Catalent to Acquire Delphi Genetics and Launch US Plasmid Manufacturing Site to Establish Global pDNA Development and Manufacturing Capabilities

Catalent, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies, development, and manufacturing solutions for drugs, biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products, and Delphi Genetics, a plasmid DNA (pDNA) cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) based in Gosselies, Belgium, today announced that they have […]

Study pinpoints potential transmission advantage of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7

Researchers in the UK have shown that the increased transmissibility of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) lineage B.1.1.7 that emerged in the UK during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic does not appear to be the result of increased viral replication or immune escape. Instead, the study […]

Engaging in mobile gambling for social interaction can lead to problem gambling

A study carried out by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway has examined how the different gratifications sought from mobile gambling explain problematic versus non-problematic patterns in highly involved gamblers. For a subgroup of vulnerable individuals, gambling involvement can be pathological and reflects a personality […]

Research identifies obesity and infection link, as well as treatment found on healthy human skin

The list of diseases and conditions complicated by obesity is a long one; it includes heart disease, cancer, diabetes and impaired wound healing, as well as skin infections. It is not always clear, however, in what way this complication is caused. New research from the School of Pharmaceutical Science at […]

Nearly half of people with potential cancer symptoms in first wave of pandemic did not contact GP, study finds

Nearly half of people who experienced possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic did not contact their GP, the initial findings of a UK-wide survey have suggested. The research was carried out by Cardiff University and Cancer Research UK, with preliminary findings focusing on the experiences […]

High-Dose Baclofen Curbs Agitation in Ventilation Patients With Unhealthy Alcohol Use

(Reuters Health) – Adults receiving mechanical ventilation who meet the criteria for unhealthy alcohol use have fewer agitation-related events when they’re given high-dose baclofen, a new randomized trial finds. Researchers randomized patients with heavy alcohol use receiving mechanical ventilation to get either 50 mg to 150 mg of baclofen daily […]