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Pfizer Says It's Blocking Use of Drugs for Lethal Injections

May 16, 2016 7:00 am | by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company's announcement has limited immediate impact.

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NIH-Led Team Discovers New HIV Vaccine Target

May 16, 2016 6:30 am | by National Institute of Health | News | Comments

A team led by NIH scientists have reported a research trifecta. 

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AbbVie Announces FDA Expands Label for Imbruvica

May 15, 2016 11:30 am | News | Comments

The RESONATE-2 trial served as the basis for the March 2016 FDA approval of IMBRUVICA for the first-line treatment of CLL patients.

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BGI, UW Medicine to Collaborate on Precision Medicine Development

May 15, 2016 10:30 am | by University of Washington School of Medicine | News | Comments

The research and educational collaboration will look particularly at applying next-generation sequencing to improve the health of communities.

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House GOP to Unveil Zika Funding Measure Next Week

May 14, 2016 11:30 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior Republican lawmaker said Friday he'll unveil additional funding next week to battle the Zika virus in hopes of a quick vote in the GOP-controlled House.

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Judge Unseals Records of Oxycontin Lawsuit in Kentucky

May 13, 2016 4:00 pm | by Adam Beam, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge has unsealed records from a Kentucky lawsuit against the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, including the secret testimony of a former company president.

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GSK Announces New Data for Meningitis B Vaccine Bexsero

May 13, 2016 3:00 pm | News | Comments

GSK has a broad portfolio of approved meningococcal meningitis vaccines

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Findings Expand Potential of Cancer Drug

May 13, 2016 2:00 pm | by Queen's University | News | Comments

The new research builds on an international clinical trial conducted 10 years ago.

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AstraZeneca Gains Orphan Designation for Thyroid Cancer Drug

May 13, 2016 1:17 pm | News | Comments

Selumetinib inhibits the MEK pathway in cancer cells to prevent tumor growth.

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FDA: Cipro Side Effects Outweigh Benefit for Some Infections

May 13, 2016 1:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The drugs have been sold for more than 20 years, and are now sold mainly as generics.

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Gene Therapy Against Brain Cancer

May 13, 2016 1:00 pm | by International School of Advanced Studies | News | Comments

Gene therapy is based on the insertion of ad hoc genes into a host cell's genome so that these genes can function inside the cell by borrowing its genetic machinery.

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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Target is Found

May 13, 2016 10:46 am | by UC Berkeley | News | Comments

UC Berkeley researchers have found a long-elusive Achilles' heel within "triple-negative" breast tumors, a common type of breast cancer that is difficult to treat.

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New Material Can Imitate Youthful Skin

May 13, 2016 9:16 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | News | Comments

A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have devised an experimental polymer that has potential to change the dermatological field.

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Gene Regulatory Mutation Linked to Rare Childhood Cancer

May 13, 2016 8:34 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A drug that inhibits PRC2 might be able to treat metastatic breast cancer, where the enzyme may be overactive.

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An Old-New Weapon Against Emerging Chikunguya Virus

May 13, 2016 8:33 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

Standard drug development procedures are both expensive and time consuming and the success rates are low.

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