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Nanoparticles Used to Breach Mucus Barrier in Lungs

August 4, 2015 9:03 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Proof-of-concept study conducted in mice a key step toward better treatments for lung diseases - Read more...


First 3-D-printed Drug Approved by FDA

August 4, 2015 8:37 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An epilepsy drug that is manufactured with 3-D printing was approved by the FDA, the drugmaker announced. Read more...


Researchers Awarded $14M for Two Precision Health Projects

August 4, 2015 8:26 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

PharmGKB has organized genetic information derived from nearly 10,000 scientific papers and documented nearly 13,000 associations between specific alleles and drug response phenotype. Read more...


Aberdeen Researcher Secures Funding for Much-Needed Dementia Research

August 4, 2015 8:26 am | by University of Aberdeen | News | Comments

Dementia, which affects nearly 70,000 people in Scotland alone, is a condition associated with memory loss, behavioral changes, communication difficulties and problems with day–to-day tasks. Read more...


GSK's Synflorix Gains Positive Opinion from CHMP for Label Extension

August 4, 2015 8:25 am | News | Comments

This positive opinion was based largely on two post-marketing studies carried out in Finland and Brazil. Read more...


CDC Head Says Sierra Leone in Strong Place with Ebola

August 4, 2015 8:25 am | by Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two new cases of Ebola surfaced in Sierra Leone's Northern Tonkolili District after a man died last week. Read more...


Common Medications for Dementia Could Cause Harmful Weight Loss

August 3, 2015 11:18 am | by University of California, San Francisco | News | Comments

Medications commonly used to treat dementia could result in harmful weight loss, according to UC San Francisco researchers, and clinicians need to account for this risk when prescribing these drugs to older adults, they said. Read more...


Researcher Discovers Trigger of Deadly Melanoma

August 3, 2015 10:12 am | by Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

A new Tel Aviv University study published in Molecular Cell sheds light on the precise trigger that causes melanoma cancer cells to transform from non-invasive cells to invasive killer agents, pinpointing the precise place in the process where "traveling" cancer turns lethal. Read more...


Researchers Discover Immune System’s 'Trojan Horse'

August 3, 2015 10:04 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Researchers have found that human cells use viruses as Trojan horses, transporting a messenger that encourages the immune system to fight the very virus that carries it. The discovery could have implications for the design of new vaccines. Read more...


AstraZeneca, Isis Pharmaceuticals to Develop Antisense Drugs for Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Renal Diseases

August 3, 2015 9:54 am | News | Comments

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and AstraZeneca today announced a strategic collaboration to discover and develop antisense therapies for cardiovascular, metabolic and renal diseases. The new collaboration builds on a broad existing relationship between the two companies and supports AstraZeneca's strategic approach in these therapeutic areas using novel RNA-targeted treatments. Read more...


New Hope In Old Vaccines

August 3, 2015 9:52 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. Read more...


Lawsuit Accuses CVS of Overcharging for Generic Drugs

August 3, 2015 9:41 am | by Sudhin Thanawala | News | Comments

Health Corp. deliberately overcharged some pharmacy customers for generic drugs by submitting claims to their insurance companies at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco. Read more...


New Chlamydia Vaccine Uses Synthetic Biology

August 3, 2015 9:28 am | News | Comments

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the world. Read more...


CDC's Top Modeler Courts Controversy with Disease Estimate

August 3, 2015 9:21 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. Read more...


Merck's Ebola Vaccine Declared 'Highly Effective' in Clinical Trial

August 3, 2015 9:11 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Scientists taking part in the investigation tested the drug on 4,000 people with close ties to Ebola patients. Read more...



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