The paradigm for drug development continues to shift in unexpected ways. Patent practices are being challenged, pharmaceutical companies are changing shape and most importantly, patients and payers across the globe are calling for enhanced value in medicinal products...
Bacteria are life forms, which, like all other life forms, struggle for the best living conditions for themselves. Therefore they will try to avoid getting attacked by the human immune system, and therefore they have developed various ways to protect themselves from the human immune system...
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records. Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise in data mining, has done just that with the recent publication of "Adverse Drug Effect Detection," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (March, 2013)...
Once famously described as "orphan diseases, too small to be noticed, too small to be funded" in the Hollywood drama Lorenzo's Oil, rare diseases are getting unprecedented attention today among drug manufacturers, who are ramping up research efforts and marketing new medicines that promise fuller lives for children and other patients with these heartbreaking conditions...
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center say identifying and selecting participants for phase II cancer clinical trials from a centralized warehouse of patient-donated biological data expedites participant accrual, reduces trial size, saves money, and may speed test drugs through the drug development pipeline...
A Wayne State University researcher has successfully tested a technique that can lead to more effective use of nanoparticles as a drug delivery system. Joshua Reineke, Ph.D...
The new feature of the antidepressant drugs of the 1990s was that they had milder side-effects than their predecessors. Combined with aggressive marketing, this meant that annual sales in Sweden increased from just under EUR 18 million to over EUR 100 million in the space of just a few years. Most countries have an established system for self-regulation of pharmaceuticals advertising...
Even bacteria have a kind of "immune system" they use to defend themselves against unwanted intruders - in their case, viruses. Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany, were now able to show that this defense system is much more diverse than previously thought and that it comes in multiple versions...
A three-dimensional image of one of the proteins that serves as an on-off switch as it binds to receptors on the surface of a cell suggests there may be a sort of main power switch that could be tripped. These surface receptors are responsible for helping cells discern light, set the heart racing, or detect pain...
Yellow vision, pseudo-pulmonary obstruction, involuntary body movements, respiratory paralysis. These are some of the 1,600 known side effects (SEs) produced by drugs. Adverse effects are one of the main causes of hospital admission in the west...
|U of T Engineering researchers, working with colleagues from Carnegie Mellon University, have published new insights into how materials transfer heat, which could lead eventually to smaller, more powerful electronic devices.|
|Most Americans want the U.S. to place more emphasis on developing solar power, recent polls suggest.|
|Big data might one day allow us to project how conflicts will develop, but choosing whether and how to intervene will always be difficult|
|Composite and 3-D-printed components will mean jet engines that use 15 percent less fuel.A new generation of engines being developed by the world’s largest jet engine maker, CFM (a partnership between GE and Snecma of France), will allow aircraft to use about 15 percent less fuel—enough to save about $1 million per year per airplane and significantly reduce carbon emissions.|
|Thinking about cancer as an ecosystem is giving biologists access to a new armoury of mathematical tools for tackling it, such as evolutionary game theory|
|A Dutch scientist hopes he’ll change minds about the viability of test tube meat when his first genetically engineered hamburger, made from billions of stem cells, is served hot off the grill. Mark Post, the head of physiology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, has...|
|In the very early hours of the morning, in a Harvard robotics laboratory last summer, an insect took flight. Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, it leapt a few inches, hovered for a moment on fragile, flapping wings, and then sped along a preset route through the air.|
|A growing number of college students are abusing the ADHD medication Adderall to give them an academic edge, and they're tweeting about it.|
|It's a mesmerizing, surreal scene. Eight tiny, unmanned aerial vehicles -- called quadrotors -- begin to rise from the ground in unison.|
|The host of “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Mini Maker Show” on YouTube is a pint-sized problem solver with a big personality. Sylvia Todd teaches do-it-yourself science projects for kids — how to etch a copper circuit board, how to launch a rocket and even how to turn...|
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By bringing aboard Palm and now HyperSpace, analysts say HP is developing its own operating system away from Windows
Both Fujitsu and Toshiba downplayed newspaper reports of impending merger of their mobile phone operations
EMC says its VPLEX Metro is the first virtual data storage system that can move information between data centers across long distances.
Motorola and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion have reached a technology licensing agreement, ending all litigation
Dell has allocated $100 million to cope with an SEC investigation of the company's dealings with Intel. The investigation started in 2005.
U.S. technology companies hope a preliminary World Trade Organization ruling expected on Friday will persuade the European Union to drop tariffs on three products at the center of the dispute.
Tellabs chief financial officer Tim Wiggins expresses confidence that Tellabs will continue significant business with AT&T, despite reports to the contrary
Samsung Electronics says the iPhone's display technology is not a competitive threat.
U.S. antitrust regulators plan to investigate whether Apple is unfairly restricting rivals such as Google from carrying ads on the iPhone, iPad and iPod, the Financial Times said.
SIA said it now projects 6.3 percent growth in 2011 worldwide chip sales to $308.7 billion, followed by 2.9 percent growth in 2012 worldwide chip sales to $317.8 billion.