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This has been a blockbuster year for federal regulators investigating bribery in the pharmaceutical industry. And analysts say the charges will keep coming.
The hot new cancer treatment known as CAR-T is almost ready for prime time. We took a peek inside a factory making the genetically engineered cells.
Global spending on pharmaceuticals continues to climb, but the year-on-year increase is expected to be less than it has been in the recent past.
Event Information: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMThis symposium will highlight basic research and clinical science elucidating the mechanisms underlying vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID).
SOURCE December 2016 DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that’s focused on building links to healthcare providers to drive the application of machine learning algorithms for preventative medicine, has inked a fresh data-sharing agreement with the NHS Royal Free Hospital Trust in London. The new data-sharing arrangement extends until […]
SOURCE Summary: Copies for CAG and CTG triplets repeat themselves numerous times and disrupt normal gene sequences in some neurodegenerative diseases, a new study reports. Source: Tufts University. Tufts University researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the occurrence of a genetic error that causes over a dozen neuromuscular and […]
A biosimilar yielded equivalent response rates to trastuzumab at 24 weeks in a study of women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
Regorafenib is the only systemic treatment shown to provide survival benefit in HCC patients progressing on sorafenib treatment. Future trials should explore combinations of regorafenib with other systemic agents and third-line treatments for patients who fail or who do not tolerate the sequence of sorafenib and regorafenib.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with poor prognosis, with around 12% survival at 5 years.1 Most patients are diagnosed at advanced stages, with tumour portal thrombosis, metastasis, or both (Barcelona Clinic Liver Classification [BCLC] stage C).2 In 2007–08, after several negative phase 3 randomised controlled trials, in the SHARP trial,3 sorafenib was shown to increase overall surv...
Communication breakdown and cultural factors often create barriers to black and minority ethnic groups accessing mental health services, according to a new study.
Will also show alternative choices of medication
There's been a proliferation of health apps for mobile phones, but few of them respond appropriately to red-flag health information.
Healthcare agency’s founders Neil Crump and Claire Eldridge move to CEO roles
The unpredictability of cancer relapse makes it difficult to study. But recently, a "failed" experiment provided a novel approach for studying cancer dormancy. Read more...
Professional and non-professional phagocytes consume dead cells. But who eats what? And who decides who eats? Find out...
Chimpanzees may look at each other's butts the same way we look at faces. A pair of researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands and Kyoto University in Japan studied how chimps process images of other chimps' rear ends, and found that they perceive them in the same way that we do faces. Chimps seem unable to recognize posteriors well when they are flipped upside down. Humans experien...
VIENNA — At the Advanced Retinal Therapy meeting, Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD, speaks about the role of internal limiting membrane peeling in macular surgery.
A key figure at the US Food and Drug Administration is retiring to much praise for his work in drug safety.
Yet another major drug maker is pledging to limit price hikes. In an open letter discussing the cost of medicines, Novo Nordisk President Jakob Riis promised not to raise the…
NewsTwo new treatments are showing promise and overall survival is on the rise for AL amyloidosis.Contributed Author: UPe
Using blunt needles to administer local anesthesia during upper blepharoplasty procedures showed lower occurrence of pain and hemorrhage, according to study results published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.Forty-four patients planning to undergo primary upper blepharoplasty were recruited for the study between October 2014 and October 2015. All patients were Asian and female with a mean age of 31 ...
In this interview, Dr. Ivan Borrello talks about a new approach to treating multiple myeloma at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, held December 3–6, 2016.
Observational study suggests pubic hair grooming correlates with heightened risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, although causation remains unclear.
VIENNA — The latest advances in small-gauge vitreoretinal surgery have encouraged U.S. surgeons to move many of their procedures to ASCs.“There are currently 5,500 ASCs in the U.S. doing 25 million surgeries. We feel comfortable with it, except for cases with systemic comorbidities and those who need general anesthesia,” Dante J. Pieramici, MD, said at the Advanced Retinal Therapy meeting.
The CDC launched a campaign in 2009 to attack several public health problems, including smoking, obesity and food-borne illness. It won some battles, but lost others.