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Eisai's retinoic acid (RAR)-alpha receptor agonist as a candidate therapy for the treatment of lupus nephritis

03 Feb 05

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. For most people, lupus is a mild disease affecting only a few organs. For others, it may cause serious and even life-threatening problems. In particular lupus nephritis claim a significant number of lives. More than 16,000 Americans develop lupus each year. It is estimated that 500,000 to 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with lupus. Current treatments focus
LeadDiscovery

Free Sales Force Effectiveness industry trends report.

27 Jan 05

Get your hands on this unique free intelligence from eyeforpharma's recent Sales Force Effectiveness conferences in Europe and the USA.
Selma Nawaz

Progress in the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

27 Jan 05

In contrast to coronary and cerebral artery disease, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) remains an under-appreciated condition that despite being serious and extremely prevalent is rarely diagnosed and even less frequently treated. This situation is now changing as physician awareness grows in parallel with increased use of existing therapeutics and the development of improved cardiovascular agents, gene therapies and devices
LeadDiscovery

Migraine

24 Jan 05

For people with migraine, today’s world is a better world than the one their parents knew. The last 15 years have seen major advances, giving us not only a much clearer understanding of the disorder but also considerably more effective therapies. Treatments exist that – if made available and used in the right way – can substantially relieve the majority of people affected by migraine.
CSF Medical

High Incidence of surgical site infections in Europe presents a risk to patients, and an economic burden

21 Jan 05

The increasing incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) among hospital patients in Europe has led to a call to action for cost-effective preventative measures to be put in place by hospitals, to help minimize the risk of infection and the cost impact on healthcare systems. A consensus paper, developed by a number of leading healthcare experts in Europe and published today in the International Wound Journal, indicates the scale of the problem and the estimated financial impact on the health
Wound Healing Research Unit

INC RESEARCH MOVES INTO NEW EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS

20 Jan 05

INC RESEARCH MOVES INTO NEW EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS TO ACCOMMODATE CONTINUING GLOBAL EXPANSION
Kevan Nicholson

Epilepsy

17 Jan 05

Epilepsy is a common condition in the UK, with an incidence of approximately 80 cases per 100,000 population per year, and a prevalence of 5–10 cases per 1000. Yet, despite this high prevalence, it remains a stigmatising condition, with occupational and social disadvantages imposed on the individual. Epilepsy is difficult to diagnose, requiring a detailed history, and is complex to manage.
Csf Medical Communications

siRNA Strategies

17 Jan 05

Knowledge will be pooled and ideas investigated through focused discussion topics: * What approach to take to target validation? * Establishing the true impact of off-target effects * Unravelling the different pathways * What can delivery systems achieve? * What are the pros and cons of different chemical modification? * Addressing pharmacokinetics and modification issues for each disease What do I need for clinical testing of an siRNA compound?
Charlotte Hayes

Addressing the unmet need of diabetics with new generation non-insulin antidiabetics

17 Jan 05

It is estimated that there are more than 38 million people in the seven major markets with diabetes and this figure is set to rise to 50 million in 2012. However, despite this vast potential patient population, low diagnosis rates, the chronic nature of the disease, the need for combination therapy, the lack of an oral antidiabetic agent offering effective long-term therapy and the association of injectable therapies with poor patient compliance mean that a broad spectrum of unmet needs exists.
LeadDiscovery

Morgan Levy (formally E-Focus Resourcing) has rebranded.

13 Jan 05

Morgan Levy (formally E-Focus Resourcing) has pleasure in announcing that we have re-branded to Morgan Levy with effect from January 2005.
GARY M BRITNELL

SOCS1 silencing dramatically increases the anti-cancer efficacy of dendritic cell vaccines

04 Jan 05

The development of dendritic cell vaccines to fight cancer is an attractive therapeutic approach. Usually this strategy involves pre-pulsing dendritic cells with cancer antigen and maturing them ex vivo prior to administering them to patients. Limitations to this approach include the cumbersome nature of antigen loading and maturation and the limited immunogenicity of the cells. The company BioVEX have successfully developed viruses to load dendritic cells with antigen. Researchers from Baylor h
LeadDiscovery

Sorafenib offers hope in the battle for liver cancer survival

20 Dec 04

The outlook for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) sufferers is bleak - current medication has a five-year survival rate for those with liver cancer of less than 5% in the developed world and even lower in developing countries. However, patients in trials of a new drug called Sorafenib have seen their survival times double. Datamonitor's Dr Lorna Fern investigates...
Datamonitor

Fulfilling a Millennium Healthcare Promise

15 Dec 04

Despite the advances made in healthcare there remains a startling amount of the world’s population that is unable to gain access to even the most basic services and treatments. This is an issue that has attracted considerable media coverage and represents a challenge for all those involved in healthcare to overcome.
Dr Faiz Kermani

“Get behind Clean Hospital Summit” call as patient pressure rises

14 Dec 04

Britain’s hospital patients, led by Claire Rayner, today called for healthcare professionals to get behind the UK’s first ever Clean Hospitals Summit, planned for April 14-15, 2005.
Anna Harris/ Alan Murray

Developments in oncolytic viruses - An emerging approach to cancer therapeutics

13 Dec 04

This report introduces the emerging field of oncolytic viruses and the various benefits that oncolytic virology can offer in the treatment of cancer. Clinical data suggest that oncolytic viruses may offer therapeutic advantages over existing cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation and may even act synergistically with these conventional approaches. This report evaluates preclinical and clinical data on oncolytic viruses that have entered the clinic.
LeadDiscovery

