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Synthetic Antibody Detects Proteins

January 15, 2016 9:49 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Research could lead to nanosensors that recognize fibrinogen, insulin, or other biomarkers. Using carbon nanotubes, MIT chemical engineers have devised a new method for detecting proteins, including fibrinogen, one of the coagulation factors critical to the blood-clotting cascade. Read more...

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New Blood Test May Expand Scope of Liquid Biopsies

January 15, 2016 9:34 am | by University of Washington Health Sciences | News | Comments

When cells die, they don't vanish without a trace. Instead, they leave behind their fingerprints in the form of cell-free DNA. In people, these tiny fragments of DNA can be found in the bloodstream. Read more...

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Biden Sees Politics of Cancer World as Obstacle to a Cure

January 15, 2016 9:30 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Four weeks after announcing he wouldn't run for president, Joe Biden returned to the world-renowned cancer center in Texas where doctors had tried to save his son's life. Officially, the vice president was in Houston to speak about infrastructure spending and raise money for Democrats. Left off of his public schedule was a meeting with Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Read more...

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Highlights from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2016

January 15, 2016 9:18 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Life science executives and investors descended upon San Francisco this week to share news and deal opportunities at the 34th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, held from January 11 to 14. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the top news that came out of the conference. Read more...

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New Diet Trials: Feces in Capsules

January 15, 2016 9:17 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Would you eat someone else’s feces to lose weight Twenty-one people in Massachusetts will start taking capsules as part of a new trial to see if getting extra gut bacteria can help shed the pounds, according to an announcement on ClinicalTrials.gov. Read more...

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Mylan Confirms FDA Submission of Generic Advair Diskus ANDA

January 15, 2016 8:24 am | News | Comments

Mylan will provide appropriate updates as the FDA process unfolds. Read more...

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Roche, AbbVie Get U.S. Priority Review Status for Leukemia Drug

January 15, 2016 8:23 am | by John Miller, Reuters | News | Comments

Analysts have said the drug has 'blockbuster' sales potential. Read more...

Novel Cell Line Developed for Screening Brain Drugs

January 15, 2016 8:22 am | by University of Copenhagen | News | Comments

The brain is protected by the so-called blood-brain barrier, a practically impermeable wall in the brain's blood vessels. Read more...

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Hay Fever Medicine Reduces Symptoms of IBS

January 15, 2016 8:21 am | by KU Leuven | News | Comments

Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have identified the cause of abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Read more...

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WHO Declares End to Ebola Epidemic after 11,300 Deaths

January 15, 2016 8:20 am | by Jamey Keaten and Krista Larson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia. Read more...

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COPD Treatment Pipeline Lacks Robust Innovation

January 15, 2016 8:18 am | by Yasser Mushtaq, Senior Analyst, GBI Research | News | Comments

Much of the unmet need associated with COPD has been linked to poor adherence to medication. Read more...

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Weighing Benefits and Costs of Azithromycin During Delivery

January 14, 2016 10:28 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Some infants of lactating mothers given the antibiotic and antimalarial, azithromycin, during delivery may be protected from disease, or harmed by the drug. These findings are the results of the most comprehensive evaluation of the transfer of azithromycin into breast milk to date. Read more...

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Treating Brain Inflammation Could Stop Alzheimer's, Suggests Study

January 14, 2016 9:59 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The study further supports previous research that an overactive immune system leads to chronic inflammation. Read more...

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Flipping Molecular 'Switch' May Reduce Nicotine's Effects in the Brain

January 14, 2016 9:32 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a lipid (fat molecule) in brain cells may act as a “switch” to increase or decrease the motivation to consume nicotine. Read more...

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Food Preservative Could Become Potential Cancer Treatment

January 14, 2016 9:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Nisin is a bacteriocin, which is a protein used to stop bacterial growth in dairy products. Read more...

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