27 September 2018
Scientists of Sechenov University took part in creation of cancer nanotechnology enables targeted delivery of substantial payloads of drugs to cancer sites with concomitant reduction of side effects due to the lesser accumulation in the critical organs.
26 September 2018
The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global pharmaceutical companies by Market Cap (Mcap) for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q2), compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2018 (Q1), have been analyzed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
26 September 2018
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (Minpromtorg) plans to establish its own venture investment fund by the end of the year to support science-intensive projects in medicine.
31 October 2018
Scientists from Eli Lilly and Company, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, USA) and Sema4 (Stamford, USA) released results from a proof-of-concept study demonstrating that patient-derived cells offer a more effective approach for assessing drug response than conventional methods.
30 October 2018
Researchers at the University of California San Diego (USA) have developed an approach that uses machine learning to identify and predict which genes make infectious bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The approach was tested on strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis – the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans. It identified 33 known and 24 new antibiotic resistance genes in these bacteria.
29 October 2018
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has been widely studied because of its potential therapeutic applications, but limitations in the number of locations on the genome it can target remain a major drawback. Now scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have identified a new Cas9 enzyme that they say can help CRISPR reach more gene mutations.
26 October 2018
Pfizer has followed through on its pledge to divest a hunk of its neuroscience R&D, spinning several programs into a new company called Cerevel Therapeutics backed by $350 million in venture funding. Pfizer is contributing a trio of clinical-stage drug candidates—including a Parkinson’s therapy due to start phase 3 testing next year—plus a clutch of earlier-stage programs, while Bain Capital and affiliates stumped up the initial funding.