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    Celgene posts pivotal CAR-T data ahead of FDA filing

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/12/2019 11:45:52 AM

    Celgene has posted data from a pivotal trial of its CAR-T therapy. The data look competitive against Gilead’s Yescarta and Novartis’ Kymriah, leading analysts to predict Celgene will win FDA approval …

    Would you use a patch of 100 tiny needles over the contraceptive pill?

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/12/2019 11:44:28 AM

    A patch filled with tiny needles can inject up to 60 days’ worth of hormonal contraceptives. Women could apply the patch at home, making it a potentially hassle and pain-free alternative to injections…

    First national medical cannabis registry launched

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/12/2019 11:42:08 AM

    Europe has launched its first national medical cannabis registry for patients with chronic conditions.

    The registry comes at a time when despite the legislation of cannabis being passed a year ago, i…


    How suicidal power factories in brain cells trigger ALS

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/12/2019 11:41:10 AM

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is caused by the progressive degeneration of the motor neurons. But what triggers that decline of these critical cells?

    Scientists at Northwestern University hav…

    Flu cases: Surge in hospital admissions

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/12/2019 11:40:17 AM

    Hospitals in England are now seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England figures.

    A sharp rise in cases seen by GPs in the past week - up 78% on the week before - …

    Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/6/2019 2:05:04 PM

    A double-sided tape designed to stick body tissue together after surgery has been inspired by the way spiders exude "glue" to catch their prey in the rain.

    Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Te…


    Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/6/2019 2:03:43 PM

    Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to "greener" medications, UK researchers say.

    Making the swap would have as big an "eco" impact as …

    Key gene in familial Alzheimer’s disease regulates neuronal development

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/6/2019 2:02:06 PM

    Age is the most important factor in the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Moreover, epidemiological studies indicate that there is an inverse correlation betwee…

    Peanut-allergy therapy 'protection not a cure'

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/6/2019 2:01:09 PM

    Treating peanut allergy with regular exposure to small amounts of the food is effective - but only if a patient stays on the therapy, a study suggests.

    King's College London scientists looked at the …