Tag Archives: disease

Researchers find immune component to rare neurodegenerative disease

UT Southwestern researchers have identified an immune protein tied to the rare neurodegenerative condition known as Niemann-Pick disease type C. The finding, made in mouse models and published online in Nature, could offer a powerful new therapeutic target for Niemann-Pick disease type C, a condition that was identified more than a century ago but still… Read More »

Albireo’s rare liver disease drug Bylvay scores back-to-back approvals in U.S., Europe

With a pair of approvals on both sides of the Atlantic, liver disease-focused biotech Albireo is off and running with its new medicine Bylvay. The oral drug, the first treatment for pruritus in patients with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), scored an FDA nod Tuesday and a European approval Monday. With the FDA’s blessing, Albireo is kicking off an “immediate”… Read More »

FDA Approves Kerendia (finerenone) for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Associated with Type 2 Diabetes

FDA Approves Kerendia (finerenone) for the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Associated with Type 2 Diabetes WHIPPANY, N.J.– July 9, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE)– Bayer announced today the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kerendia (finerenone), a first-in-class nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA) indicated to reduce the risk of sustained… Read More »

Having ‘one or two alcoholic drinks’ a day may prevent heart disease, scientists say

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may help protect the heart by dampening stress-related signals in the brain, research suggests. S scientists found that when compared to being teetotal or indulging in excessive levels of alcohol, moderate drinking – equivalent to one drink for women and two for men per day – is associated with a… Read More »