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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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