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Tuesday 6th December 2016

It’s been a big year for bribery cases against drug makers

This has been a blockbuster year for federal regulators investigating bribery in the pharmaceutical industry. And analysts say the charges will keep coming.

White gowns, double gloves, and no makeup: inside a CAR-T factory

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 drugs to reach $1.5 trillion by 2021

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.

Alzheimer's Disease as a Neurovascular Inflammatory Disorder

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).

Monday 5th December 2016

DeepMind Health inks new deal with UK’s NHS to deploy Streams app in early 2017

  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 […]

Researchers Uncover Possible Source of Genetic Errors Causing Multiple Diseases

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 […]

Trastuzumab Biosimilar Yields Similar Response Rates in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

A biosimilar yielded equivalent response rates to trastuzumab at 24 weeks in a study of women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.

[Articles] Regorafenib for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who progressed on sorafenib treatment (RESORCE): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial

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.

[Comment] The end of almost 10 years of negative RCTs in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

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...

Raft of barriers face BME people with mental health problems

Communication breakdown and cultural factors often create barriers to black and minority ethnic groups accessing mental health services, according to a new study.

Walgreens to show drug efficacy reports from PatientsLikeMe

Will also show alternative choices of medication

Many smartphone health apps don’t flag danger, says review

There's been a proliferation of health apps for mobile phones, but few of them respond appropriately to red-flag health information.

Aurora appoints Siân Hurst as managing director

Healthcare agency’s founders Neil Crump and Claire Eldridge move to CEO roles

Survival of the Cannibal Cancer Cell

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...

A Cell Buffet: Who Eats What?

Professional and non-professional phagocytes consume dead cells. But who eats what? And who decides who eats? Find out...

Chimpanzees See Butts Like We See Faces

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...

VIDEO: Role of ILM peeling

VIENNA — At the Advanced Retinal Therapy meeting, Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD, speaks about the role of internal limiting membrane peeling in macular surgery.

Key FDA official who fought to uphold agency standards to retire

A key figure at the US Food and Drug Administration is retiring to much praise for his work in drug safety.

Novo Nordisk becomes second major drug maker to limit price hikes

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…

Penn Research Yields Hope for Amyloidosis Therapies

NewsTwo new treatments are showing promise and overall survival is on the rise for AL amyloidosis.Contributed Author: UPe

Blunt needles preferable to avoid pain, bruising in upper blepharoplasty

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 ...

Immunotherapy Activity Shown in Multiple Myeloma Trial

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.

Pubic Hair Grooming Linked to STI Risk

Observational study suggests pubic hair grooming correlates with heightened risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, although causation remains unclear.

In-office vitreoretinal surgery may be routine in future

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.

US falls short on public health goals on obesity, food poisoning, and more

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.

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