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Results of World's First Study on New Treatment for Heroin Addiction

April 7, 2016 8:47 am | News | Comments

The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research, published in the JAMA Psychiatry, show chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool - hyrdomorphone, a licensed pain medication. Read more...

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New Weapon Against Breast Cancer

April 7, 2016 8:43 am | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

The study builds on earlier research finding that women already identified as having a high risk of developing cancer. Read more...

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Engineers Develop Pill for Long-Term Drug Release

April 7, 2016 8:39 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Scientists have previously explored using this kind of material for drug delivery to the GI tract. Read more...

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New Study Finds Vitamin D3 Improves Heart Function

April 7, 2016 8:34 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Participants were asked to take vitamin D3 or a dummy (placebo) tablet for one year. Read more...

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Valeant to Cut Addyi Sales Force

April 7, 2016 8:25 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

In response to six months of disappointing sales of female libido drug, Addyi, Valeant Pharmaceuticals has terminated its sales force. Read more...

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EU Approves New Multi-Dose Vial of Prevenar 13

April 7, 2016 8:23 am | News | Comments

The MDV presentation of Prevenar 13 offers significant benefits to developing countries. Read more...

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The Lancet: Number of Adults with Diabetes Reaches 422 Million Worldwide

April 6, 2016 1:05 pm | by The Lancet | News | Comments

Since 1980, the number of adults with diabetes worldwide has quadrupled from 108 million to 422 million in 2014, according to a new study published in The Lancet. Read more..

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Nanogel That Delivers One-two Punch to Cancer Heads to Clinical Trial

April 6, 2016 10:43 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

An immunotherapy drug delivery system created at Yale that can carry multiple drugs inside a tiny particle is heading toward its first phase of clinical trials for a possible new treatment for cancer. Read more..

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Irregular Beats of the Heart: Death of Partner Increases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

April 6, 2016 10:09 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The death of a romantic partner can change a person’s heart. Read more...

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Pfizer, Allergan Reportedly End Merger Deal

April 6, 2016 9:26 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Pfizer terminated its $152 billion merger with Allergan, after the U.S. Treasury Department proposed new tax regulations that would reduce the proposed merger’s advantages, The New York Times reported this morning. Read more...

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New Treatment Developed for Deadly Junin Virus

April 6, 2016 8:50 am | by UT Galveston Medical Branch | News | Comments

The virus is also considered a Category A Priority Pathogen by the CDC. Read more...

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Insulin Costs Tripled in 10 Year Period

April 6, 2016 8:49 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

The cost of other diabetes drugs has stayed about the same or even gone down. Read more...

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FDA Approves Remicade Biosimilar

April 6, 2016 8:44 am | News | Comments

The FDA’s approval of Inflectra is based on review of evidence that included structural and functional characterization. Read more..

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BI's Venture Fund Invests in Amal Therapeutics

April 6, 2016 8:43 am | News | Comments

The new financing round will help Amal develop a colorectal cancer vaccine. Read more...

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Reprogramming Gut Bacteria as “Living Therapeutics”

April 6, 2016 8:43 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Synlogic aims to treat UCD with a daily biotic that functions in a surprising way. Read more...

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