Aegerion Conducts Phase III Trial For Anti-Cholesterol Drug Aegerion Conducts Phase III Trial For Anti-Cholesterol Drug
  • April 16th, 2014
  • The clinical trial will test the efficacy of lomitapide as an adjunct treatment to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients suffering from homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

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Alcon Opens US$160 Million Facility In Singapore Alcon Opens US$160 Million Facility In Singapore
  • April 16th, 2014
  • The 330,000 square foot facility will allow Alcon to rapidly respond to the needs of consumers in Asia.

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Sudden Death In Babies Linked To Lack Of Oxygen Sudden Death In Babies Linked To Lack Of Oxygen
  • April 16th, 2014
  • The staining patterns of B-amyloid precursor protein in the brains of sudden infant death syndrome babies is similar to those who died of accidental asphyxiation.

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Bosch Packaging Expands Capacity In Japan Bosch Packaging Expands Capacity In Japan
  • April 16th, 2014
  • Bosch has invested US$2.2 million in the larger Musashi site to meet the demand for pharmaceutical inspection technologies.

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University Of Queensland Spinoff Attracts US$45 Million University Of Queensland Spinoff Attracts US$45 Million
  • April 15th, 2014
  • Spinifex Pharmaceuticals will use the investment to run clinical trials for EMA401, an oral treatment for pain that has been shown not to have central nervous system side effects.

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Thermo Fisher & NUS Form Research Alliance Thermo Fisher & NUS Form Research Alliance
  • April 15th, 2014
  • Under the terms of the agreement, Thermo Fisher will issue research grants and fund a symposium to foster scientific collaboration.

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Indonesian Dry Spell Could Have Amplified Ice Age Indonesian Dry Spell Could Have Amplified Ice Age
  • April 15th, 2014
  • The levels of titanium in sediment cores from Lake Towuti indicate that the dry spell in Indonesia 16,000 to 30,000 years ago coincided with the peak of the last ice age.

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WHO Issues First Hepatitis C Guidelines WHO Issues First Hepatitis C Guidelines

The recommendations include increasing hepatitis C screening, liver damage mitigation and how to select appropriate treatment for chronic infections.

Academy Medal Awarded To Outstanding Physicist Academy Medal Awarded To Outstanding Physicist

Retired physicist Harry Messel has been recognized by the Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to science education.

Tsumoru Shintake Awarded German Physics Prize Tsumoru Shintake Awarded German Physics Prize

This year’s Gersch Budker Prize goes to Professor Tsumoru Shintake of OIST for his work on the SACLA X-Ray Free Electron Laser.