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Why Big Pharma Firms Want to Buy Medivation

May 3, 2016 | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

A small biotechnology company is attracting significant buyout interest from a slew of big drug makers. 


Investigational Compound Shows Promise Against Melanoma, Lymphoma

May 3, 2016 3:00 pm | by UNC Chapel Hill | News | Comments

The specific mutation of EZH2 is a relatively common event in diverse cancers.


African Leaders Step Up to Narrow Immunization Gap

May 3, 2016 2:30 pm | by Charles Wysonge, Stellenbosch University, The Conversation | News | Comments

Six of the ten countries that are home to 60 percent of unvaccinated children in the world are in Africa.


Asthma Linked to DNA Damage

May 3, 2016 2:00 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The research team focused on dust-mite-induced allergies because dust mites are ubiquitous and thrive in warm, humid climates.


Pfizer Tops Street 1Q Forecasts on Higher Sales, Lower Taxes

May 3, 2016 1:30 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company raised its 2016 financial forecasts, citing the strong quarter and an improved business outlook.


Ebola Vaccine: Promising Phase 1 Trials

May 3, 2016 1:00 pm | by German Center for Infection Research | News | Comments

Across the four locations, a total of 158 healthy volunteers were vaccinated with increasing doses of the potential vaccine


Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Reverses Disease's Genetic Changes

May 3, 2016 10:07 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

In new research described recently in Molecular Psychiatry, a team led by Ana Pereira, instructor in clinical medicine in Bruce McEwen's laboratory, found that the drug, riluzole, is capable of reversing key genetic changes associated with these conditions.


Discovering Molecular Mechanism for Generating Specific Antibody Responses

May 3, 2016 9:45 am | by La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology | News | Comments

Researchers identified a key signal that drives the commitment of immature Tfh cells into fully functional Tfh cells and thus driving the step-by-step process that results in a precisely tailored and effective immune response.


Open Access to Potential New Drug Target for Bowel Cancer

May 3, 2016 9:07 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

International researchers have discovered a protein that may be crucial in the development of 90 per cent of colon cancers, and may also be involved in the causation of several other cancers, including breast and liver cancers.


New Nanoparticle Drug-Delivery Approach Could Treat Obesity

May 3, 2016 8:49 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Overweight mice treated with these nanoparticles lost 10 percent of their body weight over 25 days, without showing any negative side effects.


Antibiotics Allow Gut Pathogens to Breathe

May 3, 2016 8:43 am | by UC Davis | News | Comments

Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrhea.  


Funding Decline for a US Government HIV/AIDS Initiative Raises Concerns

May 3, 2016 8:39 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

The finding could be a cause for concern because many countries rely on the agency to help pay for vital health care services for people with the disease.


New Drug Against Nerve Agents in Sight

May 3, 2016 8:31 am | by Umea University | News | Comments

The scientific breakthrough was enabled by combining three-dimensional structural depictions with advanced calculations and biochemical experiments.


Analyzing Gene Expression

May 2, 2016 2:21 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A team of scientists have demonstrated a new, focused approach to genomic analysis.


Less Body Fat for Toddlers Taking Vitamin D

May 2, 2016 2:12 pm | by McGill University | News | Comments

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers.


Are You Ready to Replace Your Moisturizer with a Pill?

May 2, 2016 2:06 pm | by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within - but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.



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