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14:56 EDT 16th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

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Wednesday 16th April 2014

Pill developed to fight measles passes key test in animals

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists have developed an experimental pill that helped protect ferrets from a measles-like virus, raising hope for a treatment to thwart the deadly infection in unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus, according...

Clinical utility gene card for: Prader-Willi Syndrome

New insights into genotype–phenotype correlation for GLI3 mutations

The SMAD-binding domain of SKI: a hotspot for de novo mutations causing Shprintzen–Goldberg syndrome

A decade of molecular genetic testing for MODY: a retrospective study of utilization in The Netherlands

Clinical spectrum and outcomes in families with coronal synostosis and TCF12 mutations

Delineation of candidate genes responsible for structural brain abnormalities in patients with terminal deletions of chromosome 6q27

Losing $10bn in R&D: efficiency or new priorities?

BREAKING NEWS: NHS England to fund hep C drug Sovaldi

BREAKING NEWS: NHS England to fund hep C drug Sovaldi

UK industry/MHRA generics quality forum launches

UK industry/MHRA generics quality forum launches

Abbott Laboratories profit beats forecast, but sales lag

(Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Wednesday, but combined sales of its nutritional products, medical devices and generic medicines were slightly below Wall Street expectations.

UPDATE 3-Abbott Laboratories profit beats forecast, but sales lag

(Adds analyst comments, details on products, updates trading)

UPDATE 1-GSK says investigating claims of bribery in Jordan, Lebanon

* Follows earlier claims of bribes in China, Poland, Iraq (Adds details on allegations, further GSK comment)

Microscopic monitoring provides information on structure and properties during biocatalyst immobilization

Enzymes have a wide range of applications in different industries owing to their high specificity and efficiency. Immobilization is often used to improve biocatalyst properties, operational stability, and reusability. However, changes in the structur...

Silencing the radicals improves Click Chemistry

Biocatalytic reduction of carboxylic acids

An increasing demand for non‐petroleum‐based products is envisaged in the near future. Carboxylic acids such as citric acid, succinic acid, fatty acids, and many others are available in abundance from renewable resources and they could serve as e...

U.S./Canada daily earnings hits & misses April 16 - 1215 ET

April 16 (Reuters) - The following U.S.- and Canada-listed companies reported earnings on Wednesday. This list shows whether they beat, met or missed Wall Street analysts' forecasts. It also shows the difference between analysts' expectations and rep...

Epirus to acquire Zalicus, creating a publicly-traded biosimilars enterprise

Boston-based privately-held Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, focused on the global development and commercialization of biosimilar monoclonal antibodies, plans to acquire Zalicus in an all-stock merger transaction.

EMA says that vials of falsified Herceptin have been identified

The European Medicines Agency says it has been informed that vials of Swiss drug major Roche’s blockbuster cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), thought to have been stolen in Italy, including from hospitals, have been tampered with and re-introduce...

Rape-prevention program cuts sexual assaults in Kenya

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Self-defense and empowerment classes designed to arm girls with tools to prevent rape reduced sexual assaults among Kenyan students, a new study shows.

For kids, moving can be mentally tough

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moving to a new area may be hard on the mental health of children, especially adolescents, according to a new U.S. study.

Teva and Dr Reddy’s latest to launch generic Lunesta in USA

Two more companies have debuted generic versions of the insomnia drug Lunesta (eszopiclone) tablets, marketed by originator USA-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Japanese drug major Dainippon Sumitomo.

Fitch Affirms Roche at 'AA'; Outlook Stable

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 16 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Switzerland-based healthcare company Roche Holding Ltd's (Roche) Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating at 'AA'...

2014 Scrip Awards is open for entries

Come and celebrate the contributions of the pharmaceutical, biotech and other allied industries to improving human health worldwide – the 2014 Scrip Awards is now open for entries.

GSK says investigating claims of bribery in Jordan, Lebanon

LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations of bribery involving some of its staff in Jordan and Lebanon, following earlier claims of corruption in China, Iraq and Poland.


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