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Fake Bar Part of Research into Anti-Drinking Drug

January 2, 2015 8:26 am | by Lauran Neergard - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

This project is designed to test the safety of a new drug designed to help heavy drinkers say "when" sooner than usual. Read more...                      

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Treatment Strategy Allows Low Doses of Toxic TB Drug Without Compromising Potentcy

December 30, 2014 3:34 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

While an effective treatment is available for combating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, it carries serious side effects for patients. Read more...                   

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OncoGenex Regains Rights to Prostate and Lung Cancer Drug

December 30, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

OncoGenex announced that it has executed an initial agreement to regain rights to an experimental treatment for lung and prostate cancer. Read more...                   

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Chicken Flu Evolution Yields Insight into Origins of Deadly Strain

December 30, 2014 11:40 am | by St. Judes Children's Hospital | News | Comments

An international research team has shown how changes in a flu virus that has plagued Chinese poultry farms for decades helped create the novel avian influenza. Read more...               

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New Protein Could Become Therapy Target for Multiple Viral and Bacterial Infections

December 30, 2014 10:29 am | by VCU | News | Comments

A protein could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria. Read more...                  

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Gilead, J&J to Collaborate on Development of HIV Medication

December 30, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

Gilead announced an expansion to its agreement with Janssen R&D Ireland for the development and commercialization of a new once-daily single tablet regimen. Read more...               

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Ebola Patient in Britain Transferred to London

December 30, 2014 9:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A British health care worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa has been transferred from Scotland to an isolation unit in London for specialist treatment. Read more...              

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Researchers: IMF Policies Hindered Ebola Response

December 30, 2014 9:36 am | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press | News | Comments

Professors say International Monetary Fund policies favoring international debt repayment over social spending contributed to the Ebola crisis by hampering health care in the three worst-hit West African countries. Read more...       

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Novartis' Psoriasis Drug Gains Japanese Approval

December 29, 2014 11:43 am | News | Comments

Japan is the first country to approve the psoriasis drug made by Novartis. Read more...                             

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FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Roche's Ebola Test

December 29, 2014 8:55 am | News | Comments

Roche announced that the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the company's Ebola test. Read more...                          

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Liberia Reports Dozens of New Ebola Cases on Border

December 29, 2014 8:33 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Monday, marking a setback amid recent improvements. Read more...             

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Malaria Killing Thousands More Than Ebola in West Africa

December 29, 2014 8:29 am | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press | News | Comments

West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. Read more...           

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Scientists Zero in on How Lung Cancer Spreads

December 26, 2014 10:13 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Cancer Research UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells - meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in Cell Reports. Read more....

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FDA Approves sBLA for CLL Treatment

December 26, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for Gazyva in combination with chlorambucil chemotherapy in people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). read more...

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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals: Submission of NDA for Multiple Myeloma

December 26, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announces that its partner Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Captisol-enabled Melphalan (CE-Melphalan) HCl for injection (propylene glycol-free) for use as a high-dose conditioning treatment prior to hematopoietic progenitor (stem) cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma. Read more...

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