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Diabetes Drug Alters Brain Activity in Response to Desirable Foods

April 5, 2016 10:21 am | by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | News | Comments

A study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) helps explain how the diabetes and weight loss drug liraglutide acts on brain receptors to make enticing foods seems less desirable. Read more...

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Gilead Paying Up to $1.2B for Nimbus Unit, Drug Candidate

April 5, 2016 10:07 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Gilead said Monday that it will buy a subsidiary of Nimbus Therapeutics LLC and its experimental pill for an increasingly common metabolic disorder that causes life-threatening fat buildup in the liver. Read more..

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Bypass Boosts Survival in Heart Failure, 10-Year Study Says

April 5, 2016 9:51 am | by By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Heart failure patients with clogged arteries have a better chance of surviving 10 years if they get bypass surgery plus medicine rather than just drugs alone, according to an international study. Read more...

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EU Recommends Conditional Approval for J&J's Blood Cancer Drug

April 5, 2016 8:55 am | by Esha Vaish, Reuters | News | Comments

European regulators recommended approving Johnson & Johnson's blood cancer drug with conditions on Friday. Read more...

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Mylan Launches Generic Ultram Extended Release Tablets

April 5, 2016 8:46 am | News | Comments

This drug is indicated for management of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults. Read more...

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Precision Medicine Brings New Hope to Advanced Urothelial Cancer Patients

April 5, 2016 8:40 am | by University of Chicago Medical Center | News | Comments

The trial was designed to see if daily 40 milligram doses of afatinib could prevent tumor progression for at least three months.

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FDA Approves Gilead's Third TAF-Based HIV Treatment

April 5, 2016 8:27 am | News | Comments

Descovy represents an important evolution in HIV care. Read more...

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Clinton, Sanders Had Opposing Views on Biomedical Research

April 5, 2016 8:26 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Both presidential candidates were on opposing sides of certain types of biomedical research while they served in Congress. Read more...

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Potential Pain Inhibition Source Found

April 5, 2016 8:25 am | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

A UT Dallas scientist has found a new neurological mechanism that appears to contribute to a reduction in pain. Read more...

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7 New Blockbuster Drugs to Watch in 2016

April 5, 2016 8:24 am | by Laura Lorenzetti, Fortune | News | Comments

This year’s slate of new drug launches features at least seven drugs expected to hit blockbuster status within the next five years.

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Evacetrapib Impacts Cholesterol But Doesn't Reduce Cardiovascular Events

April 4, 2016 3:25 pm | by Cleveland Clinic | News | Comments

Clinical trial stopped early after preliminary data indicated drug was not effective. Read more...

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Daily Statin Use Could Prevent Heart Disease, Says Global Study

April 4, 2016 11:12 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Taking cholesterol-lowering statins daily may prevent heart attacks and stroke in lower-risk patients, according to a major global study that could have a strong impact on future medical recommendations. Read more...

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WHO Says New Case of Ebola Confirmed in Liberia

April 4, 2016 11:09 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | News | Comments

Health authorities at the Redemption Hospital in the densely-populated New Kru Town suburbs of Monrovia said a 30-year-old woman died of Ebola. Read more...

Sanofi, Regeneron Eczema Drug Shown Effective in Trials

April 4, 2016 11:06 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Dupilumab could be the first approved systemtic therapy for this condition. Read more...

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Reducing Antibiotic Overuse

April 4, 2016 10:39 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Two simple behavioral interventions decreased the rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory tract infections. Read more...

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