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Potential Target to Prevent Leukemia Identified

November 14, 2014 12:19 pm | by Indiana University | News | Comments

Researchers have identified two proteins that appear crucial to the development — and patient relapse — of acute myeloid leukemia. They have also shown they can block the development of leukemia by targeting those proteins. Read more...               

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FDA Accepts Janssen's Schizoaffective Disorder Drug sNDA

November 14, 2014 12:11 pm | News | Comments

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for the once-monthly atypical long-acting antipsychotic Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) to treat schizoaffective disorder as either monotherapy or adjunctive therapy. Read more...

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New Insight Into Common Cause of Blindness

November 14, 2014 10:44 am | News | Comments

Scientists identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness. Read more...                           

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FDA Accepts Actavis' Bipolar Drug sNDA

November 14, 2014 10:22 am | News | Comments

Actavis announced that the FDA accepted an application for bipolar disorder treatment in pediatric patients. Read more...                       

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Oxford to Lead Trial of Experimental Drug for Ebola

November 14, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

A clinical trial is to be carried out in West Africa to see whether a novel antiviral drug is effective against Ebola. Read more...                       

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New Imaging Method Could Improve Asthma Treatment

November 14, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

A team of researchers have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave. Read more...                       

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DNA 'Blind Spots' May Hide Cancer Causing Mistakes

November 14, 2014 9:27 am | News | Comments

Scientists have found more than 400 ‘blind spots’ in DNA which could hide cancer-causing gene faults. Read more...                         

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WHO Sees Few Promising Ebola Drugs in Pipeline

November 14, 2014 9:17 am | News | Comments

WHO scientists have proposed lots of experimental interventions but none has been thoroughly evaluated yet.                          

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Protein Complex Offer Fresh Clues About Alzheimer's

November 13, 2014 1:23 pm | by Andrea Crawford, Columbia University | News | Comments

Columbia neurologist Scott Small, MD, was hot on the trail of a relatively unknown cellular component known as retromer and sure he was on to something big—the molecular engine underlying the pathologies at the core of Alzheimer’s devastating symptoms. Read more...

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Online Tool Provides Health Info by ZIP Code, District

November 13, 2014 1:15 pm | News | Comments

For the first time, anyone can easily access comprehensive California health statistics by ZIP code, city and legislative district thanks to a new web tool created by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.  Read more...

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Injectable Antidote for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

November 13, 2014 1:10 pm | News | Comments

When Joseph Roderique was a first-year student in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, he had an idea for an injectable antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning. It was a big idea, one that could have dramatic and wide-ranging results if he could make it work. Read more...

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Facets of the Flu

November 13, 2014 12:58 pm | by Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

Infectious disease specialist Raphael Dolin, the Maxwell Finland Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discuss flu, vaccination, and the (limited) evidence behind hand washing. Read more...   

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'Smart' Drugs Won't Make Smart People Smarter

November 13, 2014 12:46 pm | News | Comments

It is claimed one in five students have taken the 'smart' drug Modafinil to boost their ability to study and improve their chances of exam success. But new research into the effects of Modafinil has shown that healthy students could find their performance impaired by the drug. Read more...

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Roche Teams Up with LabCentral to Support Biotech Startups

November 13, 2014 12:27 pm | News | Comments

LabCentral and Roche announced an agreement in which Roche would provide technology and financial support to LabCentral, a first-of-its-kind shared laboratory space designed as a launchpad for high-potential life-sciences and biotech startups. Read more...

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When Tobacco Saved Lives

November 13, 2014 10:21 am | by Skip Derra | Articles | Comments

Will ZMapp’s Ebola success force big pharma to take plant-based drugs seriously? Read more...                                                      

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