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Friday 27th November 2015

Western blood pressure guidelines may not be appropriate for Asian populations, experts say

European and North American blood pressure guidelines, issued last year, may not be appropriate for patients from some Asian populations, particularly elderly patients, an expert opinion published...

UK’s health and social care spending plans: more of the same?

Five years ago the new coalition government set itself the task of repairing the United Kingdom’s finances. Through a combination of public spending cuts and tax rises, the government’s central...

Poor working conditions in England pose threat to health, says expert

“Shocking” levels of poverty among working households and rising occupational illness are threatening England’s economic recovery, a leading expert on health inequality has said.Michael Marmot said...

AstraZeneca and Palago team up on R&D

Pelago Bioscience and AstraZeneca team up for cellular thermal shift assay (CETSA)

Sygnis (LIO1) - Rights issue to fund market development

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & Healthcare - Sygnis: Sygnis sells its own-brand TruePrime and SunScript kits through its website and an international distributor network. A rights issue for €6.7m plus a €0.6m debt conversion was announced on 17 November. This will allow Sygnis to develop its brand, extend its product range of kits and enter the crucial US market. Kits may...

Therapeutic Venoms Catalogued in New Database

The venom of the Malayan pit viper has been used to treat blood clots in peoples’ legs. The poisonous saliva of the Gila monster has been used to treat type 2 diabetes. And the skin of the toxic European fire-bellied toad has been used to treat gastrointestinal problems.

New strategy discovered for personalised medicine in arthritis

Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have pioneered new studies that could lead to a novel form of personalised medicine. Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable to therapies, could be treated by a patient’s own ‘microvesicles’ that are able to travel into cells in the cartilage and...

Novartis' heart failure medicine receives EU approval

The European Commission (EC) has approved Novartis’ Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) for the treatment of adult patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)

Boston Pharma appoints ex-Pfizer and Sanofi executives

Santiago Arroyo and Constantine Chinoporos join its senior team

Teva buys into Heptares oral CGRP programme for migraine

Signs $410m alliance for early-stage candidates in potentially-lucrative drug class

High-strength 'skunk' cannabis linked to brain changes

"Scientists warn smoking 'skunk' cannabis wrecks brains," The Sun reports, somewhat simplistically. A small study found some users of the high-strength skunk strain of cannabis had changes in nerve fibres in a specific part of the brain.Researchers used MRI scanners to scan the brains of 99 adults – some with psychosis, some without – looking for any links between small changes in t...

Bavarian Nordic – poxviral-based vaccine

Bavarian Nordic is a fully integrated biotechnology company focused on the development, manufacturing and commercialization of cancer immunotherapies and vaccines for infectious diseases. Bavarian Nordic – poxviral-based vaccine Bavarian Nordic has built its foundation around two poxviral-based vaccine platform technologies, … Continue reading → Cet article Bavarian Nordic –...

Servier announces job cuts as pressures mount

French pharma firm to let go of 610 workers

The lung study promising a breath of fresh air in research world

Researchers see it as a test bed for “real world” trials that could lead to the quicker introduction of drugs and medical devices. The Salford Lung Study is examining the safety and effectiveness of...

Old, white, rich patients find it easier to get GP appointments than young, poor, black patients

Patients in England from a white ethnic background and those from affluent areas find it easier to get an appointment with their family doctor than those from other ethnic groups or deprived areas, a...

“It’s the duty of every doctor to get involved with research”

A chance encounter with his trust’s head of research led Tarek Saba, consultant respiratory physician at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, to consider taking part in research. Saba...

German doctor is criticised for saying he would refuse to treat refugees

A doctor in the village of Ellefeld in the eastern German state of Saxony has come under criticism after saying at a public meeting that he would not treat refugees.The doctor, widely identified in...

Enrollment completed for acute coronary syndrome drug trial

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals have completed enrollment in the global phase three, Odyssey Outcomes trial for patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

Experts call for more research into ADHD drug Ritalin

"The drug Ritalin should be prescribed with caution as the quality of evidence available about its benefits and risks is poor," the Mail Online reports. A review of available evidence found no high-quality evidence about both the benefits and risks. Researchers aimed to assess the beneficial and harmful effects of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug methylphenidate ...

Elotuzumab Effective, Safe for Relapsed, Refractory Myeloma

Adding elotuzumab to lenalidomide and dexamethasone for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma appears to result in better efficacy and safety.

RedRick Displays Ergonomic Designs for Small Spaces

CHICAGO—RedRick Technologies will display at RSNA 2015 its collection of ergonomic furniture for small workstations.

National Symposium on Adolescent Rheumatology

The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology will host its second National Symposium on Adolescent Rheumatology on 28 January 2016. The programme will consist of national and international speakers who will cover a wide range of novel and exciting topics related to adolescent rheumatology. Sessions will focus on imaging, biomarkers and disease activity, young person involveme...

A Position of Strength

Who has the upper hand, the applicant or the hiring radiology practice?

Image of the Day: Clustered Candida

The fungus Candida albicans can morph from a round, single-celled yeast into pathogenic filamentous structures.

Peering into cell structures where neurodiseases emerge

SOURCE November 28, 2015 (Nanowerk News) A latticework of tiny tubes called microtubules gives your cells their shape and also acts like a railroad track that essential proteins travel on. But if there is a glitch in the connection between train and track, diseases can occur.In the Proceedings of the […]