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Study Reveals COPD Linked to Increased Bacterial Invasion

April 28, 2016 8:36 am | by Vanderbilt University Medical Center | News | Comments

The investigators were interested in the function of the body's mucus membranes like those found in the nose and the lining of the lungs. 


Advocates Hold NYC Protest Over Price of Pneumonia Vaccine

April 28, 2016 8:31 am | by Rachelle Blinder, Associated Press | News | Comments

About 70 people walked silently and in single file to Pfizer's headquarters, where they placed 2,500 flowers in a crib as though laying tribute on a coffin.


Molecular Switch to Better Understand Signaling

April 28, 2016 8:30 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In the alphabets of our genomes, a single typo can mean the difference between health and disease.


FDA: Yeast Infection Drug Could Cause Miscarriage

April 27, 2016 11:57 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

The warning came after the release of results of a Danish study that linked oral fluconazole (Diflucan), which treats yeast infections, to miscarriage.


Oasmia: Positive OS Results From Phase 3 Ovarian Cancer Study

April 27, 2016 10:23 am | News | Comments

Overall Survival data from the Phase 3 study meets endpoint and demonstrates non-inferiority favoring Paclical/Apealea; will form basis for application seeking marketing approval in the United States anticipated for the end of 2016/2017.


Cholesterol Levels, Not Statins, Influence Colorectal Cancer Risk

April 27, 2016 10:02 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient's risk of colorectal cancer, suggests a new, large case-control study.


Valeant CEO Will Cite 'Mistakes' in Price-Hiking Strategy

April 27, 2016 9:49 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

J. Michael Pearson will issue the unusual mea culpa on Capitol Hill for the business strategy that made Valeant an industry powerhouse but also triggered a backlash against the Canadian drugmaker.


MicroRNA Pathway Could Lead to New Avenues for Leukemia Treatment

April 27, 2016 9:28 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Cancer researchers have found a particular signaling route in microRNA (miR-22) that could lead to targets for acute myeloid leukemia, the most common type of fast-growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.


The New Focus on IL-12 in Oncology Research

April 26, 2016 3:23 pm | by Dr. Premal Thaker M.D., Washington University School of Medicine; Dr. Charles Leath III, M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine | Articles | Comments

In recent years, researchers have made considerable headway in efforts to improve both the pharmacokinetics and safety of therapies based on rIL-12 based on the use of more advanced delivery mechanisms.


South Korean Pharmaceutical Market to Experience Slow Four-Year Growth

April 26, 2016 2:00 pm | by Adam Dion, MSc, Senior Industry Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

Many novel drugs are set to lose their patents by 2020, meaning South Korea’s generics market is expected to increase significantly.


Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller and Heroin Addiction?

April 26, 2016 1:00 pm | by Michael Casey, Associated Press | News | Comments

The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates.


Early-Morning Flu Shots are More Potent, Suggests Study

April 26, 2016 12:28 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Vaccinations for three different influenza strains were given to an approximate 276 adults, over the age of 65.


BMS' Opdivo Gains Breakthrough Therapy Designation

April 26, 2016 12:02 pm | News | Comments

The label is for previously treated recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.


Scientists Provide New Insight into Gene Regulation

April 26, 2016 12:00 pm | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

The function of the NuRD complex is to control the amount of protein made by the cell.


SPARK Project to Examine DNA of 50,000 Autistic Kids, Looking for Solutions

April 26, 2016 10:13 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A genomics research project hopes to collect and cross-reference the DNA of 50,000 people to better understand the autism spectrum.



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