Drug Discovery & Development
Clinical investigators need to be wary of confounding and bias in real-world studies; here is what to look for and how to address it
Clinical investigators use real-world data (RWD) in randomized trials and observational studies to produce real-world evidence (RWE) used to assess the safety and efficacy of an intervention and to inform product development, regulatory approval, and post-market surveillance efforts. Read More
Harvard’s Wyss Institute spins out protein detection technology to create Spear Bio
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has licensed technology for detecting proteins in small patient samples to a newly formed startup. Read More
Lupus pill moves to clinical trial in humans after success in mice
Scientists at this week’s fall meeting of the American Chemical Society report they have begun phase II clinical trials of an oral pill containing a compound that in mice, not only prevented lupus-like symptoms, but also reversed signs of organ damage caused by the disease and prevented death. Read More
Analysis of nanoparticles, cancer cells could aid development of nanoparticle-based drugs
Researchers have identified biomarkers that predict whether different types of cancer cells will take up specific nanoparticles, potentially helping to overcome some obstacles to the development of nanoparticle-based drugs. Read More
Cell and gene therapy sector remains strong despite challenges: ARM CEO
The cell and gene therapy sector is “quite strong” despite the regulatory, investment, and manufacturing challenges facing the industry, according to Janet Lambert, CEO of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). Lambert spoke with ScienceBoard.net about developments in the industry. Read More
Beta cell gene deletion stops type 1 diabetes in mice, suggesting new way to prevent disease
Deleting a proinflammatory gene in the beta cells of pre-diabetic mice stops the development of type 1 diabetes, pointing to a potential way to prevent the condition, according to a study published on June 28 in the journal Cell Reports. Read More
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