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Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller and Heroin Addiction?

April 26, 2016 1:00 pm | by Michael Casey, Associated Press | News | Comments

The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates.

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Early-Morning Flu Shots are More Potent, Suggests Study

April 26, 2016 12:28 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Vaccinations for three different influenza strains were given to an approximate 276 adults, over the age of 65.

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BMS' Opdivo Gains Breakthrough Therapy Designation

April 26, 2016 12:02 pm | News | Comments

The label is for previously treated recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

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Scientists Provide New Insight into Gene Regulation

April 26, 2016 12:00 pm | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

The function of the NuRD complex is to control the amount of protein made by the cell.

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SPARK Project to Examine DNA of 50,000 Autistic Kids, Looking for Solutions

April 26, 2016 10:13 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A genomics research project hopes to collect and cross-reference the DNA of 50,000 people to better understand the autism spectrum.

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New R&D Pact Seeks Cure for Aging-Related Diseases

April 26, 2016 10:06 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Google’s Calico, an institution with a mysterious mission to “cure death” could have competition from a new collaboration between Ascentage Pharma and Unity Biotechnology.

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Study Proves Anti-Smoking Pills Don't Raise Suicide Risk

April 26, 2016 10:06 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Over the course of 12 weeks, patients were administered either Chantix or Zyban, a nicotine patch, or a placebo followed by an additional 12 weeks of follow-up.

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Solving Structures of GLP-1, Glucagon Receptors for Metabolic Disease

April 26, 2016 9:40 am | News | Comments

Both receptors play important roles in the management of blood glucose levels and are considered to be important targets for drugs to treat metabolic diseases, such as diabetes.

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HIV PrEP Too Pricey to Use in People Who Inject Drugs

April 26, 2016 9:32 am | by American College of Physicians | News | Comments

Even at lower drug prices, HIV PrEP for injection drug users may not be an efficient use of HIV prevention resources. 

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Widely-Used Class of Chemo Drugs May Not Lead to Cognitive Decline

April 26, 2016 9:15 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have found that a commonly used chemotherapy drug does not appear to cause cognitive decline following treatment in women with breast cancer.

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Fighting Against Counterfeit Medicine

April 26, 2016 8:37 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Around the world, especially in developing nations, counterfeit medicines are a real problem.

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Nutrient Supplements Can Give Antidepressants a Boost

April 26, 2016 8:35 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression.

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FDA Approves AstraZeneca's Inhalation Treatment for COPD

April 26, 2016 8:31 am | News | Comments

Bevespi Aerosphere is the first product approved using AstraZeneca’s Co-Suspension Technology.

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Compound Identified That Reverses Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Symptoms

April 26, 2016 8:25 am | by University of Maryland School of Medicine | News | Comments

Study in flies could have major implications for human disease.

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Muscular Dystrophy Drug Falls Short at High-Stakes Meeting

April 26, 2016 8:20 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

While not binding, the panel's view carries weight in FDA's final decision whether to approve a drug.

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