Medications

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to provide research data

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has agreed to provide access to propriety research and other data to researchers at Oklahoma State University to help them find causes and treatments for drug addiction. Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma announced the agreement Thursday in a joint statement with the university. Purdue said it will provide Oklahoma […]

Personal Health

Novel tool used to mine clinical data and identify causative gene in childhood epilepsy

A team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) affiliated with the CHOP Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN) discovered a new gene associated with severe childhood epilepsy using a novel computational approach. The team systematically compared phenotypes, or clinical data, of patients with severe childhood epilepsies through a novel analysis strategy and looked for common […]

Medications

Catalyst Biosciences Presents Updated Data from Its Phase 2/3 Trial of Subcutaneous Marzeptacog Alfa (Activated) in Individuals with Hemophilia A or B with Inhibitors at the 12th Annual EAHAD Congress

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO), presented updated interim data from the Phase 2/3 trial of subcutaneous prophylactic Factor VIIa (FVIIa) variant marzeptacog alfa (activated) (MarzAA) currently being developed for the treatment of hemophilia A or B with inhibitors. The data were delivered in an oral […]

Health News

EMR Data Can Predict Myopia Development

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 — Big data and machine learning approaches can improve prediction of myopia in Chinese children, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine. Haotian Lin, M.D., Ph.D., from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, and colleagues developed an algorithm to predict high myopia onset among Chinese school-aged children. […]