients are not pharmacologically inert but instead have effects on metabolic enzymes and/or drug transporters. Hence, the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination (ADME) of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) may be altered due to the modulation of their metabolism and transport ...

40th anniversary of NASA’s Project Viking and beginning of search for Martian life

40 years ago, Project Viking first landed on Mars. NASA would conclude that the project found no evidence of life on the Red Planet. But is this still the case today? The post 40th anniversary of NASA’s Project Viking and beginning of search for Martian life appeared first on Genetic Literacy Project.

Galenica to acquire Relypsa to strengthen its Business unit Vifor Pharma

Vifor Pharma Ltd. / Galenica to acquire Relypsa to strengthen its Business unit Vifor Pharma . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Galenica and Relypsa announce agreement for Galenica to acquire Relypsa. Acquisition strengthens Galenica's Business unit, Vifor Pharma - an important...

Janssen and BMS enter clinical trial collaboration for NSCLC

Janssen Biotech Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. entered into an immuno-oncology clinical trial collaboration to study the combination of BMS's marketed PD-1 antagonist Opdivo (nivolumab) and Janssen's investigational immunostimulant JNJ64041757 in a Phase II trial for non-small cell lung cancer.

Layoffs at Takeda

Unfortunately, I have another round of layoffs and cutbacks to announce. Takeda has been talking about rearranging its R&D for months now, and they’re finally gotten around to it. Their operations in the UK are getting hit particularly hard, as the company says that Shonan, Japan and Boston will be their two major R&D sites.

Microsoft Xbox One S Now Available at B&H Photo / Microsoft's Sleek New Console Features Across-the-Board Upgrades, Despite Being 40% Smaller Than the Xbox One

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 02, 2016) - Don't be fooled by its size -- the Microsoft Xbox One S is robust despite its small, compact stature. Between its added storage, light and attractiv...

Newkirk Products, Inc. Provides Notice Of Data Breach

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Newkirk Products, Inc. ("Newkirk") today announced a cyber security incident involving unauthorized access to a server containing certain personal information.  Newkirk is a service provider that issues healthcare ID cards for health insurance plans including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, He...

Nurses develop game to help reduce drug errors

A board game, based on drug rounds, has been developed by nurse educators to help frontline healthcare staff to minimise medication errors.

Medical Education Conference 2017 Schedule Released for Primary Care and Internal Medicine Clinicians

2017 Medical Education Live Conference Schedule for Primary Care and Internal Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants released by Continuing Education Company, a leader in live Primary Care CME meetings. Palm Coast, FL (PRWEB) August 15, 2016 Medical Education Conference leader, Continuing Education Company, has released their 2017 Continuing Medical Education (CME) meet...

3Lions Publishing, Inc. Announces Release 1.0 of Expresso: Risk Assessments Made Easier

Covered entities and their partners face complex challenges in meeting HIPAA’s risk assessment requirement. Expresso helps alleviates the pain. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 15, 2016 3Lions Publishing, Inc. (3LP), the owner/operator of the HIPAA Survival Guide, is pleased to announce release 1.0 of Expresso. Expresso is available for purchase on our HIPAA Survival Guide Store as part of our HIPAA Co...

New brand launches laundry detergent for men

Gina AcostaAs lifestyle products for men continue to disrupt the beauty aisles, a new brand is looking to disrupt the laundry care aisle too. read more

Direct Relief Elects Four New Directors to Board

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Direct Relief has elected four new directors to its board and selected Angel Iscovich, M.D., as its chair. Dr. Iscovich, a board member since 2010, succeeds Rita Moya who chaired Direct Relief's board from 2015 to 2016 and oversaw the organization's largest expansion its 68-year history. Dr. Iscovich, who received his m...

Portola Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from FDA for Biologics License Application for AndexXa (andexanet alfa)

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc.® (NASDAQ:PTLA) today announced that it has received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its...

Pfizer’s Xalkori price drop secures NICE recommendation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended Pfizer’s Xalkori (crizotinib) as a treatment for lung cancer, its second draft guidance after previously turning the drug down. Crizotinib is the first pill-based alternative to intravenous chemotherapy used to treat advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. At its full price, the drug costs £51,000 per patient for a compl...

Hepatitis B Detected in Surgical Smoke Emitted During Laparoscopic Surgery

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) can be detected in surgical smoke emitted during laparoscopic surgery of HBV-infected patients, researchers from Korea report. Reuters Health Information

Biodel: Albireo-Leitwirkstoff A4250 mit brillanten Studiendaten

Freitag nach Börsenschluss flatterte es herein: ein weiteres vorläufiges Proxy Statement von Biodel (WKN: A1JZU5) an seine Aktionäre. Wer Änderungen zum bereits Mitte Juli veröffentlichten Dokument...

