Novo petitions FDA to require copies of Victoza to conduct clinical trials With one drugmaker already trying to pry patent protection off of Novo Nordisk’s blockbuster Victoza before its 2022 expiration, the insulin specialist has taken new steps to deter copies. The Danish drugmaker has filed a citizen petition arg...Find More
Friedreich's ataxia is one of the rare inherited nervous system disorder which causes movement abnormalities like slowed voluntary movement leading to gait disturbance and decreased coordination. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that worsens gradually with time. In 18...Find More
Natural killer cells are a type of lymphocytes and are key components of the innate immune system. They are highly specific predators that play a major role in the host rejection of both tumors and virally infected cells. NK cells are derived from the common lymphoid progenitor cells (lymphoblasts), which also gener...Find More
The government of UK announced an extra £4.7 billion (US$6.1 billion) into research and development (R&D) by 2020–21, which allayed the fears of many UK scientists which had erupted ahead of Brexit. In this announcement, the biggest winner will be an innovation agency, Innovate UK. Previously known as Technology...Find More
The Chinese government is going on the offensive against scientists who dupe journals by creating fraudulent reviews of submitted papers. A coalition of agencies led by the science ministry announced on 14 June that the government would suspend the grants of researchers involved in such fraud, which surfaced earlier...Find More
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by microbes, such as bacteria, by overcoming the body's immune defenses in the urinary tract. They can affect different parts of the urinary tract which includes the kidneys, bladder, tubes that run between them and the tube from the bladder out of the body. The predominant...Find More
French scientists say they’re relieved and happy that their country’s next president will be Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former civil servant and economy minister who swept to victory in elections on 7 May. Macron intends to make cuts to public spending but has said he will ring-fence the budgets for research and...Find More
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is a major Herpes virus infection, which is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide among congenitally infected newborns, HIV/AIDS patients and transplant recipients. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 80,000 cases of CMV infecti...Find More
Apoptosis and necrosis are considered to be distinct modes of cell death; however, apoptosis can progress to secondary necrosis if apoptotic cells are not efficiently removed by phagocytic cells. Secondary necrosis was thought to be unregulated and to occur through passive cell swelling. However, research shows that...Find More
CDC study reveals Zika virus replicates in foetal brain and placentas Study conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the Zika virus replicates in the brain tissues of infants with microcephaly and persists in foetal brains and placentas of women who suffered pregnancy lo...Find More
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