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1 hr ago | Fox News

U.S. clears AstraZeneca over heart drug trial

The U.S. government has cleared AstraZeneca Plc over a major clinical trial used to win marketing approval for its important new heart drug Brilinta, following an investigation which had cast a shadow over its prospects.


Related Topix: Marketing, US News, Reuters, Pfizer, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

5 hrs ago | Windsor Beacon

Hospital: Calif. patient may have been exposed to Ebola

A hospital in northern California reports that it is treating a patient who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry

7 hrs ago | Pharmaceutical Processing

Aggressive Breast Cancer Biomarker Identified

Two Northwestern University scientists have identified a biomarker strongly associated with basal-like breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that is resistant to many types of chemotherapy.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Science / Technology, Bioinformatics, CPU

7 hrs ago | SFGate

New biotech company will develop lupus treatment from Buck Institute

A new company, Mount Tam Biotechnologies , will develop a potential lupus treatment and other compounds under an exclusive license with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, the organizations said Monday.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medicine, Lupus, Health

10 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Allergan Seeks Deal With Salix To Fend Off Valeant: WSJ

Botox maker Allergan Inc has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd and at least one other company about a potential takeover in a bid to avert the $53 billion hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, the Wall Street Journal said.


Related Topix: Allergan, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Raleigh, NC

14 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Renewed Investor Appetite in Biotech Innovation Means Strong...

The seventh annual BioPharm America international life science partnering conference will be held September 22-24 at Boston Marriott Copley Place in the center of Boston's historic Back Bay.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

16 hrs ago | Business Journal

Oncothyreon cancer drug test in Japan shows 'no treatment effect,' stock falls

Bellevue biotech Oncothyreon Inc. said a test of its lung cancer drug in Japan "did not meet its primary endpoint of an improvement in overall survival, and no treatment effect was seen."


Related Topix: Medicine, Biomira, Healthcare Industry, Health, Lung Cancer

20 hrs ago | Chemical Online

Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant To The Institute For...

Micromeritics' Instrument Grant Committee has recently selected its latest grant recipient.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Switzerland, World News, Chemistry, Science

22 hrs ago | Freshnews

TNI BioTech Inc., provides 2nd Notice of Annual Meeting September 4, 2014

TNI BioTech, Inc. a biotechnology company pioneering the manufacturing and marketing of innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases in emerging nations, announced today that the Company is providing a second notice of TNI BioTech's annual meeting of September 4, 2014.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Marketing

Mon Aug 18, 2014

HPV vaccine is safe and effective reports long-term study

The quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine protects against the two types of HPV that have the highest risk of cancer and two types that cause genital warts.


Related Topix: Merck , Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Business Journal

Summer's biotech bright spot: Seattle Genetics

Bothell-based Seattle Genetics has emerged as a bright spot in the region's beleaguered biotech industry, with new drug trials and optimism from investors.


Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Seattle Genetics, Genetics

Bioscience Technology

CDC Scientist Kept Quiet About Flu Blunder

A government scientist kept silent about a potentially dangerous lab blunder and revealed it only after workers in another lab noticed something fishy, according to an internal investigation.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Athens, GA, Clarke County, GA

Information Technology

NIH Awards Sedia Biosciences $195,490 SBIR Grant for Rapid HIV-1 Incidence Assay

Sedia Biosciences Corporation announced today that it has received a Notice of Award from the National Institutes of Health for a Small Business Innovation Research Grant to develop a Rapid HIV-1 Incidence Assay that will determine recency of HIV-1 infection in as little as 20 minutes from less than a single drop of blood.


Related Topix: National Institutes of Health, Healthcare Industry, Small Business, Personal Finance, Infectious Diseases, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Business Journal

Bristol-Myers Squibb targets major block of space in East Cambridge

Bristol-Myers Squibb is vetting several property options in East Cambridge, increasingly the office and lab market of choice for many of the largest life sciences companies in the world.


Related Topix: Bristol Myers Squibb, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Bloomsbury Publishing, Publishing, Media, Medarex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pharmaceuticals, Waltham, MA

WYMG-FM Springfield

Concern about Antibiotics on the Farm

Antibiotic resistance that can turn treatable bacterial diseases into potentially deadly infections may be "the next pandemic," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law

The Medina Gazette

Parents urged to vaccinate their schoolchildren

The Ohio Department of Health and local medical officials are urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year.


Related Topix: Ohio, Vaccinations, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Mumps

Chemical & Engineering News

Mannkind Gets A Deal With Sanofi

The drug company MannKind has signed up Sanofi as a partner to sell Afrezza, the inhaled insulin it has long labored to get to market.


Related Topix: MannKind, Medicine, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Danbury, CT, Diabetes, Health

Sun Aug 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Having a heart attack? HCA hospitals hope you'll think of them

Having a heart attack in Pinellas County? HCA Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain, is making a pitch it hopes you'll remember in a time of emergency.


Related Topix: Heart Attack, Health, Pinellas County, FL, Healthcare Technologies, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Tampa, FL, Clearwater, FL


'Plantibodies' drugs advance as big pharma stands aside

Biotech drug production techniques based on plants, which may prove to be faster, higher yielding and cheaper than current methods using mammalian cells, haven't caught on with the biggest pharmaceutical companies.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Metal, Genetics, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Detroit Free Press

Hundreds of bioterror lab mishaps cloaked in secrecy

A scientist in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measures the growth of a bird flu virus in one of the agency's labs.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Bird Flu, Health, Influenza, Agriculture, Science, Cholera


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