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Biogen’s potentially game-changing Alzheimer’s drug still faces an uphill battle with the FDA

A scientist works in a lab at Biogen in Cambridge, MA on Nov. 5, 2016. Suzanne Kreiter | Boston Globe | Getty Images Biogen pleased shareholders this week after it presented more data on its late-stage Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab. Shares of the biotech firm closed up 3.41% on Thursday as analysts pointed to a lack of… Read More »

Terminal prostate cancer patients could get ‘two more years of life’ with experimental drug

Terminal prostate cancer patients could get ‘two more years of life’ with experimental immunotherapy drug, study reveals Men whose end-stage cancer was treatment resistant trialled pembrolizumab A small number of ‘super responders’ saw their disease ‘disappear’  Overall, a quarter of participants showed evidence of the drug working  By Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline Published:… Read More »

How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens

With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool from the University of Michigan can predict how current drugs — including unlikely candidates — can be combined in new ways to create more effective treatments. “This could replace our traditional trial-and-error system for drug development that is comparatively slow and expensive,”… Read More »

Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV. The study was conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Cancer Institute,… Read More »