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Duke's Poliovirus Therapy Wins "Breakthrough" Status

May 17, 2016 9:41 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

The designation will expedite research into the poliovirus therapy, but it does not mean the investigational drug has been approved for clinical use.

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RNA Testing: A Fast, Accurate Tool for Diagnosing Autoimmune Disease

May 17, 2016 9:40 am | by Dr. Chase Spurlock, IQuity CEO and Dr. Thomas Aune, IQuity Chief Science Officer | Articles | Comments

Diagnosing complex autoimmune diseases and related conditions is a challenging endeavor, as these multifaceted conditions often present with non-specific symptoms across several organ systems. However, emerging RNA-based diagnostic technologies can dramatically reduce the time to diagnosis of complex diseases, including autoimmune disease.

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Disease-Modifying Drugs to Drive Growth of Huntington's Disease Market

May 17, 2016 9:40 am | by Rebecca Robbins, MPharmacol, Neurology and Opthamology Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The scope for improvement in the Huntington’s disease space is vast. 

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Antibody Injections Could Be Stepping Stone to HIV Vaccine

May 17, 2016 9:39 am | by Ivy Shih, The Conversation | News | Comments

Imagine a seasonal jab of antibodies that could neutralize the HIV virus.

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Improving Natural Killer Cancer Therapy

May 17, 2016 7:30 am | by Vanderbilt University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a potential way to "tune up" the immune system's ability to kill cancer cells.

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HIV Vaccine Design Should Adapt as HIV Virus Mutates

May 17, 2016 7:15 am | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

This process of viral adaptation is constantly occurring, and some adaptations persist even after sequential transmissions to new individuals.

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Scientists Identify Potential Marker of EoE Disease Activity

May 16, 2016 3:00 pm | by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers said that measuring EoP blood levels to monitor disease activity has the potential to reduce discomfort, costs and side effects for patients.

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New Way to Predict COPD Progression

May 16, 2016 2:00 pm | by American Thoracic Society | News | Comments

The amount of NET complexes in the lungs of patients in the study was directly related to the severity of their COPD and the risk of exacerbations.

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J&J CEO: Best of Times, Worst of Times in Healthcare

May 16, 2016 10:16 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

Alex Gorsky discussed everything from developing new drugs to establishing an appropriate pricing system for these medications.

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IBM Macromolecule Kills Ebola, Herpes, Dengue, Influenza in Tests

May 16, 2016 10:14 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Computing giant IBM has unveiled a new macromolecule-like “molecular Velcro” to kill viruses like Ebola, herpes, dengue and influenza, according to the company.

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Pfizer Buying Anacor Pharmaceuticals in $5.2B Deal

May 16, 2016 8:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anacor's stock soared more than 53 percent in Monday premarket trading.

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Mylan Strikes $1B Deal for Dermatology Drugs

May 16, 2016 8:05 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the third quarter.

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Patients with Celiac Disease Should Receive Pneumonia Vaccine

May 16, 2016 8:05 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

Researchers have found that patients with celiac disease are at high risk of acquiring pneumonia if they haven't received the pneumococcal vaccine.

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Vermont to Require Drug Makes to Explain Price Increases

May 16, 2016 8:04 am | by Dave Gram, Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont is poised to become the first state requiring drug companies to explain their price increases, and Bob and Deborah Messing think that's a good idea.

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Another Reason for Wine Lovers to Toast Resveratrol

May 16, 2016 8:04 am | by Frontiers | News | Comments

Red wine lovers have a new reason to celebrate. 

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