MarketWatch  6 hrs ago  Comment 
The Food and Drug Administration issued a voluntary recall late Friday of high-blood pressure and heart drugs containing the ingredient valsartan because of impurity issues. Affected companies include Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. , Solco...
FierceBiotech  10 hrs ago  Comment 
Scientists in Australia and the U.K. have discovered that HIV exploits a molecule found in mammalian cells to protect its genetic material while it replicates. New treatments could target this molecule, IP6, to render the virus vulnerable to the...
MedPage Today  11 hrs ago  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Regionally targeted eradication regimens are needed, researchers say
GenEng News  Jul 13  Comment 
Researchers report the development of a technique that allows them to measure how well cancer drugs reach their targets inside the body. It shows individual cancer cells in a tumor in real time, revealing which cells interact with the drug and...
Yahoo  Jul 12  Comment 
Bristol-Myers' (BMY) Opdivo in combination with its Yervoy received the FDA approval to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that has progressed following treatment with fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin and irinotecan.
NPR  Jul 11  Comment 
Two drugs appear to support immune function of elderly people and may be important for future research into anti-aging treatments.
GenEng News  Jul 11  Comment 
University of Zurich (UZH) scientists say they have developed a technique that makes it possible to quickly test various drugs at the cellular level. The method sheds light on the effects of anticancer drugs and the defense mechanisms of cancer...
Financial Times  Jul 11  Comment 
Concerns that pharma is entering a period of diminishing returns are probably overdone
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 11  Comment 
Drug major Lupin today said it has expanded its collaboration with Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim for co-marketing two oral anti-diabetic drugs in I
GenEng News  Jul 10  Comment 
They’ve stopped dividing, yet they refuse to die. No, they’d rather persist in a zombie-like state, secreting pro-inflammatory factors, worsening age-related conditions, and accelerating aging itself. They are senescent cells, and getting rid...



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