Drugmaking behemoth Pfizer Inc. (PFE) had some important information hidden in between the layers Of its first quarter conference call, said a columnist at The Motley Fool on Wednesday, and investors would be wise to take a closer look before parsing out the company’s value. Pfizer had two major updates that could significantly impact its […]

(Reuters) – The 2015 NFL Draft class has now been welcomed into the league, one that could grow safer as their careers unfold through new-age research into identifying concussions. Following a final settlement of a lawsuit brought by former players over concussions that could cost the league $1 billion, and a stunning retirement by a […]

Pivotal COMPASS Trial Reveals Positive Results Through Two Years for Novel Micro-Stent MENLO PARK, CA–(Marketwired – May 5, 2015) –  Transcend Medical, Inc. announced today its intent to file a premarket approval (PMA) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the CyPass® Micro-Stent, a novel minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) implant. The […]

As Presented by Mirna Therapeutics at the 2015 AACR Meeting, Data for a SMARTICLES-Formulated miRNA Mimic Demonstrated Effective Delivery to White Blood Cells BOTHELL, WA–(Marketwired – May 5, 2015) – Marina Biotech, Inc. (OTCQB: MRNA), a leading nucleic acid-based drug discovery and development company focused on rare diseases, announced today that its SMARTICLES® delivery platform […]

ST. LOUIS and NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — EndoStim, a medical device company developing lower esophageal sphincter (LES) stimulation therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) announced long-term, 3-year, positive safety and efficacy results. The results demonstrated an excellent control of reflux symptoms of both heartburn and regurgitation and the “gold-standard” esophageal acid […]

For more than 200 years physicians have been trying to figure out how and when to use the heart drug digoxin.  Although it has a narrow therapeutic window and potentially dangerous interactions with other drugs, it is endorsed by current guidelines and widely given to patients with heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF). However, there […]

A new Phase 2 pilot study shows that giving spores of a non-toxic C. difficile bacteria by mouth is effective in stopping repeated bouts of C. diff infection, a major complication of hospitalization. While C. diff infections used to cause an unpleasant but generally benign illness with repeated bouts of diarrhea, there has been a […]

Fructose has, in recent years, become almost another f-word to avoid using, as it’s been implicated in certain health concerns, from metabolic problems to impaired cognitive function. Now, a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that fructose may “make” the brain find high-calorie foods more appealing. In fact, so seductive are high-calorie foods […]

(Reuters Health) – Child abuse survivors who find stable romantic relationships as adults may also find that these relationships help protect against depression, a study suggests. Researchers followed a group of 485 young adults in Rochester, New York, for 12 years to see how exposure to neglect or maltreatment during childhood would influence their ability […]

(Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday it had submitted a gene therapy for approval in Europe, becoming the first big drugmaker to seek marketing authorization for the technology to fix faulty genes. Reuters reported last week that the move was imminent. It marks the latest sign of a renaissance in gene therapy after some disastrous […]