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Archive for August, 2010

Shasun to develop Nanoparticle Biochem’s nano drug NBI-29 for prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 14:31

India's Shasun Pharmaceuticals has entered into a collaboration with Nanoparticle Biochem, Inc. (NBI) to develop a nanoparticle radioactive medicine NBI-29 to treat prostate cancer.

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OGX-011 doubles life expectancy in advanced prostate cancer patients

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 14:28

OGX-011, an experimental anti-clusterin agent, could almost double the life expectancy of patients with advanced prostate cancer, says a Canadian study.

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India’s biotech market to touch $8 bn by 2015 growing at 20% yearly: CII-Yes Bank report

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 14:07

India's biotechnology sector is expected to touch as much as $8 billion growing at a pace of 20% per annum for the next five years, says a recent survey report  titled 'India Life Sciences: Vision 2015' prepared by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Yes Bank Knowledge Report .

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New oral pill CH-4051 shows great promise in rheumatoid arthritis

Monday, August 30, 2010 20:45

CH-4051, an oral therapy to treat rheumatoid arthritis developed by Chelsea Therapeutics, has shown promise in early phase trials.

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India’s Glenmark to test new pain drug GRC 17536 on humans by 2011

Monday, August 30, 2010 20:10

India's Glenmark Pharma may soon start human testing of its a new pain drug lead compound code-named GRC 17536, the company announced.

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Zydus, Natco launch hepatitis B drug entecavir at half of Baraclude’s cost in India

Monday, August 30, 2010 12:48

Low-cost generic versions of Baraclude (entecavir) for the hepatitis B treatment have been launched by 2 more Indian companies, indicating a possible reduction in prices.

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More school going teenagers quit smoking in US

Monday, August 30, 2010 12:38

Teenage smokers have been declining sharply in the US in the recent years by more than 10% among the high schoolers since the 10 years, says a government study.

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Tasimelteon could provide better sleep for totally blind people: Vanda

Saturday, August 28, 2010 7:32

Tasimelteon, an investigational drug being tested by Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc, could help totally blind people sleep better.

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Daily aspirin reduces complications linked to blood pressure in pregnancy: NICE

Friday, August 27, 2010 21:20

A small daily dose of upto 75 mg of aspirin can significantly reduce hypertension-related complications like pre-eclampsia, recommends the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

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Pneumococcal vaccine PCV7 brings down pneumonia hospitalizations

Friday, August 27, 2010 21:03

PCV7, a vaccine against seven strains of bacteria causing pneumococcal disease, may bring down cases of bacterial pneumonia in babies, a new study has found.

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