This rural telehealth consultation program named Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO) was launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs in New Mexico in 2012. To begin with, this program was used for chronic liver disease. This consultation connected rural care teams to specialty clinics, where the patients can be treated in a better way.
Biopharma Sarepta Therapeutics and Brammer Bio enter into a long-term strategic partnership to design and develop new manufacturing facilities at CDMO’s plant in Massachusetts. The new partnership is for the development of the production of its microdystrophin, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) therapy and future gene therapies.
Calliditas Therapeutics is planning to raise $75 million through an Initial Public Offering in Sweden. The new investment capital will help Calliditas fund a phase 3 clinical trial of autoimmune kidney disease anticipated to start later this year.
On Wednesday, a day after Keytruda got the thumbs up for cervical cancer, the drug was approved for treatment of a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma patients who cancer returned after at least two previous treatment lines. Last year, Keytruda also got an indication for classical Hodgkin lymphoma.
Malaria is a global health problem, where millions of people are being affected. It is a well-known fact that artemisinin is the only effective anti-malarial drug which is produced from the Chinese medicinal plant Artemisia annua. Currently, the prevailing issue is that the cultivation of Artemisia annua leaves cannot meet the global demand.
In response to this challenge, an innovative new warning implant system has been developed to detect four common cancers (lung, prostate, breast and colon). The level of calcium in a person’s blood would constantly be checked and if the calcium levels are too high, it warns the patient about the cancer onset by growing an artificial mole on the person’s skin.
The brain is the most difficult part of the body to assess especially the level of signaling molecules called cytokines. Cytokines are secreted by glial cells, which could make up nearly 90% of all brain cells. Cytokines play a key role in controlling moods, cognition and behavior, which directly influences mental health.
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