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RPT-Actelion's silence has hedge funds betting big on J&J deal

ZURICH, Dec 2 Actelion's silence speaks volumes to the dozens of event-driven hedge funds piling into the Swiss biotech firm, betting that Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) approach will result in an outright takeover and handsome returns.

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CORRECTED-Novartis says 82 pct of leukemia patients in remission after CAR-T

Dec 3 An experimental cancer therapy being developed by Novartis AG eliminated an aggressive form of blood cancer in 82 percent of children and young adults treated with modified immune cells in a mid-stage trial, the company said on Saturday.

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Stephen Hawking discharged from Rome hospital

ROME, Dec 3 British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was discharged from hospital on Saturday after two days of checks, the Rome-based hospital said.

03 Dec 2016
GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1,467.00p -0.10%
AstraZeneca PLC 4,055.00p -0.61%
Shire PLC 4,589.50p +0.77%


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