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13:54 EST 27th January 2015 | BioPortfolio

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Tuesday 27th January 2015

New Labeling Rule Will Help, but Can’t Compensate for Scant Information on Drug Safety in Pregnancy

What is perceived as “safe” during pregnancy often varies among women and healthcare providers, many of whom rely on prescription drug labels to decide whether a medication’s benefits outweigh its risks to a pregnant woman, her developing fetus, or a breastfed child. The Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR), a final rule introduced by the […] The post New Labeling Rule Will Hel...

3 Stocks With 100% Upside

Biotech stocks had a banner year in 2014. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGIO), Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNR) and OvaScience, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVAS), for example, each rose roughly 400%.[More...]

U.S. Exchanges May Wish They Had Gotten a Snow Day Closure!

Here we go again. Volatility![More...]

With the Fed Fading Into Shadows, Investors Look Overseas For New Catalysts

Last week, the S&P 500 put an end to its streak of weekly losses, despite giving back some gains on Friday.[More...]

New space telescope concept could image objects at far higher resolution than Hubble

University of Colorado Boulder researchers will update NASA officials next week on a revolutionary space telescope concept selected by the agency for study last June that could provide images up […]

3 Questions: Dara Entekhabi on NASA’s soil-moisture mission

MIT professor is lead scientist on three-year mission to study how soil, water, and carbon interact Dara Entekhabi, an MIT professor of civil and environmental engineering and of earth, atmospheric […]

Trust your gut: E. coli may hold one of the keys to treating Parkinson’s

E. coli usually brings to mind food poisoning and beach closures, but researchers recently discovered a protein in E. coli that inhibits the accumulation of potentially toxic amyloids—a hallmark of […]

‘Bulletproof’ battery: Kevlar membrane for safer, thinner lithium rechargeables

New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2013. The innovation is an advanced barrier […]

Scientists find drug candidates can block cell-death pathway associated with Parkinson’s

In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown their drug candidates can target biological pathways involved in the destruction […]

Mothers’ ‘baby talk’ is less clear than their adult speech

People tend to have a distinctive way of talking to babies and small children: We speak more slowly, using a sing-song voice, and tend to use cutesy words like “tummy”. […]

In conversation with Allen Krantz

As the founder, president and CEO of Advanced Proteome Therapeutics (TSX-V:APC; Frankfurt:OE8), Dr. Allen Krantz has successfully transitioned a career in academia to the biotech sector. From 1968 to 1974, he was a member of the Faculty of Chemistry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and from 1974 to 1981 he […]

From fiction to science: Can stem cells be regulated to replace aged, damaged, and missing tissues?

When a salamander loses a tail, it grows a new one. What’s the difference, MIT biologist Peter Reddien PhD ’02 wondered, between a wound that severs a salamander’s tail and […]

Autistic Subjects’ Facial Expressions Don’t Always Mirror Emotions

New research by UT Dallas scientists suggests that individuals with autism spectrum disorder can have very expressive faces, but the emotions conveyed can sometimes seem overly intense and unusual. A […]

Future Wave and Wind Effects on Pacific Islands

According to a new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey, climate changes during the 21st century are expected to alter the highest waves and strongest winds across U.S. and […]

Inside the Dr. Oz PR Machine

I mentioned last fall that the Federal Trade Commission had gone after an egregiously faked-up "study" that was being used to sell green coffee bean extract as some sort of miracle weight-loss drug on the Dr. Oz show. The agency has now gone after "D...

Actavis acquires Auden McKenzie for $461 million

Actavis and Auden Mckenzie have reached a definitive agreement, under which Actavis will acquire Auden Mckenzie for approximately £306 million in cash, plus a two-year royalty on a percentage of gross profits of one of Auden Mckenzie's products. Searching for more deal information? Current Partnering offers the following options: CP Reports | Browse titles | Over more » The post Actav...

Gilead and Mylan expand Sovaldi pact

Mylan Laboratories is expanding its hepatitis C licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences to include the non-exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute the investigational NS5A inhibitor GS-5816 and single tablet regimen of sofosbuvir(Sovaldi)/GS-5816, once approved, in 91 developing countries. The single tablet regimen is being evaluated in Phase 3 clinical studies for the treatment of all mor...

Researchers Find Way to Unboil An Egg

Unscrambling eggs is still impossible, an example of entropy in action. But boiling eggs is no longer the one-way process it used to be. Scientists in California and Australia have figured out how to turn solid albumen, the white of an egg, back into...

HeartWare: Integral To A Heart Health Related Investment Strategy

Gilead and EnvisionRx partner for Sovaldi and Harvoni distribution

EnvisionRx announced a partnership with Gilead Sciences to provide availability to HCV infection treatments Sovaldi and Harvoni for EnvisionRx patients on an exclusive basis. Searching for more deal information? Current Partnering offers the following options: CP Reports | Browse titles | Over 200 report titles that focus upon different deal types from licensing, co-promotion to distrib...

NetAppVoice: How To Make Your Business Faster, And At Lower Cost

The latest breed of enterprise data storage is faster than anything before it, yet actually costs less than its slower competition. On the one hand, traditional storage is cheaper for bulk collection of infrequently-used data. But On The Other Hand, ...

Can Precision Medicine Do Better Than Precision Weather?

Looking out of my New York City window this morning at the meager 6 inches of snow on the ground I can't help wondering if precision medicine in the foreseeable future will be able to do a better job than precision weather forecasting today. Weath...

Guest Post: The Health Risks (And Benefits) Of Sharing A Bed With Non-Human Animals

Hello friends. My name is Higgs and I am a male mammal of the species felis catus. I have previously written for Philly.com, Parade.com and other news outlets. I am pictured below. My favorite topics include evolution, philosophy, and particle physic...

Tech ETF IBB Brings Plenty Of Risk But It Fits Nicely In A Portfolio

OK, You San Diego People

I've already been hearing from people out on the West Coast about how it's seventy-odd Fahrenheit out there. My first thought was "It's five AM out in San Diego; why aren't you asleep rather than looking at the thermometer?" But as for the Cambridge/...


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