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Imago BioSciences Announces First Participant Dosed in Investigator-Sponsored Phase 1 Study of Bomedemstat in Combination with Venetoclax in Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Venetoclax is a BCL-2 inhibitor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of several hematologic cancers, including in combination with azacytidine for elderly patients with AML unable to tolerate the standard of care.

Acer Therapeutics Announces $1.5M Private Placement

The proceeds from the private placement will be used by Acer Therapeutics for working capital and general corporate purposes and, together with Acer’s existing cash and cash equivalents, are expected to be sufficient to fund the Company’s anticipated operating and capital requirements through the fourth quarter of 2022.

AC Immune’s Alzheimer’s Disease Vaccine-candidate ACI-35.030 Selected for Further Development

Dr. Andrea Pfeifer, CEO of AC Immune SA, commented: “The selection of ACI-35.030 for further development is a significant step for this collaboration. Early clinical testing showed that ACI-35.030 was generally well tolerated and induced specific activity against the pathological species of Tau, including the neurotoxic pTau and enriched paired helical filaments (ePHF) species, both of which are closely implicated in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

TransCode Therapeutics Announces eIND Submission to US FDA for Planned First-in-Human Clinical Trial in Patients with Advanced Solid Tumors

The planned clinical trial is to evaluate TransCode’s lead therapeutic candidate, TTX-MC138, in cancer patients with advanced solid tumors. ​TTX-MC138 is designed to inhibit the pro-metastatic RNA, microRNA-10b, described as the master regulator of metastasis in a number of advanced solid tumors. TransCode Therapeutics believes that TTX-MC138 could be used as a treatment for many of these cancers.

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th. It coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12). Since 1896, the nursing profession has been supported by the American Nurses Association.

Heroes

Our nurses are heroes. They are the backbone of our American Health Care system taking care of patients of all ages. Nurses perform difficult tasks such as delivering babies, caring for the elderly, assisting in operating rooms, working in the intensive care and neonatal units, or serve in an executive or administrative capacity. In addition to working inside hospitals, nursing homes, and acute facilities, nurses are employed by school districts to safeguard students.

Skilled

They are highly skilled trained professionals who work endless hours without a single complaint.

Continuing Medical Education

When it comes to continuing their medical education, nurses can take mobile courses (Jointly accredited by ANCC, ACCME, and ACPE) so they do not interrupt their work schedules. They are able to fulfill their state licensing renewal requirements with convenient self-paced courses.

Technology

As more and more nurses begin to experience burnout, this is beginning to show a shortage in frontline nurses across the board. This is not the result of the Covid pandemic but from years of poor systems within our hospitals. Nurses are forced to perform clerical duties, clean bedpans, and other services which do not fall within the scope of their profession.

More hospitals will have to focus on streamlining and automating the workflow while developing a stronger line of communication.  Health IT strategies can help align patients, beds, and staff to optimize productivity. Failure of hospitals to execute intelligent IT solutions will further deteriorate our health care system.  With the shortage of nurses, we are seeing mass burnout and staff turnover.

Conclusion

If we are to keep our nurses happy, then institutions need to start listening and developing systems to ease the stress they feel every day.  To all our nurses, wherever you are, we salute you during National Nurse’s week and every day you are on the job!

 

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