News tagged with drug candidates

'Fatostatin' is a turnoff for fat genes

A small molecule earlier found to have both anti-fat and anti-cancer abilities works as a literal turnoff for fat-making genes, according to a new report in the August 28th issue of the journal Chemistry and Biology, a Cell ...

dateAug 27, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Rapid profiling of drug candidates

In the hunt for new medicines, any technique that expedites drug candidates into the clinic is a welcome advance. A team led by Hiroyuki Osada at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Wako, recently developed a faster way ...

dateSep 22, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Pfizer says patient died in oral RA drug study

(AP) -- Pfizer Inc. confirmed that one patient who was taking its drug candidate tofacitinib, a pill designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, died during a recent clinical trial and said the death was connected to the drug.

dateApr 22, 2011 in Medications
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