What We’re Reading: Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded; Improving Diabetes Management; COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Still on Hold

October 7th 2020, 2:45pm


Two women are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for CRISPR; Eli Lilly partners with DexCom, Inc; the US arm of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine trial remains halted.

Debating the Evidence in Switching CGRP Therapies for Migraine

October 5th 2020, 8:15pm


Two neurologists discuss what is known and unknown in switching patients with migraine from one calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitor to another.

NIH Funds First Network to Study Rare Forms of Diabetes

October 5th 2020, 4:30pm


The National Insistutes of Health (NIH) study aims to discover new forms of diabetes, understand what makes them unique, and identify root causes.

Discovery of Hepatitis C Virus Brings Nobel Prize

October 5th 2020, 11:12am


Two Americans and a British scientist share the 2020 Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work in the 1970s through the 1990s. The rise of agents to treat hepatitis C virus has created vexing questions in managed care.

Experts Discuss Myths of COVID-19 and Clarify Misunderstandings

October 4th 2020, 1:30pm


During a 1-hour free webinar from MJH Life Sciences™’s COVID-19 Coalition, experts discussed various myths around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Is It Time to Subdivide RA Into Type 1 and Type 2 Disease?

October 2nd 2020, 2:45pm


Differences in long-term outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may because RA with and without autoantibodies are actually 2 distinct conditions.

MRD Potential in MM Undeniable, Even if Not Ready for Use Yet, Review Says

September 30th 2020, 5:00pm


A new review article said there are hurdles to bringing minimal residual disease (MRD) into the clinic as a decision-making tool, but the day is likely not far away.

Moderna SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Elicits Response in Older Adults

September 29th 2020, 9:00pm


The study is part of Moderna’s larger trial to find a vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019, which puts older adults, who have weaker immune responses, at a higher risk of more severe illness and death.

Obesity-Related Genes Are Associated With an Increased Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 25th 2020, 12:30pm


Higher body mass index based on genes is associated with a risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to an analysis of genetic data published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Access to Parkinson Disease Medication Affected in Low-Income Countries

September 23rd 2020, 5:00pm


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, health professionals reported difficulty accessing Parkinson disease medications, particularly in low-income countries, leading to greater disability of patients as a result.