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Google Developing Pill to Detect Cancer

October 29, 2014 12:46 pm | by Brandon Bailey - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Read more...                                          

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Where's the Czar? Ebola Raises Management Questions

October 29, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama is pressing to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the Ebola crisis. Read more...                           

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Generic Meds Boost Adherence to Breast Cancer Therapy

October 29, 2014 12:30 pm | News | Comments

 A study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers has found that the introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors increased cancer treatment adherence. Read more...             

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ESMO: Cancer Immunotherapy on the Road

October 29, 2014 12:20 pm | by Neil Canavan | Articles | Comments

Since cancer immunotherapy was declared the Breakthrough of the Year in 2013 by Science magazine the field has been on fire, and its relatively few experts have been on the run– explaining the nascent technology and related data to oncologists at venues from the April meeting of AACR in San Diego, to the June meeting of ASCO in Chicago, to the September meeting of ESMO in Madrid.  Read more...

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Scientists Uncover Major Factor in Development of Huntington's

October 29, 2014 12:16 pm | News | Comments

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered a major contributor to Huntington’s disease. Read more...                        

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Sanofi Ousts CEO Over Management Style, Sales Drop

October 29, 2014 11:55 am | by Greg Keller - Associated Press | News | Comments

French drugmaker Sanofi sacked its CEO following a board room rift over his way of handling one of France's largest publicly traded companies. Read more...                  

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Pfizer's Antidepressant May Not Affect Sexual Function

October 29, 2014 10:19 am | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc. announced the publication of a clinical study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry showing comparable sexual function in adult patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) treated daily with Pristiq Extended Release Tablets 50mg and 100mg doses versus placebo. Read more...

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Genetic Link to Kidney Stones Identified

October 29, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

A new breakthrough could help kidney stone sufferers get an exact diagnosis and specific treatment after genetic links to the condition were identified. Read more...                

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Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly Restructure Diabetes Alliance

October 29, 2014 10:01 am | News | Comments

In a move that will strengthen their alliance by enhancing efficiencies and enabling greater focus on product launches, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company are changing the operational and financial structure of their diabetes alliance in certain countries. Read more...

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Blood Test May Diagnose Early Onset Alzheimer's

October 29, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

A non-invasive blood test that could diagnose early onset Alzheimer’s disease with increased accuracy. Read more...                        

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Politics of Ebola Tricky for Christie, Cuomo

October 29, 2014 9:30 am | by Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two ambitious governors have set off a furor with their aggressive handling of the Ebola crisis. Read more...                         

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J&J Launches Asia Pacific Innovation Center

October 28, 2014 5:33 pm | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson Innovation announced the opening of the Asia Pacific Innovation Center, located in Shanghai with satellites in Singapore, Australia and Japan. Read more...                                   

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Boehringer Ingelheim Present Data on COPD Drug

October 28, 2014 1:22 pm | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim presented data from the ANHELTO 1&2 studies that evaluated the co-administration of Spiriva HandiHaler plus Striverdi Respimat Inhalation Spray inhaler in patients with COPD. Read more...

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BDSI Developing Long-Acting Vaccine for Pain Treatment

October 28, 2014 1:21 pm | News | Comments

BioDelivery Sciences International is developing a long-acting injectable for use in pain treatments. Read more...                        

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Shining Light on Heart Disease Severity, Location

October 28, 2014 1:14 pm | News | Comments

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease. Read more...                       

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