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Detecting Low-Quality Antimalarial Drugs With a Lab-On-Paper

April 21, 2015 | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

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Experts Warn Ebola Epidemic Could Return With a Vengeance

April 21, 2015 8:35 am | by St. George's University of London | News | Comments

Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak. Read more...


New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Breaking Breast Cancer Resistance

April 20, 2015 4:51 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new combination of drugs which could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer. Read more...


Childhood Syndrome Combining Lung Disease, Arthritis Identified

April 20, 2015 11:07 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Discovery suggests mechanism, possible therapies for severe disorder.


Opioid Release Rates Fall After Jail Release

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by NYU Langone | News | Comments

It has been called a pioneering strategy for treating opioid addiction. Read more...


Researchers Seek New Targets for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

April 20, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Identifying molecular changes that occur in tissue after chemotherapy could be crucial in advancing treatments for ovarian cancer. Read more...


Studies: Keytruda Effective Against 3 Cancers

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Read more...


Disney Measles Outbreak that Sparked Vaccination Debate Ends

April 20, 2015 10:22 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Read more...


Dr. Oz Defends Himself Against Critical Letter Written to Columbia

April 20, 2015 8:51 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The TV personality responded to the letter Friday evening. Read more...


Glaxo Recalls Flu Vaccine Due to Potency Problem

April 20, 2015 8:29 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time. Read more...


Immunotherapy is Not a Curiosity Anymore

April 20, 2015 8:29 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

One of the main sessions at this year’s Experimental Biology Conference in Boston was the Tang Prize Award lecture. Read more...


Brain Tumors May be New Victims of Ebola-like Virus

April 20, 2015 8:28 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Brain tumors are notoriously difficult for most drugs to reach, but Yale researchers have found a promising but unlikely new ally against brain cancers — portions of a deadly virus similar to Ebola. Read more...


Genetic Mutation Could Be Start of Malaria Drug Resistance in Africa

April 20, 2015 8:28 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according to new research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Read more...


Greater Function after Stroke When Blood Clots Removed from Brain

April 20, 2015 8:28 am | by UPMC | News | Comments

A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke in a trial conducted in Catalonia, Spain, and co-led by an expert from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more...


Perrigo Launches Generic Nasal Spray

April 20, 2015 8:27 am | News | Comments

Perrigo Company plc announced that it has received final Federal Drug Administration approval for Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical Aerosol, the generic version of Sun Pharma's Kenalog nasal spray. Read more...


Physicians Want Dr. Oz Gone From Columbia Medical Faculty

April 17, 2015 10:49 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments." Read more..



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