Study reveals structure of potential drug target in neurological conditions

Study reveals structure of potential drug target in neurological conditions

Researchers at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have revealed the atomic-level structure of a protein that could serve as a promising new drug target for the treatment of neurological conditions such as bipolar disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. TRPM2 is absolutely critical for healthy function but, until today, we were missing key insights into its […]

Merck, Accenture team with Amazon to develop a research platform for early-stage drug development

Merck, Accenture team with Amazon to develop a research platform for early-stage drug development

Accenture and Merck (known as MSD outside the US and Canada) are collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch a cloud-based informatics research platform. “Ultimately, we are trying to help our customers use technology to improve productivity, efficiency, and innovation in drug discovery in research,”​ Brad Michel, managing director of Accenture Scientific Informatics Services […]

Potential new drug target for lung squamous cell cancer discovered

Potential new drug target for lung squamous cell cancer discovered

Researchers have identified a lung squamous cell cancer (LUSC) oncogene called BCL11A that has the potential for drug targeting, according to a study published in Nature Communications. “Platinum-based chemotherapy remains the first-line treatment for LUSC, and although the recent FDA approval of necitumumab in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy for metastatic LUSC has shown positive signs, […]

Scientist.com Adds Experienced Drug Hunter Mark Herbert to Management Team

Scientist.com Adds Experienced Drug Hunter Mark Herbert to Management Team

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 25, 2018–Scientist.com, the life science industry’s leading online marketplace for outsourced research, announced today the appointment of Mark Herbert to its senior leadership team. As the company’s chief business officer, he will focus on continuing the company’s rapid growth and expansion into new research areas and countries. This press release features multimedia. […]

AP Investigation: Drug Prices Continue to Rise Despite Trump Promise

AP Investigation: Drug Prices Continue to Rise Despite Trump Promise

What to Know Over the first seven months of the year, there were 96 price hikes for every price cut, the AP found. Drugmakers say they need to keep raising prices of existing drugs to pay for costly, lengthy research to develop new medicines 77 percent of Americans consider U.S. prescription drug costs “unreasonable.” President […]

GAO appoints seven new members to PCORI Board of Governors

GAO appoints seven new members to PCORI Board of Governors

The Government Accountability Office on Monday announced the appointment of seven new members to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. PCORI, an independent nonprofit organization established by Congress in 2010, funds research to provide patients, caregivers and clinicians with evidence-based information in order to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI’s new Board […]

New study disputes claims PrEP is leading to a rise in STI rates

New study disputes claims PrEP is leading to a rise in STI rates

A NEW study has challenged claims that a popular sex drug is causing a spike in sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Previous reports have linked the increase in STIs including gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and syphilis to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs. But the authors of a new study from the Williams Institute, a think tank […]

FDA Grants Myelo Therapeutics Orphan Drug Designation for Myelo001 as Treatment for Acute Radiation Syndrome

Myelo Therapeutics GmbH / FDA Grants Myelo Therapeutics Orphan Drug Designation for Myelo001 as Treatment for Acute Radiation Syndrome . Processed and transmitted by West Corporation. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. BERLIN, GERMANY, September 25, 2018 – Myelo Therapeutics GmbH announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration […]

Study Finds Junk Food Withdrawal Can Have Symptoms Similar To Drug Withdrawal

Study Finds Junk Food Withdrawal Can Have Symptoms Similar To Drug Withdrawal

New U.S. research has found that quitting junk food can produce similar withdrawal symptoms during the first week to those experienced when quitting drugs. Carried out by researchers at the University of Michigan and published in the journal Appetite, the study set out to investigate what withdrawal symptoms are experienced when people stop eating highly […]