Kyrsten Sinema says she will ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda on the cusp of Senate approval

Washington CNN — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday night offered critical support for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would “move forward” on Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year. Sinema’s support … Read more

Brittney Griner is facing a 9-year sentence in a Russian jail following conviction. Here’s what could come next for the WNBA star

CNN  —  After a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday to nine years in prison for a drug smuggling conviction, the player’s supporters, teammates and numerous US officials swiftly condemned the decision, many concerned her detention is being used to advance Russia’s agenda in the Ukraine war. Now, Griner has returned to … Read more

Newsom announces California will produce its own ‘low cost’ insulin

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced on Thursday that his state will be producing its own “low cost” insulin, stating, “People should not go into debt to get lifesaving medication.” Newsom said that the state budget he recently signed includes $100 million for California to “contract and make [its] own insulin at a cheaper price, … Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for Covid, is having mild symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attends a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and new emerging variants at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US January 11, 2022. Greg Nash | Reuters Dr. Anthony Fauci, the … Read more

A Glimpse at Medicine in the Future

Welcome back to the “Life in 2050” series. In previous installments, we looked at how technological advancements, climate change, and changes in the geopolitical landscape will alter the nature of warfare, economics, living at home, education, transportation, and space exploration (in two installments) in the coming decades. Today, we will look at how these same … Read more

Why Do Some Asthma Patients Respond Poorly to Treatment?

Newswise — Patients with the most severe form of asthma produce special substances in their airways when taking medicine during an asthma attack that block the treatment from working, according to a study where Rutgers scientists collaborated with researchers at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. Reporting in the journal Science Translational Medicinescientists said … Read more

Pfizer to offer low-cost medicines, vaccines to poor nations

Pfizer said Wednesday that it will provide nearly two dozen products, including its top-selling COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, at not-for-profit prices in some of the world’s poorest countries. The drugmaker PFE, +1.00% 0Q1N, -0.66% announced the program at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland, and said it was aimed at improving health … Read more

Chroma Medicine Strengthens Leadership with Addition of George Golumbeski to Board of Directors and John Maraganore as Strategic Advisor

George GolumbeskiPh.D., former EVP of Business Development at Celgene, brings 25+ years of biotech industry experience to Chroma’s Board of Directors John MaraganorePh.D., founding CEO of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and biotech industry leader, joins the company as Strategic Advisor to the Board of Directors and Leadership Team CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Chroma Medicine, … Read more

Insilico Medicine Announces Novel 3CL Protease Inhibitor Preclinical Candidate for COVID-19 Treatment

Insilico’s PCC is an orally available 3CL protease inhibitor with a novel structure generated using Insilico’s AI platform. The compound can be efficiently prepared with a two-step synthesis from commercial starting materials. In preclinical studies, it demonstrated a favorable profile with good live efficacy at low doses and its observed efficacy is independent of co-administration … Read more

Blood Pressure Medicine May Lower Frailty for Older Adults

Newswise — A commonly used blood pressure medication may help improve measures of frailty in prefrail older adults, according to a new study by researchers with UTHealth Houston. The study was published in The Journals of Gerontology. Prefrail adults are adults that exhibit signs of becoming frail. When adults become frail, they are particularly vulnerable … Read more