ChemoCentryx Inc. said on Friday the U.S. health agency approved the company’s lead drug for treating a rare, fatal autoimmune disease, sending the biopharmaceutical company’s shares up by more than 70 percent.

Europe’s drug regulator on June 11 identified another rare blood condition as a potential side effect of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine and said it was looking into cases of heart inflammation after inoculation with all coronavirus shots.

Roche announced topline data from two identical Phase III trials (TENAYA and LUCERNE) of faricimab in neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), with both studies hitting their primary endpoint.

A study published in the Nov. 2 edition of Cell suggests that pancreatic cancer cells avoid starvation by signaling to nerves, which encourages them to grow into dense tumors and release the nutrients the cells need to survive.

The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. reinstated a 2017 jury verdict against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, ordering the company to pay GlaxoSmithKline $235.5 million in a 13-year-old induced patent infringement case.

Anthos Therapeutics is developing next-generation anticoagulants that do not have the bleeding risks that current blood thinners have.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

A review of some recently published scientific studies includes one for antihistamines and similar compounds that might slow down Huntington’s disease.

A Phase III trial is planned after promising results were revealed from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for MK-6482 in advanced clear cell kidney cancer.

First-time marathon runners can add years to their lives and reap the health rewards of lower blood pressure and healthier arteries, even if they take on the challenge in mid-to-later life, research showed.