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Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

Study identifies potential drug treatments for telomere diseases

Capping decades of research, a new study may offer a breakthrough in treating dyskeratosis congenita and other so-called telomere diseases, in which cells age prematurely. Using cells donated by patients with the disease, researchers at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center identified several small molecules that appear to reverse this cellular aging process.… Read More »

Biogen execs outline setbacks, and potential gains, from COVID-19 pandemic

In all of biopharma, Biogen and its employees may be the most intimately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from dozens of illnesses—and their associated quarantines and headlines—the drugmaker has had to work through unexpected demand, regulatory challenges and dosing delays for top drugs. But as the Boston biotech’s Q1 sales show, the COVID-19 pandemic does present opportunities,… Read More »