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  • Asthma drug calms chronic hives, rashes

    Sufferers of chronic hives and rashes could benefit from a commonly-used asthma drug, Johns Hopkins researchers have found. Scientists found that a once-a-month dose of the drug omalizumab helped ease symptoms that standard antihistamines didn't....
  • Google's health firm Calico announces massive investment in treatments for the elderly

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. In its first major step since its formation last year, Google's life-science spin-off on Wednesday announced a partnership with drug-giant AbbVie to build a "world-class research and development" facility in the Bay Area and spend up...
  • Google's Calico, AbbVie forge deal against diseases of aging

    (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc and Calico, a new company set up by Google Inc to cure diseases of aging, will each invest $250 million to help create Calico research facilities and collaborate on discovery and development of new medicines. AbbVie...
  • Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon

    Exclusive: U.S. approval of Merck cancer immunotherapy expected soon
    U.S. regulators are likely to approve Merck & Co's highly anticipated immuno-oncology drug, pembrolizumab, as a treatment for melanoma well ahead of a late October deadline, according to three sources familiar with the situation. If approved by the...
  • Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion

    Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3 billion
    Roche Holding AG has agreed to buy U.S. biotech company InterMune Inc. for $8.3 billion in cash, helping the world's leading maker of cancer drugs expand into the treatment of rare or incurable diseases. Roche's efforts to produce successful non-...
  • Roche comprará firma de biotecnología EEUU por 8.300 mlns dlrs

    LONDRES/ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG acordó comprar la compañía estadounidense de biotecnología InterMune por 8.300 millones de dólares en efectivo, en la última adquisición multimillonaria de un sector farmacéutico que apuesta cada vez más a la...
  • 'Plantibodies' drugs advance as big pharma stands aside

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Biotech drug production techniques based on plants, which may prove to be faster, higher yielding and cheaper than current methods using mammalian cells, haven't caught on with the biggest pharmaceutical companies. The leading...
  • Roche to offer $10 billion for rest of Chugai: Bloomberg

    (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG is in talks to buy the almost 40 percent stake in Japan's Chugai Pharmaceutical Co Ltd that it does not already own for about $10 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman for Roche...
  • Interim Chancellor Sam Hawgood is named to head UC San Francisco

    Interim Chancellor Sam Hawgood is named to head UC San Francisco
    Sam Hawgood, the dean of UC San Francisco’s medical school and interim chancellor of that campus since April, was nominated Wednesday to become the permanent leader of the research-powerhouse university. UC system President Janet Napolitano...
  • Kevin McAuliffe Joins Branded Entertainment Agency Brand Arc

    Kevin McAuliffe, the founder of Universal Television Networks' branded entertainment practice, has joined Brand Arc as managing director of the agency's New York office. "Kevin's strategic efforts for NBCU drove brand and network marketing goals and...
  • How the other half commutes in Silicon Valley

     How the other half commutes in Silicon Valley
    SAN FRANCISCO — It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city — luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow. The nerd convoy,...
  • McDonald's, Kaiser Permanente have highest number of job openings in L.A.

    McDonald's, Kaiser Permanente have highest number of job openings in L.A.
    Some of the top employers looking to hire in Los Angeles include fast-food chain McDonald's and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente. That's according to a new report from job site SimplyHired.com, which took a look at the companies posting the most...