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Profit finally in sight for gene therapy specialist Oxford Bio

LONDON (Reuters) – After 20 years of losses, gene therapy specialist Oxford BioMedica is at last close to achieving its first profit thanks to the success of Novartis with a pioneering cancer treatment.

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August 23rd, 2017

Los Angeles Tests Whether Lighter Color Streets Will Lower The Temperature

Los Angeles is piloting a project called “Cool Pavement.” The city is putting a light grey coating on top of some neighborhood streets in an effort to lower the air temperature. Read more…

August 23rd, 2017

Lithium in drinking water may affect Alzheimer’s risk

Reuters Health – Long-term consumption of tiny amounts of lithium may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, but only if the dose isn’t too small, according to a study that looked at levels of the element in drinking water throughout Denmark.

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August 23rd, 2017

India’s proposed pharma marketing rules hit legal roadblock

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s plan to bring in marketing rules to curb unethical promotional practices in the country’s drug industry faces an indefinite delay after it hit a legal roadblock, marking a setback for public health groups.

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August 23rd, 2017

Weak patient admissions to bug hospital operators through 2018

(Reuters) – Weak patient admissions that plagued U.S. hospital operators in the June quarter are likely to persist through 2018, as patients fret about soaring out-of-pocket costs and the future of Obamacare remains uncertain.

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August 23rd, 2017
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