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New Target for Fatty Liver Disease Treatment Discovered

February 3, 2016 8:27 am | by CNIC | News | Comments

Steatosis, the excessive accumulation of fat in the liver, is one of the most common diseases in developed societies. Read more...

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Scientists' Path to Usable Zika Vaccine Strewn with Hurdles

February 3, 2016 8:22 am | by Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler, Reuters | News | Comments

Making a shot to generate an immune response against Zika virus, which is sweeping through the Americas, shouldn't be too hard in theory. Read more...

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Teva, AbCellera Enter Agreement to Find Rare Monoclonal Antibodies

February 3, 2016 8:21 am | News | Comments

Teva and AbCellera have entered into a collaborative research agreement whereby AbCellera will apply its high-throughput single cell antibody platform for the discovery of rare monoclonal antibodies. Read more...

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Increased Financial Incentives, International Collaborations Required to Tackle Superbugs

February 3, 2016 8:20 am | by Mirco Junker, Ph.D., Infectious Diseases Analyst, GlobalData | News | Comments

The current economic framework has stifled innovative research and development (R&D) approaches in this field. Read more...

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Sanofi to Cut Hundreds of Jobs in Europe

February 3, 2016 8:19 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The drugmaker employs a quarter of its staff — 27,000 people — in Paris. Read more...

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HPV Could Have Role in Some Breast Cancers

February 2, 2016 10:28 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a sexually-transmitted disease that has a role in cervical, head, neck and other cancers. But it also appears to be working behind the scenes in some breast cancers, contends a new study in the journal Frontiers in Oncology. Read more..

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Obama Administration Seeks $1B for Cancer Moonshot Project

February 2, 2016 10:17 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The White House will request an additional $755 million in cancer-research funding from Congress in order to bring the total funding for Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative to $1 billion. Read more...

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CDC Endorses a More Effective HPV Vaccine To Prevent Cancer

February 2, 2016 10:01 am | by Tara Haelle, NPR | News | Comments

The updated childhood immunization schedule, released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes a couple tweaks to vaccine recommendations for older children and teens. Read more...

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GSK and Adaptimmune Expand Strategic Immunotherapy Collaboration

February 2, 2016 9:55 am | News | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline and Adaptimmune Therapeutics, a leader in the use of TCR engineered T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced that the companies have expanded the terms of their strategic collaboration agreement to accelerate Adaptimmune’s lead clinical cancer program, an affinity enhanced T-cell immunotherapy targeting NY-ESO-1 toward pivotal trials in synovial sarcoma. Read more..

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Topical Treatment on Hand for Liver Spots

February 2, 2016 9:49 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

An investigation into the molecular mechanisms responsible for the most common type of benign skin lesion may lead to the first nonsurgical treatment for the growths called seborrheic keratoses (SKs), which can be cosmetically unattractive and often worrisome to patients. Read more...

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Curing Disease by Repairing Faulty Genes

February 2, 2016 9:45 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The genome-editing technique known as CRISPR allows scientists to clip a specific DNA sequence and replace it with a new one, offering the potential to cure diseases caused by defective genes. Read more..

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A Better Model for Parkinson's Disease

February 2, 2016 8:28 am | by EPFL | News | Comments

Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson's disease in animals. Read more...

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Brazil Officials Can Access All Buildings to Fight Mosquito

February 2, 2016 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazil's president has signed a measure allowing health officials access to any building to eradicate breeding grounds for a mosquito spreading the Zika virus. Read more...

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'Junk' DNA Plays Role in Preventing Breast Cancer

February 2, 2016 8:13 am | by University of Bath | News | Comments

Supposed "junk" DNA, found in between genes, plays a role in suppressing cancer. Read more...

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Big Pharma's Worst Nightmare

February 2, 2016 8:10 am | by Sarah Bosely, The Guardian | News | Comments

On a hot August afternoon in 2000, four Americans arrived for a secret meeting at the central London penthouse flat of an Indian billionaire drug manufacturer. Read more...

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