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Metformin Linked to Birth Defects

Metformin is, under brand name Glucophage, a well-established drug to treat type 2 diabetes.  Oncology also has an interest in metformin as observational studies suggest a survival benefit for people with hormone dependent cancers, including ovarian, breast and...

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Standard Time 0 – 2 Daylight Saving

Just recently Californians suffered again through the switch to daylight saving time. Although in 2018, 60% of California voters supported Proposition 7, which would give lawmakers the power to end the switching of the clocks, the gears of government are working...

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Its 2022 – Happy New Year!

It is January of 2022 and the Somatek team wishes all colleagues and friends a happy, healthy, prosperous, and peaceful New Year!! Looking back at 2021 Somatek is happy to report another successful year. The business grew again significantly and revenue was up almost...

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RNA therapeutics

To those developing treatments for oncology, in the gene therapy space and many other fields it seemed for a long time that RNA-based therapies have many attractive properties but somehow just too many obstacles to overcome. Enter recent break-throughs in vaccine...

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Molecule(s) of the year

Inspired by Time's Man of the Year the AAAS journal Science used to give out an annual Molecule of the Year award. The award was renamed Breakthrough of the Year in 1996. Last December AAAS announced that for 2020 Breakthrough of the Year was “vaccines against...

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Clinical trials in the time of COVID-19

FDA has issued guidelines  for the conduct of clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. “With this guidance issued today, the FDA is helping industry and investigators navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and help assess how to move forward with critical clinical...

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New website aggregates global COVID-19 information

Data scientists at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California launched a new website to boost SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 research data usability for all. The site Outbreak.info focuses on aggregating SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 metadata in a single site with the goal of making...

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Happy Earth Day

Team Somatek celebrated Earth Day with a hearty lunch of plant-based burgers from Beyond Meat. Very tasty indeed. Look for it in your local market https://www.beyondmeat.com    

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