Slowing ageing by design: the rise of NAD+ and sirtuin-activating compounds

Sirtuins are NAD+-dependent protein deacylases that can reverse various aspects of ageing in model organisms. Trials in non-human primates and humans indicate that sirtuin-activating compounds (STACs) and NAD+ precursors are safe and effective in treating inflammatory and metabolic disorders, thereby holding great potential to treat various diseases and to extend lifespan in humans.

Burden and Outcomes of Severe Pertussis Infection in Infants

A new study explores the incidence and outcomes of infants requiring intensive care due to severe disease caused by pertussis infection. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Wild West of Healthcare: Lab Companies Reeling in the $$$

(MedPage Today) -- In this second part of the 'Billion Dollar Lab Scandal,' Larry Husten offers variations on the theme

Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 -- In a culture that values youth, aging can seem like a dismal prospect. But a new study suggests that older adults are generally less stressed and happier with their lives than younger people are. The study, which included...

Mylan price hikes on many other drugs eclipsed EpiPen increases

Mylan is getting heat for its EpiPen price hikes, but less noticed have been similar substantial increases to some of its other drugs.

Surgeon General mails letters to America’s physicians

Check your mailbox over the next two weeks—there should be a letter from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD, calling on all physicians throughout the nation to raise awareness and further efforts to end the opioid overdose epidemic. Physicians are in a unique position of leadership when it comes to this epidemic—they are on the front lines witnessing the impact every day from emergen...

BRIEF-Arocell Q2 pre-tax loss widens to SEK 2.0 million

* Q2 pre-tax loss 2.0 million Swedish crowns ($238,328) versus loss 1.6 million crowns year ago Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 8.3918 Swedish crowns) (Gdynia Newsroom)

Astellas UK suspended from ABPI for 12 months for breaking pharmaceutical advertising code

Source: Kristoffer Tripplaar / Alamy Stock Photo

Economy crisis: Venezuela's brain drain is accelerating

Your interview with the president of the Latin American Academy of Sciences, Claudio Bifano, barely reflects the scale of the scientific crisis in Venezuela (Nature535, 336–337; 10.1038/nature.2016.202612016). Its academic brain drain, for instance, is worse than indicated.

Surface patterning of nanoparticles with polymer patches

Patterning of colloidal particles with chemically or topographically distinct surface domains (patches) has attracted intense research interest. Surface-patterned particles act as colloidal analogues of atoms and molecules, serve as model systems in studies of phase transitions in liquid systems, behave as ‘colloidal surfactants’ and function as templates for the synthesis of hybrid particles....

Addition of multiple limiting resources reduces grassland diversity

Niche dimensionality provides a general theoretical explanation for biodiversity—more niches, defined by more limiting factors, allow for more ways that species can coexist. Because plant species compete for the same set of limiting resources, theory predicts that addition of a limiting resource eliminates potential trade-offs, reducing the number of species that can coexist. Multiple nutrient l...

OSF HealthCare Opens Freestanding Emergency Center in Streator, Illinois, with 24-Hour Staffing for Life-Threatening Emergencies

OSF HealthCare opens a freestanding emergency center at the Center for Health - Streator. The model has the potential to be replicated across the State of Illinois and nationally.The move required approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board and licensure by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Streator, Illinois (PRWEB) August 25, 2016 The new OSF Center for Health...

Shanghai Mab-Venture Raises $35 Million in Funding Led by Prosperico Venture

Shanghai Mab-Venture Biopharma, a three-year old CRO/CMO, raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Prosperico Venture. The company focuses on biologics, including biosimilars, bio-betters and novel biologic drugs. It partners with other companies, both domestic and international, to provide development and manufacturing services, and it is developing it own portfolio of drugs. The company exp...

NICE backs Gedeon Richter’s Esmya, which it says could save the NHS "millions"

NICE, the medicines cost-effectiveness watchdog for England and Wales, has issued an updated guideline…

Novel Wnt inhibitor could eradicate colorectal cancer stem cells

A team including the National Cancer Center (NCC) (Tokyo, Japan), the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies (CLST) (Yokohama, Japan), and Carna Biosciences Inc. (Kobe, Japan) has jointly announced the development of a novel small-molecule Wnt...

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