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Calcitonin is a 32-amino acid linear polypeptide hormone that is produced in humans primarily by the parafollicular cells (also known as C-cells) of the thyroid, and in many other animals in the ultimobranchial body.
Allergan agrees to acquire exclusive worldwide rights to Merck's CGRP migraine development program

Allergan agrees to acquire exclusive worldwide rights to Merck's CGRP migraine development program

Allergan plc and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Allergan will acquire the exclusive worldwide rights to Merck's investigational small molecule oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonists, which are being developed for the treatment and prevention of migraine, subject to expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR). [More]
Lilly announces positive results from LY2951742 Phase 2b study in patients with episodic migraine

Lilly announces positive results from LY2951742 Phase 2b study in patients with episodic migraine

Eli Lilly and Company announced today that its investigational medicine for prevention of migraine (LY2951742, a CGRP neutralizing antibody) met the primary endpoint in a Phase 2b study in episodic migraine. [More]
CGRP monoclonal antibodies show promise in treating migraine

CGRP monoclonal antibodies show promise in treating migraine

Migraine researchers and clinicians are growing excited about a new class of drugs called Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies, which are showing promise in treating high-frequency episodic migraine and chronic migraine. [More]
Once-weekly Trulicity 0.75 mg shows promising results in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes

Once-weekly Trulicity 0.75 mg shows promising results in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes

Results from a new study of Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes showed once-weekly Trulicity 0.75 mg provided greater hemoglobin A1c (A1C) reduction compared to once-daily Victoza 0.9 mg after 52 weeks of treatment. Eli Lilly and Company will present these data at the 75th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Boston. [More]
New clinical data demonstrating treatment options in Lilly's diabetes portfolio to be presented at ADA Scientific Sessions

New clinical data demonstrating treatment options in Lilly's diabetes portfolio to be presented at ADA Scientific Sessions

New clinical data demonstrating the range of treatment options represented in Lilly's diabetes portfolio will be presented in 79 abstracts on June 5-9, at the 75th American Diabetes Association (ADA)® Scientific Sessions in Boston. [More]
FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s weight loss injection, Saxenda

FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s weight loss injection, Saxenda

Novo Nordisk today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the new drug application (NDA) for Saxenda® (liraglutide [rDNA origin] injection), the first once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist for chronic weight management. [More]
Tarsa obtains $10 million senior credit facility to support NDA submission for Ostora tablet

Tarsa obtains $10 million senior credit facility to support NDA submission for Ostora tablet

Tarsa Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that it has secured a $10 million senior credit facility from Oxford Finance LLC and Square 1 Bank. The company intends to use the proceeds to support its plans to file a New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Ostora tablet for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, currently targeted for early 2015. [More]
GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

GSK today announced that once-weekly Tanzeum (albiglutide), a prescription injectable treatment for type 2 diabetes in adults, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, is now available in pharmacies throughout the U.S. [More]
New class of anti-arthritic drugs reduce arthritic joint inflammation and periodontitis

New class of anti-arthritic drugs reduce arthritic joint inflammation and periodontitis

Inflammatory diseases can occur simultaneously in distinct sites in the same patient, complicating treatment because a medication effective for one disorder may exacerbate the other. [More]
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries enters into definitive agreement to acquire Labrys

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries enters into definitive agreement to acquire Labrys

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Labrys Biologics, Inc., a privately-held development stage biotechnology company focused on treatments for chronic migraine and episodic migraine, today announced that Teva has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Labrys, broadening Teva's array of biotechnology assets and capabilities. [More]
Pain receptors may hold key to treating obesity, diabetes and improving metabolic health

Pain receptors may hold key to treating obesity, diabetes and improving metabolic health

Blocking a pain receptor in mice not only extends their lifespan, it also gives them a more youthful metabolism, including an improved insulin response that allows them to deal better with high blood sugar. [More]
Inflammation may accentuate age-related bladder function decline

Inflammation may accentuate age-related bladder function decline

Age-associated biochemical changes in the bladder may accentuate the inflammation associated with overactive bladder, study findings indicate. [More]
New studies may offer hope for people with migraine

New studies may offer hope for people with migraine

Two new studies may offer hope for people with migraine. The two studies released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. [More]
Research: Neuropeptides may serve as index for evaluating early peripheral nerve injury

Research: Neuropeptides may serve as index for evaluating early peripheral nerve injury

Substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide are the main neuropeptides in peripheral nerve ganglia, which can anterogradely transmit nociceptive information to the central nervous system. [More]
Transient receptor potential channel A1 causes calcitonin gene-related peptide release in neurons

Transient receptor potential channel A1 causes calcitonin gene-related peptide release in neurons

Transient receptor potential channel A1 is one of the important transducers of noxious stimuli in the primary afferents, which may contribute to generation of neurogenic inflammation and hyperalgesia. [More]
New range of recombinant Fab monoclonal antibodies launched by BBI Solutions at Medica 2013

New range of recombinant Fab monoclonal antibodies launched by BBI Solutions at Medica 2013

BBI Solutions, a world leader in immunoassay development and contract manufacturing, recently launched its unique range of Recombinant Fab Monoclonal Antibodies at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo, on July 28-August 31, 2013, in Houston, Texas. [More]
Psoriasis and the nervous system: an interview with Dr Nicole Ward, Case Western Reserve University

Psoriasis and the nervous system: an interview with Dr Nicole Ward, Case Western Reserve University

The prevalence of skin disease exceeds that of obesity, hypertension or cancer. One in three individuals in the United States suffers with a skin disease, with ~2-3% of the American population suffering from psoriasis. [More]
Neuroprotective effects of rutaecarpine on cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury

Neuroprotective effects of rutaecarpine on cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury

Rutaecarpine, an active component of the traditional Chinese medicine Tetradium ruticarpum, has been shown to improve myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury, mainly focusing on calcitonin gene-based targets. [More]
Basic fibroblast growth factor can protect endplate in motor neurons of injured spinal cord

Basic fibroblast growth factor can protect endplate in motor neurons of injured spinal cord

In current studies, the degeneration and protection measures in the distal end of the injured spinal cord and target organ muscle effector have scarcely been investigated. The distal end of the spinal cord and neuromuscular junction may develop secondary degenera-tion and damage following spinal cord injury because of the loss of neural connections. [More]
Dermatology researcher receives NIH grant to investigate role of nervous system in psoriasis

Dermatology researcher receives NIH grant to investigate role of nervous system in psoriasis

​Dermatology researcher Nicole Ward, PhD, has earned her third National Institutes of Health grant in a year - including two that scored in the first percentile. With this most recent award, an R21, she will investigate the role the nervous system plays in psoriasis - an inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by raised areas of red, scaly, itchy and sometimes painful patches of skin. [More]
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