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Greater Function after Stroke When Blood Clots Removed from Brain

April 20, 2015 8:28 am | by UPMC | News | Comments

A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke in a trial conducted in Catalonia, Spain, and co-led by an expert from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more...

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Perrigo Launches Generic Nasal Spray

April 20, 2015 8:27 am | News | Comments

Perrigo Company plc announced that it has received final Federal Drug Administration approval for Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical Aerosol, the generic version of Sun Pharma's Kenalog nasal spray. Read more...

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Physicians Want Dr. Oz Gone From Columbia Medical Faculty

April 17, 2015 10:49 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments." Read more..

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Rare, Deadly Lymphoma Demystified

April 17, 2015 10:46 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

The first-ever systematic study of the genomes of patients with ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a particularly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), shows that many cases of the disease are driven by alterations in the JAK/STAT3 cell signaling pathway. Read more...

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California Launches Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine

April 17, 2015 10:35 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown is launching a statewide initiative with the University of California, to advance the field of precision medicine. The effort will involve collaborating with other academic and industry partners and starting to build the infrastructure and assemble the resources necessary to further develop the field. Read more...

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The Placebome?

April 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

How genomics might influence the role of the placebo in patient care and clinical research...

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Impact of Label-Free Cell-Based Assays and the Holistic Calorimetry Approach

April 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Magnus Jansson, Ph.D., CSO, SymCel Sverige AB | Articles | Comments

New, innovative technology solves challenges in antibiotic resistance and the drug development cycle. Read more...

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Electronic Micropump Could Deliver Treatment to Specific Brain Region

April 17, 2015 10:13 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

There is an exactness that must be taken into account when treating neurological disorders. In treating epilepsy, for example, a condition in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures, a drug needs to be delivered directly to a specific brain region—but without negatively affecting healthy brain regions. Read more...

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Synthetic Drugs: Evidence That They Can Cause Cancer

April 17, 2015 8:19 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Synthetic cannabinoids are difficult to identify chemically and the possible unwanted toxic effects that can occur following their consumption have so far barely been investigated. Read more...

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Actelion Advances Clinical Development of its Specialty Immunology Pipeline Compounds

April 17, 2015 8:12 am | News | Comments

Actelion announced that it is accelerating its clinical development efforts in the field of immunological disorders. Read more...

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Gene Variant Linked to Cancer

April 17, 2015 8:11 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Smokers with a specific genetic variation are more likely to keep smoking longer than those who don’t have the gene variant. Read more...

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Scientists Discover Protein That Boosts Immunity to Viruses and Cancer

April 17, 2015 8:10 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a central role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies. Read more...

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Evidence Grows that Melanoma Drugs Benefit Some Lung Cancer Patients

April 17, 2015 8:09 am | by European Society for Medical Oncology | News | Comments

A subset of lung cancer patients can derive important clinical benefits from drugs that are more commonly used to treat melanoma. Read more...

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Pfizer Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promising Results

April 16, 2015 2:19 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Pfizer said on Wednesday a late-stage trial of its treatment for advanced breast cancer, Ibrance, was stopped early after it met its primary goal of delaying disease progression. Read more...

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