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More Cases of E. Coli in Washington, Oregon Expected

November 2, 2015 9:47 am | by Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials expect the number of people sickened by an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and Oregon to grow while they investigate the cause of the infection. Read more...


Merck Cost Cuts Offset Lower Sales, Strong Dollar in 3Q

November 2, 2015 7:00 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Merck's third-quarter profit more than doubled as heavy cost-cutting more than offset lower sales and the negative effects of a strong dollar. Read more...


New Finding Will Help Target MS Immune Response

November 2, 2015 6:45 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Researchers have made another important step in the progress towards being able to block the development of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. Read more...


Researchers Discover Protein that Causes Pre-Diabetes

November 2, 2015 6:30 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Originally discovered in mice prone to diabetes, the protein called Fetuin B, has been shown to be in high levels in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Read more...


Penn Study Blocks Ebola Virus Budding by Regulating Stem Cell Signaling

November 2, 2015 6:15 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The work paves the way toward designing a potential broad-spectrum drug that could serve as a therapy for a number of serious viral infections. Read more...


Russia to Double Spending on HIV Care Next Year

November 2, 2015 6:00 am | by Natalia Vasilyeva, Associated Press | News | Comments

Russia will double its spending on HIV care and prevention next year in the face of a growing epidemic. Read more...


Cancer ‘Breakthroughs’ and ‘Miracles’ Pervade Media Coverage

October 30, 2015 12:06 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“Breakthrough.” “Game changer.” “Miracle.” “Groundbreaking” “Cure.” Cancer research is a source of much hope for patients present and future. But most major advances touted in the lay press, are full of bluster, according to a new study of the topic. Read more...


Statis-Sensing Ionizing Bar

October 30, 2015 10:56 am | by Terra Universal | Terra Universal | Product Releases | Comments

Contact: Mike Buckwalter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Terra Universal: Marketing Phone (714) 578-6000 Static-Sensing Ionizing Bar from Terra Universal Fullerton, CA – Terra Universal introduces its new Static Sensing Ionizing bar from Keyence. Positive and negative ions are uniformly dispensed across a ...


Possible Genetic Explanation for Why Some Lymphoma Patients Don't Respond to Treatment

October 30, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

An important regulator that controls the ability of tumour cells to hide from the immune system in lymphoma patients, making them unlikely to respond to standard treatment, has been discovered by scientists at the University of Oxford. Read more...


FDA Approves Novartis Dual Combination Bronchodilator for COPD

October 30, 2015 9:28 am | News | Comments

Novartis announced today the FDA has approved the dual combination bronchodilator Utibron Neohaler (indacaterol/glycopyrrolate) inhalation powder for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. It is not indicated to treat asthma or sudden symptoms of COPD. Read more...


New Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer Patients Approved by the FDA

October 30, 2015 9:23 am | by HonorHealth | News | Comments

Patients with advanced pancreatic cancer now have access to the new FDA approved drug, Onivyde, that produced significant overall survival rates in an international clinical study conducted in part by researchers at HonorHealth Research Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Read more...


Researchers Shed Light on Protein-Related Diseases

October 30, 2015 9:20 am | by Dartmouth University | News | Comments

Dartmouth researchers have found that some proteins turn into liquid droplets on the way to becoming toxic solids implicated in neurodegenerative diseases and other genetic disorders. Read more...


CVS, Express Scripts Cut Ties With Valeant-Linked Pharmacy

October 30, 2015 9:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's two largest pharmacy benefit providers said Thursday they are severing ties with a mail-order pharmacy affiliated with embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals after a review of the pharmacy's business practices. Read more...


Drug Discovery Spotlight: AAPS 2015; WHO's Processed Meats Warning: The Real Deal

October 30, 2015 9:07 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Drug Discovery Spotlight, where we’ve rounded up this week’s trending headlines. Read more...


WHO: Tuberculosis Deaths Outnumbered HIV, AIDs in 2014

October 30, 2015 8:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A majority of these cases came from five countries. Read more...



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