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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – High cholesterol levels are considered to be a risk factor not only for cardiovascular disease including stroke, but also for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, many cholesterol lowering drugs, including statins, have been developed in recent years. In addition to the cholesterol reducing effect of...
BEDFORD, Mass. – Stoke Therapeutics, Inc, a new company working to increase gene expression to treat a wide array of diseases caused by genetic insufficiency, announced that it has completed a $40 million Series A financing to support the further advancement of multiple pre-clinical development programs. The Series A round...
Researchers studying the bleeding disease hemophilia in mice have increased the rodents’ ability to produce a crucial blood-clotting protein, a new study says. Their success may pave the way for human trials. Past studies have successfully introduced a gene into animals’ cells to make the clotting protein, Factor VIII, which...
DUBLIN, Ireland and TREVOSE, Pa. – Strongbridge Biopharma plc, (Nasdaq: SBBP), a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for rare diseases with significant unmet needs, today announced that it submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for RECORLEV® (levoketoconazole) for the treatment of endogenous Cushing’s syndrome to...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — At the ends of chromosome are special pieces of DNA called telomeres. Think of it as the little tip that caps off a shoelace. The telomeres send signals to the cells to let them know it’s the end point, not a break that should be repaired....
BOSTON–A stem cell transplant (SCT) from a compatible donor early in the course of disease is the best approach for the majority of young and middle-aged adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to a new analysis of two dozen clinical studies. The findings of the study, published in...
SILVER SPRING, Md. and INDIANAPOLIS — United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the results of a pivotal 16-week study showing that a once-daily dose of tadalafil was generally well tolerated, improved exercise capacity and improved time to clinical worsening in patients with...
A new, international study found that the combination of two drugs delays disease progression for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Results from the Phase III “ATLAS” trial were presented today by Dr. Vincent Miller of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology...
Helsingborg Sweden/ Washington DC — DuoCort gained promising data from its Phase II/III study for the rare and life threatening disease adrenal insufficiency. DuoCort’s new form of physiological treatment with once-a-day hydrocortisone dosing show improved cardiovascular and metabolic measures compared to standard hydrocortisone tablets given thrice daily. The company presents...