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The More the Merrier: High Doses of Lilly THE MORE THE MERRIER: HIGH DOSES OF LILLY'S TRULICITY SHOW SUPERIORITY IN REDUCING WEIGHT AND A1C

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Jun 26, 2019

Eli Lilly’s type 2 diabetes drug Trulicity hit the mark in a late-stage trial that showed higher doses of the medication significantly reduced A1C from baseline compared to the once-per-week dose of Trulicity currently on the market. Trulicity (dulaglutide) is currently approved for type 2 dia...

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Acceleron Completes Target Enrollment in the PULSAR Phase 2 Trial of Sotatercept in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ACCELERON COMPLETES TARGET ENROLLMENT IN THE PULSAR PHASE 2 TRIAL OF SOTATERCEPT IN PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION

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Jun 26, 2019

Acceleron Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq:XLRN), a leading biopharmaceutical company in the discovery and development of TGF-beta superfamily therapeutics to treat serious and rare diseases, announced today it has completed target enrollment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in the PULSAR P...

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Independent Pharmacy Alliance of America (IPA) and Leading Edge Pharms Ink Deal to Bring Topical Hemp/CBD to Member Pharmacies INDEPENDENT PHARMACY ALLIANCE OF AMERICA (IPA) AND LEADING EDGE PHARMS INK DEAL TO BRING TOPICAL HEMP/CBD TO MEMBER PHARMACIES

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Jun 26, 2019

Leading Edge Pharms, Inc. (www.leadingedge.com), a biotechnology company developing novel cannabinoid therapies and innovative delivery platforms, today announced its partnership with Independent Pharmacy Alliance (https://www.ipa-rx.org/), a trade group and retail pharmacy buying cooperative, to ma...

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High Drug Prices Stoke Congress’ Ire HIGH DRUG PRICES STOKE CONGRESS’ IRE

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Jun 25, 2019

Democrats and Republicans in Congress have found common ground when it comes to the issue of exorbitant prescription drug prices.  Both agree some measure of market-based reform is needed to alleviate the burden on individual patients and on hospitals from rising drug prices, shortages of criti...

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Trends in Oncology Clinical Trials TRENDS IN ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS

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Jun 25, 2019

Cancer continues to present new challenges and opportunities for pharmacologic intervention. Accordingly, the pharmaceutical industry continues to pursue the development of cancer drugs at an unparalleled rate. Three major trends have emerged over the last several years to fuel this pursuit.

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Drug testing helps secure safer workplace DRUG TESTING HELPS SECURE SAFER WORKPLACE

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Jun 24, 2019

Employers committed to safety are continuing to follow best practices for maintaining a drug-free workplace, despite recent changes in employee drug testing laws. Surveys show drug abuse in the U.S. population has expanded in recent years, and it’s not something that impacts people only on the...

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ASCO 2019: The future of Keytruda plus chemo combination therapy ASCO 2019: THE FUTURE OF KEYTRUDA PLUS CHEMO COMBINATION THERAPY

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Jun 24, 2019

As the 40,000 attendees of this year’s ASCO conference relinquish their hold of the windy city, oncology experts worldwide begin contemplating the wealth of new or expanded data which was presented, and how it might affect their everyday practice. While ASCO 2019 was noticeably focused on prel...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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6 Ways to Maximize Product Value as Loss of Exclusivity Approaches 6 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE PRODUCT VALUE AS LOSS OF EXCLUSIVITY APPROACHES

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Jun 24, 2019

Loss of exclusivity does not mean the complete loss of an income stream as drug patent expiration approaches. Steps taken two years before loss of exclusivity can maximize brand value in the meantime. But the arrival of competitors means something different with pharmaceuticals than it does with oth...

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Can Drug Companies Bribe the FDA? CAN DRUG COMPANIES BRIBE THE FDA?

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Jun 23, 2019

With drugs such as Lipitor achieving lifetime sales well over $100 billion, the motivation to use any means available to ensure drug approval is clear. Bribery of FDA officials has occurred in the past, but is unlikely to occur again for the reasons described below. The overall objective of the drug...

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Pharmacovigilance and beyond~old blog with new content PHARMACOVIGILANCE AND BEYOND~OLD BLOG WITH NEW CONTENT

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Jun 23, 2019

After 3 years of a break, I am attempting to restart writing my blog which will cover pharmacovigilance topics, primarily, and whenever appropriate some other relevant topics.  I am deeply thankful to my old readers and followers who kept on contacting me to write the blog again. I am humbled b...

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5 Ways Clinical Research Can Help You and Your Practice 5 WAYS CLINICAL RESEARCH CAN HELP YOU AND YOUR PRACTICE

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Jun 21, 2019

Conducting clinical trials in one’s private practice—as opposed to hospitals or universities—has become more customary in clinical research. This trend is resulting in patients feeling more comfortable with participating in trials and is also providing physicians with unique benefi...

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Why Life Sciences Companies Should Be Aware Of Its Benefits WHY LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES SHOULD BE AWARE OF ITS BENEFITS

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Jun 21, 2019

Compliance with regulatory standards does not mean that life sciences companies should ignore ISO standards. We all know that implementing a management system or operational excellence program into a life science company’s workflow isn’t without its costs.

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Pharmaceutical Industry and Blockchain – The Next Big Hit? PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND BLOCKCHAIN – THE NEXT BIG HIT?

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Jun 20, 2019

The pharmaceutical industry can use blockchain technology in a wide range of use cases. Drug tracking is currently the most prominent example. The FDA has now teamed up with Walmart and IBM to audit and track drugs in the U.S.

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Why are pharmacy students steering clear of summer placements? WHY ARE PHARMACY STUDENTS STEERING CLEAR OF SUMMER PLACEMENTS?

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Jun 20, 2019

Summer placements for pharmacy students used to be hotly contested. In 2016, the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) even published my hints and tips on applying for and undertaking these coveted places. They were particularly sought after by third-year pharmacy students, who w...

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Top Drug Companies, Corporation Reputations and Marketing Budgets TOP DRUG COMPANIES, CORPORATION REPUTATIONS AND MARKETING BUDGETS

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Jun 20, 2019

The public’s perception of the drug industry can be confusing. For example, a poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) on public opinion on prescription drugs and their prices between 2015 and 2018, found that 80% of the public said the cost of prescription drugs was unreasonable. ...

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No Surprise – Drug Pricing Legislation Picking up Steam NO SURPRISE – DRUG PRICING LEGISLATION PICKING UP STEAM

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Jun 20, 2019

Legislation that addresses the cost of prescription drugs is inching closer to moving out of Congress. On Yesterday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the bipartisan Lower Health Care Costs Act (LHCCA) discussion draft. Today, the Committee released ...

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Drug Boosts Growth In Youngsters With Most Common Form Of Dwarfism DRUG BOOSTS GROWTH IN YOUNGSTERS WITH MOST COMMON FORM OF DWARFISM

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Jun 19, 2019

A ground breaking drug that helps regulate bone development has boosted growth rates in children with achondroplasia – the most common type of dwarfism – in a global trial led by Melbourne’s Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Results of the Phase 2 trial in children aged ...

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Digital Therapeutics Can Break Down Barriers to Innovation to Benefit Patients DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS CAN BREAK DOWN BARRIERS TO INNOVATION TO BENEFIT PATIENTS

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Jun 19, 2019

There is rapidly growing and sizeable evidence which shows that innovating is the most important factor in pharmaceuticals. The industry is a field which itself has developed and evolved on the basis of disruption and innovation.

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Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs PHARMACY TESTS TURN UP ANOTHER CANCER-CAUSING COMPOUND IN HEART DRUGS

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Jun 19, 2019

Tests by an online pharmacy turned up another cancer-causing compound in heart medications, and these drugs haven't been recalled. Drugs containing valsaratan, losartan and irbesartan made by a variety of companies in a variety of countries have been taken off pharmacy shelves since July, when t...

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Immunotherapy Drug Shows Potential To Cure Advanced Lung Cancer IMMUNOTHERAPY DRUG SHOWS POTENTIAL TO CURE ADVANCED LUNG CANCER

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Jun 18, 2019

In a new study including Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers, the cancer immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda), increased survival for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a disease once considered an aggressive, and uniformly fatal cancer. The findi...

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Meet the Top Ten Drugs of 2024 (Maybe) MEET THE TOP TEN DRUGS OF 2024 (MAYBE)

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Jun 18, 2019

The professional prognosticator Evaluate Pharma recently released its World Preview 2019, Outlook to 2024 report, which projects prescription drug sales and R&D activity in the U.S. and abroad. (The report is free with site registration.) You’ll find predictions for the ten best-selling U....

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Sanofi drives digital transformation with Google Cloud SANOFI DRIVES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH GOOGLE CLOUD

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Jun 18, 2019

My conversations with healthcare customers have made it clear that the industry is moving to a more data-centric model, one that can deliver deeper insights to physicians, help them make better-informed decisions, and provide better care for patients. This transformation goes hand in hand with Googl...

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Bioanalysis at Alliance Pharma BIOANALYSIS AT ALLIANCE PHARMA

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Jun 17, 2019

At Alliance Pharma, our large molecule mass spec group focuses primarily on two areas: protein characterization and low level quantitative bioanalysis. We take pride in our dedication to providing clients with all of the analytical information they need about their protein of interest, with agility ...

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Data Pipeline Solution Accelerates Pharmaceutical Research DATA PIPELINE SOLUTION ACCELERATES PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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Jun 17, 2019

Pharmaceutical research is data-intensive. It takes tremendous computational power to parse and analyze the requisite giant chunks of data. The cloud delivers that power and helps accelerate research processes and, ultimately, research findings. That’s why one pharmaceutical company was using ...

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Regulatory Requirements for Early Phase Drug Product Development REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY PHASE DRUG PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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Jun 17, 2019

Supporting a compound from discovery to clinical phases and potentially commercial phases requires an immense amount of time, energy, and money. Regulatory management is paramount during the drug development pipeline funnel, and recognizing Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) is the foundat...

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VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals to Present at ASM Microbe 2019 VENATORX PHARMACEUTICALS TO PRESENT AT ASM MICROBE 2019

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Jun 17, 2019

VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals will present ten posters featuring its two development-stage products, cefepime/VNRX-5133 and ceftibuten/VNRX-7145, at ASM Microbe 2019 to be held June 20-24 in San Francisco, CA. VenatoRx will also present an overview if its antibacterial agents portfolio during the Pharma ...

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The Darzi experience THE DARZI EXPERIENCE

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Jun 17, 2019

Between April 2018 and April 2019, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) sponsored the Darzi Fellowship project titled: Leadership role in delivery of KSS AHSN polypharmacy project — improving cross-sector medicines safety, deprescribing support and managing change.

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Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Scientific Society’s journal moves to high-tech ARPHA platform BULGARIAN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY’S JOURNAL MOVES TO HIGH-TECH ARPHA PLATFORM

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Jun 17, 2019

The established Pharmacia demonstrates a complete makeover in its new issue after signing with scientific publisher and technology provider Pensoft and its signature open-access platform. Launched by the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Scientific Society in 1954, the open-access, peer-reviewed Pharmacia ha...

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Clinical Evidence Key to Commercializing Life Science Products CLINICAL EVIDENCE KEY TO COMMERCIALIZING LIFE SCIENCE PRODUCTS

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Jun 17, 2019

The days when pharmaceutical sales reps could show up at a doctor’s office with tickets to a baseball game or keys to a company’s beachfront timeshare are long gone. The 2013 federal Sunshine Act and related state laws brought tighter restrictions on payments and other “transfers o...

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Global Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Drug ### – Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals Inc, EA Pharma Co Ltd, Lupin Ltd GLOBAL SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM DRUG ### – DELTANOID PHARMACEUTICALS INC, EA PHARMA CO LTD, LUPIN LTD

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Jun 14, 2019

The “Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Drug Market” far and wide is a standout amongst the most blossoming and colossally sorted division involving. This worldwide Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Drug market has been rising at a higher rate with the advancement of creative procedures and a hei...

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A Look At 4 Cannabis Stocks – AGH, AC8, CAN, CPH A LOOK AT 4 CANNABIS STOCKS – AGH, AC8, CAN, CPH

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Jun 14, 2019

The Cannabis sector is comparatively broad than the expectations of various market research houses, boutique research house or asset managers etc. The prevailing status of cannabis legalisation gradually appears positive, but the market would unleash its further potential, once the legalisation gath...

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Two Cannabis Stocks – THC and MXC – Spike On Recent Updates TWO CANNABIS STOCKS – THC AND MXC – SPIKE ON RECENT UPDATES

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Jun 13, 2019

Medical cannabis is becoming popular in the pharmaceutical industry, with more and more countries legalising cannabis for its use as a medicinal product. Growing number of research bodies are supporting the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products for medical purposes, owing to their ability to t...

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Pharm Country PHARM COUNTRY'S BIOTECH AND PHARMA INDUSTRY FLOURISHES THANKS TO INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP

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Jun 13, 2019

Efforts undertaken by state and local leaders across the five states that make up Pharm Country have led to a boost in business, which is good news for applicants seeking a new position. Pharm Country, which includes Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, is home to some o...

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Akrevia Therapeutics Appoints Joseph Farmer as Chief Operating Officer AKREVIA THERAPEUTICS APPOINTS JOSEPH FARMER AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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Jun 12, 2019

Akrevia Therapeutics, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly-potent, tumor-targeted immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced that Joseph Farmer has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. In this newly-established role, Mr. Farmer will lead Akrevia's busi...

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Pharmacists’ role in promoting patient safety through deprescribing PHARMACISTS’ ROLE IN PROMOTING PATIENT SAFETY THROUGH DEPRESCRIBING

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Jun 12, 2019

Pharmacists are obviously key players in prescribing medications. Now, as medication-related harm impacts aging populations, these same pharmacists are being called to take on an equally crucial role in the deprescribing process.

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Aerpio initiates clinical trial of AKB-9778 for treatment of PAOG AERPIO INITIATES CLINICAL TRIAL OF AKB-9778 FOR TREATMENT OF PAOG

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Jun 12, 2019

A US-based pharmaceutical company, Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced the initiation of Phase 1b clinical trial of AKB-9778 to develop treatment of PAOG (primary open angle glaucoma), report sources.

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The many benefits of Continuous Manufacturing THE MANY BENEFITS OF CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING

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Jun 12, 2019

Continuous manufacturing is based on a number of requirements driven by the Pharmaceutical industry; quality, efficiency and speed to market being some of these. Bosch fulfilled these requirements when it released Xelum in 2017. The Xelum platform allows for faster development times and a reduced ri...

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Generic Drug Market Entry in Europe: Why a Tailored Approach Is Best GENERIC DRUG MARKET ENTRY IN EUROPE: WHY A TAILORED APPROACH IS BEST

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Jun 10, 2019

Many government and healthcare authorities across Europe are concerned about rising pharmaceutical prices, and they increasingly promote the use of generics over branded drugs when possible. This is good news for companies interested in generic drug market entry in Europe.

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New tentative approval for Watson Labs drug dienogest; estradiol valerate NEW TENTATIVE APPROVAL FOR WATSON LABS DRUG DIENOGEST; ESTRADIOL VALERATE

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Jun 09, 2019

This ingredient has seventy-three patent family members in thirty-eight countries. Two suppliers are listed for this compound. There is one tentative approval for this compound.

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Which generic companies have the most drugs? WHICH GENERIC COMPANIES HAVE THE MOST DRUGS?

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Jun 09, 2019

Companies that excel in generic drug development tend to also be very good at patent challenge and at developing their own patents on variations of branded drugs.

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Which pharmaceutical companies have the most SPCs in Netherlands? WHICH PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES HAVE THE MOST SPCS IN NETHERLANDS?

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Jun 08, 2019

This chart shows the pharmaceutical companies with the most supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) in Netherlands. SPCs are used in European Union and select others to encourage pharmaceutical innovation by compensating for the long time needed to obtain regulatory approval for drugs. SPCs com...

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Understanding Chemistry of Biologics can Drive Innovation in Pharma UNDERSTANDING CHEMISTRY OF BIOLOGICS CAN DRIVE INNOVATION IN PHARMA

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Jun 07, 2019

The consequences of consuming synthetic drugs (chemicals) are aplenty. The instances of pharmacovigilance keep surfacing, and they tarnish brand value which has long-lasting impact for a pharmaceutical company. As a result, most players developing drugs for complex diseases have ventured into discov...

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Probiotics, do you need them? PROBIOTICS, DO YOU NEED THEM?

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Jun 06, 2019

If stomach upset is frequent or very painful, you should seek medical attention to determine the cause.  Your doctor may be able to determine the cause, or in cases where it is determined to be potentially serious, may refer you to a gastroenterologist for further review.  In some cases, e...

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What Are We Doing About It? A Review of 2019 Legislation to Address the Price of Prescription Drugs in Colorado WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? A REVIEW OF 2019 LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS THE PRICE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN COLORADO

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Jun 06, 2019

In recent years, Colorado lawmakers drafted numerous bills to address the price of prescription drugs. Many of these bills failed because of opposition by Republican Senate leadership, but the 2018 election opened the door for more cost-reduction measures to pass. With the Democratic sweep of state ...

