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Amgen Plans More Job Cuts

October 28, 2014 12:50 pm | News | Comments

The world's biggest biotech drugmaker said that it plans to eliminate an additional 600 to 1,100 positions in 2015. Read more....                    

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Better Chemo Possible Through Targeted Delivery

October 28, 2014 12:38 pm | News | Comments

A new study from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University suggests that delivering chemotherapy directly into the brain cavity may offer a better way to treat tumors that have metastasized to the brain. Read more...    

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Scripps MS Drug Candidate Shows Promise for UC

October 28, 2014 12:10 pm | News | Comments

Positive new clinical data were released on a drug candidate for ulcerative colitis that was first discovered and synthesized at The Scripps Research Institute. Read more...              

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Swiss Agency Approves Trial for Ebola Vaccine

October 28, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs said Tuesday it has approved an application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine. Read more...                 

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New Trial Will Explore Heart Disease Prevention in People with HIV

October 28, 2014 9:44 am | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health and The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are initiating a landmark multimillion dollar outcomes trial utilizing pitavastatin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in persons infected with HIV. Read more... 

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Drug Combination Shows Promise As Powerful Breast Cancer Treatment

October 28, 2014 9:23 am | News | Comments

Doctors discovered a potent drug combination that shows promise as a powerful treatment for breast cancer. Read more...                        

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5,000 Ebola Healthcare Workers Needed in West Africa

October 28, 2014 9:07 am | by Elias Meseret - Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa. Read more...                    

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BMS Acquires Worldwide Rights For New Breast Cancer Therapy

October 28, 2014 8:57 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company entered into an agreement F-star Alpha to acquire the company and gain worldwide rights to a targeted therapy that can treat breast and gastric cancer. Read more...           

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Monitoring Lipid, Detergent Content in Biological Samples Using IR-Based Spectrometry

October 27, 2014 4:01 pm | by Chandreyee Das, Ph.D., Senior Technical Writer, Protein Detection, EMD Millipore | Articles | Comments

Many biological samples in the course of drug development research are rich in lipid content, such as adipose tissue homogenates, brain and liver tissue extracts, lipemic samples and breast milk. Read more...

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Merck Announces New Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Lung Cancer

October 27, 2014 1:37 pm | News | Comments

Merck announced that the FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the treatment of lung cancer. Read more...                        

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Actinium Announces Collaboration Plan on New Program

October 27, 2014 1:23 pm | News | Comments

Actinium Pharmaceuticals and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University started development of an antibody construct. Read more...                   

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Researcher Adapting New Technologies for Fighting Worm Infections

October 27, 2014 1:08 pm | News | Comments

Recent breakthroughs may pave the way for vaccines and new drugs for those infected by parasitic helminths. Read more...                       

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Governors Stress Home Quarantine for Ebola Workers

October 27, 2014 12:51 pm | by Frank Eltman - Associated Press | News | Comments

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa. Read more...            

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Medical Pot Dilemma: Where to Get the First Seeds?

October 27, 2014 12:17 pm | by Carla K. Johnson - Associated Press | News | Comments

As more states legalize medical marijuana, there's one stage in the process nobody wants to talk about: the part where people still have to break the law. Read more...               

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Heart Drug May Help Treat ALS, Mouse Study Shows

October 27, 2014 11:46 am | by Michael C. Purdy | News | Comments

Digoxin, a medication used in the treatment of heart failure, may be adaptable for the treatment of ALS, suggests new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Read more...          

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