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Egg Retrieval Earlier in IVF May Let Older Women Conceive for First Time

August 28, 2015 | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

Women over 43 are generally told it is near-impossible for them to have their own baby, even via IVF (in vitro fertilization). But a new, if small, study in the Journal of Endocrinology indicates those odds may improve, for the first time, by giving older women certain fertilization drugs earlier in their cycles. Read more...

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Laboratory Research Mimics Blast-induced Brain Trauma in Soldiers

August 28, 2015 11:12 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a procedure to mimic in laboratory experiments a form of brain trauma commonly seen in combat veterans. Read more...

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A Fuller Picture of Cancer

August 28, 2015 11:06 am | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

For first time, model captures both shape and speed of tumor growth. Read more...

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Amgen Wins Approval for Second Biotech Cholesterol Drug

August 28, 2015 10:46 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The drug is designed to be self-injected on a monthly or bi-monthly dosing schedule. Read more...

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A New Virus in Liver Cancer

August 28, 2015 8:15 am | by Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale | News | Comments

More than a cause of a simple infection, viruses are often involved in the development of serious diseases. Read more...

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Health Workers Wasting Expensive Malaria Drugs in Nigeria

August 28, 2015 8:00 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

Health providers trained to perform malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) are still prescribing valuable malaria medicines to patients who do not have malaria. Read more...

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Koalas May be Good Model for Understanding Human STI

August 28, 2015 7:45 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Koala studies may provide important new insights into how chlamydial infections compromise human male infertility, according to new Australian research. Read more...

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FDA Lays Out Proposal for Naming Lower-Cost Biotech Drugs

August 28, 2015 7:30 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Biotech drugs are powerful, injected medicines produced in living cells which are typically much more expensive than traditional chemical-based drugs. Read more...

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Illinois Man Denies Cancer Drug Smuggling Conspiracy

August 27, 2015 11:29 am | by Matt Volz, Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors said some of the drugs were mislabeled by having text in a foreign language or missing the required Rx only symbol. Read more...

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Common 'Heart Attack' Blood Test May Predict Future Hypertension

August 27, 2015 11:25 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Small rises in troponin levels may have value as markers for subclinical heart damage and high blood pressure. Read more...

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Study Finds Peak Months for College Students' 1st Drug Use

August 27, 2015 10:49 am | by Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis. Read more...

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Amgen Submits NDA for Novel SHPT Treatment

August 27, 2015 10:43 am | News | Comments

Etelcalcetide is administered intravenously three times per week at the end of each dialysis session. Read more...

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Colorful Potatoes May Pack Powerful Cancer Prevention Punch

August 27, 2015 10:35 am | by Penn State University | News | Comments

Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers. Read more...

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Computing Power vs. Usability – If They Don’t Use It, It’s Not Useful

August 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Trish Meek, Director of Product Strategy, Thermo Fisher Scientific | Articles | Comments

Since information technology first went mainstream in laboratories decades ago, many believe that the primary limiting factor on its value has been raw computing power. In the past several years, however, cloud computing and the availability of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), for example, have lowered the cost of computing power so much so that bandwidth and database size are considered commodities. Read more...

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Chlamydia Screening for Pregnant Young Women Is Cost-Effective: Study

August 27, 2015 8:31 am | by The University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective and can prevent harm to babies, a University of Melbourne study has found. Read more...

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New Anti-Aging Tricks from Dietary Supplement Seen in Mice

August 27, 2015 8:31 am | by Emory University | News | Comments

In human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, are both a sign of aging and contribute to it. Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found that the dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can stimulate telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, with positive effects in a mouse model of atherosclerosis. Read more...

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