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Latin America Scrambles to Squash Zika-Spreading Mosquito

February 5, 2016 8:40 am | by Jenny Barchfield and Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it. Read more...

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Light Signals from Living Cells

February 5, 2016 8:39 am | by Goethe University Frankfurt | News | Comments

Tracing distinct proteins in cells is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Read more...

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Potential New Approaches to Treating Eye Diseases

February 5, 2016 8:38 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

AMD is a leading cause of vision impairment in old age, and is caused by the degeneration of cells in the retinal layer of the eye. Read more...

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Scientists Uncover Neural Pathway Responsible for Opioid Withdrawal

February 4, 2016 11:37 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Stanford researchers manipulated the brains of morphine-addicted mice and allowed the animals to overcome withdrawal symptoms. The finding could offer a new approach to quieting symptoms that often lead to recurring drug use. Read more...

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Lawmakers Grill Turing, Valeant Over Drug Price Increases

February 4, 2016 11:36 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Martin Shkreli and Valeant CEO Howard Schiller were questioned about their companies' actions for new drugs. Read more...

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U.S. Zika Case Sparks Questions About Sex and Mosquito Germs

February 4, 2016 11:27 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness. Read more..

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Draper Device Could Help Develop Drugs for Hearing Loss

February 4, 2016 11:03 am | by betaBoston | News | Comments

A battery-operated device a little larger than a golf ball could one day help treat people with hearing loss by delivering medication directly into the cavity in their ear. Read more..

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WATCH: Martin Shkreli's Congressional Hearing on Drug Prices

February 4, 2016 10:58 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

The controversial executive plans on pleading the fifth during the hearing. Watch here.

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The Future of Medicine Could be Found in This Tiny Crystal Ball

February 4, 2016 10:52 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

​A Drexel University materials scientist has discovered a way to grow a crystal ball in a lab. Not the kind that soothsayers use to predict the future, but a microscopic version that could be used to encapsulate medication in a way that would allow it to deliver its curative payload more effectively inside the body. Read more...

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Johnson & Johnson, Viacyte Testing Possible Diabetes Cure

February 4, 2016 10:45 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder. Read more...

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Diabetes Discovery Could Lead to More Effective Drugs

February 4, 2016 8:33 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

The formation of type 2 diabetes is directly related to how our muscles convert sugar, a landmark new study has found. Researchers at the University of Melbourne's Medical School at the Austin Hospital have used elegant gene splicing technology to prove this popular theory about the biological cause of Type 2 diabetes. Read more...

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New Insights into Function of Main Class of Drug Targets

February 4, 2016 8:32 am | by University of Basel | News | Comments

A wide variety of drugs such as beta-blockers against high blood pressure or drugs against allergies, cancer, Parkinson's disease, HIV and others bind to cell surface proteins which belong to the family of G protein coupled receptors. Read more...

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GSK Posts Loss as it Integrates New Businesses

February 4, 2016 8:32 am | by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmakers like GSK have been trying to focus on strengths amid competition from generic drugmakers. Read more...

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EU Approves AstraZeneca's Lung Cancer Drug

February 4, 2016 8:31 am | News | Comments

Mutations in the EGFR receptor can lead to uncontrolled cell growth and tumor formation. Read more...

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Aspirin Could Reduce Risk of Staph Blood Infections

February 4, 2016 8:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Aspirin has been previously linked to lowering risk of various heart conditions. Read more...

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