Tag Archives: Survival

New drug prolongs ALS patient survival in trial

An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has now demonstrated the potential to also prolong patient survival. The findings come from a clinical trial conducted by investigators at the Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Harvard-afilliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)… Read More »

Bumble bees prefer a low-fat diet: A bumble bee’s diet affects survival and reproductive capabilities – Science Daily

Bees are an important factor for our environment and our sustenance. Without insect pollination, many plant species — including various crops — cannot reproduce. “Bee mortality therefore affects food supply for human beings,” stated Professor Sara Leonhardt, who specializes in plant-insect interactions. All of the worldwide more than 20,000 bee species need to be considered.… Read More »

Juul hires ‘political dark arts’ firm led by ex-Clinton campaign director in its fight for survival

James Monsees, co-founder and chief product officer at JUUL Labs Inc., appears before the House Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee which is examining JUUL’s role in the youth nicotine epidemic, on July 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images News | Getty Images Over the summer, e-cigarette maker Juul Labs started recruiting… Read More »

AstraZeneca rockets toward Tagrisso sales target with another survival win

AstraZeneca already has a Tagrisso approval for patients with previously untreated, EGFR-mutated lung cancer. But it’s shoring up its case with some clutch new data. Friday, the British drugmaker said Tagrisso had beaten out Roche’s rival drug Tarceva and AstraZeneca’s own Iressa at helping patients live longer. The showing came as part of the phase 3 Flaura… Read More »

Assessing the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes

The airborne transmission of diseases including the common cold, influenza and tuberculosis is something that affects everyone with an average sneeze or cough sending around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol and published today in the Journal… Read More »