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Puerto Rico Sees 436 Zika Cases; 60 Pregnant Women Infected

April 8, 2016 3:25 pm | News | Comments

​Zika cases in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico have jumped to 436 so far this year.

FDA Recommends Approval of Intercept's Liver Disease Drug

April 8, 2016 2:11 pm | News | Comments

PBC is a rare chronic liver disease. Read more...

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High Vitamin D Levels Correspond to Lower Cancer Risk

April 8, 2016 2:06 pm | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

The only accurate measure of vitamin D levels in a person is a blood test. Read more...

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Drug Discovery Spotlight: Next Steps for Pfizer, Allergan; Drug Discovery in the Greenhouse

April 8, 2016 11:24 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Drug Discovery Spotlight — we’ve rounded up this week’s top news, trending headlines, and all-around interesting reads. Read more..

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After Allergan Merger Halt, Vaccines a Focus for Pfizer: Kalorama

April 8, 2016 10:00 am | News | Comments

Pfizer will now consider business divestitures in order to boost its profits. Read more...

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Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca: Clinical Trial Continued for Early Alzheimer's Disease

April 8, 2016 9:57 am | News | Comments

Phase 2/3 trial of AZD3293, an oral potent small molecule BACE inhibitor, will continue to Phase 3 after positive interim safety data. Read more...

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Pfizer, IBM to Collaborate on Parkinson's Research

April 8, 2016 9:48 am | News | Comments

The ultimate goal is to obtain a better understanding of a patient’s disease progression and medication response. Read more...

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NIH Launches Large Clinical Trials of Antibody-based HIV Prevention

April 8, 2016 9:47 am | by NIH/NIAID | News | Comments

The volunteers in both studies will be adults at high risk for HIV infection, but HIV-negative when they enter the study.  Read more...

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HIV Can Develop Resistance to CRISPR/Cas9

April 8, 2016 9:45 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

The CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform may need a little bit more tweaking before it can be used as an effective antiviral, reports a study published April 7 in Cell Reports.  Read more...

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Poll: Some Key Gaps in Americans' Knowledge About Zika Virus

April 8, 2016 9:38 am | by Lauren Neergard and Emily Swanson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans don't know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the U.S., according to a new poll that found about 4 in 10 say they've heard little to nothing about the mosquito-borne threat. Read more...

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J&J Unveils New Health Initiatives in Africa

April 8, 2016 8:47 am | News | Comments

The company broke ground on new public health operations in Cape Town. Read more...

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Fruit Flies Live Longer on Lithium

April 8, 2016 8:44 am | by University College London | News | Comments

Different doses of lithium chloride were given to 160 adult flies to measure the effect on lifespan. Read more...

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Scientists Identify Possible Double Whammy to Attack Leukemia

April 8, 2016 8:40 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers discovered a potential double drug combination against B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Read more...

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UCLA Study Yields Key to Effective Personalized Medicine

April 7, 2016 1:57 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

A team of UCLA bioengineers and surgeons has taken a major step toward the future of healthcare. Read more...

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IBU Will Delay Rulings on Meldonium Doping

April 7, 2016 1:52 pm | by James Ellingworth, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

There have been at least 123 doping cases involving meldonium since it became illegal on Jan. 1. Read more...

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