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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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Gene Link to Seizures in Children After MMR Vaccine

October 27, 2014 11:08 am | News | Comments

Scientists in Denmark said they had found genetic clues to explain why a small number of children have febrile seizures—brief convulsions—after receiving the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Read more...

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Valeant: We'll Bump Allergan Offer to $200 a Share

October 27, 2014 11:03 am | News | Comments

The Canadian drugmaker Valeant said it would be willing to raise its takeover bid for Allergan by almost 12%, which would mean $200 or more per share for the maker of Botox. Read more...

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CSL to Acquire Novartis Influenza Vaccine Business

October 27, 2014 10:51 am | News | Comments

CSL Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire Novartis’ global influenza vaccine business for $275 million. The business will be combined with CSL’s subsidiary, bioCSL. Read more...

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Drugmakers Bet on Ebola Vaccines, Treatments

October 27, 2014 10:46 am | by Matthew Perrone and Danica Kirka - Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. Read more...                        

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New Research Offers Hope in Treating Sleeping Sickness

October 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Joe O'Connell | News | Comments

A new research paper presents hundreds of starting points for treating sleep sickness, a deadly disease that affects thousands of people annually. Read more...                 

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Mali Rushes to Track Ebola After Toddler Dies

October 27, 2014 8:58 am | by Baba Ahmed - Associated Press | News | Comments

Mali - which shares a porous land border with Guinea - has long been seen as vulnerable to Ebola because of the large number of people moving back and forth between the two countries. Read more...           

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