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Your pharmacy calculations prep guide YOUR PHARMACY CALCULATIONS PREP GUIDE

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Jun 06, 2019

All preregistration trainee pharmacists are required to pass a 40-question calculations assessment in two hours. This can be quite daunting especially if you are not prepared.

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JAMA Reports Higher U.S. Brand Drug Prices JAMA REPORTS HIGHER U.S. BRAND DRUG PRICES

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Jun 06, 2019

I’ve recently been exercising bragging rights about our new and improved drug price comparisons. Americans seeking medicine from Canada and other countries are finding better deals on generics right here at home. But the crisis of high drug prices in the U.S. persists when it comes to brand me...

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Regulated cannabis industry would spur healthcare agenda REGULATED CANNABIS INDUSTRY WOULD SPUR HEALTHCARE AGENDA

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Jun 03, 2019

Hemp, the non-psychoactive breed of cannabis, is the most versatile crop known to humans with thousands of uses in industry. Cannabis oil relieves chronic pain in debilitating illnesses such as cancer in both children and adults. Countries are beginning to consider decriminalising and legalising can...

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Healthy lifestyle or Chronic Kidney Disease:The Choice is yours! HEALTHY LIFESTYLE OR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE:THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

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Jun 03, 2019

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing health problem with an estimated prevalence of around 11.5%.Individuals with CKD are at high risk for progressive kidney failure. End-stage kidney disease leads to considerable human and financial costs with a 5-year survival rate of less than 50%.  The...

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Genocea Biosciences on Top GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES ON TOP

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Jun 02, 2019

Despite the index’s dip, a number of NASDAQ biotech and pharma stocks still had notable share price increases last week. In particular, Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) spiked on its announcement that the Journal of Clinical Oncology chose the company’s GEN-009 clinical results to be pr...

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Cold Warriors Tanked Big Pharma Regulation COLD WARRIORS TANKED BIG PHARMA REGULATION

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May 31, 2019

With prices climbing for lifesaving drugs like insulin, the regulation of Big Pharma is frequently in the news. Historian Dominique A. Tobbell writes that we’ve been having this debate since the 1950s. Back then, Senator Estes Kefauver, a Tennessee Democrat, became worried about the high price...

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How US Sanctions Hinder Iranians’ Access to Medicine HOW US SANCTIONS HINDER IRANIANS’ ACCESS TO MEDICINE

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May 31, 2019

The United States has over the past four decades imposed a wide range of economic sanctions to punish Iran for a number of undesired policies. While Trump administration officials continue to insist that food and medicine are exempt from US sanctions, and that sanctions do not hurt the Iranian peopl...

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‘Bottle of Lies’ Author Katherine Eban: Dispense as Written ‘BOTTLE OF LIES’ AUTHOR KATHERINE EBAN: DISPENSE AS WRITTEN

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May 31, 2019

“Dispense as Written” are the words found on prescriptions in the U.S. when the prescriber wants the patient to take the brand drug, not the generic. Many who read Katherine Eban’s new book – Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom – will conclude that...

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Why Pharma Franchise is a Boon for Small Pharmaceutical Companies? WHY PHARMA FRANCHISE IS A BOON FOR SMALL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES?

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May 30, 2019

Do you own a micro-sized or small company? If yes, then what business model do you think will be ideal when you aim at doing a profitable business?Ask anyone who is an expert in the niche, and you will get the answer, “pharma franchise business.” Statistics also prove the statement. Chec...

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Schuh tv drug ads enough to make you sick. SCHUH TV DRUG ADS ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SICK.

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May 30, 2019

If everyone responded to TV drug ads’ prompts to “ask your doctor” or “check with your physician” about using the product, doctors likely would have no time to treat people. They’d be spending all their working hours answering questions. It used to be that the dog...

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Big Pharma Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than the Automotive Industry BIG PHARMA EMITS MORE GREENHOUSE GASES THAN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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May 29, 2019

More than 200 companies represent the global pharmaceutical market, yet only 25 consistently reported their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions in the past five years. Of those, only 15 reported their emissions since 2012.One immediate and striking result is that the pharmaceutical sector i...

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New Rules for Pharma in Life Sciences NEW RULES FOR PHARMA IN LIFE SCIENCES

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May 29, 2019

Pharma must deliver much more than drugs on the way to a more consumer-oriented industry. Attention on continuous R&D innovation M&A activities often are only one element of pharma companies to maintain or strengthen their position in changing markets. Given the number of changes and challen...

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Matoke Pharma and antimicrobial resistance MATOKE PHARMA AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

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May 29, 2019

Alan joined Matoke Pharma last year, having previous spent 35 years at Bayer, and he explained how that part of his career unfolded, from sales rep to antibiotics clinical research and then to global marketing and brand manager roles before ending with a series of senior management positions.

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Historic trial to weigh big pharma HISTORIC TRIAL TO WEIGH BIG PHARMA'S ROLE IN OPIOID EPIDEMIC BEGINS

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May 28, 2019

Hope for the opioid crisis: It's no secret that opioid deaths and overdoses are at crisis levels in the US. However, 2019 may bring new ways of fighting this epidemic. Every year, the Cleveland Clinic releases the most important medical advancements for the coming year, and at the top of its lis...

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Where Drugs Come From: A Comprehensive Look WHERE DRUGS COME FROM: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK

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May 28, 2019

On the roles of academia and industry in drug discovery. Which is a topic that refuses to go away. I am prepared to swear that before starting this blog I had no idea of how many people are convinced that the drug industry does little or no research, and that academic labs discover all the drugs. I ...

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Could using old medication kill you? COULD USING OLD MEDICATION KILL YOU?

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May 27, 2019

Winter has arrived and with it colds and flu. If you’re thinking of using meds that have been in the cabinet for months don’t do it. Spokesperson for pharmaceutical company Pharma Dynamics Nicole Jennings says keeping unused medication is not advised as it can lead to misuse and accident...

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Partnering for Sublingual Success PARTNERING FOR SUBLINGUAL SUCCESS

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May 24, 2019

Oral drug delivery has maintained a position of strength within the bio/pharma industry for a number of years, yet challenges associated with oral delivery, such as the harsh conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and enzymatic breakdown, have given rise to the advancement of alternative approache...

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PharmacyChecker Generic Drug Price Research Shows U.S. Pharmacies Much Cheaper than in Canada PHARMACYCHECKER GENERIC DRUG PRICE RESEARCH SHOWS U.S. PHARMACIES MUCH CHEAPER THAN IN CANADA

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May 23, 2019

We researched prices of the 40 most commonly dispensed generic drugs in the U.S. to compare them to ones offered at accredited pharmacies in Canada. Four of the generics are controlled drugs, which are not available to U.S. consumers from PharmacyChecker-accredited international online pharmacies; a...

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Looking beyond generic, Sun Pharma plans to develop its own medicines LOOKING BEYOND GENERIC, SUN PHARMA PLANS TO DEVELOP ITS OWN MEDICINES

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May 23, 2019

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who’s lost more during the recent upheaval in the generic drug business than Dilip Shanghvi: He forfeited $17 billion to be precise, plus the title of India’s richest man.After a four-year decline that erased 65 per cent from the value of Sun P...

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More Hacks Inevitable in Pharma Industry, Cybersecurity Expert Sayss MORE HACKS INEVITABLE IN PHARMA INDUSTRY, CYBERSECURITY EXPERT SAYSS

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May 22, 2019

Earlier this month, sophisticated cyber thieves hacked into the databases of Charles River Laboratories and compromised some client data. Hacks like this have happened before and they are bound to happen again – perhaps sooner, rather than later.Andrew Douthwaite, chief technology officer for ...

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The Opioid Crisis in America Course from Harvard University THE OPIOID CRISIS IN AMERICA COURSE FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY

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May 17, 2019

Over 700,000 people died in the U.S. from a drug overdose between 1999 to 2017. That’s about 130 American deaths daily. At PharmacyChecker, we are dedicated to helping fight this epidemic by learning more about the crisis and spreading awareness. I recently obtained certification for The Opioi...

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Vertex and Kymera Therapeutics Establish Strategic Collaboration to Discover and Develop Targeted Protein Degradation Medicines for Serious Diseases VERTEX AND KYMERA THERAPEUTICS ESTABLISH STRATEGIC COLLABORATION TO DISCOVER AND DEVELOP TARGETED PROTEIN DEGRADATION MEDICINES FOR SERIOUS DISEASES

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May 15, 2019

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX) and Kymera Therapeutics today announced that the two companies have entered into a four-year strategic research and development collaboration to advance small molecule protein degraders against multiple targets. The collaboration will leverage Kymera...

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Zealand’s Severe Hypoglycemia Treatment Hits the Mark in Another Phase III Trial ZEALAND’S SEVERE HYPOGLYCEMIA TREATMENT HITS THE MARK IN ANOTHER PHASE III TRIAL

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May 14, 2019

Denmark-based Zealand said dasiglucagon hit all primary and secondary endpoints in the late-stage trial assessing the safety and efficacy of the glucagon analog for severe hypoglycemia in diabetes patients. Zealand noted that dasiglucagon is a potential first-in-class therapy that is in development ...

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Antibe ANTIBE'S CEO: FOCUSING ON DEVELOPING NON-ADDICTIVE AND NON-TOXIC PAIN TREATMENTS

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May 14, 2019

Toronto-based Antibe is focused on the development of a new generation of therapeutics for severe and acute pain. The company has combined a high-potency NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) with cutting-edge science based on inflammation. The result is the company’s lead candidate, ATB...

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Lilly plays up Cyramza LILLY PLAYS UP CYRAMZA'S BIOMARKER EDGE IN CROWDED LIVER CANCER FIELD

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May 13, 2019

It’s been a long road for Eli Lilly’s Cyramza in liver cancer after it belly-flopped a phase 3 trial five years ago. On the back of a successful second attempt, the drugmaker has finally accomplished what once seemed out of reach—but these days, there's a lot more competition i...

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FDA finds testing issues at Torrent plant FDA FINDS TESTING ISSUES AT TORRENT PLANT

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May 13, 2019

A year after Torrent Pharmaceuticals first began recalling tainted losartan products manufactured at its Indrad plant, the FDA paid a visit. It found a plant that often routinely reported products out of specification but frequently shipped them to the U.S. anyway. While the liberal redactions in a ...

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Teva starred in price-fixing scheme, but 19 other companies TEVA STARRED IN PRICE-FIXING SCHEME, BUT 19 OTHER COMPANIES 'WILLINGLY' JOINED, ATTORNEYS GENERAL CLAIM

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May 13, 2019

In what could be "the largest cartel case in the history of the United States," as Connecticut Attorney General William Tong called it, 44 states sued 20 generics makers on Friday for price fixing and personally named 15 of those companies' executives.

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FDA FDA'S FINALIZED BIOSIM INTERCHANGEABILITY RULES SHOULD GIVE COPYCATS A BOOST: ANALYST

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May 13, 2019

Biosimilars have been sold in the U.S. for years but haven't managed to gain much traction. One reason? Unlike generics of small molecules, biosimilars can't be automatically substituted at the pharmacy unless clinical data prove interchangeability with their reference products.

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Don Van Dyke on the power of AI to transform drug discovery efficiency DON VAN DYKE ON THE POWER OF AI TO TRANSFORM DRUG DISCOVERY EFFICIENCY

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May 13, 2019

In recent years, it has been hotly debated whether artificial intelligence really has the power to transform the drug discovery space. Cloud Pharmaceuticals believes that not only is there potential for this change but that they are already seeing the impact first hand. Having used their own technol...

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NABP-Accredited Rochester Drug Cooperative Pleads Guilty to Illegal Opioid Drug Sales NABP-ACCREDITED ROCHESTER DRUG COOPERATIVE PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL OPIOID DRUG SALES

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May 10, 2019

Rochester Drug Cooperative, a large pharmacy wholesaler accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), pleaded guilty last week to illegal sales of opioid drugs, including oxycodone and fentanyl. The NABP operates a program called Verified Authorized Wholesale Distribution (VAW...

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Can pharma survive as data-driven therapy takes centre stage? CAN PHARMA SURVIVE AS DATA-DRIVEN THERAPY TAKES CENTRE STAGE?

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May 08, 2019

Payment-by-outcomes and digital therapeutics (DTx) count among the serious challenges the pharma industry must negotiate in the coming years. They have the potential to change what healthcare industry reimburses. Rather than a drug alone, it will seek a package of drug, digital services and digital ...

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Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals (CPP) and Mallinckrodt Announce Results from Pivotal CANCER PREVENTION PHARMACEUTICALS (CPP) AND MALLINCKRODT ANNOUNCE RESULTS FROM PIVOTAL

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May 07, 2019

United Kingdom, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPP), a private biotech company developing novel therapeutics to prevent cancer and other diseases, and its partner Mallinckrodt Plc (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced th...

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Writing competition now open: tell us about the patient who changed your practice WRITING COMPETITION NOW OPEN: TELL US ABOUT THE PATIENT WHO CHANGED YOUR PRACTICE

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May 07, 2019

It could be about an error you missed, a question you should have asked or an unexpectedly positive outcome to a interaction you will never forget — some patients teach a valuable lesson that endures for an entire professional career. The Pharmaceutical Journal is now accepting entries for its...

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Drug-Patent Rules, Alleged Abuses Under Senate Panel’s Scrutiny DRUG-PATENT RULES, ALLEGED ABUSES UNDER SENATE PANEL’S SCRUTINY

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May 07, 2019

Federal patent rules and the debate over whether they make prescription drugs more expensive are set to take center stage at a Senate hearing today. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is leading a push to see if pharmaceutical companies are abusing federal laws to extend the life of their patents and fend o...

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The Emerging Time Of An African Court Of Law THE EMERGING TIME OF AN AFRICAN COURT OF LAW

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May 06, 2019

Open indictment of genocide and other crimes committed by white collor scientists in collaboration with governmental, medical, military and pharmaceutical establishments against Africans On the 4th of July, what a remarkable date, 2011, it becomes known that more and more African leaders and militar...

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New Study Shows International Online Pharmacies Are Safe As U.S. Pharmacies NEW STUDY SHOWS INTERNATIONAL ONLINE PHARMACIES ARE SAFE AS U.S. PHARMACIES

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May 05, 2019

Roger Bate, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and head of the Safe Medicines Coalition, published the results of a study which tested and compared the quality of drugs purchased from online pharmacies in the U.S. and abroad, including pharmacies verified by third-parties and those not v...

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GSK chases Trelegy asthma nod with mixed phase 3 results GSK CHASES TRELEGY ASTHMA NOD WITH MIXED PHASE 3 RESULTS

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May 03, 2019

With generics attacking Advair, GlaxoSmithKline has talked up prospects for 3-in-1 respiratory med Trelegy. Now, the company has data in hand that could help it move into the asthma arena—though it's not all positive. Thursday, GSK released phase 3 trial data showing Trelegy had topped Bre...

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Pill Presses and Counterfeit Prescription Narcotics: Supporting the STEER Act PILL PRESSES AND COUNTERFEIT PRESCRIPTION NARCOTICS: SUPPORTING THE STEER ACT

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May 03, 2019

In their opposition to drug importation legislation, the myriad “non-profit” groups funded by drug companies often cynically invoke the evils of counterfeit drugs. We’ve seen this as recently as this week, when an importation bill triumphantly passed in Florida (Prescription Drug I...

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Protein analysis uncovers new targets for improving immuno-oncology in colon cancer PROTEIN ANALYSIS UNCOVERS NEW TARGETS FOR IMPROVING IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY IN COLON CANCER

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Apr 29, 2019

Over the past decade, oncology research has ushered in tremendous advances in the understanding of genes that can mutate and cause cancer. But what, exactly, is going awry with those genes that leads to this destructive disease process? A new analysis focusing on 8,000 proteins involved in colon can...

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Abbott spotlights study data showing its troponin blood test can predict heart disease risks years ahead ABBOTT SPOTLIGHTS STUDY DATA SHOWING ITS TROPONIN BLOOD TEST CAN PREDICT HEART DISEASE RISKS YEARS AHEAD

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Apr 29, 2019

While the presence of high levels of troponin in the bloodstream has been used to help detect acute heart attacks in the emergency room, Abbott says that new study data employing its high-sensitivity test could predict a person’s chances of having a cardiac event years into the future, even in...

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AliveCor’s mobile ECG receives FDA clearances for 2 additional arrhythmias ALIVECOR’S MOBILE ECG RECEIVES FDA CLEARANCES FOR 2 ADDITIONAL ARRHYTHMIAS

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Apr 26, 2019

AliveCor has secured two additional FDA clearances for its personal electrocardiogram, allowing it to detect bradycardia and tachycardia arrhythmias. Along with its previous 510(k) clearance for atrial fibrillation, the company’s KardiaMobile device is now the only consumer-focused product tha...

