02 Apr 04
DailyUpdates 2nd April: There is growing evidence that type-2 diabetes is a risk factor for Alzheimer disease. In their April American Journal of Pathology article Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers add further evidence to support defects in insulin-degrading enzyme activity as a potential cause of this phenomenon. This and similar data argues for the development of cross-indication treatments of type-2 diabetes and Alzheimer disease and GSK-3 inhibitors may fit the bill.
01 Apr 04
DailyUpdates 1st April: Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is estimated to affect over 73 million people in the seven major pharmaceutical markets. Disease modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOADs) currently represent the ‘holy grail’ in the treatment of osteoarthritis. The Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Science (GREES) have now published recommendations on the clinical development of DMOADs.
31 Mar 04
DailyUpdates 31st March: Bipolar disorder affects over 2 million people in the US alone. Lithium, which inhibits inositol monophosphatase, has long been a first line mood stabilizer used in the treatment of this condition. Merck & Co have now developed a new cell-based HTS assay to identify novel inositol monophosphatase inhibitors which will hopefully lead to improved treatments of bipolar disorder.
30 Mar 04
DailyUpdates 30th March: According to WHO, there are some 130 million diagnosed diabetics in the world and the long term consequences of diabetes such as diabetic nephropathy are becoming increasingly frequent and unmet components of diabetes care. Intensive glycemic control prevents or retards microalbuminuria, an early sign of nephropathy in patients with type 2 diabetes and in a recent study Japanese researchers compare two different classes of oral antidiabetic drugs with respect to their e
29 Mar 04
Overactive bladder, a condition associated with a variety of other pathologies affects over 17 million Americans and costs the US over $12 billion per year. Current treatments focus on the muscarinic receptor antagonists such as tolterodine and oxybutanin with further examples from this class expected on the market. Therapeutics from novel pharmacological classes are expected to offer further improvements and in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Uni
19 Mar 04
Japan has always been considered the technology pioneer of Asia, however, in recent years a number of other countries in this region have placed significant emphasis on industrial and technological performance in order to improve their own world position. One industry that is developing rapidly in the region is the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr Faiz Kermani and Dr Rebecca Gittins
13 Feb 04
This edition of "Emerging Drug Discovery Targets" features a potential approach to the treatment of COPD; Ligands' retinoic acid receptor agonist with appetite suppressive and insulin sensitizing properties; the use of HDAC inhibitors for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; Tamoxifen as a dual chemopreventative and anti-atherosclerosis treatment; and broad based inhibition of multidrug resistance proteins for improved cancer treatment. As usual we also provide updates on industrial advances a
13 Feb 04
Pharma NewsBytes selects out what we consider as being some of the most interesting press releases to have appeared on our DailyUpdates tracking service over the past few weeks. Currently featured new items focus on a number of novel approaches to the treatment of cancer including the development of caspase inhibitors; gene therapy approaches to the expression of TNF-alpha; an advanced monoclonal antibody; and a strategy to block XIAP. In addition new therapeutics for the treatment of rheumatoid
13 Feb 04
According to WHO, there are some 130 million diagnosed diabetics in the world. The market for diabetes therapeutics is rising. Oral antidiabetic drugs, the leading class of drugs used to treat the disease, accounted for almost 63% of sales during this period, while sales of insulin stand at around 30%. Further increases are inevitable and the market for diabetes medications could exceed $20 billion by 2006. The largest unmet need in the diabetes market is improved delivery of insulin. Currently,
03 Feb 04
Pharmaceutical Education Associates’ presents a one-of-a-kind forum exploring the most recent and clinically relevant research pertaining to brain targets for the enhancement of cognitive function. Of particular interest will be the effectiveness of new cognition-enhancing drugs in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their potential for the treatment of the cognitive decline associated with normal aging or as a prelude to disease.
05 Jan 04
This edition of features new generation oncolytic viruses from Cell Genesys active against colorectal cancer cells; a p38 MAPK inhibitor for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis from Fujisawa; data describing the anti-angiogenic activity of bisphosphonates in cancer models; a new JAK3 inhibitor from Pfizer for transplant rejection; and an integrin antagonist from Merck for the treatment of osteoporosis. As usual updates on industrial advances and licensing opportunities are provided.
02 Jan 04
Pharmaceutical Education Associates' proud to present our 2nd Annual Pediatric Drug Development conference, slated for February 23-24, 2004 in Washington, D.C. Don't miss your chance to hear about the key issues impacting pediatric drug development today! For more information call us at 800-686-2276 visit www.pharmedassociates.com.
23 Dec 03
The growth of the pharmaceutical market and an improvement in the conditions for R&D, have led to increased emphasis being placed on Spain by pharmaceutical companies. Measures have also been taken by the Spanish government to directly boost pharmaceutical R&D innovation.
Dr Faiz Kermani
18 Dec 03
Transplantation immunotherapy commonly involves the use of azathioprine often combined with low doses of cyclosporine. Increased susceptibility to infection and severe toxicity represent serious adverse effects and a newer molecular target being investigated for the prevention of transplant rejection is Janus tyrosine kinase 3 (Jak3). Jak3 is this months "Target of the Month" from LeadDiscovery's and here they describe Pfizer's efforts to optimize inhibitors of this kinase
18 Dec 03
Pharma NewsBytes selects out what LeadDiscovery considers as being some of the most interesting press releases to have appeared on their DailyUpdates tracking service over the past few weeks. Currently featured new items focus on development activity in the field of Alzheimer's disease; advances in autoimmune diseases and inflammatory disorders; and news from the 26th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
16 Dec 03
Redundancy – meaning a position of employment is no longer tenable – is a traumatic experience. It is possibly one of the most devastating events you’ll have to go through in your career but one that is becoming all too frequent across the industry.
15 Dec 03
This comprehensive one-day training offers MSLs, their managers and those interested in a better understanding of the profession an overview of what the job entails, best practices and realistic ways to incorporate them into your own job. The training will focus on the components of a successful career as a MSL, as opposed to educating on individual therapeutic types.
15 Dec 03
Increased regulations and review are continually challenging clinical supply operations. In addition, managing diverse resources while ensuring accurate, timely supply of materials is always difficult. Pharmaceutical Education Associates “Global Clinical Supplies” conference will show you the key strategies you’ll need to ensure efficiency and compliance in your global supply operations.
21 Nov 03
This edition of "Emerging Drug Discovery Targets" features a potent histone deacetylase inhibitor from Norvartis for the treatment of cancer, two new approaches to metabolic disorders and VEGFR-1 as a target for rheumatoid arthritis. As usual we also provide updates on industrial advances and licensing opportunities.
19 Nov 03
The field of histone deacetylation continues to receive considerable interest principally due to the ability of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors to produce cytostatic activity in cancer, but more recently due to the role that this class has in other indications such as autoimmune disorders. Novartis researchers have now developed a HDAC inhibitor of greater anti-proliferative potency than that of SAHA, and which almost completely blocked the growth of human colon and lung cancer xenografts
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