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Researchers Discover Protein’s Pivotal Role in Heart Failure

March 6, 2015 2:46 pm | by UCSD | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure. Read more...                         

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Study Finds Little Evidence of Antibiotics in Milk

March 6, 2015 2:42 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms. Read more...                    

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FDA Approves First Lower-Cost Biotech Drug

March 6, 2015 2:38 pm | by Matthew Perrone and Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Federal health officials on Friday approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S. Read more...                         

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Research Could be 'Life-Prolonging' for CF Patients

March 6, 2015 9:25 am | by Aston University | News | Comments

Preventing lung infections in childhood could stop later life-threatening infections for people with cystic fibrosis. Read more...                      

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New Approaches Required to Lower Cholesterol

March 6, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

The study showed that one in five patients treated with a statin have minimal lowering of LDL cholesterol. Read more...                       

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Energetic Immune Cells are Vital for Fighting Disease

March 6, 2015 9:11 am | by Walter + Eliza Hall Research Institute | News | Comments

A good immune system relies on a key ‘energy producing’ protein in immune cells to develop immunity to vaccines and disease, an international team of scientists has found. Read more...             

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Drug to Control Appetite Could also Fight Anxiety

March 6, 2015 9:05 am | by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute | News | Comments

New study reveals a new biological pathway that regulates anxiety and obesity and suggests that a drug currently in clinical trials to treat obesity might also provide a promising way to combat anxiety disorders. Read more...      

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WHO to Begin Large-Scale Testing of Ebola Vaccine in Guinea

March 6, 2015 8:56 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday. Read more...                      

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Meet Thomas Goetz, The Co-founder of Iodine

March 5, 2015 11:50 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The startup has been called "The Yelp of Medicine." Read more...                                                         

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Common Antidepressant May Hold Key to Heart Failure Reversal

March 5, 2015 10:51 am | by Temple University | News | Comments

This finding could lead to clinical trials for a disease long considered irreversible. Read more...                                             

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Researchers Devise New Method to Identify Disease Markers

March 5, 2015 10:31 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

This is a key step towards personalized medicine. Read more...                                                       

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Flu Winds Down as FDA Aims for Better Vaccine Next Winter

March 5, 2015 10:19 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet. Read more...                                                   

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'Superbug' Infections Hit Another Los Angeles Hospital

March 5, 2015 10:12 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The latest cases occurred at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Read more...                                                     

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Genetic Modification Aids Cancer Drug Discovery

March 4, 2015 3:38 pm | by University of Leuven | News | Comments

Genetically modifying cancer cells can aid in clarifying new cancer drugs’ mechanism of action. Read more...                         

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Physicians May Have Underestimated Long-Term Risks of Taking Paracetamol

March 4, 2015 3:34 pm | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Doctors may have underestimated the risks to patients of taking paracetamol on a long-term basis. Read more...                         

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