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  • Is Inovio Undervalued After Positive HPV Therapy Results? [View article]
    The other 2 vaccines are preventative only. They do nothing for the patient who is already infected.
    Jul 23 05:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senomyx - Addressing Each Bearish Claim [View article]
    So I'm not ignorant; only my actions are ignorant. Great. And thank you for making it simpler so I can understand it. How did you get to be so smug and superior? Of course they're not using embryos. They're using a cell line that originated in an aborted fetus. That's why they're called Human Embryonic Kidney cells. And that is enough to make the conservative religious groups put pressure on Pepsi. That's why they got Campbell to sever its relationship with SNMX.
    This is my last post. I don't wish to converse with you any longer.
    May 6 08:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Senomyx - Addressing Each Bearish Claim [View article]
    Where did they get the original embryonic cells if not from embryos? And I have no respect for any contributor who disparages another person because he disagrees with the contributor's opinion. This forum is supposed to be for serious discussion of issues, not name calling.
    You tried to avoid the whole issue by just saying that the issue has been put to rest. I doubt you would have the courage to call me ignorant if I were standing next to you.
    May 6 11:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senomyx - Addressing Each Bearish Claim [View article]
    How were these ignorant claims addressed? it looks like the Obama administration in 2012 cleared Pepsi's use of Senomyx flavors because they did not contain fetal or embryonic parts, although they were developed from research using HEKs (Human Embryonic Kidney Cells).
    May 5 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senomyx - Addressing Each Bearish Claim [View article]
    You say they are not using embryos. But are they still using human fetal kidney cells in their research? This is the reason Campbell, under pressure, severed its relationship with SNMX. Similar pressure could be exerted on Pepsi.
    May 4 08:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Synageva Heading For Big Disappointment [View article]
    I don't understand his point about Baker Brothers. If BB thought it was a bad investment, why would they buy more at a higher price? Why would they want to maintain their same percentage of ownership?
    Apr 23 09:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Inovio Neglected The Sign: Don't Feed The Bears! [View article]
    I believe the tert vaccine results are preclinical, not clinical.
    Feb 2 09:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Orameds's Success In Type 1 Diabetes Could Solve Novo Nordisk's Problems [View article]
    There were persistent reports about Exubera causing deterioration in lung function, and worries about lung cancer down the line. The drug was never approved for smokers or asthmatics. Patients were required to get periodic pulmonary function tests. Patients refused to take it. Doctors were afraid to prescribe it because of fear of lawsuits. In addition, the inhaler device was large and cumbersome. Pfizer dropped it and took a big loss.
    Jan 9 10:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lion Biotechnologies: 3 Bullish Reasons Why I Like This Speculative Biotech [View article]
    How did they let a trial go on for seven years when they had such good results?
    Nov 25 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Did We Really Learn From Phase I Trial For Epizyme's New Drug? [View article]
    I think another potential problem is that there were signs of disease progression during the off weeks of treatment. These patients may need long term uninterrupted treatment, and it has not been established yet whether they can tolerate long term high dose treatment with this drug. That also makes treatment much more expensive.
    Nov 21 09:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Senomyx Is Getting A Second Wind On Commercialization Potential [View article]
    Drug companies use aborted fetal tissue in a lot of their research. My understanding is that this is because fetal tissue is relatively free of the drugs and chemicals found in most adult tissues. Campbell's was supporting Senomyx's research aimed at reducing the salt content in their soup, but severed its relationship with the company after coming under pressure from religious groups. It kind of reminded me of Campbell's breaking signed contracts with its Jersey tomato growers when Jeremy Rifkin's group threatened a boycott over the Flav'r Sav'r vine ripened tomatoes it was going to use in its soup. "Genetically Modified Food - Frankenfood". Calgene flopped because of this. The remnants of the company were eventually absorbed by Monsanto, for its canola oil gene technology. For me, the ultimate irony is that most tomatoes are now picked green, and ethylene is pumped into them to ripen them before sale. Ethylene works by modifying the expression of the ripening genes
    Nov 15 09:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Do You Fake 7 Of 16 Five-Year Glioblastoma Survivors? [View article]
    Here is how you can fake it. Do the study at a single center, Cedars Sinai, where it is controlled by a chief investigator who helped develop the treatment, and has a financial interest in the drug and in IMUC. Don't randomize the study. Then choose only candidates who have the best prognoses.

    Nov 13 09:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Agenus Valuation After Positive HerpV Vaccine Results [View article]
    What was the OS for standard of care in the GBM trial?
    Nov 10 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Cellceutix Acquired A Next Generation Antibiotic For Pennies On The Dollar [View article]
    Have you personally verified that brilacidin outperformed Cubicin? Leo made that claim, but some data I saw suggested the opposite. This has made me question Leo's credibility about his Kevetrin claims.
    Sep 12 08:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Inovio's Price Spike And The Future Of DNA Vaccines [View article]
    Your concept of the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine is incorrect. The vaccines on the market prevent infection in those who have never been infected. They are preventative. INO's vaccine is therapeutic. It treats patients who are already infected, and even those with precancerous cervical lesions from the virus. It does not have to be better than the vaccines already on the market.
    Aug 17 02:09 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment