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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.


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...


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..


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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