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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
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Novartis real-world data at AAN confirms benefit of Gilenya on four key measures of disease activity in relapsing MS
Over 16 months, more than 75% of patients on Gilenya had either no relapses, no new or enlarged MRI lesions or no disability progression; around 58% showed brain shrinkage levels broadly within the range expected for people without MS   Approximately 60% of patients achieved NEDA-3 (no relapses, no MRI lesions and no disability progression combined) and 38% achieved NEDA-4 (NEDA-3 plus no brain shrinkage), further supporting findings from clinic
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.04.2017
Earth day: Imperial event brings together experts to tackle air pollution
Earth day: Imperial event brings together experts to tackle air pollution
Air pollution is a problem of energy, health and climate change, and has implications for people around the world.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Politics
21.04.2017
Yale experts offer thoughts on ‘Science Under Siege’
As thousands of scientists around the world prepared for the April 22 March for Science, a trio of top Yale professors shared their views in a Poynter Fellowship symposium on truth, trust, and science in the modern age.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.04.2017
NIH Awards Team $7 Million for Autism Genetics Research
A research team, including scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, has received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) to extend the work of the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC) through 2022. The work will expand the ASC's sample to include more than 50,000 families.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
21.04.2017
Senior salsa brings home the power of staying active
Senior salsa brings home the power of staying active
University of Queensland physiotherapy student Daniel Innes can list salsa dancing as one of his skills when he graduates next year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.04.2017
Sandoz proposed biosimilars rituximab and etanercept recommended for approval in Europe*
Sandoz receives positive CHMP opinions for biosimilars rituximab and etanercept to treat immunological diseases.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.04.2017
EPFL non-profit iM4TB awarded $2.45m for anti-TB drug clinical trials
EPFL non-profit iM4TB awarded $2.45m for anti-TB drug clinical trials
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has awarded EPFL-based non-profit iM4TB $2.45 million to take their innovative anti-tuberculosis drug PBTZ169 into clinical trials.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.04.2017
Developing therapeutic peptides from scorpion venom
Developing therapeutic peptides from scorpion venom
Canadian health and wellness company PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (PMI) has signed a research and option agreement with UniQuest , The University of Queensland's main commercialisation company, to develop stabilised natural and synthetic peptides from scorpion venom for immune-boosting applications.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.04.2017
US Defense supports UQ breast cancer research
US Defense supports UQ breast cancer research
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has committed more than A$1.3 million from its Breast Cancer Research Program to a Queensland study tackling the spread of tumours to the brain. The University of Queensland will conduct the three-year project, the only project outside North America awarded funding under the DoD's Breast Cancer Breakthrough Scheme (Award #W81XWH-17-1-0064 & 17-1-0065).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.04.2017
How gut bacteria change cancer drug activity
How gut bacteria change cancer drug activity
The activity of cancer drugs changes depending on the types of microbes living in the gut, according to a UCL-led study into how nematode worms and their microbes process drugs and nutrients. The discovery highlights the potential benefit of manipulating gut bacteria and diet to improve cancer treatment and the value of understanding why the effectiveness of drugs varies between individuals.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.04.2017
Brain's
Brain’s "hand area" used by other body parts in people born with one hand
The area of the brain used to control the hand gets used instead to support the lips, feet or arms of people who were born with only one hand, finds a new study led by researchers at UCL and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. ‘Our brains have evolved over millions of years so that a specific area of the brain becomes specialised in controlling hand function.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.04.2017
What exactly does ‘healthy' mean when it comes to food?
What exactly does ‘healthy’ mean when it comes to food?
Anyone who's ever walked into a grocery store has seen the various health claims on food items calling certain products "healthy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.04.2017
Centres for the UK Dementia Research Institute announced
Centres for the UK Dementia Research Institute announced
The locations of the centres that complete the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), whose hub of research activity and operational headquarters is based at UCL, have been named as the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and King's College London.
