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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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..


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..


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...


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...


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...


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...


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..


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...


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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