The disconnect between the need for sleep and the possession of a brain is what prompted Dragana Rogulja, an assistant professor of neurobiology in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, and her team to take a look at multiple tissues in sleep-deprived flies and mice.
LONDON – In the first major breakthrough in therapeutics for COVID-19 infection, dexamethasone has been shown to have a statistically significant impact on mortality in the most seriously ill patients.
Shares of Humanigen Inc. (NASDAQ:HGEN) climbed 30.2% to $5.31 on Monday after the company disclosed that, when treated with the company's anti-GM-CSF antibody, lenzilumab, 12 hospitalized patients with severe or critical pneumonia as a result of COVID-19 showed "rapid clinical improvement."
All the primary and secondary efficacy endpoints were met in Boulder, Colo.-based Brickell Biotech Inc.’s pivotal phase III study of the anticholinergic sofpironium bromide in treating primary axillary hyperhidrosis, which involves excessive sweating in the armpits that interferes with daily life and work.
BEIJING – Nasdaq-listed Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech Ltd., of Beijing, said the preliminary results of the phase I/II trials of its COVID-19 inactivated vaccine candidate, Coronavac, demonstrated favorable immunogenicity and safety profiles.
LONDON - The EU has secured a supply of the most advanced COVID-19 vaccine in development, in a deal with Astrazeneca plc for up to 400 million doses of AZD-1222, with deliveries starting by the end of 2020.
HONG KONG – Singapore-based Tychan Pte. Ltd. is starting a phase I trial for a novel monoclonal antibody (MAb) that specifically targets SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The trial is expected to take only around six weeks to complete.
HONG KONG – Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. is preparing to take Takhzyro (lanadelumab) to the world stage after announcing its interim results for a phase III hereditary angioedema long-term prophylaxis (HELP) study.