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Scientists Sequence Genome of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

March 11, 2015 10:43 am | by Abigail Fagan, Cornell University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has sequenced the genome of classical Hodgkin lymphoma, illuminating exactly which proteins are altered in individual patients. The findings could pave the way to delivering personalized treatments and more effective options, since current treatments can be toxic and don’t work for nearly 20 percent of patients diagnosed with the disease. Read more...


Maker of Kids' Tylenol Pleads Guilty Over Metal Particles

March 11, 2015 10:16 am | by Michael Rubinkam and MaryClaire Dale, Associated Press | News | Comments

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal criminal charge that it sold over-the-counter infant's and children's liquid medicine containing metal particles. Read more...                                    


Stanford Showcases New App for Studying Heart Health

March 11, 2015 10:13 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Stanford is one of the institutions Apple teamed up with to launch this program. Read more...                           


Lhasa Limited Announces Release of Vitic Intermediates Database

March 11, 2015 9:13 am | News | Comments

Members of this database will share mutagenicity data for common intermediates and compounds containing functional groups of interest. Read more...                   


New Approach to HIV Management in Africa Reduces Deaths by a Third

March 11, 2015 9:08 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

The research suggests that a simple low-cost intervention could be an effective approach to reducing HIV-related deaths in Africa. Read more...                   


Understanding of Cancer Cell Enzyme Flipped on its Head

March 11, 2015 8:59 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers have found that certain molecules long thought to promote cancer growth, in fact suppress tumors. Read more...                       


Breakthrough Therapies Target Cancers in 2015

March 11, 2015 8:57 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor, Bioscience Technology | Articles | Comments

Getting a new drug to market is difficult, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers a number of ways to help the process along for promising drugs that have potential against serious diseases. Read more...


BMG Pharma Launches its Antimicrobial Gel in China

March 11, 2015 8:52 am | News | Comments

The product is called ialuxid gel. Read more...                                   


WHO Creates Independent Panel to Assess its Ebola Response

March 11, 2015 8:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization said it has created a panel of independent experts to assess its response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak in history. Read more...                


Takeda Announces Transfer of License Agreement for HPV Vaccine to Kaketsuken

March 11, 2015 8:38 am | News | Comments

Kaketsuken will continue research efforts to support future commercialization of this vaccine. Read more...                         


Scientists Find Class of Drugs that Boosts Lifespan: Animal Study

March 10, 2015 1:14 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

A research team from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Mayo Clinic and other institutions has identified a new class of drugs that in animal models dramatically slows the aging process—alleviating symptoms of frailty, improving cardiac function and extending a healthy lifespan. Read more..

Scientists Open Door for HIV Drug

March 10, 2015 1:06 pm | News | Comments

Salk scientists have gotten one step closer to creating such a drug by customizing a powerful defense system used by many bacteria and training this scissor-like machinery to recognize the HIV virus. Read more...


Rising Price of Heroin-Overdose Antidote Worries Advocates

March 10, 2015 12:52 pm | by Geoff Mulvihill and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press | News | Comments

Price hikes are curtailing access to a popular form of an antidote to heroin overdoses, with costs doubling in the past year and the manufacturer's stock price rising by 70 percent since it went public. Read more...


Report: Specialty Drugs Drive Prescription Spending Jump

March 10, 2015 12:32 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Prescription drugs spending jumped 13 percent last year, the biggest annual increase since 2003, according to the nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager.Read more...                                    


FDA: Seizure, Alcohol Risk with Pfizer’s Chantix

March 10, 2015 11:59 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined it will not reduce the severity of its black-box warning about side effects associated with Pfizer’s smoking-cessation drug. Read more...                                                



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