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Scientists Find New Benefit to Lou Gehrig's Drug

January 21, 2015 11:51 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

It makes radiation more effective when treating melanoma that has metastasized to the brain. Read more...                          

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Researchers Open 'Pandora's Box' of Potential Cancer Biomarkers

January 21, 2015 11:45 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. Read more...                          

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Shedding Light on Genetic Mutations in Autism

January 21, 2015 10:19 am | by Dartmouth Univ. | News | Comments

Recent research has linked autism with a lack of "pruning" in developing brain connections, but a new Dartmouth study suggests instead it is the excessive growth of new connections that causes sensory overload in people with the disorder. Read more...

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NIH Researchers Tackle Thorny Side of Gene Therapy

January 21, 2015 10:05 am | by NIH | News | Comments

National Institutes of Health researchers have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy. They conducted research on mice with a rare disease similar to one in humans, hoping their findings may eventually help improve gene therapy for humans. Read more...

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Pharmalink: Open IND Application for IgA Nephropathy

January 21, 2015 9:59 am | by Pharmalink | News | Comments

Pharmalink AB, a specialty pharma company focused on orphan and niche products, announces that its IND for Nefecon is now open with the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Read more...                                  

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Boehringer Ingelheim: Inhalation Spray Available in U.S.

January 21, 2015 9:53 am | by Boehringer Ingelheim | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Spiriva Respimat(tiotropium bromide) Inhalation Spray is now available by prescription through retail pharmacies across the United States. Read more...                                                         

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Bausch + Lomb Introduces New Optical Software

January 21, 2015 9:47 am | by Valeant Pharmaceuticals | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an advanced Swept Source OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) imaging system and updated software for its VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform that will provide surgeons with a new, redesigned interface. Read more...

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Government Healthcare Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

January 20, 2015 4:56 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum - Associated Press | News | Comments

The government's health insurance website is quietly passing along consumers' personal data to outside websites, just as President Barack Obama is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections. Read more...         

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Supreme Court Sides With Teva in Drug Dispute

January 20, 2015 4:14 pm | by Sam Hananel - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in the company's high-profile patent dispute with rival firms over the top-selling multiple sclerosis drug. Read more...           

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Cancer-Causing Agent Detected in Water After Pipeline Spill

January 20, 2015 2:58 pm | by Matthew Brown - Associated Press | News | Comments

A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city. Read more...                       

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'Fight or Flight' Response Control Center for Heart Found

January 20, 2015 12:53 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

An animal study led by Johns Hopkins investigators has uncovered what controls the ability of healthy hearts to speed up in response to circumstances ranging from fear to a jog around the block. Read more...                

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Researchers Make Breakthrough on New Anesthetics

January 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are on the verge of developing a new class of anesthetics. According to a study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), a new approach to identifying compounds may lead to the next generation of anesthetics. Read more...

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New Hope for Restoring Cells in Damaged Brains, Spinal Cords

January 20, 2015 12:26 pm | by Barbara K. Kennedy , Penn State | News | Comments

What motivates Penn State scientists and their students to devote countless hours trying to solve tough research mysteries? For Gong Chen, a biology professor at Penn State, the answer is rooted in a desire to help relieve the suffering of patients and their loved ones. Read more... 

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Article Galaxy Widget: Time-Saving Research Tool

January 20, 2015 12:17 pm | by DeepDyrve | News | Comments

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company and top-rated document delivery supplier, has officially launched its Article Galaxy Widget, a time-saving tool that provides web browser access to scientific, technology and medical (STM) research articles indexed by more than 50 popular search sites and discovery databases, like Google Scholar, PubMed, ResearchGATE, Web of Science and Scopus. Read more...

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Aetna Picks Gilead Sciences Hepatitis C Drugs Over Abbvie's

January 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Insurer Aetna has made new hepatitis C drugs from Gilead Sciences Inc. preferred treatments for customers with the liver-destroying virus. Read more...                                    

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