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Could Loss of Smell from COVID-19 Create Future ‘Dementia Wave’?

A review of studies about the effect of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—on the olfactory system introduces questions about whether loss of smell associated with COVID-19 infection may increase the risk of developing dementia later in life. The...

BioBiz: Experimental rectal cancer immunotherapy successful in small study;

A paper in the New England Journal of Medicine describes how an early trial for a drug to treat rectal cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, led to remission in every participant. The small trial only...

FDA investigating illnesses linked to Lucky Charms

The Food and Drug Administration is now investigating why hundreds of consumers have reported becoming ill after eating Lucky Charms cereal. At least 139 consumers across the country reported they vomited and had...

Data published in a Lancet journal on novel COVID-19 vaccine shows it produced robust antibodies and T cells against SARS-CoV-2

A COVID-19 investigational vaccine, developed by City of Hope scientists and now licensed to GeoVax Labs Inc., produced a robust neutralizing antibody and T cell (an immune cell) response against SARS-CoV-2 with no significant side effects in...

UBC scientists first to unveil molecular-level analysis of Omicron spike protein

Researchers at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are the first in the world to conduct a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein. The analysis—done at near-atomic resolution using a cryo-electron microscope—reveals...

BioBiz: Immusoft inks deal with Takeda Pharma; Affyimmune closes $30M Series A Funding

Rare disease therapy developer, Immusoft, has signed a licensing agreement with Takeda Pharmaceutical with a total potential value of more than $900 million, to discover, develop and commercialize transformative cell therapies in rare inherited metabolic disorders with...

WHO recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for African children at risk

The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the malaria vaccine Mosquirix, the first step in a process that should lead to wide distribution in poor countries. To have a malaria vaccine that is safe, moderately effective and...

COVID-19’s Vaccine and Drug Innovators Chosen as Recipients of the Galien Foundation 2021 Roy Vagelos Pro Bono Humanum Award for Global Health Equity

The Prix Galien Awards Committee announced that six world-leading biopharma companies responsible for the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics will jointly receive the 2021 Roy Vagelos Pro Bono Humanum Award for Global Health Equity at the...

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to garner full FDA approval next week

According to media reports, the Food and Drug Administration is pushing to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine by early next week, further expediting an earlier timeline for licensing the shot, according to people familiar with the agency’s...

BioBiz: Amgen Inc received approval from The U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Lumakras

Amgen Inc received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its cancer drug, Lumakras (sotorasib) as the first treatment for adult patients with non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a specific type of genetic...
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CEO Corner: Nikole Kimes, CEO & Co-Founder at Siolta Therapeutics

We recently spoke with Nikole Kimes, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder at Siolta Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company...
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Survey shows Americans are sinking money they don’t have into credit cards they can’t pay off – at alarming rates

Quicken Inc., maker of America's best-selling personal finance software, today shared findings from a survey that explored Americans' financial outlook amid the...

Elon Musk says Twitter to change the logo, removes bird logo

Twitter's owner, Elon Musk posted on Sunday that he was looking to change Twitter’s logo, tweeting: “And soon we shall bid adieu...

Turning food waste into bioenergy can become a profitable industry

Food waste is a major problem around the world. In the United States, an estimated 30 to 40% of edible food is lost...

Researchers uncover how a genetic mutation can cause individuals with normal cholesterol levels to develop coronary artery disease at a young age

A novel molecular pathway to explain how a mutation in the gene ACTA2 can cause individuals in their 30s – with normal...