1. Genetic diversity could help protect against disease

    A team of researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) has succeeded in demonstrating experimentally (in a lab) that genetic diversity makes populations more resistant to disease.

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  2. New study shows promise of permethrin-treated clothing

    The Entomological Society of America reports today that a new study from the CDC (Centre for Disease Control) in the USA shows that permethrin-treated clothing may stop ticks from biting. This will thus reduce transmission of diseases like Lyme disease. Lab tests showed germ-carrying ticks can't move properly after contact with treated garments, making them sluggish and likely interfering with their ability to bite. 

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  3. Ingestible 'bacteria on a chip' could help diagnose disease

    Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems. Ultra-low-power sensors carrying genetically engineered bacteria can detect gastric bleeding. 

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  4. Lower prices negotiated for 9 medicines

    Service Announcement for price changes to 12 medicines. For 9 medicines we have negotiated lower prices for patients, 3 medicines have increases. 

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  5. Going mobile - making healthcare more patient focussed

    Mobile has revolutionised everyday life and now big pharma is using smartphones and other mobile devices to improve research and development.

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  6. Superlative senior English-language copywriter sought

    Want to join a dynamic startup and make your work count? Join a dynamic, multicultural and mission-driven social impact startup with real potential.

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  7. Why is niraparib (Zejula) important for women with recurrent ovarian cancer?

    The European Medicines Agency has recently approved Niraparib (Zejula) for use in the European Union as a treatment for women struggling with a specific type of advanced ovarian cancer known as high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer, which includes cancers that affect the peritoneum and/or the fallopian tubes.

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  8. We're seeking a talented Director of Technology

    Vacancy to lead our technology team in growing and meeting the demands of a global, pioneering medical service. 

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  9. What’s the difference between a brand name and a generic medicine?

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    When a new medicine gets approved for use and for sale in a specific region, it’s usually given a brand name by the pharmaceutical company who discovered or developed it.

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  10. Preapproval vs unapproved or elsewhere approved medicines

    ‘Unapproved medicines’, ‘compassionate use’, ‘early access drugs’..

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