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Final Trial Results of the World's Most Advanced Malaria Vaccine

April 27, 2015 8:58 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

The results suggest that the vaccine could prevent a substantial number of cases of clinical malaria, especially in areas of high transmission. Read more...

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Persistent Swollen Neck Glands Could Indicate Cancer

April 27, 2015 8:50 am | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

New research has concluded that persistent enlarged lymph glands, found in the neck, should be referred for further investigation when detected in clinic. Read more...

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Weaker Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Surge

April 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A Monash University expert has teamed up with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pinpoint the reason behind a surge in whooping cough cases over the past 10 years. Read more....

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Scientists Pinpoint Brain-Swelling Mechanism

April 27, 2015 8:41 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

Discovery paves way for treatments to prevent brain damage or death following head trauma. Read more...

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MedDay Reports Positive Phase 3 Results from MS Drug Study

April 27, 2015 8:37 am | News | Comments

The study demonstrated evidence of the efficacy and safety of MD1003, a highly-concentrated pharmaceutical-grade biotin administered at a dose of 300 mg per day in the treatment of primary and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, a major area of unmet medical need. Read more....

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Bristol-Myers Gets Positive EMA Opinion for Immunotherapy Drug, Opdivo

April 24, 2015 12:36 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended approval of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo today for the treatment of melanoma. Read more..

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FDA Grants Priority Review for AbbVie's Hepatitis C Treatment

April 24, 2015 12:16 pm | News | Comments

AbbVie has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its New Drug Application (NDA) and granted priority review for the company's, all-oral, interferon-free, two direct-acting antiviral treatment of ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir (OBV/PTV/r), with ribavirin (RBV).  Read more...

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J&J Hikes Quarterly Dividend by 7 Percent

April 24, 2015 12:06 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson on Thursday said it's raising its quarterly dividend by 7 percent, marking its 53rd straight year of dividend increases. Read more...

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Fragile X Syndrome: Building a Case for an Alternative Treatment Strategy

April 24, 2015 12:01 pm | by Emory Health Sciences | News | Comments

New research strengthens a potential strategy for treating fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability. Read more...

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How to Identify Drugs that Work Best for Each Patient

April 24, 2015 11:53 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

Implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy. Read more...

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Hope for an Effective Malaria Therapy with Just One Tablet

April 24, 2015 8:54 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Approximately 584,000 people worldwide die of malaria each year. Read more...

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Manchester Joins European Consortium to Develop Liquid Biopsies

April 24, 2015 8:47 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

An international project to validate blood-based biomarkers for cancer has added a new member. Read more...

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New Gel Medication Delays Release of Drug to Benefit Patients

April 24, 2015 8:38 am | by University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Gellan gum pharmaceutical development both delays drug release for maximum effect and can be administered as fluid to aid those who have difficulty swallowing pills. Read more....

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Protein Links Point to Future Alzheimer's Treatments

April 24, 2015 8:29 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers have identified how proteins that play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease are linked in a pathway that controls its progression. Read more....

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Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author: I Faked Cancer

April 24, 2015 8:21 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed herself of a brain tumor through a healthy diet recently admitted she never had cancer. Read more...

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