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Nestlé to combine its two scientific discovery units to build one impactful organization, Nestlé Research

Vevey, Switzerland, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé has today announced changes that further strengthen its research and development operations, the largest of any food company worldwide. Nestlé will bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool researchers awarded £73k grant to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy

LIVERPOOL, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded a £73k grant from Epilepsy Research UK to help identify brain imaging biomarkers for drug treatment response in epilepsy. Dr Simon Keller, from the University’s Institute Of Translational Medicine, … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Professor Susan Dawson appointed independent non-executive director at Pets at Home Group Plc

LIVERPOOL, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Susan Dawson has been appointed as an independent non-executive director at Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK’s leading pet care business. Susan, who is also Dean of the University’s Institute of Veterinary Science, has strong Board … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool PhD student Raquel Medialdea crowned third in the national final of FameLab Spain

LIVERPOOL, 23-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A passionate and engaging talk about Ebola saw University of Liverpool PhD student Raquel Medialdea crowned third in the national final of FameLab Spain, which celebrates effective science communication in young scientists. Watched by a … Read the full press release

Dupixent demonstrated significant improvement in multiple asthma endpoints in two Phase 3 clinical trials

Results showed Dupixent demonstrated a significant improvement in multiple asthma endpoints in two Phase 3 clinical trials in a broad population of patients with uncontrolled asthma, irrespective of minimum baseline eosinophil levels or other biomarkers of Type 2 inflammation Greater … Read the full press release

University of Birmingham data science experts partner with Chengdu’s West China Hospital to improve understanding of the aetiology of diseases

University of Birmingham data science experts today signed an agreement to join forces with one of China’s best and biggest hospitals to gather, organise and analyse patient information under related laws and regulations from both countries and help improve healthcare … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews scientists win Life Sciences Award for a breakthrough that could help the fight against antibiotic resistance

Fife, Scotland, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Medical scientists at the University of St Andrews have won a prestigious award for a breakthrough that could help the fight against antibiotic resistance. The Orbital Diagnostics team at St Andrews won the Innovation Award … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Malaysia researchers discovered new natural compounds from a local fig plant that could lead to improved treatment for resistant hypertension

NOTTINGHAM, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have discovered new natural compounds in a fig plant species native to Malaysia that could lead to improved treatment for resistant hypertension. Dr Kuan Hon Lim and his team from the University of Nottingham Malaysia have isolated a new class of natural compounds from a local fig plant species that induce vasodilation in aorta tissue, … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline to present comprehensive portfolio of respiratory research and scientific innovation at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference

Brentford, United Kingdom, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) will present extensive data from across its respiratory portfolio, pipeline and early phase research programmes at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference in San Diego, USA, 19-23 May 2018. Data presented … Read the full press release

UNIGE and HUG study on 1950s antibiotic treatments against urinary tract infections: Only one is as effective as the newer drugs

Two old drugs for combatting urinary tract infections are being prescribed once more in an attempt to protect newer antibiotics from bacterial resistance, and thus preserve their effectiveness. Only one of these drugs from yesteryear appears to be as effective … Read the full press release

University of Geneva and Geneva University Hospitals researchers identified a DNA-binding factor that plays a role in triggering multiple sclerosis

GENEVA, 16-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Multiple sclerosis, which affects 1 in 1,000 people, is frequently characterised by relapses associated with variable functional impairments including among others vision problems, impairment of locomotor functions or difficulties with speech. There is still no cure … Read the full press release

Paul Scherrer Institute PSI inaugurates new treatment unit for proton therapy against cancer

With millimetre precision, certain tumours can be irradiated at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI using protons – that is, positively charged elementary particles. PSI is the one place in Switzerland where this especially protective and precise option for radiation therapy … Read the full press release

ESC statement on inflammation in atherosclerosis: more evidence needed before anti-inflammatory drugs can join statins as standard treatment

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A European Society of Cardiology (ESC) consensus statement on inflammation in atherosclerosis is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. (1) Written by the ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology, the document … Read the full press release

Wellcome supports rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in Congo with initial fund of up to £2 million

LONDON, 14-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is making an initial fund of up to £2 million available to support a rapid response to the new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The pledge comes after the DRC … Read the full press release

Silver is Gold: The first European Silver Economy Awards have announced its winners

May 3, 2018 ¦ Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, Fraunhofer Institute Portugal and ProjectRay have been honoured as winners of the first edition of the European Silver Economy Awards. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 11-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday May 3, the … Read the full press release

Novartis division Sandoz receives US FDA complete response letter regarding the Biologics Licensing Application for its proposed biosimilar rituximab

Holzkirchen, Germany, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sandoz, a Novartis division, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a complete response letter (CRL) regarding the Biologics Licensing Application (BLA) for its proposed biosimilar rituximab. Sandoz stands behind … Read the full press release

