Health News

Scientists’ discovery of blood clotting mechanism could lead to new antithrombotic drugs

Under normal, healthy circulatory conditions, the von Willebrand Factor (vWF) keeps to itself. The large and mysterious glycoprotein moves through the blood, balled up tightly, its reaction sites unexposed. But when significant bleeding occurs, it springs into action, initiating the clotting process. When it works properly, vWF helps stop bleeding and saves lives. However, according […]

Health News

Portugal reaps benefits of a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown

While most of the Europe Union grapples with new surges of COVID-19 cases and brings back curbs on what people can do, Portugal is going in the other direction. Starting Monday, the Portuguese will be able to go to restaurants, shopping malls and cinemas. Classes will resume at high schools and universities. Schools for younger […]

Medications

U.S. FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Trodelvy for the Treatment of Metastatic Urothelial Cancer

FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 13, 2021– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) for use in adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (UC) who have previously received a platinum-containing chemotherapy and either a programmed death receptor-1 […]