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Biogen to Spin Off Hemophilia Unit, Focus on Neurodegenerative Drugs

May 4, 2016 | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Biogen announced the company plans to spin off its hemophilia drug business as a publicly traded company, and instead concentrate on developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, primarily multiple sclerosis (MS). The move is surprising analysts.


Takeda's Brintellix Renamed Trintellix

May 4, 2016 3:00 pm | News | Comments

The formulation, indication and dosages of Trintellix remain the same as that of Brintellix.


Searching for Signs of Disease in Spit

May 4, 2016 2:00 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Testing for health conditions usually involves needles, X-rays and other invasive or uncomfortable measures.


Nano-Capsules Promise Targeted Drug Delivery

May 4, 2016 1:00 pm | by Lomonosov Moscow State University | News | Comments

Synthesis of the nanogel capsules and the related measurements were conducted in Europe.


New Insight into Autoimmune Disorder Sjögren's Syndrome

May 4, 2016 9:52 am | by American Physiological Society | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute believe that distinct changes in the composition of tears may occur before tear production lessens.


African Leaders Step Up to Narrow Immunization Gap

May 4, 2016 8:46 am | by Charles Wysonge, Stellenbosch University, The Conversation | News | Comments

Six of the ten countries that are home to 60 percent of unvaccinated children in the world are in Africa.


Another Big Verdict in Talc Case Against J&J

May 4, 2016 8:46 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical community hasn't reached a consensus on talc as a possible carcinogen.


Research Points to New Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

May 4, 2016 8:46 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis.


Faster, Cheaper Way to Produce New Antibiotics

May 4, 2016 8:42 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

With resistance growing to existing antibiotics, there is a vital and urgent need for the discovery and development of new antibiotics that are cost effective.


Herbal Remedies Are an Overlooked Global Health Hazard

May 4, 2016 8:30 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Millions of people around the world use herbal health remedies, following a tradition that began millennia ago.


Side Effects of Statins Investigated in New £1M Trial

May 4, 2016 7:30 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

Many patients stop taking statins due to less severe symptoms, such as muscle pain or fatigue.


Investigational Compound Shows Promise Against Melanoma, Lymphoma

May 3, 2016 3:00 pm | by UNC Chapel Hill | News | Comments

The specific mutation of EZH2 is a relatively common event in diverse cancers.


Asthma Linked to DNA Damage

May 3, 2016 2:00 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The research team focused on dust-mite-induced allergies because dust mites are ubiquitous and thrive in warm, humid climates.


Pfizer Tops Street 1Q Forecasts on Higher Sales, Lower Taxes

May 3, 2016 1:30 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company raised its 2016 financial forecasts, citing the strong quarter and an improved business outlook.


Ebola Vaccine: Promising Phase 1 Trials

May 3, 2016 1:00 pm | by German Center for Infection Research | News | Comments

Across the four locations, a total of 158 healthy volunteers were vaccinated with increasing doses of the potential vaccine


Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Reverses Disease's Genetic Changes

May 3, 2016 10:07 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

In new research described recently in Molecular Psychiatry, a team led by Ana Pereira, instructor in clinical medicine in Bruce McEwen's laboratory, found that the drug, riluzole, is capable of reversing key genetic changes associated with these conditions.



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