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Roche again ranked most sustainable healthcare company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

RocheFor the sixth consecutive year, Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has been recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry. This places Roche amongst the top 10 percent of companies across all surveyed industries.

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Diabetes researchers find faster way to create insulin-producing cells

University of British Columbia, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, has published a study highlighting a protocol to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells. The new procedure could be an important step in the fight against Type 1 diabetes.

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Blocking one receptor on cells could halt rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis - and that activation of this one receptor, found on cells in the fluid of arthritic joints, is all that is required.

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GSK joins with research councils in UK and South Africa to tackle non-communicable diseases

GlaxoSmithKlineGSK has announced a £5m collaboration with the UK and South African Medical Research Councils, to support much-needed research into non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa, as part of GSK's Africa NCD Open Lab initiative.

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Discovery paves the way for a new generation of chemotherapies

A new mechanism to inhibit proteasomes, protein complexes that are a target for cancer therapy, is the topic of an article published in the journal Chemistry & Biology. The first author of the study is Daniela Trivella, researcher at the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (LNBio/CNPEM).

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Researchers improve severe asthma care through new, antibody-based treatment

A team of researchers at McMaster University and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton have successfully evaluated a new, antibody-based drug for certain patients with severe asthma. The drug - named mepolizumab - can replace traditional, steroid-based treatments for a specific subset of patients, resulting in improved outcomes and reduced side effects.

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Safety and sustained benefits of Adempas® from Bayer confirmed by results of long-term studies

BayerData presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress today confirm the safety profile and the sustained efficacy of Adempas® (riociguat) over at least two years of treatment in patients with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) or persistent or recurrent CTEPH after surgical treatment, and in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

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