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Scientists start to unpick narcolepsy link to GSK flu vaccine

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 09:51

Scientists have found that the sleep disorder narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as "molecular mimicry", offering a possible explanation for its link to a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine.

Flu vaccine helps ward off serious child illness

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 09:39

The flu vaccine prevents the virus more than half the time in children and can also ward off more serious sickness, said the findings of a major clinical trial Wednesday.

GlaxoSmithKline heart drug misses goal in major study

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 19:31

An experimental GlaxoSmithKline drug, designed to fight heart disease in a new way, failed to meet its main goal in a major late-stage clinical study, dealing a blow to one of the company`s biggest new treatment hopes.

Indian researcher `comes up with strategy to stop superbugs`

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 10:13

An Indian origin scientist is among the winners of a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) "academic drug hunter" competition that will help fast track his lab`s work in combating drug-resistant bacteria.

New `wonder` malaria vaccine may be too pricey for success

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 13:45

A researcher has said that a promising new malaria vaccine being tested by GlaxoSmithKline is a step in the right direction, but much more economical methods are needed.

Malaria vaccine: India, Africa don`t get hopes up

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 20:02

As countries like India and Africa - hotbeds for malaria - await the world`s first vaccine against the disease, a leading expert said Saturday the results of clinical trials were "modestly encouraging", but nations should be cautious.

Jubilant receives USFDA approval for two generic drugs

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 18:27

Drug firm Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd Friday said it has received approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) to market generic versions of GlaxoSmithKline`s anti-depressant Wellbutrin SR and smoking cessation aid, Zyban.

GSK aims to market world`s first malaria vaccine by 2015

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 14:26

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will seek marketing approval for the world`s first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed the shot significantly cut cases of the disease in African children.

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