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Genocea's GEN-003 in Prime Position to Lead GH Vaccine Space

April 30, 2015 4:50 pm | by Daian Cheng, Ph.D., GlobalData Infectious Disease Analyst | News | Comments

Genocea Biosciences’ investigational genital herpes (GH) vaccine, GEN-003, is better positioned to compete in the future GH treatment space, despite being slightly behind Agenus’ HerpV in clinical development, according to GlobalData. Read more..


AOP Orphan Launches Lojuxta to the Austrian Market

April 30, 2015 4:45 pm | News | Comments

The Austrian pharmaceutical company AOP Orphan, a European pioneer in the field of rare diseases, is launching Lojuxta into the Austrian market. Lojuxta was authorized by the EMA (European Medical Agency) in July 2013. Read more...


Pressure Grows to End Blanket Bans on Gay Men Blood Donors

April 30, 2015 4:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's top court on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of voices questioning whether it still makes sense to forever bar all gay men from donating blood. Read more...


FDA Seeks More Data on Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners

April 30, 2015 4:22 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

To fight infections, hospital workers can hit the hand sanitizer a hundred times or more a day. Now, the government wants more study of whether that is safe and how well it actually fights the spread of germs. Read more...

Researchers Discover How Aspirin Fights Cancer

April 30, 2015 1:57 pm | by University of Minnesota | News | Comments

Taking aspirin reduces a person’s risk of colorectal cancer, but the molecular mechanisms involved have remained unknown until a recent discovery by The Hormel Institute, affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Read more...


FDA Approves Injection for Melting Away Double-Chin Fat

April 30, 2015 1:50 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it approved an injection designed to melt away double-chin fat. Read more...


The Prospect of Drugs to Treat Gluten Sensitivity

April 30, 2015 1:31 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical companies are working to develop treatments as a first line of defense against gluten-sensitive symptoms — including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, headaches and fatigue. Read more...


Prostate Cancer Combination Treatment Could Beat Disease at Its Own Game: Early Study

April 30, 2015 10:23 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Through chemoimmunotherapy, a chemical one-two punch, a team of doctors said they are now having new success in mouse models. Read more...


Strong Link Found Between Dementia, Common Anticholinergic Drugs

April 30, 2015 9:41 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

There is a strong and possibly irreversible link between Alzheimer’s disease and many commonly used medications for insomnia, allergies, and depression, according to a large recent JAMA Internal Medicine study. Read more...


Gene Variants Show Potential in Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes

April 29, 2015 4:29 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

New cohort studies have shown that certain genetic variants are associated with higher or lower risks of increased disease severity. Read more...


Biomarkers Could Predict Response to Antipsychotic Treatment

April 29, 2015 4:22 pm | by King's College London | News | Comments

Only half of patients with psychosis respond to current medications and there is still a lack of knowledge surrounding the factors causing this lack of response. Read more...


Valeant Raises Outlook after Completing Purchase of Salix

April 29, 2015 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Valeant's biggest businesses include dermatology, eye health, and neurology. Read more...


German Measles Officially Eliminated in North, South America

April 29, 2015 4:13 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Vaccines against German measles were first licensed in 1969, and were included in mass vaccination campaigns. It is now part of childhood shots. Read more...


Flu Kills Millions of Birds, May Spread to Humans

April 29, 2015 1:41 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A strain of avian flu that has spread to chickens and turkeys in the Midwest and caused the death of millions of birds could make the jump to humans in time for next flu season, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more..


FDA Accepts Otonomy's NDA for Middle Ear Effusion

April 29, 2015 12:27 pm | News | Comments

​Otonomy, Inc. a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics for diseases and disorders of the inner and middle ear, today announced that its New Drug Application (NDA) for the approval of AuriProTM. Read more...



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