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2011-08-16 12:29:11

A comparison of several international clinical trials of beta-blocker drugs has shown there are notable differences in how well the drugs prevent deaths in heart failure patients, based on where the patients were treated. In this study, U.S. patients apparently had a lower survival rate with beta-blocker treatment compared to patients outside the U.S. The analysis is published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Our analysis showed the survival rate associated...

2011-07-28 06:00:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011 and provided an update on development programs and upcoming milestones. Clinical Programs Update EYLEA(TM) (aflibercept injection) - Ophthalmologic Diseases EYLEA(TM), also known as VEGF Trap-Eye, is a fusion protein locally administered in the eye that is designed to bind Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A (VEGF-A) and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'