Novartis: Today’s FDA approval of Kymriah provides another opportunity for Novartis to build on its leadership in CAR-T development

Kymriah demonstrated an overall response rate of 50%, with median duration of response not yet reached at the time of data cut-off, indicating sustainability of response[1] Kymriah is the only CAR-T therapy FDA-approved for two distinct indications – in non-Hodgkin … Read the full press release

Pilot study reveals low-cost wearable devices that can be used to detect early warning signs of dementia

Body-worn sensors used at home and in clinic by people with mild Alzheimer’s to assess walking could offer a cost-effective way to detect early disease and monitor progression of the illness. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A … Read the full press release

University of Leeds researchers: certain food groups could affect the age at which the menopause begins

LEEDS, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In the first UK study examining the relationship between diet and the start of the menopause, researchers have found certain food groups could affect the age at which the menopause begins. Research by the University of … Read the full press release

University of Leeds and University of Birmingham scientists discovered the role of one of the crucial proteins responsible for allowing HPV to infect cells

LEEDS, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — New drugs in the early stages of development by pharmaceutical companies could have an extra benefit – the ability to cancel out HPV virus, which can cause cervical cancer and skin conditions. Scientists at the … Read the full press release

Pioneering study will pool cancer patient information from hundreds of hospitals to directly compare surgery quality in more than 100 countries across four continents

COVENTRY, 02-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Improved care for patients undergoing cancer surgery is the focus of a pioneering worldwide study. Doctors say the initiative will enable them to gauge surgery quality across the globe and highlight ways to improve patient … Read the full press release

University of York: dental anxiety can be reduced by eight points when patients are treated with acupuncture

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. YORK, 02-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dental anxiety affects up to an estimated 30% of the adult population in countries world-wide.  Patients can experience nausea, difficulty breathing and dizziness … Read the full press release

University of Leicester to establish new centre for nursing and midwifery expertise

University is all set to launch disciplines as Government announces ‘largest ever’ increase in midwives and maternity staff LEICESTER, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Leicester has taken the first steps in establishing a new centre for nursing and midwifery … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to help parents take charge of their children’s asthma and allergy symptoms through awareness initiatives in more than 20 countries worldwide

Company opens new pollen measurement station at its Drachten innovation center in the Netherlands AMSTERDAM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — This World Allergy Week (April 22 – 28) and World Asthma Day (May 1), Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in … Read the full press release

Skanska’s annual Safety Week: launch of virtual classroom developed by Spinview in cooperation with Swedish brain researcher Katarina Gospic

STOCKHOLM, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska’s annual Safety Week is this year dedicated to “Health and Well-being”. As part of increasing awareness around what affects our mental health and our well-being, Skanska will be launching a virtual classroom developed by Spinview … Read the full press release

Chinese Patent Office issued patent for Merck’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells

Merck today (23 APR 2018) announced that the Chinese Patent Office has issued a notice granting Merck’s patent application for the company’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells. Patent in China covers integration of an external … Read the full press release

John C. Reed, M.D. Ph.D. to succeed Elias Zerhouni, M.D. as Head of Global Research and Development at Sanofi

PARIS, 25-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Elias Zerhouni, M.D., Head of Global Research and Development will retire from Sanofi on June 30th, 2018, after more than 9 years of distinguished service with the company. He will be succeeded in the post … Read the full press release

Wacker Chemie AG to acquire Dutch site for manufacturing biopharmaceuticals, live microbial products and vaccines from SynCo Bio Luxembourg S.à.r.l.

WACKER TAKES OVER SYNCO BIO PARTNERS OF AMSTERDAM CAPACITY OF ACQUIRED FERMENTATION PLANT FOR PHARMACEUTICAL ACTIVES TOTALS SOME 2,000 LITERS – WACKER BIOTECH’S OVERALL CAPACITY DOUBLES AS A RESULT SYNCO’S EXPERTISE IN MANUFACTURING LIVE MICROBIAL PRODUCTS AND IN FILLING FINISHED … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline, Innoviva: Landmark IMPACT study shows significant benefits of Trelegy Ellipta for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

LONDON, 20-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Once-daily single inhaler triple therapy superior to Relvar/Breo Ellipta and Anoro Ellipta across multiple endpoints including exacerbations, lung function and quality of life. GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) and Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVA) today announced the … Read the full press release

Roche: US FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to Hemlibra® for people with haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors

Designation based on phase III HAVEN 3 study demonstrating Hemlibra prophylaxis significantly reduced bleeds compared to no prophylaxis First medicine to show superior efficacy compared to prior factor VIII prophylaxis in an intra-patient comparison BASEL, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche … Read the full press release