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Repeated Courses of Antibiotics May Profoundly Alter Children’s Development

July 8, 2015 1:26 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

New study in mice from NYU Langone Medical Center finds multiple, long-lasting effects after several courses of antibiotics commonly used in children. Read more...


Report: Number of U.S. Heroin Users Rose 300,000 Over a Decade

July 8, 2015 12:28 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report. Read more...


At Least 5 Kids Got Wrong Immunizations at New Jersey Clinic

July 8, 2015 12:19 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, authorities said. Read more...


Novartis’ Heart Failure Drug Gains FDA Approval

July 8, 2015 11:27 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday approved a new heart failure drug from Novartis called Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan), previously known as LCZ696. This drug, the first of a new class called angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors, has shown a 20 percent reduction in the risk of death from cardiovascular causes or hospitalization for worsening heart failure. Read more...


Researchers Identify Cause of Heart Damage in Sepsis Patients

July 8, 2015 9:13 am | by University of Liverpool | News | Comments

Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitalized critically ill people and affects up to 18 million people world-wide annually. Read more...


CRO Deals Value Reached Almost $10B Between January and April 2015

July 8, 2015 9:07 am | by Priyatham Salimadugu, Associate Analyst for GBI Research | Articles | Comments

The US was the top market for overall CRO deal activity with 337 deals. Read more...


Simplifying Diagnosis of Diabetes in Remote Indigenous Settings

July 8, 2015 8:52 am | by University of Western Australia | News | Comments

Researchers have found a way of simplifying the diagnosis of diabetes in Indigenous Australians living in remote health care settings. Read more...


Panel: Politics Among Reasons for Botched UN Ebola Response

July 8, 2015 8:51 am | by Maria Cheng and Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday - but it didn't blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis. Read more...


Horizon Pharma Makes Hostile, $2.1B Bid for Depomed

July 8, 2015 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Depomed said in a written statement that it has received Horizon's offer, which it believes substantially undervalues the company. Read more...


Killer Sea Snail a Target for New Drugs

July 8, 2015 8:49 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

There are 25 known frameworks discovered over the past 25 years, many of which have already led to a drug or drug lead for several diseases. Read more...


Full Conference Program Announced for 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference

July 7, 2015 10:34 am | by Advantage Business Media | News | Comments

Advantage Business Media’s R&D Magazine, sponsor of the R&D 100 Awards, today announced the full conference agenda for the R&D 100 Technology Conference to be held November 12-13, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more...

Brain Imaging Shows How Children Inherit Their Parents' Anxiety

July 7, 2015 10:06 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

In rhesus monkey families - just as in their human cousins - anxious parents are more likely to have anxious offspring. And a new study in an extended family of monkeys provides important insights into how the risk of developing anxiety and depression is passed from parents to children. Read more...


Epigenetic Driver of Glioblastoma Provides New Therapeutic Target

July 7, 2015 9:57 am | by Heather Buschman, PhD, UC, San Diego | News | Comments

 Using human tumor samples and mouse models, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center discovered that cancer stem cell properties are determined by epigenetic changes — chemical modifications cells use to control which genes are turned on or off. Read more...


Suppressing the Immune Response May Lead to More Potent Vaccines, Study Finds

July 7, 2015 9:51 am | by Ziba Kashef, Yale University | News | Comments

Yale researchers uncovered a new role for a type of immune cell, known as regulatory T cells, in promoting long-term immunity. The new insight gets researchers one step closer to developing vaccines that could be more protective against some of the most intractable viral infections, including HIV and flu. Read more...


Study Identifies New Way to Kill the Malaria Parasite

July 7, 2015 9:46 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the malaria parasite survives in the blood stream of its victims, a discovery that could pave the way to new treatments for the disease. Read more...



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