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From the Ashes of Scandal, Bausch Health Moves Ahead With Psoriasis Approval FROM THE ASHES OF SCANDAL, BAUSCH HEALTH MOVES AHEAD WITH PSORIASIS APPROVAL

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Apr 26, 2019

Bausch Health, formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved its Duobrii (halobetasol propionate and tazoretene) Lotion for plaque psoriasis. The drug, developed by a Bausch division, Ortho Dermatologics, was rejected...

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Will pharmacy become a five-year degree? WILL PHARMACY BECOME A FIVE-YEAR DEGREE?

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Apr 25, 2019

“This is the biggest change in pharmacy education and training since the profession moved in the mid-20th century from the apprenticeship route to become a degree-only profession,” says Marc Donovan, chief pharmacist at Boots. But the proposals from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GP...

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FDA clears Current Health’s hospital-to-home wearable, combining analytics and passive vital sign tracking FDA CLEARS CURRENT HEALTH’S HOSPITAL-TO-HOME WEARABLE, COMBINING ANALYTICS AND PASSIVE VITAL SIGN TRACKING

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Apr 25, 2019

The FDA has cleared Current Health’s wearable tracker, designed to be taken home from the hospital after acute care to track a patient’s recovery in real time, with the ultimate goal of reducing readmissions. The 510(k) clearance covers the Class II device and Current’s telehealth ...

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Do Google & Bing censor online pharmacy search results? Pharmaceutical companies have called for censorship. DO GOOGLE & BING CENSOR ONLINE PHARMACY SEARCH RESULTS? PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES HAVE CALLED FOR CENSORSHIP.

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Apr 25, 2019

Until we lower drug prices here at home in America, online access to affordable medication internationally is clearly essential. But what if we lived in a country where people were no longer able to find safe international options online? In an ideal world, search algorithms empower consumers to fin...

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DNA Repair and Transcription: A Balancing Act DNA REPAIR AND TRANSCRIPTION: A BALANCING ACT

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Apr 25, 2019

Transcription is the process by which DNA is converted into messenger RNA in preparation for translation into a functional product. Extrinsic agents, such as ionizing radiation or chemical mutagen and intrinsic processes, for example, replication fork collapse, may result in cellular double-stranded...

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The Role of the CD38 Receptor in the Progression of HIV THE ROLE OF THE CD38 RECEPTOR IN THE PROGRESSION OF HIV

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Apr 24, 2019

CD38, or cyclic ADP ribose hydrolase, is a glycoprotein found on the surface of many immune cells. Binding of CD38 to its target ligand results in T cell co-stimulation, B cell maturation, and induction of cytokine production by several cell types. HIV infection is characterized by the depletion of ...

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Targeted Proteomics: Benefits and Techniques TARGETED PROTEOMICS: BENEFITS AND TECHNIQUES

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Apr 24, 2019

The proteome of the cell genome is more insightful compared to its transcriptome as proteins directly determine and alter cellular function. Post‐translational modification of existing proteins, increased abundance or allosterically modulated protein conformations have been tied to complex diseases,...

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Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson CAN A BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG PROTECT THE BRAIN FROM PARKINSON'S?

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Apr 23, 2019

A prescription drug already in use for the treatment of high blood pressure could be effective against conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's, in which toxic proteins build up in brain cells. Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the G...

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Should pharmacy sell e-cigarettes and encourage people to vape? SHOULD PHARMACY SELL E-CIGARETTES AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VAPE?

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Apr 23, 2019

A smoking cessation expert and a pharmacist share their views on whether pharmacies should stock and recommend e-cigarettes to people who want to kick their tobacco habit. It’s been more than ten years since the UK’s public smoking ban pushed cigarette smokers out into the cold in 2007, ...

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On the importance of culture, partnerships and diversity at the Dean’s Lecture Series ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURE, PARTNERSHIPS AND DIVERSITY AT THE DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES

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Apr 23, 2019

When pharmaceutical companies align their research endeavors with academic institutions, they are most likely to translate their findings quickly and safely into beneficial treatments for patients, said Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, at a recent talk on campus as part of the Dean's Lectu...

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How Germany Gets Its Cannabis HOW GERMANY GETS ITS CANNABIS

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Apr 22, 2019

The German cannabis cultivation bid may be mostly done and dusted (although the last four lots are now up for legal challenge) but the drama is only intensifying on the ground in Germany. Namely, where is the cannabis being consumed on the ground now actually coming from? For the past several years ...

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Brookfield eyes Mytrah Energy; Carlyle, Cadila team up for Bharat Serums bid BROOKFIELD EYES MYTRAH ENERGY; CARLYLE, CADILA TEAM UP FOR BHARAT SERUMS BID

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Apr 22, 2019

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is looking to acquire a majority stake in Mytrah Energy Ltd in a deal that could be valued as much as $1.5 billion, the Mint newspaper reported, citing three people aware of the development. Hyderabad-based Mytrah has a portfolio of 1.6 gigawatt of ren...

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Nigeria Pharma Expo begins on August 28 in Lagos NIGERIA PHARMA EXPO BEGINS ON AUGUST 28 IN LAGOS

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Apr 22, 2019

Plans have now been concluded for the 5th edition of the Nigeria Pharma Manufacturers’ Expo 2019 (NPME 2019). The NPME, which is the biggest international pharma manufacturing exhibition in central and west Africa is scheduled to hold from August 28-29, 2019 at New Haven, Oba Akinjobi Street, ...

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3 trends in lab procurement strategies for life science organizationsdot 3 TRENDS IN LAB PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES FOR LIFE SCIENCE ORGANIZATIONSDOT

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Apr 22, 2019

As a procurement planner in the competitive life sciences sector, how do you ensure your organization adapts swiftly to the rapidly changing demands of customers and stakeholders? Whether supporting a CRO, pharmaceutical company, clinical lab, biotech business or academic department, procurement tea...

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11 key points to install and efficiently initiate a new automated assay system in your laboratory dot 11 KEY POINTS TO INSTALL AND EFFICIENTLY INITIATE A NEW AUTOMATED ASSAY SYSTEM IN YOUR LABORATORY DOT

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Apr 22, 2019

Congratulations. It took you quite some time and effort to convince your management or institution on the value of investing in automating your experimental or clinical workflow. The applications were submitted, the presentations were made and the wheeling and dealing to secure the budget resulted i...

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Six tips to help match your liquid handling components with chemical compatibility SIX TIPS TO HELP MATCH YOUR LIQUID HANDLING COMPONENTS WITH CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY

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Apr 22, 2019

The demand for advanced medical and diagnostic testing continues to accelerate. Laboratories, hospitals, and emerging consumer genomics companies are demanding quicker test sequences resulting in the design and development of new innovative and responsive test protocols. These new tests include the ...

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Liquid handling in a regulated lab: 5 automation must-haves LIQUID HANDLING IN A REGULATED LAB: 5 AUTOMATION MUST-HAVES

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Apr 22, 2019

Cost-efficient application of advanced technologies such as next generation sequencing (NGS) and liquid-chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC-MS) demands sophisticated automation solutions that can handle complex protocols and evolving applications. However, if you are working in a clinical lab or ot...

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Fast track your biotech breakthroughs: Four “I”s in custom lab automation. FAST TRACK YOUR BIOTECH BREAKTHROUGHS: FOUR “I”S IN CUSTOM LAB AUTOMATION.

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Apr 22, 2019

When it’s time to move your biotechnology breakthrough towards commercialization, your specific application workflows may require a custom approach to lab automation. If your requirements are uncommon, there may be no off-the-shelf products available for you to compare and test. Even custom co...

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PathAI raises $60M for deep learning-based pathology programs PATHAI RAISES $60M FOR DEEP LEARNING-BASED PATHOLOGY PROGRAMS

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Apr 22, 2019

To help power its artificial intelligence-based pathology services, PathAI has raised $60 million in venture capital funding, with plans to accelerate its R&D into new digital tools and medical devices for the diagnosis and classification of diseases like cancer. In addition, the Boston-based co...

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Big Pharma Cuts, Current and Coming BIG PHARMA CUTS, CURRENT AND COMING

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Apr 22, 2019

Word came out just before the weekend (first at Endpoints) that GlaxoSmithKline is laying off R&D employees at both Stevenage (UK) and Upper Providence (US). Current leadership is re-organizing drug discovery efforts to put more emphasis on oncology, immunology and genetic-linked disease, and th...

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Life Sciences Industry Threatened by Skills Shortage LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY THREATENED BY SKILLS SHORTAGE

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Apr 19, 2019

There is something of a recurring theme among the life science, healthcare and biopharma industries: a shortage of skilled employees will lead to a decrease in innovation. It’s not that the educational system is somehow letting these industries down, it’s more that these industries are c...

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Lower dose of Pfizer-Lilly painkiller misses main goals in late stage study LOWER DOSE OF PFIZER-LILLY PAINKILLER MISSES MAIN GOALS IN LATE STAGE STUDY

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Apr 19, 2019

A study, being carried out by the companies to test the effectiveness of lower doses of tanezumab for osteoarthritis, reported negative results. A lower dose of non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer and Eli Lilly and Company failed to meet main goals in a late-stage study in patients with modera...

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Early Physician Ally Will Serve as Witness Against Drug Manufacturers EARLY PHYSICIAN ALLY WILL SERVE AS WITNESS AGAINST DRUG MANUFACTURERS

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Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Russell Portenoy, a professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an early physician ally of Purdue Pharma LP. whose views helped drive the push for addictive pain relievers for common aches and pains in the United States, has agreed to act as a witness and testify against the OxyCont...

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White House Continues to Tackle Opioid Abuse With $350 Million R&D Initiative WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO TACKLE OPIOID ABUSE WITH $350 MILLION R&D INITIATIVE

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Apr 19, 2019

The goal of this investment is to reduce opioid-overdose deaths by as much as 40 percent in communities across four states that have been hit hard by the epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 116 Americans die daily from opioid overdoses.

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The Fast-Approaching Changes Business Owners Will Need to Watch Out for Ahead THE FAST-APPROACHING CHANGES BUSINESS OWNERS WILL NEED TO WATCH OUT FOR AHEAD

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Apr 19, 2019

When it comes to labor law, it is a changing landscape for area businesses, proven by Jackson Lewis’s recent year-ahead review. The 2019: Year Ahead for Employers, published recently by the nationwide law firm, sheds light on a range of pressing issues for companies both in and out of the 914....

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United Therapeutics Fires Back After Sandoz Files Anti-Competitive Lawsuit Over PAH Drug UNITED THERAPEUTICS FIRES BACK AFTER SANDOZ FILES ANTI-COMPETITIVE LAWSUIT OVER PAH DRUG

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Apr 19, 2019

United Therapeutics is taking on accusations that it is unfairly blocking competitors from launching generic versions of the company’s top-selling pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) drug, Remodulin.

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5 Top Healthcare Stocks to Buy in 2019 5 TOP HEALTHCARE STOCKS TO BUY IN 2019

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Apr 19, 2019

We're nearing the end of another decade. It had been a decade in which stocks have generally performed very well. And one sector has outperformed the S&P 500 index in total return every year but one this decade. Which sector is it? If you guessed healthcare, pat yourself on the back.

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Patients Rank Pharma Companies in New Perspective Survey PATIENTS RANK PHARMA COMPANIES IN NEW PERSPECTIVE SURVEY

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Apr 19, 2019

It is probably fair to say that a significant number of people have a love-hate relationship with the pharma industry. People love the medications and innovations that treat a wide swath of diseases and illnesses, yet, when it comes to list prices, those tend to raise the hackles of people.

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Percent of Imported Pharmaceutical Ingredients Apparently Unchanged in 20 Years PERCENT OF IMPORTED PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS APPARENTLY UNCHANGED IN 20 YEARS

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Apr 19, 2019

According to the FDA, in 2017, 80% of the active pharmaceutical ingredients used to make our medicines are imported. I can’t remember how many times I’ve read (and written) that over the past decade or so. Almost every time I read that particular statistic in the news, it’s often a...

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Farewell to “Watson For Drug Discovery” FAREWELL TO “WATSON FOR DRUG DISCOVERY”

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Apr 18, 2019

STAT is reporting that IBM has stopped trying to sell their “Watson for Drug Discovery” machine learning/AI tool, according to sources within the company. I have no reason to doubt that – in fact, I’ve sort of been expecting it. But no one seems to have told IBM’s websi...

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Microbix Announces Management Changes MICROBIX ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES

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Apr 18, 2019

An innovator of biological products and technologies, announces that it has appointed Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Hughes as its Chief Operating Officer ("COO") and that Mrs. Kathryn Froh, its Vice President, Diagnostics is retiring from her full-time role, but will be remaining an employee and will ...

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PathLAKE: Benefitting Pathologists With Exemplary Projects PATHLAKE: BENEFITTING PATHOLOGISTS WITH EXEMPLARY PROJECTS

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Apr 17, 2019

David is Consultant Histopathologist and Clinical lead for Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS), a network of labs hosted by University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. As head of the UHCW Digital Pathology Centre of Excellence, he is now heavily involved in the Patho...

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Takeda adds reinforcement to its investor charm offensive TAKEDA ADDS REINFORCEMENT TO ITS INVESTOR CHARM OFFENSIVE

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Apr 16, 2019

Financing and creating enduring confidence around a deal like Takeda’s $62 million purchase of Shire. To continue reading The Pharma Letter please login,  subscribe or claim a 7 day free trial subscription and access exclusive features, interviews, round-ups and commentary from the sharpe...

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Pharmaceutical manufacturers resist calls for transparency on medicine prices PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS RESIST CALLS FOR TRANSPARENCY ON MEDICINE PRICES

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Apr 16, 2019

The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) says health activists’ call last week for greater transparency on medicine prices could backfire, and drive up drug costs in low and middle-income countries. Activists stepped up their campaign ahead of the F...

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Vetter’s Skokie Facility Expansion Nears Completion VETTER’S SKOKIE FACILITY EXPANSION NEARS COMPLETION

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Apr 16, 2019

Vetter, a global operating Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) announced today that a significant level of expansion activities are nearing completion at its US clinical manufacturing facility located at the Illinois Science & Technology Park in suburban Chicago. The ongoi...

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Need more pharmacists in Uganda NEED MORE PHARMACISTS IN UGANDA

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Apr 16, 2019

The world commemorated the World Health Workers Week from April 1-7. The week is meant to celebrate the amazing work done by health workers and to raise awareness on the challenges they face. “Most importantly, it is to provide an opportunity to fill in the gaps in the health work force by cal...

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Scientist.com Launches Trial Insights, A Transformative Clinical Trials Data Analytics Solution SCIENTIST.COM LAUNCHES TRIAL INSIGHTS, A TRANSFORMATIVE CLINICAL TRIALS DATA ANALYTICS SOLUTION

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Apr 16, 2019

The online marketplace for outsourced research, announced today the launch of Trial Insights, a digital reporting solution that simplifies data produced through clinical trial, biomarker and medical diagnostic studies into an intuitive and user-friendly dashboard. The first of its kind, Trial Insigh...

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Side Effects: Nearly A Year In, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Law Still Has Issues To Work Out SIDE EFFECTS: NEARLY A YEAR IN, PENNSYLVANIA’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW STILL HAS ISSUES TO WORK OUT

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Apr 16, 2019

Tucked into Penn Avenue in the Strip District, across from Roxanne’s Dried Flowers, sits another kind of dried flower shop: the CY+ Dispensary. Owned by Cresco Labs, the medical cannabis retail store opened in June 2018 and several months later they established the Pennsylvania Medical Marijua...

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Rite Aid To Stop e-Cigarette Sales In Its Stores, Sell CBD Products In Two States RITE AID TO STOP E-CIGARETTE SALES IN ITS STORES, SELL CBD PRODUCTS IN TWO STATES

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Apr 16, 2019

With a crackdown on the e-cigarettes, Rite Aid is now going to sell CBD products comprising of creams, lip balms and lotion in its 200 stores spread across states of Oregon and Washington this month. This step has been taken after the interests of the customers in the purchase of CBD products as say...

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Origin: The pharma supply chain of the future ORIGIN: THE PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE

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Apr 15, 2019

In an industry that evolves every day, having first mover advantage is a must for any pharmaceutical manufacturer looking to compete. Knowledge, infrastructure and foresight are key to remain efficient and agile as the industry faces numerous forces which are reshaping and dictating the direction of...

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As superbugs threaten to create a global crisis, why are pharmaceutical companies shying away from antibiotics research. AS SUPERBUGS THREATEN TO CREATE A GLOBAL CRISIS, WHY ARE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SHYING AWAY FROM ANTIBIOTICS RESEARCH.

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Apr 15, 2019

“China is a horror, India is a mega-horror,” says Alan Westwood, managing director of Matoke, a company hoping to develop a new form of antibiotic. “Russia is terrible. Don’t get sick in Greece either, the resistance rates are big, and in southern Europe generally.” Ant...

