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2014-02-05 08:29:18

-Regulus to Develop microRNA-21 for Alport Syndrome, a Life-Threatening Orphan Kidney Disease, and microRNA-21 in Oncology, to Human Proof-of-Concept- LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) announced today that it has renewed its strategic alliance with Sanofi to discover, develop, and commercialize microRNA therapeutics to focus on specific orphan disease and oncology targets. Regulus will lead development of its fibrosis...

2014-01-14 08:28:37

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTCQX: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, today announced that it received the Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office on its unique self-delivering RNAi compounds (sd-rxRNA®), for the treatment of fibrosis. The patent covers the...

2014-01-09 08:27:20

- Q4'13 revenue of $25.6 million represents ninth consecutive quarter of Esbriet growth - BRISBANE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced unaudited revenue for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. The company also provided updated 2013 expense guidance, highlighted recent progress in its commercial and other business activities and provided forward-looking guidance for 2014 revenue and expenses. (Logo:...

2013-11-11 10:28:31

Nature Medicine paper pinpoints where, how to intervene A team of scientists that includes Saint Louis University researchers has identified a new way to intervene in the molecular and cellular cascade that causes fibrosis – a condition where the body's natural process of forming scars for wound healing goes into overdrive and causes diseases. The findings, published Nov. 10 in the advance online issue of Nature Medicine, demonstrate a potential novel therapeutic approach to treat...

2013-10-30 10:56:50

Severity of fibrosis similar in men and post-menopausal women New research suggests that estrogen protects women with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) from severe liver fibrosis. According to the study published online in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, men are at higher risk of more severe fibrosis compared to women prior to menopause, but liver fibrosis severity is similar in men and post-menopausal women. Non-alcoholic fatty liver...


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