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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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Many non-antibiotic drugs can alter gut bacteria

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals that many marketed non-antibiotic drugs affect the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance.

Targeting these brain cells may aid weight loss

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists may have found a new obesity treatment, after exploring mice's 'feed or flee' responses and finding that they could target the 'control switch.'

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that targeting the RET signaling pathway with metformin might offer a new way to stop the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer.

New drug could reduce hot flashes 'by 72 percent'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Fresh analysis of trial data finds that a new class of drug rapidly reduces severity and frequency of hot flashes and other symptoms in menopausal women.

Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Romidepsin, a compound that is already approved for treating cancer, reversed social deficits in a mouse model of autism by restoring gene expression.

Antidepressants: Do they really work?

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

The debate over whether antidepressants can really help to tackle depression has been rife. We take a closer look at the evidence.

Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons.

Alzheimer's: 'Triple-action' diabetes drug shows promise as treatment

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A type 2 diabetes drug that activates three growth factor receptors achieved significant reversal of memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

Progressive MS: Antidepressant identified as promising treatment

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

After screening hundreds of generic drugs, researchers find that clomipramine targets three drivers of progressive multiple sclerosis in mice and cells.

Diabetes: Synthetic beta cells could lead to skin patch treatment

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Artificial beta cells that release insulin when blood sugar levels rise above normal show promise as a future treatment for diabetes.

Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research conducted at Leiden has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do.

Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Discoveries and breakthroughs in multiple sclerosis research are building momentum, but just how close are we to finding a cure? We investigate.

'Accelerated approval' drugs: How well are they studied?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When an investigational prescription drug shows promise for treating a serious illness or filling an unmet medical need, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has special programs available to...

A new Botulinum Neurotoxin discovered - has the potential to treat a number of medical conditions

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The first new Botulinum Neurotoxin in almost half a century has been discovered by researchers at Stockholm University and Harvard Medical School.

Scientists stumble across new method of making antibiotics

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer researchers in the UK may have stumbled across a solution to reverse antibiotic drug resistance and stop infections like MRSA.

Study reveals how sex 'blindspot' could misdirect medical research

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The sex of animals frequently has an effect in biomedical research and therefore should be considered in the study of science, report an international team of scientists from the Wellcome Trust...

Characterising the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The first results from a functional genetic catalogue of the laboratory mouse has been shared with the biomedical research community, revealing new insights into a range of rare diseases and the...

Drug costs vary by more than 600% in study of 10 high-income countries

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of 10 high-income countries with universal health care, costs for prescription drugs in 6 of the largest categories of primary care medicines varied by more than 600%, according to...

New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant...

Making biological drugs with spider silk protein

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to synthesise lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk.

Neuroprosthetics: Recovering from injury using the power of your mind

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Medical News Today take a look at five neuroprosthetic devices that help people with sensory or motor disabilities to regain control over their lives.

Experimental technology monitors and maintains drug levels in the body

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As with coffee or alcohol, the way each person processes medication is unique. One person's perfect dose may be another person's deadly overdose.

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA?

Restricting pharmaceutical reps' marketing tactics changes physician prescribing behavior

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows that limiting how pharmaceutical sales representatives can market their products to physicians changes their drug prescribing behaviors.

Could fungi be a vast, untapped source of new antibiotics?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In scanning genomes of many fungal species, scientists find over 1,000 molecular pathways that might yield a large variety of antibiotics and other drugs.