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Are You Ready to Replace Your Moisturizer with a Pill?

May 2, 2016 2:06 pm | by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within - but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.

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FDA Approves Acadia’s Drug for Parkinson's-Associated Psychosis

May 2, 2016 12:10 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Acadia Pharmaceuticals received FDA approval on Friday for its drug, Nuplazid (pimavanserin), the first of its kind to treat psychosis associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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Advance Could Help Grow Stem Cells More Safely

May 2, 2016 10:14 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

The most productive way scientists have devised to nurture colonies of human embryonic stem cells is to do so atop a bed of mouse cells.

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New Drug More Effective in Treating Afib

May 2, 2016 10:10 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Vernakalant, a new drug for treating recent-onset atrial fibrillation, has proved to be considerably more effective than Ibutilide, an established drug in this indication.

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At the Vatican, Biden Seeks Common Cause with Pope on Cancer

May 2, 2016 9:47 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.

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FDA Reconsiders Training Requirements for Painkillers

May 2, 2016 8:41 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The FDA first proposed its risk-management plan in 2010, before the CDC had formally identified opioid overdoses as a national epidemic.

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New Cancer Drugs Could Treat Lethal Resistant Prostate Cancers

May 2, 2016 8:38 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

The research suggests that Hsp90 inhibitors could be effective in prostate cancers that have become resistant to treatment and started spreading round the body.

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Scientists Discover Drugs that Could Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

May 2, 2016 8:30 am | by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | News | Comments

Investigators have developed a promising method of identifying new antimicrobials that target these organisms. 

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How Scientists Use DNA to Track Disease Outbreaks

May 2, 2016 8:28 am | by Emily Toth Martin, University of Michigan, The Conversation | News | Comments

Genetic sequencing allows us to determine how an infection travels – even tracing it across continents – with incredible precision.

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First Widely Available Zika Test Ok'd for Emergency Use

May 2, 2016 8:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week.

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EMA Recommends Approval for Biogen, AbbVie's MS Drug

May 1, 2016 11:30 am | News | Comments

The drug is also currently under regulatory review in the United States, Switzerland, Canada and Australia.

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Novo Nordisk Says US Launch 'Encouraging' as Profit Drops

April 29, 2016 10:30 am | News | Comments

The world's largest maker of diabetes treatments, Novo Nordisk, said on Friday that the US launch of ultra-long acting insulin Tresiba had been "encouraging" as it reported a drop in first quarter profit.

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New Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique for Pain Management

April 29, 2016 10:27 am | by European Journal of Neuroscience | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a new technique to enhance and maintain brain excitability that could increase sensory and pain threshold, which could be used to alleviate chronic pain in people who cannot take medication.

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Forensic Model to Combat Counterfeit Drugs Proposed

April 29, 2016 10:23 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bogus medicines promise a lucrative gain for unscrupulous peddlers worldwide. But even if they’re caught, the human health toll has already been taken. A new study proposes to look at the fraudulent phenomenon from a criminology and forensic perspective.

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Genomics Researchers Unveil Road Map to Disease Origin

April 29, 2016 10:19 am | by University of Arizona Health Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers are one step closer to understanding the genetic and biological basis of diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis - and identifying new drug targets and therapies - thanks to work by three computational biology research teams.

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