Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Therapeutic cooling targets site of newborn brain injury; Boys with inattention-hyperactivity face increased risk for traumatic brain injuries; Nanogold improves MS symptoms; Thanks for the memories, myelin.
During a conference call with investors, Baudax Bio Inc. CEO Gerri Henwood let out an exuberant “woohoo!” to celebrate the FDA’s approval – after two turndowns and much haggling over data – of Anjeso (meloxicam) for moderate to severe pain. Echoing her sentiment was Piper Sandler analyst David Amsellem. “It’s nice to see the pain division finally get this one right,” he said.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s Austedo (deutetrabenazine) lived up to the lack of expectations in pediatric Tourette syndrome (TS), missing identical primary endpoints in a pair of late-stage trials.
PERTH, Australia – Medicinal cannabis company Zelira Therapeutics Ltd. reported that its ZLT-101 therapy met the primary endpoint of a statistically significant improvement in insomnia in a phase Ib/IIa study in patients diagnosed with chronic insomnia.
Cambridge, Mass., startup Enclear Therapies Inc. has secured $10 million in series A financing led by 20/20 Healthcare Partners. The company is developing a device to aid in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases by removing toxic proteins from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
What with the lawsuits, declining prescriptions and approval hurdles that seem to be the U.S. answer to a nationwide opioid epidemic, drug companies have to think long and hard before spending the resources to develop yet another opioid drug. And patients are paying the price.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder. But not just. And it may not start that way.
There is increasing evidence that a-synuclein, the protein whose aggregates eventually destroy midbrain dopaminergic neurons in PD (and that are the cause of other diseases collectively known as the synucleinopathies), first aggregates “in enteric neurons, the neurons that control gastrointestinal function,” Collin Challis told BioWorld.
Fisher Wallace Laboratories of New York has filed a citizen’s petition with the U.S. FDA regarding the agency’s proposed class III designation for cranial electrotherapy stimulators (CES) for treatment of depression. The company argued that the agency disallowed evidence at an advisory hearing regarding this therapy provided by direct rather than alternating current, but also that the FDA had reneged on an earlier decision to classify these devices as class II devices.
SEATTLE – Applying single cell transcriptomics to brain tissue from living donors is laying bare the vast differences between the human brain and the mouse brain, calling into question the use of animal models in psychiatric drug discovery.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: PTSD linked to a dysfunction of the brain networks that control memory; Molecule offers hope for halting Parkinson's; Brain abnormalities associated with schizophrenia in individuals with 22q revealed.