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Smart Insulin Patch Could Replace Painful Injections for Diabetes

June 23, 2015 10:48 am | News | Comments

A joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check. Read more...

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Small, Potentially Significant Link between Heartburn Drugs, Heart Attacks

June 23, 2015 9:43 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

By data-mining untapped clinician notes, Stanford University researchers found the heartburn drug class that includes Prilosec and Prevacid is associated with a small, but potentially significant, heart attack risk, even among the healthy, says a new study in PLOS One. Prilosec and Prevacid are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs are the third-most prescribed drugs in the U.S. Read more...

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Idarucizumab Reverses Anticoagulant Effect of Dabigatran Within Minutes in Patient Study

June 22, 2015 5:02 pm | News | Comments

Results from an interim analysis of the Phase 3 RE-VERSE AD patient study demonstrate that 5 g of idarucizumab immediately reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran (Pradaxa) in patients requiring urgent anticoagulant reversal. Read more...

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Sandoz Announces U.S. Launch of Glatopa

June 22, 2015 4:25 pm | News | Comments

This is the first generic version of Teva's Copaxone. Read more...

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Stopping a Single Enzyme Could Help Treat Leukemia

June 22, 2015 4:21 pm | by EPFL | News | Comments

Scientists show how inactivating a single enzyme could effectively eradicate an aggressive form of leukemia. Read more...

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Coordinating Against Malaria

June 22, 2015 4:15 pm | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

A group of scientists, government officials, nonprofit leaders, malaria-control program directors, and others gathered at Harvard Business School last week sought to draw lessons from past eradication efforts. Read more...

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Sequencing Ebola's Secrets

June 22, 2015 4:06 pm | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

The new sequencing also provides insight into viral evolution over the sustained outbreak. Read more...

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Doctors Propose Tool to Help Gauge the Value of Cancer Drugs

June 22, 2015 3:55 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. Read more...

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Western Oncolytics Closes $2.5M Series A to Advance Cancer Immunotherapy

June 22, 2015 1:48 pm | News | Comments

Western Oncolytics, a cutting-edge biotechnology company developing a best-in-class oncolytic immunotherapy, has completed a $2.5 million Series A round of funding. Read more...

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Safeguarding Against Chlamydia

June 22, 2015 1:44 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Vaccine generates double protection in animals. Read more...

More Evidence for Possible Link between Cocaine Use and HIV Infection

June 22, 2015 1:37 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

New UCLA research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV. Read more...

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Protein Plays Unexpected Role in Embryonic Stem Cells

June 22, 2015 1:32 pm | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

A protein long believed to only guard the nucleus also regulates gene expression and stem cell development. Read more...

AIDS Vaccine Candidate Successfully ‘Primes’ Immune System in Mice

June 22, 2015 1:22 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Rockefeller University shows in mice that an experimental vaccine candidate designed at TSRI can stimulate the immune system activity necessary to stop HIV infection. The findings could provide key information for the development of an effective AIDS vaccine. Read more...

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Merck Biochemist Arrested, Charged with Running GHB Lab in His Home

June 22, 2015 1:11 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A senior biochemist at Merck was arrested last week and charged with running a drug lab at his home, authorities announced. Read more...

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Patent for Pricey Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi Rejected in China

June 22, 2015 9:01 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

China is a very lucrative pharmaceutical market, but the company is expected to appeal. Read more...

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