Anima Biotech Announces an Exclusive Collaboration With Lilly for the Discovery and Development of Translation …

Anima Biotech Announces an Exclusive Collaboration With Lilly for the Discovery and Development of Translation …

BERNARDSVILLE, New Jersey, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Anima Biotech today announced an agreement with Lilly¬†for the discovery and development of translation inhibitors for several target proteins by using Anima’s Translation Control Therapeutics platform. The multi-year agreement is structured as an exclusive collaboration around several undisclosed Lilly targets. Anima will use its technology platform to […]

Cognition Drugs Market to See 8.7% Annual Growth Through 2022

Cognition Drugs Market to See 8.7% Annual Growth Through 2022

WELLESLEY, Mass., July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Concerns over neurodegeneration and exciting new research and development advancements are helping drive growth in the cognition and memory-enhancing drugs market, according to a report by BCC Research. Once used mainly by those suffering from memory loss, cognition drugs are now seeing increased use by students and […]

China to investigate vaccines after safety problem

China to investigate vaccines after safety problem

HONG KONG–Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for a government investigation into “the entire process chain of all vaccine production and sales,” after a drug company allegedly sold more than 250,000 doses that failed to meet safety standards. Shares of major local vaccine makers, including a Merck & Co. partner, tumbled Monday after Mr. Li’s statement […]

Finding drugs that are safe to take while pregnant

Finding drugs that are safe to take while pregnant

Pregnant women are excluded from trials of new medications for ethical reasons, which has led to growing uncertainty around the effects of drugs on the foetus. The thalidomide scandal of the 1950s and 1960s, when doctors prescribed the sedative to pregnant women to quell their morning sickness, has also highlighted the dangers of taking medications […]

Local man benefits from new cancer treatment

Local man benefits from new cancer treatment

Mickey Nunn mowed his grass this summer. That might not seem like much, but it was the first time in more than three years. The 66-year-old from a small town near Gadsden, Alabama, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008. It got worse over the years, and the traditional therapies were not working. He underwent […]

Two Artificial Intelligence Companies Partner to Take on DMD and Orphan Diseases

Two Artificial Intelligence Companies Partner to Take on DMD and Orphan Diseases

For many companies, artificial intelligence has become a key tool in drug development. Now, two companies that specialize in AI-backed drug development are teaming up to take on the rare disease known as Duchene Muscular Dystrophy. Rockville, Maryland-based Insilico¬†Medicine and A2A Pharmaceuticals, Inc. joined forces on a new venture called Consortium.AI. The new company will […]

FDA approves new single dose malaria drug

FDA approves new single dose malaria drug

A new drug called Krintafel (tafenoquine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to contribute greatly towards eliminating malaria, particularly in Asia and the Americas. Developed by GSK and Medicines for Malaria Venture with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Krintafel is the first new treatment for P. vivax […]

A troubling exit: Drug company ends antibiotics research

A troubling exit: Drug company ends antibiotics research

Imagine the coast-to-coast consternation if major defense contractors announced one by one that they would no longer build the next generation of fighter jets, tanks or missiles. Congressional hearings would be immediate and the consensus widespread on taking action to ensure a steady supply of these critical national-defense components. The same level of alarm ought […]

V Foundation to host Answer for Cancer Symposium

V Foundation to host Answer for Cancer Symposium

Researchers from leading cancer centers nationwide will discuss the latest advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Answer for Cancer Research Symposium on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., in the Barrel Room, V Marketplace in Yountville. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is part of the 20th annual V […]

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