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From gene editing to death traps, Seattle scientists innovate in race to end malaria

The world has made huge strides against malaria since 2000, with death rates plunging by 60 percent and at least six million lives saved globally, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet efforts to end one of the world’s deadliest diseases – which killed an estimated 438,000 people in 2015 – are under threat as mosquitoes become increasingly resistant to measures such as insecticide-treated bednets and anti-malarial drugs.

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Industry funded studies do not find sweet drinks linked to obesity, diabetes

Do sugar-sweetened beverages like soda and fruit drinks cause obesity and diabetes? The answer may depend on who funds the research asking the question.

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Using, and even just thinking about portable media may disrupt kids’ sleep

Children and teens with access to tablets and smartphones at night do not get enough sleep and are sleepier during the day, whether or not they use the devices, according to a new review.

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Celgene Eyes $6 Billion in New Business

Only a month ago, Sean Williams of The Motley Fool noted that Celgene was a company whose stocks were running a little low, but was likely to explode. There are many reasons, but today Stephen Simpson, also writing for The Motley Fool, outlines how the company’s immunology and inflammation (I&I) efforts could bring in $6 billion in new revenue.

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Mylan’s Meda AB to Shutter U.S. HQ, 94 Jobs Gone

Two months after completing its $7.2 billion acquisition of Meda, Mylan is terminating 94 employees and shuttering the Swedish company’s N.J. headquarters.

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FDA Spurns RA Drug Over Plant Deficiencies

A Complete Response Letter was issued by the U.S. FDA regarding the BLA for sarilumab, a rheumatoid arthritis drug being co-developed by Regeneron and Sanofi.

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Third Rock Ventures Raises $616 Million Fund IV

Third Rock Ventures LLC announced the closing of Third Rock Ventures IV LP (“Fund IV”), raising $616 million in an oversubscribed fund. With Fund IV, the firm will continue to execute on its strategy of creating innovative healthcare companies to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families.

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An essay on snark, literary critique, and hipster douchebags

(Reprinted coming from the Chicago Facility for Literature and Photography. I am just an original writer on this essay, along with the proprietor of CCLaP; it is not necessarily currently being reprinted here unlawfully.) Typical site visitors I’m sure chances are have captured to how I really like to glance at the creating routine here […]

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One in seven children suffer high air pollution: UNICEF

Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said.

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St. Jude halts one of its pacemaker implants

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said it has notified doctors to stop implants of one of its cardiac pacemakers, citing reports of problems with electronic data reporting caused by a battery malfunction that could put patients at risk.

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