Media - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.04.2017
More prime-time ads could kick drunken driving to the curb
Drunken driving has taken a back seat in recent years to other public health concerns, such as texting while behind the wheel and other kinds of impaired driving, according to Cornell researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.04.2017
Imperial wins bid to host new UK Dementia Research Institute centre
Imperial wins bid to host new UK Dementia Research Institute centre
A new multidisciplinary UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) centre is to open at Imperial College London later this year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.04.2017
Protection for the gut barrier
Protection for the gut barrier
Research news Stem cell transplants can save lives, for example in patients with leukemia. However, these treatments are not free of risks.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.04.2017
Sensor-Equipped Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Measuring Spasticity
E veryone experiences stiff muscles from time to time, whether after a rigorous workout, in cold weather, or after falling asleep in an unusual position.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.04.2017
NIH study in NEJM shows Novartis drug eltrombopag as first-line therapy with standard treatment improves responses in severe aplastic anemia
NIH study in NEJM shows Novartis drug eltrombopag as first-line therapy with standard treatment improves responses in severe aplastic anemia NIH study found 58% of patients with treatment-naïve severe aplastic anemia (SAA) achieved a complete response when eltrombopag was given at the initiation of and concurrently with standard immunosuppressive therapy   The historical complete response rate was 10% for untreated patients with SAA on immunosup
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.04.2017
Cycling to work may cut your risk of premature death by 40%
Cycling to work may cut your risk of premature death by 40%
Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half.‌‌ New research by the University of Glasgow and published today in the BMJ, has found that cycling to work is associated with a 45% lower risk of developing cancer and a 46% lower risk of heart disease, compared to a non-active commute.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.04.2017
£13m dementia research centre
Cardiff University will be playing a major role in the UK's biggest dementia research initiative with the launch of a £13m dementia research centre.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.04.2017
Action Required: Invasive Fungus Is Killing European Salamanders
The situation is alarming: The invasive Asian fungus has recently led to mass mortality of fire salamanders in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.04.2017
Natural experiment, dogged investigation, yield clue to devastating neurological disease
For News Media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/19/17 His new study, now online in the journal Annals of Neurology, is more than the conclusion of a personal and intellectual odyssey, however. Duncan has just shown that the rat abnormality closely resembles a rare human mutation that results in severe neurologic dysfunction.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.04.2017
Breast cancer survivors who receive tailored health plans are more likely to get recommended care
Breast cancer survivors who receive tailored health plans are more likely to get recommended care
Doctors who care for low-income women who have survived breast cancer are more likely to implement recommended follow-up care if the patients receive counseling and a care plan that is tailored for them, according to a UCLA-led study.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.04.2017
August Vollmer, and how he became the founder of modern policing
August Vollmer, and how he became the founder of modern policing
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.04.2017
CRT Pioneer Fund, Cancer Research UK and NCI Collaborate to boost research against the 'undruggable' RAS
CRT Pioneer Fund, Cancer Research UK and NCI Collaborate to boost research against the ’undruggable’ RAS
Cancer Research UK and the Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund (CPF)* have committed £2.5 million in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the US to tackle one of the toughest challenges in cancer that has thwarted researchers for more than 30 years.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.04.2017
How ‘frugal innovation' can fight off inequality
How ‘frugal innovation’ can fight off inequality
With inequalities set to get worse, it's time to take radical action, says Jaideep Prabhu, Director of Centre for India & Global Business, Cambridge Judge Business School, writing for The Conversation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
19.04.2017
Marriage made in heaven: Digital inhaler add-on offers slick aid to asthma care
Propeller Health's device attaches to an inhaler and connects wirelessly to a smartphone, helping users and doctors understand what the use of rescue medicine says about asthma triggers.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.04.2017
Experts come up with surprising solutions to climate change in new UC/Vox video series
First episode of 'Climate Lab' airing today asks why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change UCLA Newsroom “Climate Lab,” a new six-episode video series produced by the
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.04.2017
Opinion: How ‘frugal innovation' can fight off inequality
Opinion: How ‘frugal innovation’ can fight off inequality
With inequalities set to get worse, it's time to take radical action, says Jaideep Prabhu, Director of Centre for India & Global Business, Cambridge Judge Business School, writing for The Conversation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.04.2017
Roche to present new data at AAN reinforcing efficacy and safety of newly FDA-approved OCREVUS? (ocrelizumab) in two types of multiple sclerosis
Roche to present new data at AAN reinforcing efficacy and safety of newly FDA-approved OCREVUS? (ocrelizumab) in two types of multiple sclerosis Data presentations will include platform sessions and
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
19.04.2017
Study named a top-10 innovative project by Clinical Research Forum
Study named a top-10 innovative project by Clinical Research Forum
A research project led by Yale School of Medicine professor Harlan Krumholz and then-medical student Emily Bucholz has been recognized with a Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award by the Clinica
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.04.2017
Researchers hit the streets in the name of science
Aiming to demonstrate science's crucial value to the world, University of Queensland researchers will hit the streets on Saturday in the March for Science.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
19.04.2017
UQ to provide major boost to regional health
UQ to provide major boost to regional health
Regional communities and future health professionals studying through The University of Queensland are big winners from a multi-pronged $54.4 million Federal Government initiative.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.04.2017