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Pharmaceutical supplier opts for hygienic flowmeter PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLIER OPTS FOR HYGIENIC FLOWMETER

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Apr 15, 2019

Specialist process machinery manufacturer, L.B. Bohle, has developed a cleaning system for the pharmaceutical industry using Bürkert's innovative FloWave flowmeter for a compact, hygienic and very accurate process. Incorporating the latest in flow measurement technology has minimised equipm...

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The UK as a global leader in antimicrobial resistance THE UK AS A GLOBAL LEADER IN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

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Apr 15, 2019

The Government wants the UK to become a leader in the development of products which tackle the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Despite the renewal of the 5-year AMR Strategy, there is no time to wait before driving new antimicrobial innovations into the mainstream. There must be ...

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ABPI Code feedback ABPI CODE FEEDBACK

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Apr 15, 2019

It has long been communicated to the UK pharmaceutical industry that the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) welcomes all input and feedback on the ABPI Code of Practice. But what does this actually mean, what does the PMCPA do with such feedback, and what motivates feedback or...

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Innovative Medicines Initiative launches Translational Safety Biomarker Pipeline Project INNOVATIVE MEDICINES INITIATIVE LAUNCHES TRANSLATIONAL SAFETY BIOMARKER PIPELINE PROJECT

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Apr 15, 2019

The University of Zurich coordinates a worldwide research project that focuses on the development of new biomarkers. The biomarkers are expected to improve safety of new drugs and to contribute to better diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. The project is funded by the Innovative ...

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Tackling the high price of medicine TACKLING THE HIGH PRICE OF MEDICINE

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Apr 15, 2019

US citizens pay about six times what Europeans do for insulin, the cost of which has almost tripled over a decade in that country, according to the American Diabetes Association. Meanwhile, Humira, the most popular arthritis medicine in the US, costs patients in the region of $50,000 (R700,000) a ye...

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Five Industries Being Transformed By Artificial Intelligence FIVE INDUSTRIES BEING TRANSFORMED BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Apr 15, 2019

Technology is a transformative force, and there is currently no technology more transformative than AI. Because AI encompasses so many different fields -- from robotics to deep learning to self-driving cars -- it can be hard to quantify the exact impact it has had on the economy and on individual in...

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Big pharma might cut R&D, delay new drugs if more generics with pharmacare BIG PHARMA MIGHT CUT R&D, DELAY NEW DRUGS IF MORE GENERICS WITH PHARMACARE

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Apr 15, 2019

Brand-name drug companies could put off introducing new medicine in Canada and scale back research here if the country makes a major shift to cheaper generic alternatives under a national pharmacare plan, according to an internal federal analysis. The concerns were included last year in a briefing d...

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Does the Falsified Medicines Directive go far enough across the supply chain. DOES THE FALSIFIED MEDICINES DIRECTIVE GO FAR ENOUGH ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN.

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Apr 15, 2019

As one of the largest health threats to populations around the world, falsified medicine has become a central focus of governments, agencies and pharmaceutical companies over recent years. Now considered to be the world’s largest fraud market, thought to be worth over $200 billion per year acc...

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How can custom automation accelerate commercialization of biotechnology breakthroughs. HOW CAN CUSTOM AUTOMATION ACCELERATE COMMERCIALIZATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS.

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Apr 15, 2019

You’ve done your testing on the benchtop and proven that your new biotechnology innovation works in your hands. Now comes the exciting part – turning your solution into a breakthrough product that is ready for broader use and commercial launch. To get there, you need to optimize your pro...

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Sugar Analysis Using Chromatography SUGAR ANALYSIS USING CHROMATOGRAPHY

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Apr 15, 2019

The sensory and textural properties of foods can be attributed to monosaccharides, such as glucose, fructose, sucrose, and oligo and polysaccharides. The main difficulty while analyzing sugars is the variable isomeric forms that they can be present in. For example, glucose can be present in several ...

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Florida’s House Drug Importation Bill – HB 19 – Easily Passes FLORIDA’S HOUSE DRUG IMPORTATION BILL – HB 19 – EASILY PASSES

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Apr 12, 2019

If HB 19 becomes law, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) will create processes that meet the safety protocols called for in the bill, which include inspections and testing of drugs, to allow registered wholesale pharmacies to import from Florida-registered Canadian wholesalers....

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Labour’s Dan Carden: the world urgently needs a fair price for medicines LABOUR’S DAN CARDEN: THE WORLD URGENTLY NEEDS A FAIR PRICE FOR MEDICINES

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Apr 12, 2019

Every year, 100 million people across the world are pushed into poverty because of out-of-pocket healthcare expenses. While gains have been made in reducing the price of treatment for diseases such as HIV, there is still a long way to go to ensure people can access the essential medicines they need....

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Big pharma: stop dodging taxes! BIG PHARMA: STOP DODGING TAXES!

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Apr 12, 2019

A new report shows that the big pharma has enjoyed a whopping $7 billion tax cut in 2018 thanks to Trump’s new corporate-friendly tax rules. In just over a week’s time, Oxfam will be confronting Johnson & Johnson execs at the company’s big shareholder meeting -- and delivering ...

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Pharma VP on the importance of innovation and affordable access to life-changing treatments PHARMA VP ON THE IMPORTANCE OF INNOVATION AND AFFORDABLE ACCESS TO LIFE-CHANGING TREATMENTS

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Apr 12, 2019

On April 14 and 15, health ministers will be discussing access to health care for all EU citizens during an informal Health Council meeting in Bucharest. In this context, Martin Price, vice president for health economics, market access and reimbursement EMEA at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Jo...

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Who Profits From Drug Price Decreases? WHO PROFITS FROM DRUG PRICE DECREASES?

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Apr 12, 2019

According to a new analysis released last month, Americans spent $3.65 trillion dollars on health care in 2018 – more than the entire gross domestic product of Canada. That’s over $11,000 per person, and it reflects a growing affordability crisis that threatens the health of millions of ...

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Arrowhead Presents Clinical Data at The International Liver Congress ARROWHEAD PRESENTS CLINICAL DATA AT THE INTERNATIONAL LIVER CONGRESS

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Apr 12, 2019

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today announced the presentation of clinical data from an ongoing Phase 1/2 study (AROHBV1001) of JNJ-3989 (formerly ARO-HBV), a third-generation subcutaneously administered RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic candida...

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Medical scopes still causing superbug infections, deaths MEDICAL SCOPES STILL CAUSING SUPERBUG INFECTIONS, DEATHS

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Apr 12, 2019

(CNN) - Three people died and 45 people developed infections from contaminated endoscopes, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The reports of contamination are with a side-viewing duodenoscope used for a medical procedure called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP. &q...

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ASTRAZENECA & MSD INC WIN EU APPROVAL FOR BREAST-CANCER DRUG LYNPARZA ASTRAZENECA & MSD INC WIN EU APPROVAL FOR BREAST-CANCER DRUG LYNPARZA

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Apr 12, 2019

AstraZeneca and U.S. partner MSD Inc. have made it to the headlines for winning European Commission’s approval for Lynparza (olaparib), their blockbuster candidate originated and developed in Cambridge for the treatment of breast Cancer. As per trusted sources, the candidate has been backed by...

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Correction: Importing Prescription Drugs story CORRECTION: IMPORTING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS STORY

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Apr 12, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper Canadian prescription drugs under legislation passed Thursday by the state House, a top priority of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The GOP-led House voted 93-22 on Thursday for the measure, which if finalized creates a ...

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Picking up the pieces of Connecticut PICKING UP THE PIECES OF CONNECTICUT'S ECONOMY

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Apr 12, 2019

Hop on a Metro-North out of New York City on the New Haven Line. Soon, you’ll hit the pristine picket fences and well-manicured mansions of Fairfield County — the wealthiest metropolitan area in the nation, where finance and industry titans rake in million-dollar incomes and send their c...

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Fidia Pharma USA Inc. Announces Expansion into the Dietary Supplement Market with Launch of CartiJoint. FIDIA PHARMA USA INC. ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO THE DIETARY SUPPLEMENT MARKET WITH LAUNCH OF CARTIJOINT.

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Apr 12, 2019

A world leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of hyaluronic acid (HA)-based products, is introducing CartiJoint™ FORTE, its first product in the dietary supplement category in the USA. CartiJoint™ FORTE is a dietary supplement that supports joint health and mobility with...

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Improving Lung Cancer Survival and Alleviating Chemotherapy-induced Neutropenia IMPROVING LUNG CANCER SURVIVAL AND ALLEVIATING CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED NEUTROPENIA

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Apr 11, 2019

Neutropenia is a common, often severe adverse effect experienced by cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment. We recently spoke with Dr Lan Huang, CEO at BeyondSpring, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company to learn more about the company’s efforts to develop innovative im...

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Janssen’s HIV Drug Symtuza Shows Long-Term Effect in Late Stage Trial JANSSEN’S HIV DRUG SYMTUZA SHOWS LONG-TERM EFFECT IN LATE STAGE TRIAL

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Apr 11, 2019

Less than one year ago, Janssen’s Symtuza got the green light from U.S. regulators as a treatment for HIV-1. This morning, the company presented new data that the medication provided sustained treatment through 48 weeks. At the 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV in Miami,...

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Immuron To Pursue Clinical Development Through FDA For IMM-124E As TD Drug IMMURON TO PURSUE CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH FDA FOR IMM-124E AS TD DRUG

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Apr 11, 2019

Immuron Limited (ASX: IMC)  is a biopharmaceutical sector company with operations in Australia. The group is also engaged in the commercialization and development of oral immunoglobulin therapeutics for the treatment of gut mediated diseases. The company today, on 11th April 2019, announced pla...

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Tetra Bio-Pharma and Ovensa Will Engage in a Collaboration to Tackle Brain Cancer TETRA BIO-PHARMA AND OVENSA WILL ENGAGE IN A COLLABORATION TO TACKLE BRAIN CANCER

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Apr 11, 2019

OTTAWA, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), today announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Ovensa Inc. (“Ovensa”) to evaluate TRIOZAN™, a proprietary n...

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Federal research is important, but companies turn it into actual treatments FEDERAL RESEARCH IS IMPORTANT, BUT COMPANIES TURN IT INTO ACTUAL TREATMENTS

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Apr 11, 2019

The March 27 front-page article “Pharma giant profits from HIV drug” perpetuated a misleading narrative in the drug pricing debate. The federal government plays a vital role as our society seeks to conquer disease and alleviate human suffering. Its support of basic research expands our s...

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Realising the promise of laboratory automation in biomedical research REALISING THE PROMISE OF LABORATORY AUTOMATION IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

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Apr 11, 2019

Automation offers a choice of powerful ways to design and execute high-quality laboratory research. The use of lab automation is now pervasive in biomedical labs, offering versatile platforms on which to perform an ever‑expanding array of tasks free of human errors, and a unique means to address the...

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Transforming drug discovery, development and delivery with flow chemistry TRANSFORMING DRUG DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY WITH FLOW CHEMISTRY

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Apr 11, 2019

Flow chemistry is on the rise thanks to the commercial availability of benchtop continuous flow systems that has driven widespread adoption of the technique across a broad range of applications in both academia and industry. In particular, flow chemistry is delivering significant benefits in the are...

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Enesi Pharma and University of Oxford collaborate to target plague with a novel ImplaVax®-enabled adenovirus-based solid dose vaccine ENESI PHARMA AND UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD COLLABORATE TO TARGET PLAGUE WITH A NOVEL IMPLAVAX®-ENABLED ADENOVIRUS-BASED SOLID DOSE VACCINE

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Apr 10, 2019

Enesi Pharma (“Enesi”), an innovative pharmaceutical company developing unique injectable solid dose drug-device vaccine products and scientists at the world-renowned Oxford Vaccine Group (“OVG”) at the University of Oxford, announce they have entered into a collaborative agr...

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4 pharma companies saved $7 billion from GOP tax law 4 PHARMA COMPANIES SAVED $7 BILLION FROM GOP TAX LAW

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Apr 09, 2019

Four pharmaceutical companies — Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck and Abbott Laboratories — collectively kept $7 billion in tax savings in 2018 due to Republicans' 2017 corporate tax overhaul, according to a new Oxfam report. The bottom line: Oxfam's results mirror our reporti...

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New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus and kill it NEW HIV VACCINE COULD EXPOSE LATENT VIRUS AND KILL IT

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Apr 09, 2019

Antiretroviral therapy may soon be obsolete, as scientists have successfully used immune cells to kick the dormant form of HIV out of its hiding place and destroy it. The findings may soon lead to an HIV vaccine. According to recent estimates, around 1.1 millionpeople in the United States have HIV. ...

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Cancer: CANCER: 'OFF-THE-SHELF' STEM CELL TREATMENT ENTERS CLINICAL TRIAL

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Apr 09, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind trial in the United States, researchers are testing a stem cell-derived natural killer cell immunotherapy in people with incurable cancer. Cancer follows heart disease as the secondbiggest killer worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 606,880 people will die due to canc...

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Veratrak wants to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain VERATRAK WANTS TO DIGITISE THE PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 08, 2019

Veratrak, a London-based startup that aims to digitise the pharmaceutical supply chain, has picked up £1 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Force Over Mass, with participation from Seedcamp, Ascension Ventures, Blockchain Valley Ventures and TrueSight Ventures. A number of individua...

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The absurdly high cost of insulin, explained THE ABSURDLY HIGH COST OF INSULIN, EXPLAINED

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Apr 08, 2019

When inventor Frederick Banting discovered insulin in 1923, he refused to put his name on the patent. He felt it was unethical for a doctor to profit from a discovery that would save lives. Banting’s co-inventors, James Collip and Charles Best, sold the insulin patent to the University of Toro...

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In Pharma value chain, PBMs manage to benefit IN PHARMA VALUE CHAIN, PBMS MANAGE TO BENEFIT

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Apr 08, 2019

As 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants lean into their game of one-upsmanship on policies that would slow medical progress and undermine the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry, it’s a relief to see the Senate convene a hearing Tuesday on the self-dealing middlemen in the drug delivery system w...

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Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia? DIABETES: COULD TARGETING THIS PROTEIN PREVENT HYPOGLYCEMIA?

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Apr 08, 2019

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take insulin have a higher risk of developing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Now, a study of how a protein works in the pancreas could lead to new treatments for protecting against the potentially life-threatening condition. Researchers may have found a w...

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Demand that pregnant mares stop being tortured to collect their urine for Pfizer DEMAND THAT PREGNANT MARES STOP BEING TORTURED TO COLLECT THEIR URINE FOR PFIZER

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Apr 08, 2019

The hormone replacement drug Premarin comes from pregnant mares' urine — that's how the drug got its name. But in order for the giant pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer to create Premarin, first it needs to make sure it has access to lots of pregnant horses. These mares are repeatedly i...

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Leveraging the Role of AI for More Successful Clinical Trials LEVERAGING THE ROLE OF AI FOR MORE SUCCESSFUL CLINICAL TRIALS

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Apr 04, 2019

The pharmaceutical industry spends billions on R&D each year. Clinical trials require tremendous amounts of effort, from identifying sites and enrolling patients to overseeing research functions and coordinating trial logistics. Trials often run over budget or are delayed because of a number of ...

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10 Unusual Applications of CRISPR Gene Editing 10 UNUSUAL APPLICATIONS OF CRISPR GENE EDITING

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Apr 04, 2019

CRISPR has been all over the news in the past couple of years, and with reason. This gene editing tool is making gene editing easier and faster than ever, and the possibilities it has opened go well beyond human health. You might have heard of the tremendous potential CRISPR could have in treating d...

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Is the FDA Misleading Congress About the Safety of Imported Medicines? IS THE FDA MISLEADING CONGRESS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF IMPORTED MEDICINES?

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Apr 04, 2019

Properly licensed foreign pharmacies help Americans access medicines that they can’t afford here. Counterfeit drug makers and sellers, fentanyl and opioid dealers, and dangerous pharmacy websites are worthy targets of serious regulatory or criminal enforcement actions. There’s no gray th...

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How a self-learning Ontology benefits Pharma and Life Sciences? HOW A SELF-LEARNING ONTOLOGY BENEFITS PHARMA AND LIFE SCIENCES?

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Apr 03, 2019

Every domain has its own language. The same word used in different domains can have totally different meanings. In fact, the same word can mean two separate things for different subdomains, eg. in science, hedgehog is both animal and protein. Moreover, domain language is dominated by abbreviations a...

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A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision A NEW WEARABLE DEVICE MAY DETECT CANCER WITH MORE PRECISION

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Apr 01, 2019

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed and are now testing a device they call "the epitome of precision medicine" that detects cancer in circulating blood. "Nobody wants to have a biopsy," says Dr. Daniel Hayes, the Stuart B. Padnos, Professor of Breast Cancer...

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This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia THIS DRUG FAILED TO TREAT CANCER, BUT IT COULD IMPROVE DEMENTIA

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Mar 29, 2019

Dementia — an umbrella term for various neurodegenerative conditions involving memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment — is hard to treat because its causes remain unknown. Researchers, however, are making painstaking progress. Dr. Kenneth Kosik, the Harriman Professor of Neu...

