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The BlogNotions Life Sciences Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the life sciences industries. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technological advances, discussions of research and findings, best practices for advancing education, implications for the future of various life sciences fields, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Metallic molecule offers real-time monitoring of amyloid plaques in patients with Alzheimer’s

   A metallic molecule being studied at Rice University begins to glow when bound to amyloid protein fibrils of the sort implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. When triggered with ultraviolet light, the molecule glows much brighter, which enables real-time monitoring of amyloid fibrils as they aggregate in lab experiments. Rice chemist Angel Martí said such a […]

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Drug Patent Expirations for Apr 20, 2017

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. PREZISTA (darunavir ethanolate) Janssen Prods Patent number: RE 42,889 Expiration Date: Apr 19, 2017 PREZISTA (darunavir ethanolate) Janssen Prods Patent number: RE 43,802 Expiration Date: Apr […]

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Everolimus combined with standard R-CHOP therapy shows promise in treating DLBCL patients

In continuation of my update on everolimus The targeted therapy everolimus may be safely combined with R-CHOP for new, untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma according to the results of a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the Lancet Haematology. R-CHOP is a combination of drugs used to treat lymphoma. The combination includes rituximab, cyclophosphamide, […]

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Urolithin A found in pomegranates may improve muscle strength and endurance during aging

In continuation of my update on Urolithin A Amazentis SA, an innovative life sciences company applying scientific breakthroughs in nutrition to manage health conditions linked to aging, announced today a collaborative publication in Nature Medicine with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), demonstrating that the Company’s lead product candidate, urolithin A, improves mitochondrial and muscle function, resulting […]

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Leukemia drug increases brain dopamine, lowers toxic proteins linked to Parkinson’s or dementia

My updates on  nilotinib A small phase I study provides molecular evidence that an FDA-approved drug for leukemia significantly increased brain dopamine and reduced toxic proteins linked to disease progression in patients with Parkinson’s disease or dementia with Lewy bodies. Dopamine is the brain chemical (neurotransmitter) lost as a result of death of dopamine-producing neurons in […]

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New research shows how cholesterol medicine has beneficial effect on immune defence system

In continuation of my update on simvastatin,   The cholesterol medicine simvastatin, which is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the world, also has a beneficial effect on the immune defence system with regard to diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Danish researchers have now explored why this is so, […]

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Drug Patent Expirations for Apr 13, 2017

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. VEREGEN (sinecatechins) Medigene Ag Patent number: 5,968,973 Expiration Date: Apr 10, 2017 MYFORTIC (mycophenolic acid) Novartis Patent number: 6,025,391 Expiration Date: Apr 10, 2017 MYFORTIC (mycophenolic […]

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Drug Patent Expirations for Apr 13, 2017

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. VEREGEN (sinecatechins) Medigene Ag Patent number: 5,968,973 Expiration Date: Apr 10, 2017 MYFORTIC (mycophenolic acid) Novartis Patent number: 6,025,391 Expiration Date: Apr 10, 2017 MYFORTIC (mycophenolic […]

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Drug Patent Expirations for Apr 13, 2017

DrugPatentWatch is your source business intelligence on small-molecule drugs and the 100,000 global patents covering them Click the patents below for more details, or visit DrugPatentWatch.com for more options. VEREGEN (sinecatechins) Medigene Ag Patent number: 5,968,973 Expiration Date: Apr 10, 2017 MYFORTIC (mycophenolic acid) Novartis Patent number: 6,025,391 Expiration Date: Apr 10, 2017 MYFORTIC (mycophenolic […]

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