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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.

Drug Patent Expirations for Jul 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. IMODIUM MULTI-SYMPTOM RELIEF (loperamide hydrochloride; simethicone) J And J Consumer Inc Patent number: 6,103,260 Expiration Date: Jul 17, 2017 OXANDRIN (oxandrolone) Gemini Labs Llc Patent number: […]

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Cocoa flavanol consumption linked to improvements in cardiometabolic biomarkers

To the tantalizing delight of chocolate lovers everywhere, a number of recent studies employing various methods have suggested that compounds in cocoa called flavanols could benefit cardiovascular health. Now a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of cocoa consumption reveals some further pieces of supporting evidence. The meta-analysis in the Journal of […]

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Animal studies examine role of raspberry products in weight management and motor function

  The latest issue of the Journal of Berry Research includes two new animal studies that investigate the effects of raspberry consumption in helping to support healthy weight and motor function (strength, balance and coordination). Future studies are needed to support the results found in these studies. One-cup of frozen red raspberries has only 80 calories, is […]

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Combination treatment with CDK4/6 inhibitor improves progression-free survival in HR breast cancer patients

The addition of the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib to letrozole therapy significantly improves progression-free survival in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer, researchers reported today at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen. The first interim analysis of data from the randomized, double-blind MONALEESA study showed a 44% improvement in progression-free survival with ribociclib plus […]

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No added benefit proven for pulmonary arterial hypertension drug, IQWiG finds

   In continuation of my update on Selexipag Selexipag (trade name: Uptravi) is approved for long-term treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults with moderate to severe symptoms. The drug can be used either as combination therapy with other blood-pressure lowering drugs or as monotherapy in patients who are not candidates for these therapies. Selexipag […]

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Drug Patent Expirations for Jul 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. METOZOLV ODT (metoclopramide hydrochloride) Salix Pharms Patent number: 6,413,549 Expiration Date: Jul 11, 2017 TYKERB (lapatinib ditosylate) Novartis Pharms Corp Patent number: 6,391,874 Expiration Date: Jul […]

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PARP inhibitor prolongs progression-free survival in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer

  The PARP inhibitor niraparib significantly improves the outcome of platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer, according to full data from the ENGOT-OV16/NOVA trial presented for the first time at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The trial met its primary endpoint, with niraparib considerably prolonging progression-free […]

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Presence

Bringing you Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges I decided to join a book club for the sole purpose of self-education and to keep my mind sharp. The book club specifically focuses on self-help books that are typically top sellers. I’d like to share lessons learned from “Presence” by Amy Cuddy. Amy Cuddy is one […]

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