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Digital medicine startups are booming. What are the side effects? DIGITAL MEDICINE STARTUPS ARE BOOMING. WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?

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Mar 29, 2019

If you’re on Instagram or if you’ve taken the New York City subway lately, chances are you’ve heard of Hims, the men’s health and wellness company with a penchant for advertisements featuring suggestive cacti and eggplants against pastel backgrounds. The web-based startup tar...

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Kick-starting the immune response – the shifting landscape of immuno-oncology KICK-STARTING THE IMMUNE RESPONSE – THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE OF IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

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Mar 29, 2019

The landscape of cancer treatment has changed dramatically in the last seven years, beginning with the approval of Ipilmumab in 2011, the first immunotherapy drug. Efforts to unsheathe the tumour cells of their protective microenvironment and expose them to an active immune response have delivered s...

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Taking a Closer Look at Microbial-Environmental Interactions With Cryo-EM TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT MICROBIAL-ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS WITH CRYO-EM

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Mar 28, 2019

No microbe is an island. Understanding how they interact with each other and their surrounding environment is important to harness their beneficial properties and combat harmful behavior.
Observing microbes at the molecular and even individual protein level can reveal the details of how micro...

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Grupo Fleury Streamlines Demand Planning with FICO Platform GRUPO FLEURY STREAMLINES DEMAND PLANNING WITH FICO PLATFORM

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Mar 28, 2019

Grupo Fleury, one of Brazil’s largest diagnostic medicine companies, has created an automated demand planning management platform – the Fleury Forecaster.  Using FICO® Xpress Insight, Group Fleury has slashed the time needed to create a sales forecast. Forecasts have also become...

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MAKING MORE DRUGS AVAILABLE ‘OVER THE COUNTER’ WOULD BE A WIN FOR THE PUBLIC AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM MAKING MORE DRUGS AVAILABLE ‘OVER THE COUNTER’ WOULD BE A WIN FOR THE PUBLIC AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

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Mar 28, 2019

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is currently looking to expand the list of medicines available “over the counter” – that is, via a pharmacist without a prescription. If these changes get off the ground, we could soon be able to head straight to the pharmacy for a range o...

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AI and Machine Learning in the European Pharmaceutical Industry AI AND MACHINE LEARNING IN THE EUROPEAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 28, 2019

Accenture reports that in 2017, the 16 top biopharmaceutical companies in the world had an aggregate global revenue of $428 billion, which was nearly half the global pharmaceutical market by net sales. The report also revealed a shift to specialty drugs for hard-to-treat diseases. AI has numerous ap...

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How AI could spur drug development HOW AI COULD SPUR DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 28, 2019

Using artificial intelligence in drug design would give pharmaceutical research a boost, says Gisbert Schneider. In the medium term, computers could even carry out experiments autonomously. Designing drugs is a complex and challenging task. How do you create effective new medicines without adverse s...

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Is this a better way to deliver drugs to the brain? IS THIS A BETTER WAY TO DELIVER DRUGS TO THE BRAIN?

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Mar 28, 2019

The blood-brain barrier is a protective layer that surrounds the brain. Its main function is to prevent potentially harmful agents from leaking into this organ. However, it can also stop certain therapeutic drugs from reaching their target. The blood-brain barrier prevents antitumor drugs and t...

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Knee osteoarthritis: A low-carb diet may relieve symptoms KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS: A LOW-CARB DIET MAY RELIEVE SYMPTOMS

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Mar 27, 2019

A randomized controlled study finds that a diet low in carbs can relieve pain for people who have knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most widespread form of arthritis among older adults in the United States. Knee osteoarthritis, in particular, affects about 10 percent of men and 13 percent o...

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Why do antidepressants fail for some? WHY DO ANTIDEPRESSANTS FAIL FOR SOME?

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Mar 27, 2019

Research has revealed a biological explanation for why some people with depression do not respond to a class of antidepressants that doctors commonly prescribe. It has to do with fundamental differences in the nerve cells that produce and use serotonin.

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India aspiring malaria-free status: the long and short of it INDIA ASPIRING MALARIA-FREE STATUS: THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

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Mar 26, 2019

India is historically a malaria endemic country. It holds the distinction of being the site of the discovery by Noble Prize winner Sir Ronal Ross that established the malaria parasite cycle through Anopheles mosquitoes as the definitive host, and the spectacular success of malaria control during the...

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How to Kick the Bad Habit of Smoking with Ayurveda HOW TO KICK THE BAD HABIT OF SMOKING WITH AYURVEDA

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Mar 26, 2019

Smoking is bad for the health of the smoker as well as those surrounding him. The cigarette is said to have over 600 ingredients in them which includes harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead, acetone, and tar, etc. Since smoking is known to cause serious health ailments like ...

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Why your household dust could fuel the growth of fat cells WHY YOUR HOUSEHOLD DUST COULD FUEL THE GROWTH OF FAT CELLS

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Mar 26, 2019

Researchers have found that the dust in our households may harbor numerous chemicals that may accelerate the development of fat cells, potentially contributing to obesity. In recent years, researchers and international policymakers have expressed concerns about the effects of endocrine-disrupti...

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Keto diet: New study unearths sex differences KETO DIET: NEW STUDY UNEARTHS SEX DIFFERENCES

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Mar 26, 2019

In recent years, the ketogenic diet has become increasingly popular with people who want to lose weight quickly. A new study asks whether this dietary pattern works as well in females as it does in males. Experts originally designed the ketogenic diet, which people often refer to as the keto diet, a...

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5 Second Squeeze Test Provides Snapshot of Groin Function 5 SECOND SQUEEZE TEST PROVIDES SNAPSHOT OF GROIN FUNCTION

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Mar 26, 2019

Five seconds is enough to assess the status of a hockey player’s groin. For the first time, a simple field test called the five-second squeeze test, has been used on ice-hockey players to see if it can indicate current hip/groin function and hip muscle strength. According to the new study from...

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Can You “Catch” Cancer? CAN YOU “CATCH” CANCER?

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Mar 26, 2019

Billions worldwide are infected with tropical worms. Unsurprisingly, most of these people live in poor countries, kept poor by the effects of worm-related malnourishment. What may surprise many is that worms also cause the majority of cases of some cancers in these countries. Published in Frontiers ...

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Pharmaceutical manufacturing: the cold truth PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING: THE COLD TRUTH

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Mar 26, 2019

Low-temperature reactions are widely used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Temperatures of approximately -80°C are sufficiently cold for most cGMP requirements, but as Chris Johnson, managing director of miniature bearing supplier SMB Bearings explains, these extreme temperatures create design c...

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B Vitamins Slow Alzheimer B VITAMINS SLOW ALZHEIMER'S AND GREY MATTER LOSS

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Mar 25, 2019

The researchers – from Oxford's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences - conducted a clinical trial with 156 elderly patients who had mild cognitive impairment and a high risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The researchers randomized the patients and for two years, gave on...

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Anatomy of a Science Study Censorship ANATOMY OF A SCIENCE STUDY CENSORSHIP

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Mar 25, 2019

It's not often that veterinary research is so controversial that it falls into the jaws of censorship zealots. That is exactly what happened recently, however, when editors at a science journal suddenly turned on a small Spanish sheep study which they had already peer-reviewed and published and ...

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6 Real-World Uses for IoT in the Pharma Industry 6 REAL-WORLD USES FOR IOT IN THE PHARMA INDUSTRY

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Mar 25, 2019

In an Internet of Things (IoT) world, objects – from doorknobs to pill capsules – have computerized eyes and brains which can talk to each other and to us. That might sound like the beginning of a sci-fi horror story, but what it actually means is that there are more sources of useful in...

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Ketogenic Diet May Not Be Beneficial for Females KETOGENIC DIET MAY NOT BE BENEFICIAL FOR FEMALES

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Mar 25, 2019

The ketogenic diet recently has been touted for weight loss and improving blood sugar control, but a new study finds that females fail to show these metabolic benefits on this high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet. Results of the animal study will be presented Sunday, March 24 at the Endocrine Societ...

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Calculating Gestational Age With Metabolomics CALCULATING GESTATIONAL AGE WITH METABOLOMICS

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Mar 25, 2019

Sadly, preterm death is one of the leading causes of death among children under five years of age. To develop a solution, it is imperative that scientists can measure the extent of the issue at a population level across the globe. In underdeveloped countries where pregnant women do not have routine ...

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Why too much vitamin D can be a bad thing WHY TOO MUCH VITAMIN D CAN BE A BAD THING

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Mar 25, 2019

A new study on the effects of vitamin D found that too much may lead to slower reaction times and increase the risk of falling among older people. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that helps build and maintain healthy bones and teeth. Without this, our bodies cannot absorb calcium, which is the mai...

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Cystic fibrosis: Existing drug may improve lung function CYSTIC FIBROSIS: EXISTING DRUG MAY IMPROVE LUNG FUNCTION

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Mar 24, 2019

Researchers say a drug that is already available on the market can help those affected by cystic fibrosis. Amphotericin, which is an antifungal medication, might help people with cystic fibrosis fight the chronic bacterial lung infections that tend to occur with this disease, according to a rec...

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One Serving of Greens Daily Slows Brain Aging by Over a Decade ONE SERVING OF GREENS DAILY SLOWS BRAIN AGING BY OVER A DECADE

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Mar 24, 2019

Are memory loss and decreased brain power inevitable as we age? Many people in their 40s, 50s and beyond are told that it is and there is nothing that can be done about it. Is that true? Of course, not Steps can be taken to not only stop memory loss but also reverse it. Here is a simple step. New re...

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Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare? COULD PRESCRIPTION VEGETABLES BE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE?

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Mar 23, 2019

The authors of a new study conclude that healthful food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid would be more cost-effective after 5 years than preventive drug treatments. Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest healthcare programs in the United States. Approximately 57 million people received cove...

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To Reach Mars, We Need Biotechnology TO REACH MARS, WE NEED BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Mar 23, 2019

As we prepare for long-distance space travel and life on Mars, biotechnology could be the only possible solution to make spaceships no longer dependent on Earth’s constant supply. “As human beings, we need a constant supply of oxygen. We need constant access to nutritious food, clean wat...

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Post-translational Modifications in Biopharmaceuticals POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS IN BIOPHARMACEUTICALS

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Mar 22, 2019

The growing market for biopharmaceuticals1 brings new challenges for drug developers and manufacturers in assuring product quality and safety, and much of this can be attributed to product variability caused by post-translational modifications (PTMs).

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Can we treat leishmaniasis with tiny magnets? CAN WE TREAT LEISHMANIASIS WITH TINY MAGNETS?

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Mar 22, 2019

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) remains one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases or NTDs. CL is caused by infection with the protozoan parasite Leishmania which is spread by the bite of an infected sand fly and resides inside human macrophages.

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Brexit’s effect on the biopharmaceutical lifecycle BREXIT’S EFFECT ON THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL LIFECYCLE

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Mar 21, 2019

Despite the nature of this event, there is still a great deal of uncertainty around how it will happen, when and if indeed it will happen at all. Add to this that there is still no real clarity on the consequences of Brexit if and when it happens not for the public, not for businesses, and certainly...

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Poor Sleep Linked To Cardiovascular Disease POOR SLEEP LINKED TO CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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Mar 21, 2019

If you’ve spoken with your doctor about protecting your heart health, you likely received advice about eating well and starting an exercise routine. But a recent study suggests there’s another way to help: get a good night’s sleep. Previous research has suggested a link between poo...

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Paving the path towards precision medicine PAVING THE PATH TOWARDS PRECISION MEDICINE

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Mar 21, 2019

University of Otago scientists have discovered a way to view the immune cell ‘landscape’ of bowel cancer tumors, paving the way towards more individualized medicine and treatment for many other diseases in the future. The scientists have shown the incredible diversity of immune cells tha...

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Drug discovery from the age of information to the age of intelligence DRUG DISCOVERY FROM THE AGE OF INFORMATION TO THE AGE OF INTELLIGENCE

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Mar 20, 2019

Data drives drug discovery, yet it continues to be among the biggest challenges faced by the industry. Experiments are often not repeatable and data interpretation is subject to the biases and limitations of human beings. There are many reasons that molecules fail to become marketed drugs. In o...

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Big Data in Pharmaceutical: Top Trends Transforming Medicine BIG DATA IN PHARMACEUTICAL: TOP TRENDS TRANSFORMING MEDICINE

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Mar 20, 2019

After transforming the face of Marketing, Sales, and Service, Big Data is extending its reach and impact into other industries. While industries such as Automation, Oil and Gas, Metallurgy, Military, Education, and Hospitality have been faster than the rest in adopting and promoting Big Data applica...

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10 minutes of leisurely activity per week may lower death risk 10 MINUTES OF LEISURELY ACTIVITY PER WEEK MAY LOWER DEATH RISK

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Mar 20, 2019

New research suggests that adults over the age of 40 who engage in leisurely physical activity such as dancing, gardening, or going for a walk for even a short amount of time each week may have a lower risk of death from multiple causes. Previous research has shown that engaging even in low-lev...

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Scanning Study a Stepping Stone for Cognitive Impairment Research SCANNING STUDY A STEPPING STONE FOR COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT RESEARCH

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Mar 20, 2019

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, Johns Hopkins researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons. The s...

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Mass Spec Study Backs Remarkable Parkinson MASS SPEC STUDY BACKS REMARKABLE PARKINSON'S SMELL TEST

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Mar 20, 2019

A skin swab test for Parkinson's has become a real possibility after mass spectrometry was used to detect altered levels of specific compounds on the skin of people with the condition. The research is a result of the incredible ability of one woman to detect a unique odor on the skin of people w...

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Mobile DNA element found in mosquito parasite has potential for infectious disease control MOBILE DNA ELEMENT FOUND IN MOSQUITO PARASITE HAS POTENTIAL FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

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Mar 20, 2019

Controlling mosquito-borne illnesses, such as Dengue or West Nile virus, has historically been difficult due to a lack of effective vaccines and concerns about the environmental impact of insecticides. Thus, scientists have turned to manipulating Wolbachia, a parasitic bacterium within mosquitoes, a...

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When It Comes to Hiring PhDs, Private Sector and Academia Are About Even WHEN IT COMES TO HIRING PHDS, PRIVATE SECTOR AND ACADEMIA ARE ABOUT EVEN

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Mar 20, 2019

For years, the biggest employers of science and engineering PhDs have been academic institutions. For example, according to the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)’s biennial Survey of Doctoral Recipients, academia employed 11 percent more PhDs than the private sector in 1997. The NSF Surve...

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Heart disease and depression: Scientists find missing link HEART DISEASE AND DEPRESSION: SCIENTISTS FIND MISSING LINK

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Mar 19, 2019

Researchers already recognized the link between depression and heart disease. However, until recently, the mechanisms explaining it remained a mystery. A new study reveals that stress-induced inflammation may explain why mental and cardiovascular health is so intimately related.

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Light and sound therapy may boost brain function LIGHT AND SOUND THERAPY MAY BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION

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Mar 19, 2019

New research in mice reveals that an innovative light and sound stimulation therapy can clear toxic plaque buildup in the brain and reduce some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and impaired cognitive functioning. The hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in the brain include the format...

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What causes a red spot on the eye? WHAT CAUSES A RED SPOT ON THE EYE?

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Mar 19, 2019

A red spot on the eye may look worrying, but it is rarely a medical emergency. Usually, a red spot on the eye occurs when blood collects under the conjunctiva due to a subconjunctival hemorrhage. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane that covers the surface of the eye. The conjunctiva contains...

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Flow Chemistry: Successfully Transitioning From Lab to Production FLOW CHEMISTRY: SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONING FROM LAB TO PRODUCTION

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Mar 19, 2019

As continuous flow technology takes center stage, we are seeing a transformation in chemical production. To learn more about the transition away from batch-wise approaches to chemical reactions, the advantages, and challenges of using flow technology, and how its adoption has impacted the industry w...

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Doctors Reverse Decades Old Aspirin Recommendation: Deadly Risks Outweigh Benefits for Heart Disease & Stroke DOCTORS REVERSE DECADES OLD ASPIRIN RECOMMENDATION: DEADLY RISKS OUTWEIGH BENEFITS FOR HEART DISEASE & STROKE

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Mar 19, 2019

New cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines submitted jointly by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Associated and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology contradict decades of routine medical advice by explicitly advising against the daily use of l...

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How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments HOW DESTROYING A TUMOR PROMOTER COULD LEAD TO NEW CANCER TREATMENTS

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Mar 19, 2019

Scientists have cracked a cell mechanism that drives tumor formation in most types of cancer. This finding could lead to much-needed new therapies for cancer, including the hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer. The discovery concerns the molecular activity of the tumor suppressor protein...

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Direct-to-Stomach Drug Release Could Reduce TB Burden DIRECT-TO-STOMACH DRUG RELEASE COULD REDUCE TB BURDEN

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Mar 19, 2019

Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases: One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB, and more than 1 million people die from the disease every year. One reason TB is so pervasive is that treatment requires a six-month course of daily antibiotics, whi...

