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EXTON, Pa. — ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that it has received a Complete Response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to its supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Cinryze(TM) (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]) as a treatment for acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE). The...
Farzana Nisha was about to lose her patience. She could not wait for the three-hour heart operation to end so she could see her two-year-old son. Fear overcame her after three hours and there seemed to be no end in sight to the surgery. Her son Rishab Prakash had a...
Chloe Bush is an adorable two year old that I visit and read to through a non-profit here in town called Circle of Hope. She has a terminal disease that is the #1 genetic killer of children under two. Chloe has surpassed that scary birthday but is still terribly ill...
New Brunswick, N.J. – “Taking out the trash” takes on a whole new meaning, as investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have discovered that a waste disposal protein is the key to cancer tumor suppression in a process known...
Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating brain illness that affects an estimated 47 million people worldwide. It is the most common cause of dementia in the Western world. Despite this, there are currently no treatments that are effective in curing Alzheimer’s disease or preventing its relentless progression. Alzheimer’s disease is caused...
It was a landmark day they never expected to celebrate. Tristan Hall’s family were told he would not reach his first birthday – so they were delighted when he not only surpassed that but is now the proud owner of his first tooth. The brave tot celebrated his birthday in...
Venture capital and angel investors are the lifeline of biotech companies. But what happens when obtaining an orphan drug designation no longer causes your stock price to double or triple in a matter of day, or allow you to do an IPO? Are VCs still interested? CheckOrphan rolled up its...
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy worldwide and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Type 2 diabetes mellitus has been associated with HCC. However, the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus and the underlying liver cirrhosis, and the effects of antidiabetic therapy on HCC risk have...
WHITBY — It’s been only a year since Katie Sutherland lay in a hospital bed clinging to life, but the Whitby teen is getting ready to compete in an international sports competition. Katie, 16, underwent a double lung transplant last year and since then has been building her strength back...