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Prokarium Ltd, Release: New Vaccine For Chlamydia To Use Synthetic Biology

SynbiCITE funds Prokarium to complete pre-clinical development Keele and London, UK, 3rd August 2015 / Sciad Newswire / Prokarium Ltd, a biotechnology company developing transformational oral vaccines, today announced new funding from SynbiCITE, the UK’s Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Synthetic Biology. The £498k project is funded at £377k from SynbiCITE and £121k from Prokarium […]

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STEM CELLS Translational Medicine Release: Cartilage Regeneration By Stem Cells Could Lead To Ultimate Knee And Hip Replacements

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — A study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine shows the promise of stem cells for growing new cartilage to replace the tissue damaged by osteoarthritis or injury. That’s good news for the rapidly growing number of people undergoing knee and hip replacements each year nearly a million […]

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Shionogi, Inc.’s Naldemedine Meets Endpoints In Phase III Study

OSAKA, Japan and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Shionogi today announced that once-daily naldemedine met its primary and secondary endpoints in a phase III study (COMPOSE II) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Naldemedine is an investigational, oral, peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA). […]

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As Obamacare Takes Hold, Unpaid Hospital Bills Vanish

As hospital operators begin to report second period earnings — the sixth consecutive quarter of new revenue from once uninsured patients — the number and size of unpaid medical bills continues to fall thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The health law last year began to provide subsidized private health insurance coverage on public exchanges […]

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China to expand medical insurance for major illnesses

China will expand medical insurance to cover all critical illnesses for all urban and rural residents by the end of the year, the cabinet said on Sunday, the latest step in a plan to fix a healthcare system that has sparked public discontent. The State Council said 50 percent of the medical costs will be […]

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Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires’, which officials have called unusual, is now more than five times the number […]

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