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New preclinical study shows RG-012 may provide therapeutic benefit for Alport syndrome patients

New preclinical study shows RG-012 may provide therapeutic benefit for Alport syndrome patients

Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, today announced that positive new preclinical data was presented on RG-012 for the treatment of renal dysfunction in Alport syndrome patients at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2014 meeting being held November 11-16, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. [More]

Anthera Pharmaceuticals reports net loss of $7.0 million for third quarter 2014

Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced financial results and operational update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. [More]
FDA approves CYRAMZA in combination with paclitaxel for advanced adenocarcinoma

FDA approves CYRAMZA in combination with paclitaxel for advanced adenocarcinoma

Eli Lilly and Company announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CYRAMZA (ramucirumab) in combination with paclitaxel (a type of chemotherapy) as a treatment for people with advanced or metastatic gastric (stomach) or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma whose cancer has progressed on or after prior fluoropyrimidine- or platinum-containing chemotherapy. [More]
Researchers find independent predictors of end stage renal disease in teens

Researchers find independent predictors of end stage renal disease in teens

Researchers at örebro University found that high blood pressure, being overweight, elevation of a blood marker indicating inflammation, or the presence of protein in the urine in otherwise healthy teenage males were all independent predictors of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in later in life. [More]
Survival benefits with erlotinib plus bevacizumab in EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

Survival benefits with erlotinib plus bevacizumab in EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

Combining erlotinib with bevacizumab could prolong progression-free survival in patients being treated for epidermal growth factor receptor-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer, phase II trial results suggest. [More]
Ramucirumab Phase III study meets primary endpoint in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Ramucirumab Phase III study meets primary endpoint in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Eli Lilly and Company today announced that the RAISE trial, a Phase III study of ramucirumab (CYRAMZA) in combination with chemotherapy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), met its primary endpoint of overall survival. [More]
Studies show increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension in egg donation patients

Studies show increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension in egg donation patients

With an ever-ageing female patient population, egg donation is an increasingly common treatment in infertility. ESHRE's own annual reports on fertility treatments in Europe show a rise in egg donation cycles from 15,028 in 2007 to 24,517 in 2010 (to 4.05% of all treatments). This proportion is still some way behind the USA, where egg donation now accounts for around 12% of all treatments. [More]
Improved glycemic control can slow progression of ESRD in type 1 diabetic people

Improved glycemic control can slow progression of ESRD in type 1 diabetic people

People with type 1 diabetes who have developed kidney complications can slow the progression of their complications by improving control of their glycemic (blood glucose) levels over the long term. [More]
Clovis Oncology reports lucitanib Phase 1/2a monotherapy study results at ASCO

Clovis Oncology reports lucitanib Phase 1/2a monotherapy study results at ASCO

Clovis Oncology today announced results from an ongoing Phase 1/2a monotherapy study evaluating lucitanib, the Company's novel, potent inhibitor of the tyrosine kinase activity of fibroblast growth factor receptors 1 through 3 (FGFR1-3), vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1 through 3 (VEGFR1-3) and platelet-derived growth factor receptors alpha and beta (PDGFRα-β). [More]
Eisai announces results from Phase III SELECT trial of lenvatinib evaluating PFS in patients with RR-DTC

Eisai announces results from Phase III SELECT trial of lenvatinib evaluating PFS in patients with RR-DTC

Eisai Inc. announced today results from the Phase III SELECT trial of investigational agent lenvatinib evaluating progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with progressive radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RR-DTC). [More]
European Commission approves Exelixis' COMETRIQ for treatment of progressive, metastatic MTC

European Commission approves Exelixis' COMETRIQ for treatment of progressive, metastatic MTC

Exelixis, Inc. today announced that the European Commission has approved COMETRIQ (cabozantinib) for the treatment of adult patients with progressive, unresectable locally advanced or metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). [More]
Study: Identifying biomarkers could lead to earlier detection of preeclampsia

Study: Identifying biomarkers could lead to earlier detection of preeclampsia

Identifying biomarkers could lead to earlier detection of preeclampsia, which in turn can lead to healthier mothers and children, according to a collaborative study from the Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) and the MR Cancer Group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). [More]
Pfizer and Merck join forces to explore therapeutic potential of anti-PD-1 therapy

Pfizer and Merck join forces to explore therapeutic potential of anti-PD-1 therapy

Pfizer Inc. announced today that it has agreed with Merck & Co., Inc., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada ("Merck"), through two Merck subsidiaries, to explore the therapeutic potential of Merck's investigational anti-PD-1 therapy, MK-3475, in combination with two Pfizer oncology assets. [More]
Research findings provide insights into risks associated with isolated mild hyperglycemia

Research findings provide insights into risks associated with isolated mild hyperglycemia

Despite having mild hyperglycemia for approximately 50 years, patients with a mutation in the gene encoding the enzyme glucokinase had a low prevalence of clinically significant vascular complications, findings that provide insights into the risks associated with isolated mild hyperglycemia, according to a study in the January 15 issue of JAMA. [More]
Vasculitis damage swift, accumulating

Vasculitis damage swift, accumulating

Study findings reveal the significant burden of disease among patients with antineutrophil-cytoplasm antibody associated vasculitis, with many individuals showing irreversible damage shortly after diagnosis. [More]
Treatment with rheumatoid arthritis drug saved transplanted kidney and achieved remission

Treatment with rheumatoid arthritis drug saved transplanted kidney and achieved remission

A drug approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may also turn out to be the first targeted therapy for one of the most common forms of kidney disease, a condition that almost inevitably leads to kidney failure. [More]
Studies highlight potential negative effects of soft drinks, sugar on kidney health

Studies highlight potential negative effects of soft drinks, sugar on kidney health

Two new studies highlight the potential negative effects that soft drinks and sugar can have on kidney health. Results of these studies will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2013 November 5-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. [More]
Study examines role of urate-lowering therapy on renal function in patients with hyperuricemia

Study examines role of urate-lowering therapy on renal function in patients with hyperuricemia

Urate-lowering therapy alone may not directly reduce the risk of kidney disease in those with hyperuricemia. However, according to a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego, working to lower serum uric acid based on the 2012 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines for Management of Gout has a positive effect. [More]
ASN strongly recommends all adults to undergo routine screening for chronic kidney disease

ASN strongly recommends all adults to undergo routine screening for chronic kidney disease

The American Society of Nephrology strongly recommends that all adults undergo routine screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD), the 8th leading cause of death in the U.S. This contradicts screening guidelines recently released by the American College of Physicians (ACP). [More]
Obesity suppresses important cellular process that prevents kidney cell damage

Obesity suppresses important cellular process that prevents kidney cell damage

Obesity increases a chronic kidney disease patient's risk of developing kidney failure. Obesity suppresses an important cellular process that prevents kidney cell damage, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). [More]