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Ebola Patient in Britain Transferred to London

December 30, 2014 9:43 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A British health care worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa has been transferred from Scotland to an isolation unit in London for specialist treatment. Read more...              


Researchers: IMF Policies Hindered Ebola Response

December 30, 2014 9:36 am | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press | News | Comments

Professors say International Monetary Fund policies favoring international debt repayment over social spending contributed to the Ebola crisis by hampering health care in the three worst-hit West African countries. Read more...       


Novartis' Psoriasis Drug Gains Japanese Approval

December 29, 2014 11:43 am | News | Comments

Japan is the first country to approve the psoriasis drug made by Novartis. Read more...                             


FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Roche's Ebola Test

December 29, 2014 8:55 am | News | Comments

Roche announced that the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the company's Ebola test. Read more...                          


Liberia Reports Dozens of New Ebola Cases on Border

December 29, 2014 8:33 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Monday, marking a setback amid recent improvements. Read more...             


Malaria Killing Thousands More Than Ebola in West Africa

December 29, 2014 8:29 am | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press | News | Comments

West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus. Read more...           


Scientists Zero in on How Lung Cancer Spreads

December 26, 2014 10:13 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Cancer Research UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells - meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in Cell Reports. Read more....


FDA Approves sBLA for CLL Treatment

December 26, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for Gazyva in combination with chlorambucil chemotherapy in people with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). read more...


Spectrum Pharmaceuticals: Submission of NDA for Multiple Myeloma

December 26, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announces that its partner Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Captisol-enabled Melphalan (CE-Melphalan) HCl for injection (propylene glycol-free) for use as a high-dose conditioning treatment prior to hematopoietic progenitor (stem) cell transplantation in patients with multiple myeloma. Read more...


Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug

December 26, 2014 9:11 am | by Science Translation Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects of aging and improve the health of older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to their immune systems when given a drug that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers with the drug maker Novartis report. Read more...


Biomedical Team Creates 'Nerve On A Chip'

December 26, 2014 8:58 am | by Sarah Netter, Tulane University | News | Comments

This team wants to improve pharmaceutical drug development by providing a faster and more advanced alternative to animal testing. Read more...                    


Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Dosage Given for Brain Tumor Inhibitor

December 26, 2014 8:45 am | News | Comments

Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced that the first patient has been dosed with KX2-361 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Read more...                      


Actavis, Adamas Announce FDA Approval of Alzheimer's Medication

December 26, 2014 8:38 am | News | Comments

Actavis and Adamas Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has approved the New Drug Application for Namzaric. Read more...                      


Ebola Survival Improving in Sierra Leone

December 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

The Ebola death rate has fallen even though there are no specific medicines or vaccines to fight the virus. Read more...                        


CDC Monitoring Tech for Possible Ebola Exposure

December 26, 2014 8:21 am | by Phillip Lucas - Associated Press | News | Comments

A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment. Read more...          



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