Health Benefits of Spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) is a nutrient-rich leafy vegetable. It contains several important micronutrients which encompass a wide range of vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fiber, protein, and fatty acids which are essential for the maintenance, improvement, and regulation of tissue. Image Credit: nesavinov/Shutterstock.com Spinach is also a substantial source of antioxidants that are obtained from carotenoids and […]

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Justice Department Targets Data Mining in Medicare Advantage Fraud Case

The Justice Department has accused an upstate New York health insurance plan for seniors and its medical analytics company of cheating the government out of tens of millions of dollars. The civil complaint of fraud, filed late Monday, is the first by the federal government to target a data mining company for allegedly helping a Medicare Advantage program game federal […]

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Rheumatoid arthritis treated with implanted cells that release drug

With a goal of developing rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation. The engineered cells reduced inflammation and prevented a type of damage to bone, known as bone erosion, in a mouse […]

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Antibody protects against broad range of COVID-19 virus variants

The virus that causes COVID-19 today is not the same as the one that first sickened people way back in December 2019. Many of the variants circulating now are partially resistant to some of the antibody-based therapeutics that were developed based on the original virus. As the pandemic continues, more variants inevitably will arise, and the problem of resistance will […]

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Innate versus Adaptive Immunity

The human immune system is split into the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. Both systems work in harmony to protect us from infections and disease. Here, we discuss their differences, as well as how they overlap and contribute to autoimmune diseases. Image Credit: Yurchanka Siarhei/Shuttershock.com The innate immune system The innate immune system mediates the body’s response […]

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Cell-based immunotherapy shows promise against melanoma

An immunotherapy based on supercharging the immune system’s natural killer cells has been effective in treating patients with recurrent leukemia and other difficult to treat blood cancers. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in preclinical studies conducted in mice and human cells that this type of cell-based immunotherapy also could be effective against […]

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New snack foods nurture healthy gut microbiome

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified ingredients for snack food prototypes that have been formulated to deliberately change the gut microbiome in ways that can be linked to health. Translating results from animal models, the scientists have shown in two pilot human studies of overweight participants that snacks containing combinations of specifically selected fiber […]

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Zimhi

Adamis Provides Update on Zimhi SAN DIEGO, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the Company’s resubmitted New Drug Application (NDA) for ZIMHI™, which is its higher naloxone injection product candidate for the treatment of opioid overdose. Adamis received FDA correspondence relating to the Company’s NDA, stating that […]

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oteseconazole

oteseconazole Mycovia Pharmaceuticals Submits New Drug Application to the U.S. FDA for Oteseconazole for the Treatment of Recurrent Vulvovaginal Candidiasis DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE) June 01, 2021 — Mycovia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Mycovia”), an emerging biopharmaceutical company dedicated to recognizing and empowering those living with unmet medical needs by developing novel therapies, today announced it has submitted its New Drug Application (NDA) […]

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vadadustat

vadadustat Akebia and Otsuka Announce FDA Acceptance for Filing of New Drug Application for Vadadustat for the Treatment of Anemia Due to Chronic Kidney Disease in Adult Patients on Dialysis and Not on Dialysis CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and TOKYO, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA), a biopharmaceutical company with the purpose of bettering the lives of people impacted by kidney disease, and […]

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