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Pharma Industry / Biotech Industry News From Medical News Today

The pharmaceutical and biotech Industry continues to evolve and change on a seemingly daily basis. Depending on their size and strategy, pharma companies may conduct extensive research in-house, or they may seek to license promising drugs from academia, o

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Encouraging signs for potential new antibiotic

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, reveals strong evidence that the first in a new class of antibiotic is as effective as an established antimicrobial agent in the...

New antibiotic from bacteria found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' like MRSA according to scientists.

Bacterium from coal mine fire could aid drug targeting

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Chemists scouring Appalachia for exotic microorganisms that could yield blockbuster drugs have reported a unique find from the smoldering remains of a coal mine fire that's burned for nearly a...

Unearthing immune responses to common drugs

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Australian researchers are a step closer to understanding immune sensitivities to well-known, and commonly prescribed, medications.

Scientists aim to reduce animals killed in drug testing

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Method for monitoring obesity-caused inflammation could save lives both inside and outside the lab.

Scientists step closer to developing new drug in fight against antimicrobial resistance

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have for the first time determined the molecular structure of a new antibiotic which could hold the key to tackling drug resistant bacteria.

Delays in access to new cancer medicines and unjustifiable price rises for old ones disadvantage patients unnecessarily

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Cancer patients are living longer and in many cases the disease is becoming chronic rather than acute.

Scientists determine a molecular mechanism of action for their anti-cancer therapeutic candidate

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

An international team of scientists, including MIPT researchers, has defined the way their promising anti-cancer molecules work.

Spanish scientists create a 3D bioprinter to print human skin

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, in...

Financial ties between researchers and drug industry linked to positive trial results

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Financial ties between researchers and companies that make the drugs they are studying are independently associated with positive trial results, suggesting bias in the evidence base, concludes a...

New tsri method could turbocharge drug discovery, protein research

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has developed a versatile new method that should enhance the discovery of new drugs and the study of proteins.

White fat converted to 'good' brown fat with anticancer drug

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a drug used to treat a form of skin cancer converted white fat into beneficial brown fat and reduced weight gain in mice.

Bacterial protein structure could aid development of new antibiotics

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Bacterial cells have an added layer of protection, called the cell wall, that animal cells don't.

'We could make that!' - Chance meeting leads to creation of antibiotic spider silk

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at The University of Nottingham has developed a technique to produce chemically functionalised spider silk that can be tailored to applications used in drug...

New insight for developing more effective drugs to combat inflammatory bowel disease

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Could a narcolepsy drug help combat food addiction?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers found that a prescription drug used to treat narcolepsy reduced impulsivity in men, which is considered a driver of food addiction and obesity.

Bioinformatics brings to light new combinations of drugs to fight breast cancer

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In spite of the many drugs available to treat breast cancer, resistance continues to be a problem.

Scripps Florida scientists discover new natural source of potent anti-cancer drugs

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed an efficient process to rapidly discover new "enediyne natural products" from soil microbes that could be...

New oral therapy VENCLYXTO (venetoclax) receives marketing authorisation for patients with difficult-to-treat, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, announced that the European Commission (EC) has authorised VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) as a first-in-class, oral, once-daily medicine that selectively...

New Parkinson's drug heralded as breakthrough

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Although the treatment of Parkinson's disease has not seen any major advances for decades, MSDC-0160, a diabetes drug, could signal a revolution.

Map of drugs reveals uncharted waters in search for new treatments

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have created a map of all 1,578 licensed drugs and their mechanisms of action - as a means of identifying 'uncharted waters' in the search for future treatments.

Alzheimer's: Are we on the right path to new drugs?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Following the news that Alzheimer's drug solanezumab has failed clinical trials, we look at whether researchers are on the right track for new treatments

Survey of New York City soil uncovers medicine-making microbes

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Microbes have long been an invaluable source of new drugs. And to find more, we may have to look no further than the ground beneath our feet.

Researcher suggests kratom may have medical benefit as opioid alternative

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A delayed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ban on kratom would stifle scientific understanding of the herb's active chemical components and documented pharmacologic properties if implemented...

Experts call for fair vaccine pricing, not 'random acts of charity'

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Drug companies should stop using donations to atone those who cannot afford expensive vaccines and instead lower prices, argue experts in The BMJ.