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Heart chip beats toward better drug screening, personalized medicine

  BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Bioengineers in California have developed a system that allows human heart cells to function outside the body, a development that could potentially prove a powerful tool   for drug development as well as pave the way toward personalizing treatments for patients with heart conditions.    “It is the first demonstration of […]

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Experimental Drug That May Repair Nerve Damage in MS Moves Forward

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April […]

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WHO demands disclosure of all clinical trial results

A person holds pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Reuters/Srdjan Zivulovic (Reuters) – The World Health Organization called on Tuesday for the release of clinical trial results for all drugs, vaccines and medical devices – whatever the result – in the latest salvo against the withholding of […]

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REGiMMUNE Announces Collaboration With JDRF and Pfizer Inc. for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Promoting Regulatory T-Cells

Antigen-Specific Immunotherapy to Potentially Prevent or Delay Diabetes in Preclinical Model TOKYO, JAPAN–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2015) – REGiMMUNE Corporation (RGI) and JDRF today announced a partnership, along with financial assistance and scientific expertise from Pfizer Inc., for a research collaboration to develop an antigen-specific immunotherapy utilizing RGI’s proprietary αGalCer/liposome platform for immunological tolerance for […]

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Biogen Presents New Anti-LINGO-1 Phase 2 Acute Optic Neuritis Data Demonstrating Neurological Repair

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced detailed results from the Phase 2 RENEW study of anti-LINGO-1 in acute optic neuritis (AON) – the first clinical study to demonstrate remyelination (the formation of new myelin on axons) following an inflammatory injury in humans. These data will be presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the […]

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Divorce tied to increased heart attack risk

  (Reuters Health) – Women who have been divorced once, or men who have been divorced at least twice, are more likely to have a heart attack than people who get and stay married, according to a new study. “The negative health consequences of divorce have been known for some time,” said lead author Matthew […]

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Celprogen Introduces a Novel Pharmacological Inhibitor CEP1430 for Human Pancreatic Cancer Patients

TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Celprogen Inc., a leader in the Stem Cell Research and Therapeutics industry for the development of stem cell technologies for regenerative medicine, today announced that they have developed a novel pharmacological Inhibitor CEP1430 synthetic molecule that is capable of inhibiting the growth and proliferation of the human pancreatic cancer tumor. This molecule can […]

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FDA Advisory Committee Reviews Takeda’s Alogliptin EXAMINE Cardiovascular Safety Outcomes Trial

DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, (“Takeda”) today announced that members of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) of the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened to review one of the first cardiovascular (CV) outcomes trials (CVOT) […]

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GeoVax to Seek Dual Pathway for Advancing Its HIV Preventive Vaccine

Strategy Intended to Accelerate Development of an HIV Vaccine for the Americas and Western Europe ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2015) – GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing innovative human vaccines for Ebola and HIV using its novel platform technology, today announced its intention to pursue a dual pathway for advancing its […]

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NorthShore University HealthSystem Launches Comprehensive Center for Personalized Medicine, Ushering in New Era in Medical Care

Trailblazing Initiative to Treat and Prevent Illness Based on Patient’s Genetic, Biologic Makeup EVANSTON, IL–(Marketwired – April 14, 2015) – NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) today launched one of the most comprehensive personalized medicine programs in the country that utilizes an individual’s health history and DNA to better predict, prevent and diagnose certain diseases, and develop […]

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