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Do standing desks really help you lose weight? DO STANDING DESKS REALLY HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

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Mar 19, 2019

New research, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, reviews the health benefits of sit-stand desks. Heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature death are only some of the adverse effects associated with a sedentary lifestyle. A recent study found that excessive sitting may ...

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Study Ties Common Heartburn Medications to Kidney Disease STUDY TIES COMMON HEARTBURN MEDICATIONS TO KIDNEY DISEASE

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Mar 19, 2019

Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI), a group of drugs that reduce the production of stomach acid, increase...

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Refugee Women Have Healthier Pregnancies Than US Women — Why? An Unhealthy US Culture REFUGEE WOMEN HAVE HEALTHIER PREGNANCIES THAN US WOMEN — WHY? AN UNHEALTHY US CULTURE

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Mar 19, 2019

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent University at Buffalo study. Compared to U.S.-born black and white women, African refugee women had fewer pre-pregnancy health risks, fewer preterm births...

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Unique Gene Mutations in Hereditable Heart Disease UNIQUE GENE MUTATIONS IN HEREDITABLE HEART DISEASE

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Mar 19, 2019

In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high blood pressure, ob...

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Cell line development global market drivers, trends and its impact on improving biologics development from early phase CELL LINE DEVELOPMENT GLOBAL MARKET DRIVERS, TRENDS AND ITS IMPACT ON IMPROVING BIOLOGICS DEVELOPMENT FROM EARLY PHASE

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Mar 19, 2019

Cell line development is a major step for examining the efficiency of drug discovery, toxicity, and in-vitro testing. It reduces time, effort and cost, which minimizes the chance of research drugs failing at the clinical trial stage. This stage involves the production of recombinant proteins such as...

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Doctors could detect brain disorders in seconds with sensor DOCTORS COULD DETECT BRAIN DISORDERS IN SECONDS WITH SENSOR

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Mar 19, 2019

Using nanotechnology, UCF researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson's, depression and some cancers. Studies show too much dopamine could be associated with some cancers, while low dopamine co...

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THE PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF GILBERT SYNDROME THE PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF GILBERT SYNDROME

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Mar 19, 2019

Rare diseases do not always lead to restricted and shorter life spans. Sometimes they can actually help improve survival. Not everyone suffering from a rare disease faces a debilitated or shorter life. Consider Gilbert syndrome (GS), a hereditary condition that is usually mild and, ironically, a pro...

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7 Artificial Intelligence Pharma Applications You Should Be Aware of in 2019 7 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PHARMA APPLICATIONS YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF IN 2019

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Mar 19, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has turned into a great tool for the pharma industry. It’s helping with drug discovery, rare disease detection, high-quality analytics, clinical trial patient enrollment, personalized patient care and more. According to Statista, artificial intelligence revenue fro...

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TRENDING TOPICS: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TRENDING TOPICS: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Mar 18, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in the research world, and for good reason. The promises made by AI optimists are exciting, from AI drug discovery to robot doctors as good as any human physician. AI pessimists are quick to point out that we have a long, maybe impossibly long, way to go b...

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Artificial Intelligence – A boon to Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – A BOON TO PHARMACEUTICALS AND HEALTHCARE

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Mar 18, 2019

Over the last few years, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning have become widely discussed topics in the area of pharmaceuticals, healthcare and life sciences. A lot of pharmaceuticals companies and healthcare organizations express significant interests in possible new opportunities associat...

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3 trends in lab procurement strategies for life science organizations 3 TRENDS IN LAB PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES FOR LIFE SCIENCE ORGANIZATIONS

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Mar 18, 2019

As a procurement planner in the competitive life sciences sector, how do you ensure your organization adapts swiftly to the rapidly changing demands of customers and stakeholders? Whether supporting a CRO, pharmaceutical company, clinical lab, biotech business or academic department, procurement tea...

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Bridging The Policy-Practice Divide In Genome-Editing For Agriculture BRIDGING THE POLICY-PRACTICE DIVIDE IN GENOME-EDITING FOR AGRICULTURE

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Mar 18, 2019

Regulation of emerging technology such as genome editing has mainly focused on responding to the consequences of innovation. The classical regulatory model of “identification-quantification-assessment-safety management” takes a risk-oriented approach to regulation of emerging technology ...

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Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer COFFEE CHEMICALS COULD CURB PROSTATE CANCER

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Mar 18, 2019

Following a series of experiments, researchers conclude that two compounds found in coffee might help slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. Although the findings are preliminary, they are encouraging. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet and is a complex cocktail. In fact, coff...

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Higher cholesterol, egg consumption linked to heart disease HIGHER CHOLESTEROL, EGG CONSUMPTION LINKED TO HEART DISEASE

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Mar 18, 2019

A recent study has linked higher consumption of eggs or dietary cholesterol to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death. The finding is likely to rekindle the debate on eggs and heart health. For example, the new study seems to contradict the decision in the United States to ...

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Can maternal exposure to carbon black nanoparticles affect male fertility? CAN MATERNAL EXPOSURE TO CARBON BLACK NANOPARTICLES AFFECT MALE FERTILITY?

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Mar 18, 2019

Carbon black nanoparticles are manufactured for use in rubber products, as a color pigment in plastics, paint, and ink and used to model exposure to air pollution particles. These particles have been shown to have toxic effects and previous mice studies have shown that maternal exposure can affect t...

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Recruitment of pregnant women in randomized trials: What could hold us back? RECRUITMENT OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN RANDOMIZED TRIALS: WHAT COULD HOLD US BACK?

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Mar 18, 2019

For many years, members of the Dutch Consortium for Healthcare Evaluation and Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology (NVOG Consortium) have been working on the improvement of care for patients with threatened preterm birth. One of the research topics, the safety, and effectiveness of labor-suppressin...

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Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia GROUNDBREAKING BLOOD TEST DETECTS FIBROMYALGIA

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Mar 18, 2019

New research finds an accurate way of diagnosing fibromyalgia and differentiating it from other related conditions. Using blood samples and innovative techniques, scientists have detected a "molecular fingerprint" that is unique to the condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition th...

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Common blood pressure drug may increase cardiac arrest risk COMMON BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG MAY INCREASE CARDIAC ARREST RISK

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Mar 18, 2019

A preliminary study concludes that a drug that doctors commonly prescribe to treat angina and blood pressure might increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. If a person does not receive treatment, cardiac arrest can be ...

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Alzheimer ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: AN EYE TEST COULD PROVIDE EARLY WARNING

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Mar 18, 2019

In the future, a doctor might be able to tell whether someone is heading toward Alzheimer's disease not by carrying out expensive brain scans, but during an eye exam. A new study paper in the journal Ophthalmology Retina outlines research that took place at Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. The res...

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A Career Conversation With the Accidental Medical Writer A CAREER CONVERSATION WITH THE ACCIDENTAL MEDICAL WRITER

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Mar 18, 2019

Are you familiar with the medical writing profession? If not, you could be missing out on one of the most flexible and rewarding careers in life sciences. A few months ago, we spoke with seasoned recruiting professionals and profiled the top 10 non-traditional careers for life science professionals....

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How pharmacy schools can better represent minority ethnic students HOW PHARMACY SCHOOLS CAN BETTER REPRESENT MINORITY ETHNIC STUDENTS

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Mar 18, 2019

In a report published by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) last year, disparities in performance were observed between students of different ethnicities sitting the preregistration exam. Alarmingly, students of black African ethnicity continued to have the lowest pass rates compared with oth...

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The 15 Biotech Companies in Portugal You Should Know THE 15 BIOTECH COMPANIES IN PORTUGAL YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Mar 18, 2019

Portugal has a rich biotech ecosystem that is rapidly growing, despite sometimes being ovelooked compared with other countries in Europe. These are the companies driving forth innovation in the country.  In recent years, the biotech industry has boomed in Portugal, with some big success stories...

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Lab Automation In-Depth Focus 2019 LAB AUTOMATION IN-DEPTH FOCUS 2019

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Mar 18, 2019

In this In-Depth Focus: realising the promise of laboratory automation in biomedical research, drug discovery from the age of information to the age of intelligence, and transforming drug discovery, development and delivery with flow chemistry.

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Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal COSMETIC SURGERY IS ON THE RISE, NEW DATA REVEAL

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Mar 17, 2019

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has published new statistics that reveal recent trends in body-shaping procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States i...

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Skin moisturizer could reduce risk of disease SKIN MOISTURIZER COULD REDUCE RISK OF DISEASE

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Mar 17, 2019

According to a small pilot study, moisturizing our skin might reduce the risk of developing a range of chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and even Alzheimer's disease. The skin is our largest organ. One of its primary functions, of course, is to protect our insides from the d...

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Metagenomics may provide answers to irritable bowels, asthma attacks and body odor METAGENOMICS MAY PROVIDE ANSWERS TO IRRITABLE BOWELS, ASTHMA ATTACKS AND BODY ODOR

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Mar 16, 2019

The "first" genomics era began with the landmark Human Genome Project, which launched in 1990 and was completed in 2003, leading to the sequencing of the 20,000-25,000 human genes. It gave birth to an omics revolution and, by necessity, a series of increasingly sophisticated technologies a...

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HOW READY ARE YOUR CLEANROOMS FOR ANNEX 1 UPDATES? HOW READY ARE YOUR CLEANROOMS FOR ANNEX 1 UPDATES?

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Mar 15, 2019

More than 10 years have passed since the last revision of the Annex 1 of the EU GMP Guideline for the manufacture of sterile medicinal products. With the revised document set for release later on this year, the updates significantly impact QC/QA and all laboratory activities, more so now than in pre...

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Lower Brain Connectivity Makes the Working Day Tougher for Night Owls LOWER BRAIN CONNECTIVITY MAKES THE WORKING DAY TOUGHER FOR NIGHT OWLS

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Mar 15, 2019

Did you wake up bright and bushy-tailed this World Sleep Day? Or did you throw your slippers at your 6.30AM alarm and then fall back asleep whilst having a shower? If the latter option seems more familiar, you might consider yourself a night owl. New research from the University of Birmingham explai...

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Manganese and Parkinson MANGANESE AND PARKINSON'S: MECHANISM MAY EXPLAIN LINK

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Mar 15, 2019

New research, published in the journal Science Signaling, details the mechanism through which exposure to manganese can trigger protein misfolding in the brain which may, in turn, lead to Parkinson's-like symptoms. The findings may enable an earlier diagnosis of the neurological condition.

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Brain Wave Stimulation May Improve Alzheimer’s Symptoms BRAIN WAVE STIMULATION MAY IMPROVE ALZHEIMER’S SYMPTOMS

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Mar 15, 2019

By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s patients. This noninvasive treatment, which works by inducing brain waves known as gamma oscillations, also gr...

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Green Tea Cuts Obesity, Health Risks In Mice GREEN TEA CUTS OBESITY, HEALTH RISKS IN MICE

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Mar 15, 2019

Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming study of green tea’s potential benefits in people...

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Agilent Aids Infant Nutrition AGILENT AIDS INFANT NUTRITION

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Mar 14, 2019

Undernutrition contributes to almost half of all deaths in children under the age of five. (WHO) Agilent is helping to counteract this in a highly innovative way. The World Health Organization recommends to exclusively breastfeed babies from birth to six months of age. (WHO).  This would provid...

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New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment NEW PTSD BLOOD TEST COULD AID PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

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Mar 14, 2019

Breakthrough research has yielded a cluster of genetic markers that could form the basis of a blood test for PTSD. Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis suggest that their findings could lead to more accurate diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). "...

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Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence OVARIAN CANCER: NEW DRUG MAY PREVENT RECURRENCE

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Mar 14, 2019

New research in mice identifies a compound that prevents ovarian cancer recurrence by eradicating the cancer stem-like cells that conventional chemotherapy leaves behind. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States in 2018....

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Non-invasive imaging for small airway lung disease NON-INVASIVE IMAGING FOR SMALL AIRWAY LUNG DISEASE

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Mar 14, 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the US, with approximately 16 million Americans currently affected. Researchers at the University of Michigan have reported on the ability of Parametric Response Mapping (PRM), a relatively new technique, to identif...

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Could Alzheimer COULD ALZHEIMER'S BE A REACTION TO INFECTION?

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Mar 13, 2019

What do people fear the most about getting old? The answer is Alzheimer’s disease. Indeed, a 2014 poll conducted in the United Kingdom found that two-thirds of people over the age of 50 were worried about developing dementia, which primarily manifests in the form of Alzheimer’s disease, ...

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Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure NAPPING MAY BE AS GOOD AS DRUGS FOR LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE

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Mar 13, 2019

A midday nap may be just what you need, not just to boost your energy levels but also to lower high blood pressure. This, at least, is what new research from Greece suggests. When the afternoon slump hits in the middle of a busy workday, many of us may feel tempted to catch some shut-eye in a q...

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Righting the gender imbalance in autism studies RIGHTING THE GENDER IMBALANCE IN AUTISM STUDIES

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Mar 13, 2019

Autism doesn’t just affect boys and men, but research on the condition still predominantly focuses on them. Some scientists are finally beginning to include women and nonbinary people in their studies.

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Seven security considerations when implementing cloud-based laboratory analytics SEVEN SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN IMPLEMENTING CLOUD-BASED LABORATORY ANALYTICS

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Mar 13, 2019

Automated lab analytics solutions are increasingly taking to the cloud to give labs real-time visibility of instrument and consumables usage. This is valuable information – for example to understand what throughput is available to scale up and complete programs in weeks and hours rather than m...

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Big Data in Pharma and Life Sciences – AI and Data Management BIG DATA IN PHARMA AND LIFE SCIENCES – AI AND DATA MANAGEMENT

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Mar 13, 2019

We’ve spoken to many leaders in healthcare and pharma over the last half a decade, and when it comes to AI, the most pressing challenge that healthcare and pharma leaders report is that they’re unsure of how to streamline and structure their data in a way that lets them build machine lea...

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How the cloud will change the pharmaceutical industry HOW THE CLOUD WILL CHANGE THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 13, 2019

How the cloud in particular stands to shift the pharmaceutical industry and why these changes are so important for its future. The speed of cloud adoption has varied across industries, and whilst financial services and manufacturing are still lagging, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, after years of r...

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Back to the drawing board: why pharmacists should embrace creativity in patient interactions BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD: WHY PHARMACISTS SHOULD EMBRACE CREATIVITY IN PATIENT INTERACTIONS

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Mar 13, 2019

As a pharmacy student, I spent more time in a laboratory than with actual patients. I was trained in pharmacology and mechanisms of actions, and to know the answers and think critically. But it took me years to realise that this is not enough. Patients need more from pharmacists. I am a specialist m...

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NGS library prep and QC: Five expert tricks to save time and money NGS LIBRARY PREP AND QC: FIVE EXPERT TRICKS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY

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Mar 12, 2019

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is helping to advance genomics research at an unprecedented rate. However, the process can be technically challenging, and any errors can significantly impact the reliability and accuracy of your results. NGS library preparation and QC can have a major impact on your...

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Stem Cells and Hydrogel Make Potential Osteoarthritis Treatment STEM CELLS AND HYDROGEL MAKE POTENTIAL OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENT

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Mar 12, 2019

Scientists from the Netherlands have received a €600,000 grant to test a treatment for osteoarthritis in humans that combines hydrogels and stem cells to help the knee joint heal. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in joints such as the knees breaks down, causing stiffness and pain. There is no c...

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Blocking Hidden Viral Protein Shows Promise for Treating Multiple Sclerosis BLOCKING HIDDEN VIRAL PROTEIN SHOWS PROMISE FOR TREATING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

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Mar 12, 2019

An antibody that blocks the action of a hidden viral protein encoded by our genome shows encouraging signs of slowing down the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to the Swiss biotech GeNeuro which carried out the research. GeNeuro’s monoclonal antibody drug targets the hidden viral p...

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12 Fascinating Benefits and Uses of Basil Seeds 12 FASCINATING BENEFITS AND USES OF BASIL SEEDS

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Mar 12, 2019

Basil seeds aren’t just for growing basil plants you can also eat them. They look similar to sesame seeds but are black. The type that you eat typically comes from sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum, which is the plant commonly used to season foods. For this reason, the seeds are typically referred...

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Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts SLEEP LOSS CAN TURN US INTO SOCIAL OUTCASTS

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Mar 12, 2019

When we sleep poorly, we may feel less inclined to participate in social activities. Now, researchers have found evidence that being sleep-deprived can not only make us less sociable, but it can also prevent our peers from seeking us out. Sleep deprivation can contribute to a host of mental and...

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The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET CAN BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE IN JUST 4 DAYS

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Mar 12, 2019

New research, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, finds that adhering to the Mediterranean diet for just 4 days is enough to boost exercise performance. The Mediterranean diet offers a range of benefits, from cardioprotective effects to staving off chronic disease. As...

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New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack NEW DRUG LIMITS DAMAGE TO HEART MUSCLE FROM HEART ATTACK

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Mar 11, 2019

An experimental drug has shown great promise in limiting the damage that a heart attack can inflict on the heart. It targets a protein that plays a central role in the death of heart muscle cells. Tests on mice have revealed that the drug could markedly reduce heart injury from a heart attack.

