FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for ASP0367/MA-0211, a Selective PPARδ Modulator being Developed for the Treatment of Primary Mitochondrial Myopathies

TOKYO, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas” ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the development of ASP0367/MA-0211 (“ASP0367”) as a potential treatment for primary mitochondrial myopathies (PMM). PMM is a complex mitochondrial disease in which genetic mutations primarily impair the function of […]

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Private and public prostate cancer patients are being treated differently

Men seeking prostate cancer treatment within the private health system were more likely to opt for more radical treatment than men in the public system, according to research published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr. Luc te Marvelde, a Research Fellow at Cancer Council Victoria, and colleagues analyzed Victorian Cancer Registry data linked to population-based administrative health […]

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AHA News: Hispanics Are Paying the Price for Being ‘Essential’ During the Pandemic

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Maria de Lourdes Alvarado has had to pick up extra or overtime shifts whenever she can, like millions of other essential workers outside of the health care field who are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy in their communities. And also like them, Alvarado is […]

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How does being bilingual affect your brain? It depends on how you use language

Depending on what you read, speaking more than one language may or may not make you smarter. These mixed messages are understandably confusing, and they’re due to the fact that nothing is quite as simple as it’s typically portrayed when it comes to neuroscience. We can’t give a simple “yes” or “no” to the question of whether being bilingual benefits […]

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Beyonce Admits Being a Working Mom Is the ‘Most Stressful Thing’

Beyoncé isn’t sugarcoating anything in a new a rare interview, especially in regards to motherhood. The acclaimed songstress admitted that she often finds it difficult to balance her career and her personal life as a mother of three. “I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life,” the Grammy winner, 38, told Elle for its January […]

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