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Vaccine Clears Some Precancerous Cervical Lesions in Clinical Trial

September 21, 2015 12:11 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Scientists have used a genetically engineered vaccine to successfully eradicate high-grade precancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial. The goal, say the scientists, was to find nonsurgical ways to treat precancerous lesions caused by HPV. Read more...


Rare Disease Drug Price Skyrockets, from $13.50 a Tablet to $750

September 21, 2015 11:30 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

A drug that is the standard of care for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection recently increased in price from $13.50 per pill to $750 — a nearly 5,000 percent jump. Read more...


U.S. Officials to Stop Screening Liberian Passengers for Ebola

September 21, 2015 8:15 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia will no longer be screened for Ebola. Read more...


FDA Approves New Indication for Boehringer's Spiriva Respimat

September 21, 2015 8:00 am | News | Comments

It is approved by the FDA for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older. Read more...


Common Drug Presents Fracture Risk to Older Women

September 21, 2015 7:45 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Researchers are urging caution in prescribing one of the world’s most commonly issued drug groups, citing links to increased fracture risks in older Australian women. Read more...


E-Reminders Keep TB Patients on Track with Medication in China

September 21, 2015 7:30 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

China has world’s second largest number of TB cases, and plans to scale up use of medication monitors in the next five years. Read more... 


Swiss Health Authorities Approve Novartis's Heart Failure Drug

September 21, 2015 7:15 am | News | Comments

Entresto will be available on prescription for adult patients whose condition is classified NYHA class II-IV and with an ejection fraction of 40 percent or less. Read more...


Malaria in Africa Cut by Half Since 2000

September 21, 2015 7:00 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

The overall rate of malaria infections in Africa fell by 50 percent between 2000 and 2015. Read more...


Cancer Drug Promises to Break Down Barrier to HIV Cure

September 18, 2015 11:16 am | by Nicola Mccaskill And Sasha Petrova, The Conversation | News | Comments

Researchers have found a promising way of kicking the AIDS virus out of its hiding place in infected cells, potentially removing the main obstacle to curing HIV. Read more...


Off Base Claims about Vaccines, Abortion

September 18, 2015 11:01 am | by Calvin Woodward and David Crary, Associated Press | News | Comments

The latest Republican presidential debate laid bare unsupported claims about vaccines and abortion practices as well as inconsistencies and misrepresentations about foreign policy. Read more...


Global Burden of Leptospirosis is Greater than Thought, and Growing

September 18, 2015 10:57 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

The global burden of a tropical disease known as leptospirosis is far greater than previously estimated, resulting in more than 1 million new infections and nearly 59,000 deaths annually, a new international study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. Read more...


Repairing the Brain: Two Genes Unlock Potential for Treatment of Schizophrenia

September 18, 2015 10:53 am | by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore | News | Comments

Research led by scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) has linked the abnormal behaviour of two genes (BDNF and DTNBP1) to the underlying cause of schizophrenia. These findings have provided a new target for schizophrenia treatment. Read more...


Novel Plan to Curb Drug Costs Seeks Candidates' Attention

September 18, 2015 10:49 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Consumer-friendly ratings of the benefits of new drugs. Limits on what patients pay. Requiring drug companies to disclose how much they actually spend on research. Read more...


Drug Discovery Spotlight: 'DocuSerial' on J&J; Antidepressant Paxil is Unsafe; Freezing Brains

September 18, 2015 10:11 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Drug Discovery Spotlight, where we’ve rounded up this week’s trending news stories.


DNA Methylation Test Might Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

September 17, 2015 4:48 pm | by Translational Genomics Research Institute | News | Comments

Every woman successfully treated for breast cancer lives with the knowledge that it could come back. New research published today in the journal Clinical Epigenetics may lead to a simple blood test to determine the risk of such recurrence, or the cancer invading other organs such as the lungs, bone or brain. Read more..



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