Belgium-based UCB hit the mark in the company’s Phase III clinical trial assessing zilucoplan as a potential treatment for adults with generalized myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disease. Vanda Pharmaceuticals’ late-stage study of tradipitant as a treatment for the symptoms of gastroparesis, a digestive disorder, failed to meet the trial’s primary endpoint.

While food shortage and malnutrition have been a common scenario throughout human history, the worldwide public health crisis caused by the epidemic of obesity is relatively recent.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published what they are calling a “first of its kind study” that found a possible direct link between neurodegenerative diseases and the herpesvirus.

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug from Roche and AC Immune failed to slow cognitive and functional decline in a clinical trial, the Swiss companies said, in a fresh setback to efforts to fight the fatal dementia-causing disease.

Critically ill Covid-19 patients recovered rapidly from respiratory failure after three days of treatment with RLF-100, a therapy granted fast-track designation in the United States, two drug companies said on Sunday.

Japanese drug-discovery company PeptiDream Inc. will collaborate with Merck & Co. in developing COVID-19 therapies.

Ligandal is reportedly the only company developing a prospective “antidote” and vaccine in a single platform for COVID-19, with an approach that could actually help eliminate the virus from an already-infected host, while also bolstering the immune response.

A recap of business developments from life sciences companies around the world, including U.K.-based Vaccitech Limited and the University of Oxford touting positive safety and efficacy trends in a mid-stage prostate cancer study.

Harmony Biosciences snagged approval from the U.S. FDA for the company’s first commercial product, a treatment for narcolepsy.

Merck agreed to acquire Tilos, a privately held biopharma company developing therapeutics targeting the latent TGFβ complex for the treatment of cancer, fibrosis and autoimmune diseases.