Month: June 2021

In this article REGN NTLA Gene-editing technology CRISPR reached a major milestone this past weekend, completing its first systemic delivery as a medicine to a human body. CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, effectively cuts genomes and slices DNA to treat genetic diseases. The latest breakthrough, the result of a trial between biotech
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Automotive-themed workshops that refer to doctor visits as “tune-ups” and nutritious food as “high-performance fuel” are showing promise as a strategy to better explain diabetes self-management to Mexican American men, an investigator has reported. The workshops, which started out in person and transitioned online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, have improved self-care behaviors among Mexican
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A research group from Tokyo has identified a correlation between children who exercise and benefits to cognitive functioning later in life. This study is the first to analyze brain structure and function as it relates to exercise in childhood and cognitive function in adulthood.  The research group, including Professor Toru Ishihara from Kobe University, began
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), identified as the causative agent of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, was first detected in Wuhan, China late December 2019. However, no effective drugs or treatment strategies have been developed since then to combat the complicated manifestations of disease that afflict individuals of all ages, health conditions
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“What are you?” asks the medical assistant as he checks me in for my COVID-19 swab. As a medical student, I am routinely tested for COVID-19. “What do you mean?” My chest tightens, warning me of what’s to come. He looks exasperated, hands hovering over his keyboard. “Look. Are you a man or woman? I
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The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Publicly available statistics about population demographics and culture can help governments prepare for the next pandemic. We have found that by using existing socio-demographic data from early COVID-19 hot spots, where there was a lot of information, officials could have predicted
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Mind and movement mentor Richie Norton joins Happiful’s podcast to talk about the kindness rebound, breathwork, yoga and lifting your vibe. Richie Norton is sitting on the floor of his home, cross-legged and beaming into the computer screen. Our podcast recording is a remote one, but I can feel the positivity coming off him in
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No link between fertility treatment and an increase in the risk for breast cancer was found in the largest study of the issue to date. This study “provides the evidence needed to reassure women and couples seeking fertility treatments,” commented senior author Sesh Sunkara, MD, a reproductive medicine specialist at King’s College London, London, United
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Niacinamide is an essential vitamin, but it is also used as an ingredient in some skincare products.  What is niacinamide in skincare, what is it used for, and what are the potential benefits? What is niacinamide in skincare? Niacinamide, also referred to as vitamin B3, is an essential vitamin that should be consumed regularly to
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INDIANAPOLIS, June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for donanemab, Eli Lilly and Company’s (NYSE: LLY) investigational antibody therapy for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The Breakthrough Therapy designation aims to expedite the development and review of drugs that are intended to treat a serious condition when preliminary clinical evidence indicates
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Treatment for Prevention of Cisplatin-Induced Ototoxicity Fennec Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application Resubmission for Pedmark Research Triangle Park, NC, June 22, 2021 – Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: FENC; TSX: FRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the resubmission of its
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FDA Approves Soaanz (torsemide) for Edema Treatment in Patients with Heart Failure and Renal Disease VIENNA, VA. (PRWEB) JUNE 21, 2021 Sarfez Pharmaceuticals announced today approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Virginia-based company’s New Drug Application for Soaanz, a once-a-day improved formulation of the loop diuretic torsemide. The approved drug
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It was a nagging mystery: A rare-disease expert at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh had found a successful treatment for two of the deadliest symptoms of one of the more common classes of rare diseases diagnosed by newborn screenings, but one symptom–painful episodes of muscle breakdown that land victims in intensive care–persisted. Today, the scientists
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Certain molecular changes in breast cancer genes occurred more often in metastatic disease, possibly suggesting new strategies for difficult-to-treat disease, according to initial data from an ongoing study. Matched tissue specimens from primary tumors and metastases showed higher rates of mutations in driver genes and variations in gene copy number in metastatic breast cancer (MBC).
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After staying indoors for months with barely making any plans because of the pandemic, it’s safe to say that even the most well-groomed gentlemen have gotten too comfortable with letting their hair grow. But as more and more people are getting vaccinated and meeting up with people is becoming more of a possibility, there’s no better time than now
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Researchers acknowledged that some of the factors contributing to the low proportion of minorities in the pediatric workforce may include educational disparities starting in primary or secondary school, such as underfunded schools and lack of educational resources. “Something I really appreciated about the paper is that this goes beyond a student stepping into medical school,
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In this article PFIZER-IN PFE Walgreens healthcare professionals pass to each other the Pfizer-BioNTec vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Victor Walchirk Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, February 22, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters LONDON — Mixing and matching the coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford generates a “robust” immune response against the virus,
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