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What to know about the lemon detox diet WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE LEMON DETOX DIET

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Mar 11, 2019

The lemon detox diet involves consuming just a lemon juice-based mixture for 1 or 2 weeks, with no solid foods. The diet aims to remove toxins and cleanse the body. However, scientists have found no evidence to support these claims, and the diet may be harmful in some cases.

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Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk? DIABETES: COULD MUSCLE STRENGTH LOWER RISK?

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Mar 11, 2019

Many people worldwide have type 2 diabetes, a metabolic condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels. Experts already know that lack of physical activity can contribute to the risk of diabetes, but what type of exercise might lower it? Recently, researchers have been ...

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Are Unisom and vitamin B-6 safe during pregnancy? ARE UNISOM AND VITAMIN B-6 SAFE DURING PREGNANCY?

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Mar 11, 2019

Many pregnant women take vitamin B-6 and Unisom to treat morning sickness. In the past, some people had concerns that this combination may harm the fetus. Morning sickness is very common during early pregnancy. Although people often refer to nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as "morning sick...

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Vascular risk factors tied to brain health VASCULAR RISK FACTORS TIED TO BRAIN HEALTH

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Mar 11, 2019

New research uncovers a host of vascular risk factors that may affect the health of our brains as we get older. It is no secret that the global population is aging at an increasingly fast pace. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were approximately 900 million people across ...

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The Three Steps Needed to Fully Automate the Artificial Pancreas THE THREE STEPS NEEDED TO FULLY AUTOMATE THE ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS

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Mar 11, 2019

New advances in diabetes research are making it possible to develop a fully automated insulin delivery system that can control blood sugar without any input from the patient. This so-called artificial pancreas could be here within the next decade, but there are still three main challenges that scien...

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Many Families With High Breast Cancer Risk Await a Genetic Explanation MANY FAMILIES WITH HIGH BREAST CANCER RISK AWAIT A GENETIC EXPLANATION

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Mar 11, 2019

For decades, Piri Welcsh has had professional and personal stakes in understanding the genetics of breast cancer. In the 1990s, the molecular geneticist participated in an international race to clone BRCA1, the first gene linked to breast cancer risk, and she works to this day in the lab of pioneeri...

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Precision Drugs Could Unmask Cancers to the Immune System PRECISION DRUGS COULD UNMASK CANCERS TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

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Mar 11, 2019

Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study reveals. Scientists found that PARP inhibitors sparked a powerful immune response when used against cancer cells with ...

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Care Home Dehydration Tests Inadequate CARE HOME DEHYDRATION TESTS INADEQUATE

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Mar 11, 2019

Standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Carers often use simple tests to see if an older person is dehydrated. These include looking at their eyes, skin, or asking if someo...

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Colorectal Cancer in Patients With Early Onset Is Distinct From That in Older Patients COLORECTAL CANCER IN PATIENTS WITH EARLY ONSET IS DISTINCT FROM THAT IN OLDER PATIENTS

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Mar 11, 2019

New research indicates that colorectal cancer diagnosed at an early age has clinical and genetic features that are different from those seen in traditional colorectal cancer diagnosed later in life. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study a...

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The Time is Now to Control Typhoid THE TIME IS NOW TO CONTROL TYPHOID

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Mar 11, 2019

Each year there are nearly 11 million cases of typhoid, a disease that is spread through contaminated food, drink, and water. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are leading an international consortium that is studying the impact of a typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in an ef...

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Post-concert Deafness Explained POST-CONCERT DEAFNESS EXPLAINED

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Mar 11, 2019

When we listen to loud sounds, like at a music concert, our hearing may become impaired for a short time. Researchers at Linköping University have discovered a mechanism that helps to explain how this happens. “Most people have experienced that their hearing is impaired and the ear feels ...

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Innovative, More Cost-effective Method to Make Drugs INNOVATIVE, MORE COST-EFFECTIVE METHOD TO MAKE DRUGS

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Mar 08, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration wants the pharmaceutical industry to get away from making drugs using the traditional batch method and switch to a more modern process known as continuous manufacturing. The FDA put out a statement on Feb. 26 saying the continuous process allows manufacturers to more...

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Could a smartphone app detect diabetes? COULD A SMARTPHONE APP DETECT DIABETES?

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Mar 08, 2019

Today, millions of people in the United States are unaware that they have diabetes. A recent study finds that data from a readily available smartphone app could help detect diabetes in people without requiring a trip to the clinic.

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Cancer: Does mental health influence a person CANCER: DOES MENTAL HEALTH INFLUENCE A PERSON'S OUTLOOK?

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Mar 08, 2019

New research that now appears in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that a person's history of mental health issues may raise their risk of dying from cancer following diagnosis. Though the cancer mortality rates in the United States have "declined steadily" during the past 20...

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International Women INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS AND SAFE SCIENCE WITH CHARLOTTE MAUGHAN

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Mar 08, 2019

Happy International Women's Day! This date has its origins back in the early 1900s when women were marching for voting rights and better working rights. In 1909, the first National Women's Day was observed in the U.S. From that point on, more countries began to observe the day and it was off...

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Divide and conquer: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month DIVIDE AND CONQUER: COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Mar 08, 2019

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as bowel cancer, is the second highest cause of death in Europe. Although we are now better at diagnosing the disease at an earlier stage through the bowel screening program and have made improvements in surgical methods...

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10 Natural Remedies for PCOS 10 NATURAL REMEDIES FOR PCOS

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Mar 08, 2019

PCOS or Polycystic ovary syndrome happens due to hormonal imbalance in women. PCOS can start as early as the teens. It is marked by excessive levels of androgens or male hormones in the body. The exact cause of PCOS still remains uncertain. Its symptoms begin to show slowly.

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9 Super Effective Ayurvedic Tips to Stay Healthy and Live Longer 9 SUPER EFFECTIVE AYURVEDIC TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY AND LIVE LONGER

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Mar 08, 2019

Living a healthy and happy life needs work on your part. You can’t spend all your day playing video games or lying down in the bed and then expecting good health for life. That is unrealistic! What is realistic though is to get up early, do your yoga and make habits that contribute to a health...

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10 Science-Backed Reasons to Eat More Protein 10 SCIENCE-BACKED REASONS TO EAT MORE PROTEIN

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Mar 08, 2019

The health effects of fat and carbs are controversial. However, almost everyone agrees that protein is important. Most people eat enough protein to prevent deficiency, but some individuals would do better with much higher protein intake. Numerous studies suggest that a high-protein diet has major be...

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11 Foods That Speed Up Your Body’s Aging Process Plus Potential Swaps 11 FOODS THAT SPEED UP YOUR BODY’S AGING PROCESS PLUS POTENTIAL SWAPS

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Mar 08, 2019

There are two main culprits that accelerate the aging process of our skin: sun exposure and advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs form when protein or fat combine with sugar. While these aging culprits aren’t 100 percent in our control, using sunscreen and taking mind of your overall di...

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Infertility and the Leaky Pipeline INFERTILITY AND THE LEAKY PIPELINE

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Mar 08, 2019

The challenges of parenthood for working parents are well known and, in STEM (Science, Technology, Math and Engineering) fields, have been strongly linked to the “leaky pipeline” the loss of women from scientific careers at much higher rates than men. In contrast, the challenges that man...

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Five Reasons to Embrace Data-Driven Drug Development FIVE REASONS TO EMBRACE DATA-DRIVEN DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 08, 2019

The growth of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry depends on successful clinical trials. The cost of developing a new drug that gets approval is estimated at around $2-3 billion. The longer the trial lasts and the more patients it has involved, the larger the loss. The researchers at Johns...

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The new standards for phenotypic screening THE NEW STANDARDS FOR PHENOTYPIC SCREENING

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Mar 07, 2019

If you’ve decided you need to incorporate phenotypic screening into your discovery program and you know that one of the new generations of automation platforms is the way forward, what factors should influence your choice?

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STUDYING HAND, FOOT, AND MOUTH DISEASE WITH HUMANIZED MICE STUDYING HAND, FOOT, AND MOUTH DISEASE WITH HUMANIZED MICE

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Mar 07, 2019

Enterovirus-A71 (EV-A71), a member of the genus Enterovirus in the Picornaviridae family1, is one of the most common causes of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in younger children and occasionally causes large-scale epidemics worldwide, especially within the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, EV-...

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A New Frontier in the Fight Against Cancer A NEW FRONTIER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER

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Mar 07, 2019

Pathology studies the causes and effects of cancer and other diseases.  Pathologists work by examining tissue samples in a laboratory.  But with the advent of personalized medicine, the pathologist’s role is profoundly changing. Traditionally, pathologists were viewed as “...

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Fact or Fiction: Debunking the Latest Anti-Vax Myths FACT OR FICTION: DEBUNKING THE LATEST ANTI-VAX MYTHS

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Mar 07, 2019

With more than 100 confirmed cases of measles in the United States already this year, vaccines are once again squarely at the center of passionate national debate. At the heart of the issue are the concerns of parents about the safety of vaccines for their children. These concerns are pitted against...

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Hit-to-lead discovery at a nonprofit research institute HIT-TO-LEAD DISCOVERY AT A NONPROFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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Mar 07, 2019

Small molecule drug discovery has long been the domain of pharmaceutical companies, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. But there’s a cadre of universities and nonprofit research institutes that have embraced drug development at its earliest stages, in some cases identifying an...

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Genes may contribute to marital satisfaction GENES MAY CONTRIBUTE TO MARITAL SATISFACTION

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Mar 07, 2019

Genes may have a discernible impact on the quality of a marriage, according to a recent study of couples in their middle and later years. Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, investigated how a gene variant that influences the so-called love hormone oxytocin might con...

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Why do we sleep? Scientists find brain repair mechanism WHY DO WE SLEEP? SCIENTISTS FIND BRAIN REPAIR MECHANISM

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Mar 07, 2019

Sleep is an important part of the daily life cycle of most animals including humans. But when an animal sleeps, it leaves itself defenseless in the face of danger. So, what makes sleeping so important that we all take this risk? Research, both old and new, acknowledges that sleep plays an impor...

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MMR vaccine does not cause autism, even in those most at risk MMR VACCINE DOES NOT CAUSE AUTISM, EVEN IN THOSE MOST AT RISK

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Mar 07, 2019

A new large-scale Danish study searches for connections between autism and the MMR vaccine. In particular, they investigate at-risk individuals. Once again, no links are found. The furor surrounding vaccines and their relationship with autism have been rumbling along for decades.

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Colon Cleansing Vs Ayurvedic Basti – All You Need to Know! COLON CLEANSING VS AYURVEDIC BASTI – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!

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Mar 07, 2019

Colon cleansing is also termed as colonics or colonic irrigation. It is the procedure done to remove toxins and other waste products from your colon by administering a large amount of water or any other fluids or laxatives or by administration of purgatives orally or dietary fibers. There are variou...

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Tropical forests naturally regrow quickly, but without species variety TROPICAL FORESTS NATURALLY REGROW QUICKLY, BUT WITHOUT SPECIES VARIETY

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Mar 07, 2019

Tropical forests are threatened by high levels of deforestation, mostly driven by agricultural expansion. But, once agricultural fields are abandoned, they tend to naturally regrow, leading researchers to ask whether that process reverses species loss and brings native species back.

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Project reveals genome of celebrity cat Lil BUB PROJECT REVEALS GENOME OF CELEBRITY CAT LIL BUB

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Mar 06, 2019

Lil BUB has drawn millions of followers across the internet for her cute appearance. Behind the celebrity cat's unique features is a combination of two rare genetic variants, three molecular biologists from Germany and the US report. The results of their crowdfunded project "LilBUBome"...

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This sleep disorder puts people at THIS SLEEP DISORDER PUTS PEOPLE AT 'VERY HIGH RISK' OF PARKINSON'S

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Mar 06, 2019

Research has linked a particular sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. What characterizes this sleep problem, and can its presence be a good way to predict Parkinson's risk? Data from the National Institutes of He...

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Being overweight or obese may improve stroke survival BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE MAY IMPROVE STROKE SURVIVAL

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Mar 06, 2019

New research reveals that being overweight, obese, or severely obese may improve a person's chances of surviving after a stroke. Obesity is a "serious medical condition" that can lead to various complications. These might include atherosclerosis and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and...

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Another Massive Study Finds Measles Vaccine Doesn’t Cause Autism ANOTHER MASSIVE STUDY FINDS MEASLES VACCINE DOESN’T CAUSE AUTISM

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Mar 06, 2019

A large-scale study of half a million people over 10 years confirms yet again that there is no connection between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, and autism. No link has been found between the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, and autism in largest, single study to date. Researchers ...

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Natural Language Processing in Pharma – Current Applications NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING IN PHARMA – CURRENT APPLICATIONS

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Mar 06, 2019

Natural language processing (NLP) seems to see less use in pharma than AI approaches such as machine vision and predictive analytics, but nevertheless there are a few applications for NLP in pharma. The industry deals mostly with structured data, but in some business areas, unstructured data is the ...

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Cancer Biologists Investigate Epigenetic Regulation of Pancreatic Cancer Cells using Live Cell Imaging CANCER BIOLOGISTS INVESTIGATE EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF PANCREATIC CANCER CELLS USING LIVE CELL IMAGING

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Mar 05, 2019

A few decades ago, an important finding caused a paradigm shift in cancer genetics. Studies reported that key events in cancer initiation and progression can occur regardless of the underlying DNA. A field then emerged to curb cancer via epigenetics, the study of heritable changes in gene expression...

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Five ways instrument utilization data can boost your lab’s efficiency FIVE WAYS INSTRUMENT UTILIZATION DATA CAN BOOST YOUR LAB’S EFFICIENCY

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Mar 05, 2019

Are you guilty of making decisions without the data to back them up? In today’s busy labs, mission-critical decisions about laboratory equipment purchases, service contract renewals, consumables spending, and staffing are often made on the basis of incomplete information. Having a clear pictur...

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What You Can Do to Help Children Adjust to Daylight Saving Time WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP CHILDREN ADJUST TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

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Mar 05, 2019

Daylight saving time can bring a welcome end to the short, dark days of winter, but it can also disrupt our natural sleep cycles. If parents fail to plan ahead, the consequence is short-term sleep deprivation for their children and teens. This can cause temporary irritability and behavioral issues i...

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Exploring How Alcohol Affects Energy Use in the Brain EXPLORING HOW ALCOHOL AFFECTS ENERGY USE IN THE BRAIN

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Mar 05, 2019

Assessing the patterns of energy use and neuronal activity simultaneously in the human brain improves our understanding of how alcohol affects the brain, according to new research by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The new approach for characterizing brain energetic patterns could a...

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Renal Reabsorption in Living Devices RENAL REABSORPTION IN LIVING DEVICES

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Mar 05, 2019

Every day our kidneys tackle the daunting task of continuously cleaning our blood to prevent waste, salt, and excess fluid from building up inside our bodies. To achieve this, the kidneys’ approximately one million filtration units (glomeruli) first remove both waste products and precious nutr...

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Anthelmintic drug niclosamide repurposed to treat Helicobacter pylori ANTHELMINTIC DRUG NICLOSAMIDE REPURPOSED TO TREAT HELICOBACTER PYLORI

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Mar 05, 2019

Drug repurposing can often reduce the time and cost it takes to discover and develop a new drug, especially for novel antimicrobial therapies. Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, helically shaped, stomach pathogen associated with human gastric mucosa. After entering the body, they can cause chro...

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Can mouthwash raise your blood pressure? CAN MOUTHWASH RAISE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE?

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Mar 05, 2019

New research, published in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, shows that an antiseptic compound found in mouthwash destroys "friendly" oral bacteria that help maintain normal blood pressure levels. Scientists know that the bacteria in our guts influence over...

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7 Tips for the Medication Management Process 7 TIPS FOR THE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT PROCESS

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Mar 05, 2019

Medication management is the process of overseeing the medications prescribed for a patient to ensure they are taken properly and achieving their planned, therapeutic outcome. The process includes initial and ongoing medication review to address safety and adherence concerns, reduce adverse drug eve...

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Here HERE'S HOW TREATING OBESITY AND DEPRESSION AT THE SAME TIME CAN HELP

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Mar 05, 2019

A new intervention helps people lose weight and improve their depression symptoms at the same time. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with depression. Even more, have obesity. For many people, these conditions go hand in hand, increasing their risk for other health conditions and decreasing ...

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Pancreatic cancer: Two-hit treatment approach shows promise PANCREATIC CANCER: TWO-HIT TREATMENT APPROACH SHOWS PROMISE

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Mar 05, 2019

It may be feasible to treat pancreatic cancer by using one drug to get the cancer cells to depend on a single source of energy, and another drug to take it away from them. The approach looks promising after a recent study successfully tested it on pancreatic cancer cells and mice in the laboratory. ...

