Three different three-drug regimens all provided dramatic results against cystic fibrosis, a fatal disease of the lungs and digestive system that afflicts 75,000 people worldwide. The results are a step forward both for the drugs’ maker, Vertex Pharmaceuticals of Boston, Mass., and a long-awaited victory in the quest to use genes to develop new drugs.
Last November, tiny Amicus Therapeutics said that the Food and Drug Administration would not even consider approving migalastat, a treatment for a rare disorder called Fabry disease, until more data were collected, a process that was expected to take until 2019 or 2020. Today, Amicus says that the FDA is reversing the decision, and that there is a clear path to approval. Amicus hopes to file a new drug application by the end of the year, and approval would take six months after that.
Neal Patterson, who helped shape the computerization of hospital records during 38 years as the chief executive of Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner, died yesterday due to complications of a previously disclosed cancer. He was 67. Cerner profited in a big way from the U.S. government's effort to compel hospitals to install electronic medical records systems starting a decade ago.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".