healthcare

September 17, 2020

  • First clinical study to evaluate novel combination blocking KRAS G12C and its activator SOS1 to potentially increase the therapeutic benefit for lung and colorectal cancer patients
  • Study is based on preclinical evidence suggesting synergistic effect of KRAS G12C and SOS1 inhibition

Boehringer Ingelheim and Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) today announced a clinical collaboration to evaluate the combination of BI 1701963, a SOS1::pan-KRAS inhibitor blocking KRAS independent of mutation type, and MRTX849, a KRAS G12C selective inhibitor in patients with solid tumors that harbor the KRAS G12C mutation. The collaboration will investigate the potential of this combination to provide more"...

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September 16, 2020

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced the addition of premier keynotes and other business, healthcare and government executive speakers for its Autumn 2020 “COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery” virtual leadership summit to be held October 14-15, 2020, covering the path forward amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson joins presidential advisor and Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Dr. Anthony Fauci and renowned neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta as keynote speakers. Additional speakers, including a world leader, will be announced at a later date. To register for this leadership event, please visit Everbridge’s event registration page. Everbridge’s two-day event will feature C-level speakers from many of the world’s leading organizations including Accenture, Aviva, Capital One, the CDC Foundation, Fortinet, Houston Methodist Hospital, Humana, Invesco, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), the Office of National Commission of Police in Iceland, Siemens and more. Speakers will present lessons learned related to how business, healthcare and government organizations brought people back to workspaces, school and healthcare campuses, and public places; offer......

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September 16, 2020

With World Wellness Weekend due to be celebrated on the 19th and 20th of September, Sharjah Ladies Club announced that they will be participating in the event for the second time with a range of both physical and virtual activities. Sharjah Ladies Club aims to bring women towards one goal by empowering and inspiring them to lead a healthier lifestyle, as well as providing opportunities to develop their skills and relax in world-class facilities while taking all safety precautions.

Now in its fourth year, World Wellness Weekend was created to promote wellbeing and a more active lifestyle, encouraging people to think about their physical and mental"...

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September 16, 2020

Takeda, one of the world's leading global biopharmaceutical companies, has joined forces with some of the world's leading plasma companies to focus on developing a hyperimmune globulin in the worldwide fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

Spearheading the Covid fight from its brand-new Dubai address and also the headquarters for India, CIS, the Middle East, including Turkey & Africa (ICMEA), Takeda said the CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance is an unparalleled partnership.

Tracing"...

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September 15, 2020

The UAE has authorised the emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine, making it available to those who are most at risk of catching Covid-19.

The decision will protect the people on the first line of defence and protect them from any danger that they may be exposed to due to the nature of their work, said Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, reported Wam news agency.

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September 14, 2020

  • Results presented at the 33rd ECNP Congress from a 12-week, placebo-controlled Phase II trial demonstrated BI 425809 has met its primary endpoint1,2
  • Trial results, together with an ongoing combination Phase II study of BI 425809 and adjunctive computerized cognitive training, add to the body of evidence for Boehringer Ingelheim’s schizophrenia research program3
  • Cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS) has a significant negative impact on daily functioning and remains a focus for Boehringer Ingelheim’s research across several neuropsychiatric disorders

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the results from a 12-week, placebo-controlled Phase II trial,"...

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September 14, 2020

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced results from the Phase 3 TOURMALINE-MM2 trial evaluating the addition of NINLARO™ (ixazomib) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone versus lenalidomide and dexamethasone plus placebo in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant. These data will be presented at the virtual scientific meeting of the Society of Hematologic Oncology"...

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September 14, 2020

After an exhaustive two-year process, a University of Arizona Health Sciences research team have announced the publication of their work, Comparison of electric hand dryers and paper towels for hand hygiene: a critical review of the literature. The review culled the current breadth of data, including published studies, news reports and online content, seeking to uncover which hand drying method, hand dryers or paper towels, is more hygienic and safer relative to human health risks. The researchers found that, while studies in the public arena generally favor paper towels over hand dryers, the conclusions are largely misleading and unsubstantiated. Through the scientific research, the use of hand dryers and paper towels to dry hands were found to be equal from a health and safety perspective; the findings echo recommendations from the World Health Organization that everyone “frequently clean [their] hands…” and “dry [them] thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer,” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that report that, “Both [clean towels or air hand dryers] are effective ways to dry hands.” To conduct the study, the......

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September 14, 2020

Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that its CE-marked Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx assay has been awarded World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification for testing of dried blood spot (DBS) samples.

The Aptima® HIV-1 Quant Dx assay can be used with DBS samples to monitor viral load and disease progression among HIV-1 infected individuals, and to aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 infected infants under 18 months. It is the first and only dual-claim assay for both viral load and early infant diagnosis (EID).

DBS sampling improves access to HIV diagnostic testing"...

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September 14, 2020

Her bridal hair and makeup done just right, Ayse Keles looked ravishing and relieved: She managed to sneak her wedding day in before Turkey's latest wave of coronavirus restrictions hit.

'I have a close friend who had to delay her wedding five times,' the 28-year-old said in her white bridal gown while preparing for a photo shoot on the Asian side of Istanbul.

Since premarital cohabitation is frowned upon in the mostly Muslim but secular country, lavish weddings with fancy cakes, sparkly dresses and wild parties are a huge deal, laying the foundation for"...

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