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What are the facts of Crohn WHAT ARE THE FACTS OF CROHN'S DISEASE?

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Mar 05, 2019

Crohn's disease is a lifelong condition that causes inflammation and irritation along the digestive tract. Knowing the facts about Crohn's can help a person better understand and manage their condition. In this article, we explore Crohn's disease and its causes, risk factors, and prevale...

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How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson HOW DOES EXERCISE IMPACT COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN PARKINSON'S?

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Mar 05, 2019

Experts have already concluded that exercise can help people with Parkinson's disease improve their motor symptoms, but what is its effect on the cognitive symptoms of this condition? Parkinson's disease is a neurological condition that usually stands out for the motor symptoms that it ...

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What to know about acute renal failure WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACUTE RENAL FAILURE

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Mar 05, 2019

Acute renal failure is when a person's kidneys are not working as well as they once did. This usually happens very suddenly over several hours or up to 2 days. Many people do not experience symptoms until their condition has advanced. As a result of acute renal failure (ARF), the kidneys do not ...

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Therapeutic Approach for Pancreatic Cancer Moves Forward THERAPEUTIC APPROACH FOR PANCREATIC CANCER MOVES FORWARD

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Mar 05, 2019

Even among cancers, pancreatic cancer is an especially sinister form of the disease. The one-year survival rate is extremely low, and treatment progress has lagged behind that of many other malignancies. A study published today in the journal Nature Medicine led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Ins...

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Cocoa may help treat common MS symptom COCOA MAY HELP TREAT COMMON MS SYMPTOM

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Mar 05, 2019

New research, which features in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, finds that having a cocoa drink every day for 6 weeks helps combat fatigue in people living with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 400,000 people in th...

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Distinctive Signature of Gut Bacteria in IBS Sufferers DISTINCTIVE SIGNATURE OF GUT BACTERIA IN IBS SUFFERERS

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Mar 05, 2019

People who suffer from stress-related Irritable Bowel Syndrome have a distinctive microbial signature in their gut. However, holistic, psychosomatic therapy using hypnosis is significantly more effective at treating their condition than symptomatic or probiotic treatment alone. This is the finding o...

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'TAKING TREATMENT FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE IN A NEW DIRECTION'

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Mar 05, 2019

In autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, believing them to be harmful agents. Recently, scientists have been conducting new research with the aim of devising an innovative strategy to treat these conditions...

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Broken Heart? Look to the Brain BROKEN HEART? LOOK TO THE BRAIN

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Mar 05, 2019

Scientists have shown for the first time that the brain is involved in the development of a heart condition called Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). They found that regions of the brain responsible for processing emotions and controlling the unconscious workings of the body, such as heartbeat, breathing, an...

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Are Mosaic Embryos the "Dark Horse" of IVF? ARE MOSAIC EMBRYOS THE "DARK HORSE" OF IVF?

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Mar 05, 2019

Not every embryo contains 46 perfect chromosomes. Some have more, others have fewer. The result is a common abnormality known as aneuploidy, which occurs in as many as 80 percents of human embryos. Because aneuploidy has been linked to a risk of in vitro fertilization failure, miscarriage, and certa...

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BBC warns of illegal STI drugs being sold online BBC WARNS OF ILLEGAL STI DRUGS BEING SOLD ONLINE

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Mar 05, 2019

An undercover BBC reporter has discovered an online trade of illegal, ineffective drugs for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The unlicensed antibiotics are being advertised on social media as treatment for STIs, and sold at the wrong dose. Dr Suneeta Soni, of the British Association of Sexual...

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Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss SLEEPING MORE ON WEEKENDS DOES NOT MAKE UP FOR PAST SLEEP LOSS

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Mar 04, 2019

Whenever we sleep poorly throughout the week, we comfort ourselves with the thought that we will make up for lost slumber at the weekend. However, a new study brings us the bad news: sleeping in at the weekend does not reverse the damage of chronic sleep loss.

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Embryos’ Signaling Proteins Go With the Flow EMBRYOS’ SIGNALING PROTEINS GO WITH THE FLOW

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Mar 04, 2019

How cells in developing embryos communicate depend a great deal on context, according to scientists at Rice University. They found that a protein signaling pathway is known as WNT and its interactions are far more dynamic than once thought as the response of different cell types to the same signals ...

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How to treat a cold or flu at home HOW TO TREAT A COLD OR FLU AT HOME

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Mar 04, 2019

Viruses are responsible for colds and flu, so antibiotics are not able to cure or prevent these illnesses. Plenty of rest, fluids, and home remedies can help relieve symptoms. Colds and the flu are common illnesses that can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, such as.

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Working long hours increases depression risk in women WORKING LONG HOURS INCREASES DEPRESSION RISK IN WOMEN

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Mar 04, 2019

Women who clock 55 working hours or more every week might have a higher risk of depression. Also, working weekends can increase depression risk for both men and women. A new study that now appears in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that working excessively long days cou...

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Chemical Pollutants in the Home and Infertility CHEMICAL POLLUTANTS IN THE HOME AND INFERTILITY

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Mar 04, 2019

New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. There has been increasing concern over declining human male fertility in recent decades ...

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The key to weight loss: THE KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS: 'LOG OFTEN, LOSE MORE'

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Mar 04, 2019

Many people consider logging everything that they eat to be a tedious task. However, this effective weight-loss technique takes much less time than most people think, according to a recent study. Obesity is now a common health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

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Single injection gives mammals night vision SINGLE INJECTION GIVES MAMMALS NIGHT VISION

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Mar 04, 2019

Scientists at the cutting edge of nanotechnology are on the path to the seemingly impossible: creating an injection that allows us to see in the dark. This research opens the door to brand new therapeutic interventions. The mammalian eye can only respond to a small band of wavelengths. Generally, th...

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Longer Lifespan Without a Reproduction Cost LONGER LIFESPAN WITHOUT A REPRODUCTION COST

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Mar 04, 2019

Genetic manipulation that more than doubles lifespan also leads to better offspring - according to new collaborative research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University. Researchers studied a gene, known as DAF-2, which is associated with aging in roundworms (Caenorhabditis elegans). ...

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How Your Own Plasma May Help Stop Hair Loss HOW YOUR OWN PLASMA MAY HELP STOP HAIR LOSS

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Mar 04, 2019

Going bald may seem to be a fact of life for many men and women as they age, but there are new treatments that could make a difference. While there have been some longtime recommended treatments for hereditary hair loss like Rogaine and Propecia, there haven’t been any major breakthroughs in r...

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The Empty Promise of “Safe” Drug Importation THE EMPTY PROMISE OF “SAFE” DRUG IMPORTATION

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Mar 04, 2019

For years, BIO has been urging both state and federal policymakers to adopt responsible solutions that would make prescription drugs more affordable for America’s patients. At times, our advocacy work includes the need to raise concerns with some of the policy proposals being discussed. That&r...

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Artificial Intelligence & the Pharma Industry: What’s Next ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & THE PHARMA INDUSTRY: WHAT’S NEXT

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Mar 04, 2019

Artificial intelligence in Pharma refers to the use of automated algorithms to perform tasks which traditionally rely on human intelligence. Over the last five years, the use of artificial intelligence in the pharma and biotech industry has redefined how scientists develop new drugs, tackle disease,...

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An Essential Guide To Effective Managed Care In Commercial Pharma AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE MANAGED CARE IN COMMERCIAL PHARMA

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Mar 04, 2019

In response to the rapidly growing influence of managed care, the pharma industry has undergone significant transformation. In the past, to drive prescriptions, the main focus of pharma companies was selling to the individual doctors. Under the traditional fee-for-service model, physicians based the...

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Bloating: The Causes and the Cures BLOATING: THE CAUSES AND THE CURES

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Mar 04, 2019

Just about all of us have experienced a bloated belly. But for some people, bloating causes near daily distress. I hear from people all the time who suffer from bloating and want to know what they should be eating or not eating to avoid it. And of course, you’ll see magazine and internet artic...

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Ayurveda And Its Role In Treating PCOS/PCOD AYURVEDA AND ITS ROLE IN TREATING PCOS/PCOD

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Mar 03, 2019

Good health, unfortunately, is not experienced by every human being on earth. Be it a man or a woman and people of all ages do face some kind of health-related issue or contract disease at some point in time in their lives. The age of reasoning and modern science gave birth to conventional forms of ...

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Broken Capillaries (Spider Veins) AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BROKEN CAPILLARIES (SPIDER VEINS)

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Mar 02, 2019

Broken capillaries appear when the vein wall is too weak to withstand the pressure of the blood being pumped around the body. Reduced resistance of the vein walls is common in women during menopause, when broken capillaries in the arms and legs can mean reduced oestrogen levels (hormonal imbalance)....

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Pollutants may speed up ALS progression POLLUTANTS MAY SPEED UP ALS PROGRESSION

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Mar 02, 2019

New research, appearing in the BMJ Journal of Neurology, suggests that various pollutants may not only raise the risk of people developing ALS but also make the disease advance faster. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurodegenerative condition ...

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Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years? HAS FAST FOOD BECOME WORSE FOR OUR HEALTH IN THE PAST 30 YEARS?

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Mar 02, 2019

Filled with empty calories and ultra-processed, fast food may increase the risk of obesity and cancer. While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved to the contrary, in fact. Data from...

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Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment WHY NUTRITIONAL PSYCHIATRY IS THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

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Mar 02, 2019

A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essentia...

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State-of-the-art assays for myasthenia gravis STATE-OF-THE-ART ASSAYS FOR MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

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Mar 02, 2019

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease with an estimated prevalence of 14-20/100,000 population in the U.S. and 1-9 /100,000 population in Europe. Many affected individuals go undiagnosed. Myasthenia gravis can cause severe muscle weakness and greatly impact the quality of life. Diagnosis can be...

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How to Overcome Unexplained Infertility Through Natural Remedies HOW TO OVERCOME UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY THROUGH NATURAL REMEDIES

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Mar 01, 2019

Yes! You can’t deny that infertility can be depressing and highly frustrating not only to the couple but also their families. If you have been lucky enough not to go through it, perhaps your family member or friend was. Believe me, after reading this, you will have a handful of helpful suggest...

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How Prostate Cancer Becomes Treatment Resistant HOW PROSTATE CANCER BECOMES TREATMENT RESISTANT

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Mar 01, 2019

The development of effective anti-androgen therapies for prostate cancer is a major scientific advance. However, some men who receive these targeted treatments are more likely to develop a deadly treatment-resistant prostate cancer subtype called neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC). No effective t...

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Rising to the Challenge of Opioid Detection RISING TO THE CHALLENGE OF OPIOID DETECTION

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Mar 01, 2019

Today, the Opioid Detection Challenge, a $1.55 million USD global prize competition, was launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Office of National Drug Control Policy...

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New compound could fight off aggressive melanoma NEW COMPOUND COULD FIGHT OFF AGGRESSIVE MELANOMA

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Mar 01, 2019

New research, appearing in the journal Cell, reveals a drug compound that could halt the growth of an aggressive form of melanoma. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that accounts for 1 percent of all skin cancer cases. Despite this small percentage, melanoma is responsible for a large number of...

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Preventing cancer: PREVENTING CANCER: 'FLAWLESS' DNA REPAIR OFFERS INSIGHT

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Mar 01, 2019

A recent study dives into the details of exactly how cells fix DNA mutations. The researchers provide fresh insight into so-called flawless DNA repair. Cancer research often involves a multi-pronged approach. Of course, testing new treatments and finding novel ways to attack tumors is paramount. At ...

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Excessive daily TV at older age tied to poorer memory EXCESSIVE DAILY TV AT OLDER AGE TIED TO POORER MEMORY

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Mar 01, 2019

Older people who want to preserve their faculties may wish to consider rationing their TV time. A large new study of older adults found that those who spent at least 3.5 hours per day watching TV experienced a greater decline in verbal memory. Researchers at University College London in the Uni...

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Protein marker in response to brain cancer therapy PROTEIN MARKER IN RESPONSE TO BRAIN CANCER THERAPY

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Mar 01, 2019

Brain tumors vary widely in how they respond to treatment. However, early assessment of therapy response is essential in order to choose the best possible treatment for the patient. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now been able to show in a study using non-invasive high...

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Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth? COLON CANCER: COULD EXERCISE HALT TUMOR GROWTH?

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Mar 01, 2019

New research, appearing in the Journal of Physiology, suggests that short bursts of intense, physical activity may reduce the growth of colorectal tumor cells. According to the American Cancer Society, doctors will diagnose more than 100,000 new cases of colon cancer and in excess of 44,000 cases of...

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Growing up in a green area may help support mental health GROWING UP IN A GREEN AREA MAY HELP SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH

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Feb 28, 2019

New research from Aarhus University in Denmark suggests that people who have grown up in close contact with nature are much less likely to develop mental health problems in adulthood than peers who had less access to green space as children. According to recent studies, mental health problems h...

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What are the main symptoms of mania? WHAT ARE THE MAIN SYMPTOMS OF MANIA?

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Feb 28, 2019

The mania phase of bipolar disorder involves an unusually high level of energy and activity. It is common for people in this phase to experience racing thoughts, a lower need for sleep, and difficulty concentrating. Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes extreme changes in mood. There are diffe...

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Alcohol may be less harmful for people over 50 ALCOHOL MAY BE LESS HARMFUL FOR PEOPLE OVER 50

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Feb 28, 2019

A recent study examines the health impact of consuming alcohol at different ages. The authors conclude that, for people over the age of 50, health risks may be less severe. Heavy drinking is linked to a range of serious health consequences. These include certain cancers, liver and heart disease, and...

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Quietness better than background music for creativity QUIETNESS BETTER THAN BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR CREATIVITY

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Feb 28, 2019

Recent research questions the popular notion that listening to music increases creativity. Instead, it proposes that quietness, or even background library noise, is more beneficial. After conducting a series of experiments with human volunteers, researchers from the University of Gävle in ...

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The Orphan Drug Act is a Win for Patients and Innovation THE ORPHAN DRUG ACT IS A WIN FOR PATIENTS AND INNOVATION

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Feb 28, 2019

Here’s a statistic that might surprise you: approximately 7,000 rare disorders are known to exist, and new ones are discovered each year. It’s not something we think about often, in fact, the media almost never cover it. However, in recognition of Rare Disease Day, it’s important t...

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Functional Genomic Screening for Drug Resistance FUNCTIONAL GENOMIC SCREENING FOR DRUG RESISTANCE

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Feb 27, 2019

The long process of drug discovery can take over a decade, from the identification of a target molecule, to release of a clinically approved drug that can be incorporated into therapeutic regimes. However, even after this long, convoluted, and the financially risky process is complete, treatment str...

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Ayurveda Says This Is the Key to a Healthy Immune System AYURVEDA SAYS THIS IS THE KEY TO A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM

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Feb 27, 2019

In her book, The Human Advantage, neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel points to the invention of cooking as the singular advancement that led to humans developing the largest primate brain. “Cooking is essentially the act of using fire to pre-digest food, and thus to get more energy out of ...

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Taking Immune Monitoring to a Whole New Level TAKING IMMUNE MONITORING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

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Feb 27, 2019

In 2018, there were approximately 3,400 active agents in the immuno-oncology pipeline, a 67% increase from 2017. Clinical research in the field of immunotherapies is steadily increasing, especially in the area of oncology. The growing interest in immuno-oncology therapies is also reflected in its bo...

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Spotlight on Alzheimer’s Research: Brain Awareness Week 2019 SPOTLIGHT ON ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH: BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK 2019

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Feb 27, 2019

The 11th March marks the beginning of Brian Awareness Week. As part of this campaign, the ISRCTN team have compiled a collection of recent and ongoing clinical trials into Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a syndrome characterized by ...

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How to Make Cancer Drug Resistance Futile HOW TO MAKE CANCER DRUG RESISTANCE FUTILE

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Feb 27, 2019

For many solid tumors, treatments undergo a cycle: the drugs initially work well, the tumor shrinks, but then becomes resistant again. Stefanie Flückiger-Mangual, CEO of the Swiss biotech Tolremo, believes that this cycle can be stopped. Solid tumors often act like a recurring villain in a TV s...

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12 natural ways to relieve pain 12 NATURAL WAYS TO RELIEVE PAIN

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Feb 27, 2019

Over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are effective pain relievers, but long-term use can cause side effects. Prescription medications may be addictive and have even more adverse effects. What are the best natural ways to relieve pain? People have used essential oils, herbs,...

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New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson NEW TREATMENT UNDER TRIAL COULD RESTORE BRAIN CELLS IN PARKINSON'S

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Feb 27, 2019

A series of clinical trials have tested an experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease that uses a novel approach: administering the drug straight into the brain via implanted ports. The leading researchers believe this may be a "breakthrough" therapeutic strategy for neurological c...

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Four things I learned from an individual with fibrous dysplasia FOUR THINGS I LEARNED FROM AN INDIVIDUAL WITH FIBROUS DYSPLASIA

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Feb 27, 2019

As it does every year, Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases is proud to partner with Findacure in its Student Voice essay contest. The overall winner wi