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CDC Labs Killed Animals by Drowning, Hyperthermia, PETA Says

August 21, 2015 10:10 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Laboratory animals were killed in accidents or euthanized after mistakes at CDC laboratories, including mishandling of a deadly bird-flu virus, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Read more...

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Study May Show the Way to More Effective Vaccines

August 21, 2015 8:53 am | by University of Bonn | News | Comments

Scientists have shed light on an important immune mechanism. Read more...

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Tissue Bank Pays Dividends for Brain Cancer Research

August 21, 2015 8:44 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Metastatic brain tumors, cancers that have spread to the brain from another tumor, are currently incurable. Read more...

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Drug Industry Links Run Deep in Field of Sexual Medicine

August 21, 2015 8:15 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Sprout argued that the FDA should disregard those results and instead look to monthly results from the questionnaire. Read more...

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EU Approves Novartis's laBCC Therapy

August 21, 2015 8:00 am | News | Comments

Advanced basal cell carcinoma is thought to represent roughly 1-10 percent of all cases of basal cell carcinoma. Read more...

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EMA Validates Pfizer's Marketing Authorization Application for Ibrance

August 21, 2015 7:45 am | News | Comments

The drug is used in combination with endocrine therapy for the treatment of HR+/HER2- metastatic breast cancer. Read more...

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Review of Modanifil Shows Drug Does Enhance Cognition

August 21, 2015 7:30 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Researchers found that the performance-enhancing capacity of the smart drug varied according to the task. Read more...

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Study Finds Benign Conditions Triple Chance of Developing Malignancy

August 20, 2015 12:44 pm | by UCSF | News | Comments

A national risk model that gauges a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer has been refined to give a more accurate assessment. The revised figures, based on data from more than one million patients, reveal a 300 percent increase in a subset of women whose five-year risk is estimated at 3 percent or higher. Read more...

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Data Mining DNA For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Genes

August 20, 2015 12:39 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been passed down in many families for generations – causing reproductive and metabolic health problems for millions of women around the world. Yet, its cause remains unknown despite more than 80 years of research since the disorder was first described in 1935. Read more...

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A Metabolic Master Switch Underlying Human Obesity

August 20, 2015 12:35 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

Researchers find pathway that controls metabolism by prompting fat cells to store or burn fat. Read more...

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Cancer Researchers Publish Landmark "Basket Study"

August 20, 2015 12:26 pm | by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center | News | Comments

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have announced results from the first published basket study, a new form of clinical trial design that explores responses to drugs based on the specific mutations in patients' tumors rather than where their cancer originated. Read more...

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Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Found at California Hospital

August 20, 2015 12:13 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Los Angeles-area hospital said Wednesday that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that has been linked to a type of medical scope and infected dozens of people around the country. Read more...

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Global Multiple Myeloma Treatment Market Value to Approach $9B by 2021

August 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Yasser Mushtaq, Senior Analyst, GBI Research | News | Comments

Multiple myeloma’s rarity and designation as an orphan disease limits the available treatment population. Read more...

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Valeant to Spend About $1B on Maker of Women's Libido Drug

August 20, 2015 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal announced Thursday comes a day after U.S. regulators approved the pill. Read more...

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Early Detection, Chemotherapy Important in Bowel Cancer

August 20, 2015 8:53 am | by University of Auckland | News | Comments

New Zealand's largest study of patients with bowel cancer has highlighted that early detection and increasing the use of chemotherapy could improve outcomes. Read more...

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