Experimental Drug Burns Fat Even on a High-Fat Diet

A team of French scientists has said that they have discovered a fat burning drug that "tricks the body into burning off fat," even while on a high fat diet. The drug, called SRT1720 has so far only been successfully tested on mice by a team of scientists at the University of Louis Pasteur.

Mylan gets nod to market UCB’s epilepsy drug

Mylan Inc., the biggest US maker of generic drugs, has informed that it has received approval to market a generic version of Levetiracetam Tablets.

The company said that Food and Drug Administration has approved its application to market generic versions of the drug, also called Levetiracetam, in 250 milligram, 500 mg and 750 mg tablets.

Levetiracetam Tablets are the generic version of UCB Pharma's Keppra, which is indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults and children 4 years of age and older with epilepsy.

Cardiovascular System to merge with Replidyne

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which CSI will merge with Struggling biotech company Replidyne Inc in an all-stock merger valued at up to $40 million.

CSI is a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing interventional treatment systems for vascular disease.

Genzye Corp inks alliance with Orisis Therapeutics

Genzye Corp. has signed a stem cell treatment development and sales deal with stem cell company Orisis Therapeutics to develop two new treatments.

Under the deal, Genzyme will make an upfront $130 million payment to Osiris for rights to the company's developing Prochymal and Chondrogen treatments.

An official release stated that Osiris would commercialize both drugs in the U.S. and Canada, while Genzyme would have sales rights in all other countries.

Apart from this, Osiris could receive up to $1.25 billion in milestone payments, based on the drugs' development and eventual sales.

Bayside Capital acquires Flight Express

Bayside Capital, Inc. has notified that its affiliate has acquired Flight Express, Inc.

Florida-based Flight Express is a premier provider of high-security, same-day air courier services to banking and life sciences customers in the South and Midwest region.

The company is the world's largest operator of Cessna 210 aircraft and operates 84 aircraft from facilities in eight states. The firm provides value-added, time-critical aviation services to a diverse set of customers in the most service-intensive, cost-effective manner possible.

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Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

Giving a strong signal of a global warming, the Colorado-based National Snow & Ice Data Center has announced that extent of floating ice in the Arctic region hit a new low for winter.

Urinating, pouring alcohol on jellyfish sting can make things worse: study

Urinating and pouring alcohol on a jellyfish sting are some of the most commonly suggested home remedies.

Whales’ ‘super groups’ mystify researchers

Marine biologists are struggling to figure out why humpback whales, typically solitary creatures, are hanging out in densely packed “super groups” off the coast of South Africa.

Sprint, U.S. Cellular kick off preorders for LG G6

After Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and AT&T, telecommunication services providers Sprint and U.S. Cellular have also kicked off preorders for the LG G6 on their respective networks.

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Hundreds of millions of people to switch off lights to mark Earth Hour

People around the globe are being urged to switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday night to mark Earth Hour and support action on climate change.

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NASA announces new mission to measure interstellar cosmic material

U.S. space agency NASA has announced a new mission to measure cosmic material in between stars to help astronomers determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in the Milky Way.

Uber suspends self-driving testing program in Arizona

In wake of a car crash involving one of its autonomous cars, Uber has officially suspended its self-driving testing program in the U.S. state of Arizona.

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