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FDA to scrutinize unproven cancer drugs after 10-year gap | Medical Xpress

by Matthew Perrone, APRIL 25, 2021

The three-day meeting on drugs from Merck, Roche and Bristol-Myers Squibb is part of an industrywide review triggered by an “unprecedented level of drug development” in recent years, according to FDA officials.

This Dec. 10, 2020 file photo shows Food and Drug Administration building in Silver Spring, Md. Each year the U.S. approves dozens of new uses for cancer drugs based on early signs that they can shrink or slow the spread of tumors. But how often do patients actually live longer, more active lives? That seemingly simple question is, in fact, one of the thorniest debates in medicine. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Sourced via Medicine and Health newsScience X Newsletter Apr 25

Scientists cast new understanding of how skin repairs itself | Medical Xpress

by Mike Addelman, University of Manchester

University of Manchester scientists have cast new light on how our skin repairs itself, bringing the possibility of regeneration of the organ a step closer.

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain

Sourced via Medicine and Health newsScience X Newsletter Apr 22

More information: Svitlana Kurinna et al. Interaction of the NRF2 and p63 transcription factors promotes keratinocyte proliferation in the epidermis, Nucleic Acids Research (2021). DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkab167

Journal information: Nucleic Acids Research , Nucleic Acid Research

Science X is a network of high-quality websites that provides the most complete and comprehensive daily coverage of science, technology, and medical news.

First atomic model of human telomerase constructed by electron cryo-microscopy |

Provided by University of Cambridge

Excerpt: Telomeres act as a barrier to protect the genetic information from progressive degradation arising from incomplete DNA replication.

Three-dimensional structure of the human telomerase holoenzyme, as determined by cryo-EM at 3.4-3.8 Å resolution. Credit: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biolof

Sourced via Biology newsScience X Newsletter Apr 22

More information:  George E. Ghanim et al. Structure of human telomerase holoenzyme with bound telomeric DNA, Nature (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03415-4

Journal information: Nature

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Infectious Disease: Are These Historical Illnesses Coming Back? | MedicineNet

Reviewed By: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

We’ve made a lot of progress against illnesses like tuberculosis and scarlet fever. But more people seem to be coming down with these serious diseases.

Mental Health: Signs You’re Mentally Exhausted | MedicineNet

Reviewed By: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Are you irritable, tired, and finding it hard to focus? You may be mentally exhausted. Learn the 11 signs and also 3 ways to feel better.

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Hair by Abigail Johnston living with Metastatic Breast Cancer IV –  No Half Measures, April 22, 2021

Dizzy’s MS Alphabet! by dizzythedonkeyDinosaurs, Donkeys and MS, April 20, 2021. It’s MS awareness week! And for the occasion Dizzy has come up with her own MS alphabet!

The Guilt of Having Good Days by memyselfandchronicillnessMe, Myself and Chronic Illness Blog, April 23, 2021


Opinions Based On Feelings Are Surprisingly Stable by BPS Research Digest / Emily Reynolds – The British Psychological Society, April 19, 2021

When People Lie About You and Other Wrongs Leaders Experience by Dan RockwellLeadership Freak

Listening to Calming Music at Bedtime Promotes Better Sleep | Neuroscience News

Researchers also learned that listening to music for longer than four weeks is better at improving sleep quality than listening to music for a shorter length of time. Image is in the public domain

Older adults who listened to calming music before sleep, or while falling asleep, had better sleep quality than those who did not.

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Survey casts doubt on utility of wearable devices in healthcare | Healthcare Dive: IT

By Ron Shinkman

Forrester’s report, based on interviews with doctors, patients and vendors, suggests data gaps and physician skepticism of the popular products is too high for widespread adoption, although design changes could remedy that.

Image courtesy of Amazon

Sourced via Healthcare Dive: IT Newsletter Apr 22 (Doctors doubt clinical uses of wearables)

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Warning Signs of Ulcerative Colitis | Slideshow

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH on July 27, 2020

UC is a bowel disease that causes inflammation of the cells lining your large intestine. This may lead to sores that can bleed and keep your body from digesting food like it should. Here’s what to watch for.

Image by VEM/Photo Researchers

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Ra­dio­phar­ma re­mains hot as Ger­many’s ITM rais­es $109M to ad­vance neu­roen­docrine can­cer pro­gram | Endpoints News

“The world of radiopharmaceuticals has been heating up over the last few years, and Thursday saw another company focused on the field pull in a new nine-figure raise.”

Ra­dio­phar­ma re­mains hot as Ger­many’s ITM rais­es $109M to ad­vance neu­roen­docrine can­cer pro­gram | Endpoints News

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The World Orphan Drug Congress USA Virtual kicks off next Wednesday, April 28 — will you be there?

Here’s a few of the best sessions you don’t want to miss: 

Outlook on European market access strategies for rare diseases
9:00AM EST

Securing post-launch growth for orphan products
11:15AM EST

Commercializing advanced therapies for rare diseases
12:45PM EST

Our conference has also become the industry defining meeting on Advanced Therapies for rare diseases, featuring discussions on clinical development, manufacturing and commercialization of cell and gene therapies, as well the annual gathering for artificial intelligence and digital health solutions transforming the rare disease industry!

 Book your free pass

Virtual Public Genomics Café

Friday 14 May 2021, 12 – 2pm

(this café is taking place as part of the Genomics Showcase)

The Café is free to join and will be an informal opportunity to meet others and find out about new advances in the area of genomic medicine in Wales. It will also be a chance for people to come together, and let us know how we can better support those affected by rare or genetic conditions.

The special café is being held as part of the first ever Genomics Showcase in Wales and will feature relaxed talks from speakers including:

  • Covid-19 a year on: Professor Keir Lewis, Hywel Dda University Health Board
  • Experiences of a Rare Disease Parent Advocate: Marie James
  • The Role of Rare Copy Number Variants in psychiatric disorders: Dr Kim Kendall, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University
  • Getting involved in Genomics in Wales: Patient & Public Sounding Board Members, Genomics Partnership Wales
  • Opportunity for discussion and networking

As the café is part of the Genomics Showcase, you will need to register for the via the specific link below. This will give you access to the entire Showcase (including talks, stands, activities, films and more) including the café.

The Wales Gene Park
Cardiff University
The Institute of Medical Genetics
Heath Park
Cardiff   CF14 4XN
Parc Geneteg Cymru
Prifysgol CaerdyddY
Sefydliad Geneteg Feddygol
Y Mynydd Bychan           
Caerdydd  CF14 4XN 

Advancing Research Through the Global PNH Patient Registry

May 12, 2021

1:00 – 2:00pm ET

The Global PNH Patient Registry is a collaborative effort between the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation (AAMDSIF), industry sponsors and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) to study paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). It supports research, provides insight on treatment for the PNH community and helps understand the progression of PNH over time.

Register for this webinar to learn more about this patient registry.

NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 330 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment ​and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research and patient services. rarediseases.org55 | Kenosia Ave, Danbury, CT 06810

2021 RARE Drug Development Symposium: Registration Now Open

Sign up for the 2021 RARE Drug Development Symposium

The landscape of rare drug development is constantly evolving. Gain knowledge on these important changes; interact with experts, patients, and advocates in the field and ultimately discover your role in advancing drug therapies at our 2021 RARE Drug Development Symposium happening virtually June 9-11, 2021.

New to this year’s event is an optional pre-conference workshop on June 9, targeted to attendees who are in the early stages of research engagement and looking to build knowledge in core competencies that will be expanded upon in the main event program.

Register now for this year’s event to deepen your understanding of rare disease drug development efforts!

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