Japanese Pharma Prepares to Bounce Back

13 Dec 04

The Japanese pharmaceutical industry is facing a range of problems in competing with its foreign rivals. However, it has survived tough operating conditions before and there are signs that it will do so again.
Dr Faiz Kermani

Serevent warning focuses attention on the need for combination therapy

10 Dec 04

The recent announcement by the FDA's associate director for science and medicine that sales of GlaxoSmithKline's asthma drug Serevent should be restricted, or halted, led to an estimated 3.8% fall in the company's share price. However, Datamonitor's Laura Harris comments that, with Seretide accounting for the majority of GSK's asthma sales, the panic may be premature.
Datamonitor

Drug Discovery Technology Europe 2005

09 Dec 04

Distinct, original scientific and business content focusing on R&D productivity presented by an international line-up of industry experts. Drug Discovery Technology® Europe is known for its high standard of speakers and coherent case studies, which guarantee that delegates grasp an understanding of the pressing issues that affect their industry. This year, for the first time, the conference will be co-located with two other events, InfoTechPharma® 2005 and PharmaSolutions Expo.
Charlotte Hayes

InfoTechPharma 2005

09 Dec 04

The premier annual global forum for top-level Pharma IT executives, examining innovative IT systems and applications to support and accelerate R&D. This exciting programme is the result of research with well over 100 industry professionals and the InfoTechPharma® scientific advisory board. The programme contains only original content tackling key subjects that are currently impacting R&D in pharma and biotech. The format of this years conference will provide an environment that will facilitate i
Charlotte Hayes

PharmaSolutions Expo

09 Dec 04

PharmaSolutions Expo is a unique event gathering the drug discovery, drug development and informatics communities under one roof. Meet face-to-face with solution providers and make comparisons of new technologies. This exhibition will showcase the latest tools and solutions for R&D scientists and Pharma IT professionals. Free exhibition features include: dedicated poster areas and “meet the author” poster sessions, free seminars, lunchtime roundtable discussion groups, biotech start-up presentat
Charlotte Hayes

Freedman takes snapshot of current marketing challenges at eyeforpharma workshop

09 Dec 04

Now, more than ever, pharma marketing operations are being required to demonstrate that they are adding value and delivering measurable return on investment. With this in mind, Freedman International surveyed delegates who attended the eyeforpharma ‘Marketing ROI for Pharma’ conference using a unique self-assessment tool to find out, “How do you fare in terms of the overall effectiveness of your marketing operations?”
Matt Adcock

Arava: the 'sixth drug' that may soon be under fire

08 Dec 04

At a recent hearing into the Vioxx affair, the FDA's Dr David Graham named five drugs that he considers too dangerous to be on the market. However, in his testimony, Dr Graham also cited Sanofi-Aventis' Arava as a drug he has recommended be withdrawn. Unlike the other five drugs, Arava has largely escaped the media spotlight, but there may yet be some tough questions asked about its safety.
Datamonitor

Is image everything?

07 Dec 04

Given the contribution of drugs to advances in healthcare it often comes as a surprise to those in the pharmaceutical sector that the industry’s public image is so poor.
Dr Faiz Kermani

EmTech 5-6 April 2005

30 Nov 04

The conference will present the latest research and advances on new techniques in drug discovery. As well as presentations from some of the top authorities in the field, the exhibition will allow you to view the latest technologies from leading suppliers within the industry. An unmissable event for those wishing to keep abreast of new developments.
Natalie Bell

Free analysis: 'Barriers, best practices and measuring ROI for patient compliance programmes'

29 Nov 04

Unique intelligence from eyeforpharma: 'Barriers, best practices and measuring ROI for patient compliance programmes'
Izzy Wakeling

Tigecycline offers new hope in the battle against MRSA

26 Nov 04

Study data presented at a major recent conference has demonstrated that Wyeth's novel antibacterial tigecycline acts against drug-resistant pathogens in some serious bacterial infections, including MRSA. While Wyeth will have to work hard to establish tigecycline in this competitive area, its encouraging tolerability profile could give it a useful advantage over existing treatments.
Datamonitor

Learning From The Drug Debacle

24 Nov 04

The recent calamity surrounding Vioxx is one example of what can go awry in the pharmaceutical industry. US drug company Merck (NUSE: MRK) was forced to withdraw this painkiller after in-house studies showed that patients could be at greater risk of suffering heart attacks.
David Kuo (TMFDragon)

Influenza

19 Nov 04

Influenza is a global disease which imposes a huge medical and economic burden inevery country of the world. The UK is no exception with one caveat - the virus is probably monitored and tracked more in the UK than any other country around the globe. Over the years, GPs have played a leading role in estimating the quantitative impact of influenza. This started with the pioneering work of William Pickles in the Wensleydale villages and continued with Edgar Hope-Simpson in Cirencester.
CSF Medical

ADHD children not coming to attention of doctors

17 Nov 04

School can be a difficult place at the best of times, however for the 20 million plus children in the seven major pharmaceutical markets that suffer from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can be especially troubling. This exacerbated by the fact that many patients aren't receiving the best available treatment, according to new research from Datamonitor.
Datamonitor

Dealing with the urge to merge

15 Nov 04

As pharmaceutical companies attempt to increase productivity and remain financially viable, the prospect of a merger or acquisition is always on the horizon.
Dr Faiz Kermani

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