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  • STAT Plus: There’s a fight brewing in Congress over pharma’s patents
    on June 18, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    An insider's guide to the politics and policy of health care. […]

  • U.S. preschoolers growing less obese, data show, in latest sign of improvement
    on June 18, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less obese, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren't a fluke. […]

  • Gene linked to cannabis abuse
    on June 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have an increased risk of cannabis abuse. […]

  • Qiagen launches one-stop antimicrobial resistance database alongside CDC commitment
    on June 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    In the face of growing international concerns over antimicrobial resistance, Qiagen has launched a one-stop shop that compiles publicly available genomic data, scientific literature and phenotypic information on potential superbugs. […]

  • J&J leads $7M round for German digital health co. Cara Care
    on June 18, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Cara Care, a digital health startup focused on digestive diseases, raised $7 million to bring its mobile app to more patients, primarily in the U.S. […]

  • STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Roche hits milestone with personalized cancer drug; data on a fountain of youth drug
    on June 18, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Unity Biotechnology, a biotech focused on developing drugs that address what it says is a fundamental mechanism of aging, released the first human data on its first experimental drug, a […]

  • VBI tanks after missing secondary goal in GSK head-to-head trial
    on June 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    VBI Vaccines’ hepatitis B candidate Sci-B-Vac has mostly matched GlaxoSmithKline’s Engerix-B in a phase 3 trial, but investors zeroed in on the failure to achieve a secondary objective and sent VBI’s stock down 66%. […]

  • Superbugs Thought to be Invincible Can Succumb to Antibiotic Combinations
    on June 18, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Studies by scientists at Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center suggest that heteroresistance is widespread among hard-to-treat multidrug-resistant bacteria, but may be diagnosed as antibiotic susceptibility or outright resistance. In vitro experiments and tests in live mice showed how antibiotics that are ineffective when used singly, can effectively kill otherwise deadly heteroresistant strains when used in combination. The post Superbugs Thought to be Invincible Can Succumb to Antibiotic Combinations appeared first on GEN - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. […]

  • AstraZeneca spinout Viela bags $75M as FDA filing nears
    on June 18, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    AstraZeneca spinout Viela Bio has raised $75 million to take anti-CD19 antibody inebilizumab toward approval. The series B round comes 16 months after Viela broke free from AstraZeneca with six drugs and $250 million in funding. […]

  • Lyme Disease’s Arthritis Inflammation Trigger Identified
    on June 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Investigators at Virginia Tech believe they have discovered one of the molecules shed by the microbes that mediates the host inflammatory response. Findings from the new study—just published in PNAS through an article entitled “Borrelia burgdorferi peptidoglycan is a persistent antigen in patients with Lyme arthritis”—could help pave the way for novel therapeutics to relieve many patients of the joint paint associated with Lyme disease. The post Lyme Disease’s Arthritis Inflammation Trigger Identified appeared first on GEN - Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. […]