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Study Identifies Potential Treatment Target for Cocaine Addiction

October 30, 2014 12:16 pm | News | Comments

A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has identified a potential target for therapies to treat cocaine addiction. Read more...                        

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AstraZeneca's Diabetes Treatment Gets FDA Approval

October 30, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has approved once-daily Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. Read more...                 

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Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

October 30, 2014 11:59 am | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple and Google with its own system for consolidating health and fitness data from various fitness gadgets and mobile apps. Read more...               

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Body Clock Gene May Impact Drug Delivery

October 30, 2014 10:32 am | News | Comments

A new effort mapping 24-hour patterns of expression for thousands of genes in 12 different mouse organs provides important clues about how the role of timing may influence the way drugs work in the body. Read more...        

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Research Reveals Fish Are Smarter Than We Thought

October 30, 2014 10:08 am | News | Comments

The discovery could pave the way for new medical advances in stroke rehabilitation and in treatments for attention deficit disorders. Read more...                        

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NeuroDerm Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of Parkinsons Vaccine

October 30, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

NeuroDerm announced positive phase 2 results for a new Parkinsons vaccine. Read more...                             

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Scientists Aim to Simplify Life Saving Drug

October 30, 2014 9:33 am | News | Comments

A research team from the University of British Columbia has set out to make the use of Heparin a lot safer by developing a universal antidote. Read more...                

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Pfizer Gains FDA Approval for Meningococcal B Vaccine

October 30, 2014 9:14 am | News | Comments

Pfizer announced that the FDA has granted accelerated approval of a new meningococcal vaccine. Read more...                          

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Funding to Tame Ebola Outbreak Falls Short

October 30, 2014 8:59 am | by Michael Kunzelman and Holbrook Mohr - Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's preparedness effort to fight outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases has been under-funded and lacking in political will and commitment. Read more...               

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Google Developing Pill to Detect Cancer

October 29, 2014 12:46 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Read more...                                          

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Where's the Czar? Ebola Raises Management Questions

October 29, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the Ebola crisis. Read more...                           

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Generic Meds Boost Adherence to Breast Cancer Therapy

October 29, 2014 12:30 pm | News | Comments

 A study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers has found that the introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors increased cancer treatment adherence. Read more...             

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ESMO: Cancer Immunotherapy on the Road

October 29, 2014 12:20 pm | by Neil Canavan | Articles | Comments

Since cancer immunotherapy was declared the Breakthrough of the Year in 2013 by Science magazine the field has been on fire, and its relatively few experts have been on the run– explaining the nascent technology and related data to oncologists at venues from the April meeting of AACR in San Diego, to the June meeting of ASCO in Chicago, to the September meeting of ESMO in Madrid.  Read more...

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Scientists Uncover Major Factor in Development of Huntington's

October 29, 2014 12:16 pm | News | Comments

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered a major contributor to Huntington’s disease. Read more...                        

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Sanofi Ousts CEO Over Management Style, Sales Drop

October 29, 2014 11:55 am | by Greg Keller - Associated Press | News | Comments

French drugmaker Sanofi sacked its CEO following a board room rift over his way of handling one of France's largest publicly traded companies. Read more...                  

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