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World Rowing to Seek Viral Testing in Rio Olympic Waters

August 7, 2015 8:26 am | by Stephen Wade, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

The Rio Olympics open in one year, Aug. 5, 2016. Read more...

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Fabry Disease Treatment Market Value Will Reach $1.25B by 2024

August 7, 2015 8:25 am | by Valentina Gburcik, Ph.D., Director of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders, GlobalData | News | Comments

Migalastat is anticipated to launch in the US and five European countries in 2017, before entering the Japanese market in 2020. Read more...

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Autism Mutation Isolated - Could Be Treated with Specific Enzyme

August 7, 2015 8:25 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An enzyme called UBE3A is tightly regulated in neurons during the development in normal brains. Read more...

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Cancer Treatment Models Get Real

August 6, 2015 10:12 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Researchers at Rice University and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a way to mimic the conditions under which cancer tumors grow in bones. Read more...

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Searching for a Functional Cure for HIV

August 6, 2015 10:11 am | by Lindsay Hock, Editor | Articles | Comments

In 2014, more than 1.2 million people in the U.S. were noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as living with HIV infection. Almost one in eight, or 12.8 percent, are unaware of their infection. The CDC estimates that 1,218,400 person aged 13 and older are living with HIV infection, including 156,300 who are unaware of their infection. Read more...

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Scientists Solve Structure of Important Protein for Tumor Growth

August 6, 2015 10:10 am | by Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute | News | Comments

In a collaborative study between Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) and the Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have used a highly specialized X-ray crystallography technique to solve the protein structure of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs), important regulators of a tumor's response to low oxygen (hyopoxia). Read more...

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Scientists Discover Cancer Markers May be Present Early During Human Development

August 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have uncovered a link between the genomes of cells originating in the neural crest and development of tumors—a discovery that could lead to new ways to diagnose and treat cancer. Read more..

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Colorado Resident is 2nd to Die of Plague This Year

August 6, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A person from southern Colorado has died of the plague, the second person to die of the disease in the state this year. Read more...

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Scientists Make Strides in Therapy Preventing Addiction Relapse by Drug-Associated Memories

August 6, 2015 9:54 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

The new study demonstrates the effectiveness of a single injection of an early drug candidate called blebbistatin in preventing relapse in animal models of methamphetamine addiction. Read more...

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Genetic Chaos in Tumors Could Help Predict Chemo Response

August 6, 2015 8:53 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

The scientists analyzed several tumor samples taken from eight different oesophageal cancer patients before and after chemotherapy. Read more...

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Computer Model Forecasts Flu Outbreaks in Subtropical Climate

August 6, 2015 8:48 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

The technique predicted the peak timing of the outbreak three weeks in advance of the actual peak with accuracy as high as 93 percent. Read more...

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Mylan Launches Generic Nexium Delayed Release Capsules

August 6, 2015 8:40 am | News | Comments

Currently, Mylan has 268 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $101.3 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS Health. Read more...

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Blood Biomarkers Reveal Recent Patterns of Malaria Infection

August 6, 2015 8:36 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

Collecting data on malaria exposure is vital in order to assess the effectiveness of interventions to combat the disease. Read more...

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HIV Grows Despite Treatment, Study Finds

August 6, 2015 8:35 am | by University of Liverpool | News | Comments

HIV can continue to grow in patients thought to be responding well to treatment. Read more...

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New Ebola Cases in Single Digits Another Week, WHO says

August 6, 2015 8:35 am | by Carley Petesch, Associated Press | News | Comments

New Ebola cases were in the single digits another week, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, showing that contact tracing efforts are yielding results. Read more...

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