FDA grants Roche’s TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) accelerated approval as initial treatment for certain people with advanced bladder cancer
FDA grants Roche's TECENTRIQ (atezolizumab) accelerated approval as initial treatment for certain people with advanced bladder cancer First and only cancer immunotherapy approved in advanced bladder
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.04.2017
FDA approves Roche’s Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) for diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in the United States
FDA approves Roche's Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) for diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in the United States First and only medicine approved to treat
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
18.04.2017
Incarceration creates more mental health concerns for African-American men
ANN ARBOR?African-American men who have spent time behind bars show worse mental health conditions compared with men of the same race with no history of incarceration, according to a new U-M study. Researchers from U-M, Rutgers University and Texas A&M University found an association between African-American men with a history of incarceration and mental health, with mental health being defined as psychological distress and depressive symptoms.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.04.2017
Chaining up diarrhoea pathogens
Chaining up diarrhoea pathogens
Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents disease and surprisingly also hinders the spread of antibiotic resistance. Vaccinations are known to protect against pathogens such as bacteria or viruses.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.04.2017
Novartis CAR-T cell therapy CTL019 receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for treatment of adult patients with r/r DLBCL
Designation prioritizes investigational CTL019 (tisagenlecleucel) as a potential treatment for adult patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)   R/r DLBCL, an aggressive cancer with limited options, is the second indication for CTL019 to receive Breakthrough Therapy designation   Advances in CTL019 result from collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania; regulatory submissions for r/r DLBCL are expected
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
18.04.2017
Novartis expands development programs for NASH through clinical collaboration with Allergan
Phase IIb clinical trial to evaluate a combination of a Novartis FXR agonist and Allergan's cenicriviroc for NASH, a progressive  form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease   There are currently no ap
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.04.2017
Large-scale screenings for diabetic retinopathy boost exam rates, reduce wait times
Large-scale screenings for diabetic retinopathy boost exam rates, reduce wait times
FINDINGS UCLA researchers found that offering an eye exam for people with diabetes in a primary care setting in addition to eye clinics — where the exam is usually performed — dramaticall
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2017
UW treats first participant in trial of stem-cell therapy for heart failure
A research team at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has treated its first patient in an innovative clinical trial using stem cells for the treatment of heart failure that develops after a heart attack. The trial is taking place at University Hospital , one of three sites nationwide currently enrolling participants.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
17.04.2017
Science at Illinois feeds the world, furthers health, protects the planet
Science at Illinois feeds the world, furthers health, protects the planet
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois scientists are helping power plants run more efficiently , designing better, longer-lasting batteries , finding new ways to target cancerous tumors , and developing robots that can aid in construction , in agricultural fields and even inside the human body.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.04.2017
Roche announces positive interim results for emicizumab in phase III study of children with haemophilia A
Roche announces positive interim results for emicizumab in phase III study of children with haemophilia A Emicizumab prophylaxis reduced the number of bleeds in children with haemophilia A and inhibi
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
14.04.2017
Morgridge, UW researcher scores in cancer research ‘lightning round’
Scientists get funded for their ideas through a marathon grant-writing process, scores of collaborators, weeks of information gathering and a final product that often tops 250 pages.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Earth Sciences
13.04.2017
Marching for Science
Members of UC San Diego community gear up for March for Science in San Diego and Washington D.C. On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Earth Day, scientists and non-scientists alike will take to the streets in Washington, D.C.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
13.04.2017
Black Silicon Prevents Eye Implant from Gumming Up
Black Silicon Prevents Eye Implant from Gumming Up
A team of researchers led by Caltech's Hyuck Choo has developed an eye implant for glaucoma patients that could one day lead to more timely and effective treatment.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.04.2017
Preventing tooth decay in children
Applying fluoride varnish to children's teeth is just as effective at preventing tooth decay as the alternative method of sealing teeth and could save the NHS money, concludes a study led by Cardiff University. The ‘Seal or Varnish?' study, in collaboration with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Community Dental Service, treated just over 800 children with either fissure sealants or fluoride varnish to discover which treatment is most effective and offers the best value for money for children aged 6-7 years.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Literature/Linguistics
13.04.2017
Patient makes dramatic recovery from amputation to transplanted hand
Patient makes dramatic recovery from amputation to transplanted hand
In October 2016, Jonathan Koch, a 51-year-old entertainment executive from Los Angeles, underwent a 17-hour procedure to replace the hand he lost to a mysterious, life-threatening illness.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
13.04.2017
Nurses face unprecedented challenges, opportunities in the next 15 years
Peter Buerhaus, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at Montana State University, presented the 2017 Jean Vallance Lecture in Nursing Innovation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
13.04.2017
First robotic ’neuromate’ in Wales assists epilepsy surgery
Cardiff University is celebrating the landmark stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) procedure, which was conducted at The University Hospital of Wales and is the first of its kind to be carried out with robotic assistance in Wales.
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