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Novartis' Entresto Recommended for EU Approval

September 28, 2015 7:00 am | News | Comments

Heart failure is a highly debilitating, life-threatening condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood around the body. Read more...


Regeneron and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce New Antibody Research Agreement

September 25, 2015 11:48 am | News | Comments

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and The Experimental Therapeutics Institute (ETI) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced that they have entered into an agreement with the goal of accelerating the discovery of fully human antibodies directed against therapeutic targets being researched by Mount Sinai investigators. Read more...


Drug Discovery Spotlight: This Week's Most Hated Man in America?

September 25, 2015 11:22 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Welcome to Drug Discovery Spotlight, where we’ve rounded up this week’s most popular headlines. Read more...


CVS Sells Heroin Overdose Antidote OTC in 14 States

September 25, 2015 11:10 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The retailer hopes to make Narcan available at more locations within the next few months. Read more...


Molecular 'Feedback Loop' May Explain Tamoxifen Resistance in Patients with Breast Cancer

September 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

For reasons unknown, many patients with breast cancer treated with the estrogen receptor-blocking drug tamoxifen eventually become resistant to the treatment despite the fact that their cancer cells still have the estrogen receptor proteins that the drug normally targets. Read more...


Low Dose Beta-Blockers As Effective As High Dose After a Heart Attack

September 25, 2015 9:38 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

In a surprising new finding, heart attack patients treated with a substantially lower dosage of beta-blockers than used in earlier clinical trials showing their effectiveness survived at the same rate, or even better, than patients on the higher doses used in those trials. Read more...


Five “Scientist Artists” Paint Exciting Future for Cancer Research

September 25, 2015 9:12 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

At a recent New York Academy of Science (NYAS) panel, five leading "scientist artists” as they were called by NYAS moderator Brooke Grindlinger discussed the not-too-distant future of cancer research, painting a world where current technologies will be leveraged to the point where most cancers will be captured in the earliest pre-cancer stages, routinely at annual physicals, via a simple blood test. Read more...


Good News for Hay Fever Sufferers

September 25, 2015 8:15 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

A forecast of below average rainfall over spring is expected to give hay fever sufferers in Melbourne a bit of reprieve this season. Read more...


Antidepressants Plus Blood-Thinners Slow Down Brain Cancer

September 25, 2015 8:00 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne | News | Comments

EPFL scientists have found that combining antidepressants with anticoagulants slows down brain tumors (gliomas) in mice. Read more...


Novartis Launches Portfolio of Affordable Medicines for Low-Income Countries

September 25, 2015 7:45 am | News | Comments

The portfolio addresses cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and breast cancer. Read more...


Researchers are Working on Vaccine for Severe Viral Brain Infection

September 25, 2015 7:30 am | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich reveal possible new treatment methods for a rare, usually fatal brain disease. Read more...


Promising Drugs Turn Immune System On Cancer

September 25, 2015 7:15 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Cancer Research UK scientists have shown that a class of experimental drug treatments already in clinical trials could also help the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Read more...


GSK Gains Positive Opinion from CHMP for Asthma Injection

September 25, 2015 7:00 am | News | Comments

This decision is based on the results from the clinical study program. Read more...


Oregon Lab Analyst Allegedly Stole Prescription Pills from Evidence Locker

September 24, 2015 11:26 am | by Sean Alloca, Editor, Forensic Magazine | News | Comments

Nika Larsen, 35, is suspected of tampering with evidence, according to reports, and has been put on administrative leave until further notice. Read more...


Purdue, AnaBios to Collaborate on Advancing Pain Pill Research

September 24, 2015 11:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This partnership will focus on compounds that are targeting an area called the Nav1.7 sodium ion channel. Read more...



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