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Oramed enrolls first patient in glucose clamp study for oral insulin

Friday, April 3, 2015 10:22 AM

Oramed Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, has enrolled the first patient in its glucose clamp study. The study will be performed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and University Health System's Texas Diabetes Institute under the supervision of Professor Ralph DeFronzo.

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Douglas Lowy named acting director of the National Cancer Institute

Friday, April 3, 2015 10:12 AM

Douglas Lowy, M.D., has been named the National Cancer Institute’s acting director. NCI is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the NIH. Lowy has worked as NCI’s deputy director since July 2010, helping lead NCI’s key scientific initiatives since that time.

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NIH forms team to chart course for Precision Medicine Initiative research network

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 01:08 PM

A newly created team of experts in precision medicine and large clinical research studies will seek public input from the large and diverse stakeholder community interested in the development of the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative and articulate the vision for building the national participant group for the Initiative. They will help define what can be learned from a study of this scale and scope, what issues will need to be addressed and considered as part of the study design and what success would look like five and 10 years out.

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PRC Clinical updates management, launches east coast operations

Friday, March 27, 2015 11:54 AM

PRC Clinical, a Silicon-Valley-based CRO, has announced several management and executive appointments effective immediately. Mike Catelani will assume the role of chief financial officer and member of the board of directors. Daniel Head has been appointed to vice president of business operations, and Sue Dowden will assume the position of senior director of clinical operations. Tony Taricco, co-founder and current chief operations officer, has been appointed president and chairman of the board of directors.

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National Institute of Mental Health issues strategic plan for research

Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:57 PM

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has issued a new strategic plan for research. Informed by the successes and challenges of recent years, the new plan updates the strategic objectives of its 2008 predecessor with the aim of balancing the need for long-term investments in basic research with urgent mental health needs.

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FDA approves treatment for inhalation anthrax

Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:31 PM

The FDA has approved Anthrasil, Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), to treat patients with inhalational anthrax in combination with appropriate antibacterial drugs.

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Forbes names Quintiles one of America’s best employers

Thursday, March 26, 2015 02:26 PM

Quintiles, a biopharmaceutical services company, has been named to Forbes magazine’s first-ever America’s Best Employers list as rated by more than 20,000 independent survey responses. 

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Cancer Innovation Coalition focuses on Precision Medicine Initiative

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 03:02 PM

The Cancer Innovation Coalition (CIC) has called on government leaders to put patients first when introducing new legislation and implementing President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative.

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Selten Pharma receives FDA Orphan Drug designation for PAH

Thursday, March 19, 2015 01:13 PM

Selten Pharma, a privatively held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, has announced its lead compound tacrolimus (SPI-026) has been granted Orphan Drug designation by the FDA for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

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Tute Genomics, Google Genomics collaborate on genetic database

Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:03 PM

Tute Genomics, a Utah­-based provider of a clinical genome interpretation platform, along with Dr. Xiaoming Liu and his team at the University of Texas, have teamed up with Google to grant public access to a database of 8.5 billion annotations of genetic variants through Google Genomics.

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