Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer''s, Parkinson's drugs
10 Enero, 2018, 00:52 | Author: Earnest Bishop
The move will see it back out of work in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, two notoriously hard areas for the industry, especially the former, which has not seen any real R&D advance in 15 years.
Pfizer Inc will discontinue research to develop new drugs aimed at the treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, the U.S. pharmaceutical company announced on Saturday. The company said that it will re-allocate this funding to those 'areas where we have strong scientific leadership and that will allow us to provide the greatest impact for patients'. "It's telling for how hard it is to do research into neurodegenerative diseases".
Dr James Pickett, Head of Research at Alzheimer's Society, says the news comes "as a heavy blow to the estimated 46.8 million people now living with the condition across the globe".
A column in the newspaper titled, Pfizer, pocketing a big tax cut from Trump, will end investment in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, says the company's move also raises questions about the role of Big Pharma in drug R&D, especially for conditions that have no known treatments or those with relatively few sufferers. There is now no known cure for either disease. But even that whopping number hasn't persuaded Pfizer to stay in the race to find a cure.
An estimated 44 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or dementia. By 2050, that number is expected to grow to 13.8 million Americans. The brain is the most complex organ in the body and developing drugs to treat brain diseases is a tremendous challenge, but with no new drug for dementia in the last 15 years, this will come as a heavy blow to the estimated 46.8 million people now living with the condition across the globe. Researchers from the University of Southern California recently discovered that those taking cholesterol-lowering medication were less likely to develop the disease. It found that there was a 15 per cent lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease among women who were taking a high dose of cholesterol-lowering medication, while for men in the same category there was a 12 per cent lower risk of the disease. Should pharma companies keep working for a cure no matter the cost?
Minneapolis is hosting the NFL's championship game for the second time , the first having come in 1992 at the Hubert H. The vocalist, who was born Alecia Beth Moore, will sing the national anthem ahead of the February 4 title game at U.S.
Family members told KHOU-TV that Roland texted her roommate Saturday to say a suspicious man was following her in a blue truck. She said he drove a blue truck and pulled up behind her in her driveway, but drove off after she got out of her vehicle .
He earlier responded to Kim's New Year's Day address by warning that he has a much bigger and more powerful "nuclear button". Haley tells ABC's "This Week" that there's "no turnaround" in the USA position.
Unfortunately for the policeman, Leeds were eliminated during an entertaining third round tie against the Welsh League Two side. I only signed for the club that day so I wasn't eligible, we lost 5-1 so it would be good to play them today.
If I actually tried to play the game locally, it would be impossible as the game was barely rendering at all or at 2fps. Nvidia released the Nvidia GeForce Game Reader 390.65 WHQL driver for GeForce graphics cards on January 8th, 2018.
The 27-date " Man of the Woods " tour will kick off in Toronto on March 13 and wraps up in Memphis , Tennessee , on May 30. Timberlake is slated to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on February 4, two days after his album release.
Online: "We are overjoyed that Princess Charlotte was seen carrying Cath Kidston's Pony Rucksack on her first day of nursery ". Charlotte's mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, took the adorable photos , Kensington Palace revealed in a statement.
Rosanna Arquette, who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, tweeted to a follower, "No we weren't invited". "I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, .@AsiaArgento #RoseArmy", McGowan added .
DRIVE AR is an SDK to introduce augmented reality-based interfaces for issuing alerts and providing information during the drive. Buzz, a prototype electric vehicle that Volkswagon hopes will cement its place as a market leader for AI computing in cars.
Luuk de Jong no llegará al América
En caso de que Silvio Romero y Darwin Quintero salgan del equipo, América no tendría problema en el aspecto económico. Cabe destacar que Demba Ba fichó por el Shangai Shenhua por 13 millones de euros cuando era jugador del Besiktas.
HP Recalls Laptops Over Fire Risk
Accepting Battery Safety Mode causes the battery to discharge and to cease future charging until Battery Safety Mode is disabled. It seems the company has learned its lesson since the much-reported case in 2011 in which HP recalled 162,000 battery units.
Fire breaks out at Bengaluru pub, 5 people charred to death
A fire broke out in Kailash bar restaurant in Bengaluru's Kalasipalya area at 2:30 am on Monday leaving five people dead. Four men and a woman have died in a fire that broke out in a bar-restaurant in the Southern Indian city of Bengaluru .
PBL: Chennai Smashers out of semis race
In the third game, Sindhu took the charge early and aided by her opponent's unforced errors went into the breather 8-6. Chennai Smashers , meanwhile, climbed to third spot with 12 points after having been at the bottom prior to the tie.
"Aún no hay nada firmado" — Rueda pide calma
Finalmente Fox Sports publicó que "el colombiano resaltó que tendrá una reunión con los dirigentes de Flamengo este lunes". Hubo un dialogo, un ofrecimiento, mas todavía no hay nada firmado con Chile", agregó el seleccionador 'Cafetero'.