(Reuters) – European regulators on Friday recommended approving Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc’s drug to treat kidney cancer, marking a victory for the U.S. biotech that has faced setbacks in bringing the drug to market.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European regulators have recommended approval of a second copy of AbbVie’s rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, the world’s top-selling medicine, in a further boost for so-called biosimilars in the region.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s Merck KGaA has won a key recommendation to become a late entrant to the market for oral multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs in Europe, six years after its first attempt to launch the cladribine pill failed.
A host of proteins and other molecules sit on the strands of our DNA, controlling which genes are read out and used by cells and which remain silent. This aggregation of genetic material and controlling molecules, called chromatin, makes up the chromosomes in our cell nuclei; its control over which genes are expressed – or not – is what determines the difference between a skin cell and a neuron, and often between a healthy cell and a cancerous one.http://ift.tt/2t1TLm9
In experiments at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists were able to see the first step of a process that protects a DNA building block called thymine from sun damage: When it’s hit with ultraviolet light, a single electron jumps into a slightly higher orbit around the nucleus of a single oxygen atom.http://ift.tt/2rJHzm0