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BI Launches Global Trial for Antidote in Patients Taking Pradaxa

November 10, 2014 2:14 pm | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim announced the initiation of U.S. sites for a test trial revolving around a potential antidote for patients taking pradaxa. Read more...                  

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Classifications of Gene Mutations in Children's Cancer May Lead to Better Treatments

November 10, 2014 2:02 pm | News | Comments

Oncology researchers studying gene mutations in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are refining their diagnostic tools to predict which patients are more likely to respond to drugs. Read more...          

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Dendreon Corporation Files for Bankruptcy

November 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by Tom Murphy - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company had high hopes for an innovative prostate cancer treatment but sales of the drug fell extremely short of expectations. Read more...                    

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Lilly's Injectable Diabetes Drug is Now Available in US Pharmacies

November 10, 2014 1:18 pm | News | Comments

Eli Lilly's new type 2 diabetes drug arrives in US pharmacies today. Read more...                              

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J&J Announces Completed Acquisition of Alios BioPharma

November 10, 2014 12:54 pm | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson announced the completion of the acquisition of Alios BioPharma. Read more...                           

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Scientists Find Protein That Could Improve Cancer Therapies

November 10, 2014 12:41 pm | News | Comments

UCLA scientists have discovered that a protein usually linked to rare neurological disorders is also associated with head and neck cancer. Read more...                  

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Encycle Therapeutics to Develop Molecule to Tackle IBD

November 10, 2014 10:54 am | News | Comments

Encycle Therapeutics is working a lead molecule to combat inflammatory bowel disease. Read more...                           

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BMS Announces High Cure Rates for Hepatitis C Drug

November 10, 2014 10:42 am | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced late-breaking data regarding a new drug combination for Hepatitis C patients. Read more...                       

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Ebola Volunteers Wrestle With Quarantine Mandates

November 10, 2014 9:19 am | by Jennifer Peltz - Associated Press | News | Comments

As Ebola-related quarantine policies have arisen around the United States, some health workers are reassessing whether, or how long, they can be among the hundreds that officials said are needed to fight the outbreak. Read more...     

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New Breakthrough Could Halt The Spread of Prostate Cancer

November 10, 2014 9:10 am | News | Comments

Scientists believe a new treatment could halt the growth of tumors in patients with prostate cancer. Read more...                         

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Why Placebos for Chemotherapy Side Effects Are Hard to Swallow

November 10, 2014 8:55 am | by Nial Wheate and Betty Chaar, University of Sydney | News | Comments

Recent research shows placebos are just as effective as prescribed medicines for treating emergency room patients with nausea. Read more...                    

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Not to be Missed This Week: Journal Watch

November 7, 2014 4:48 pm | by Drug Discovery & Development Staff | Articles | Comments

Our editors searched for trending topics from leading scientific journals that will have you talking at the water cooler and sending them out via social media to friends and colleagues. Read more...               

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Lycera's Oral Immunotherapy May Have Anti-Cancer Activity

November 7, 2014 1:13 pm | News | Comments

Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company developing breakthrough oral immune modulators to treat autoimmune disease and cancer, announced that data on the anti-tumor activity of the company’s novel synthetic RORgamma agonist product candidates were presented at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) annual meeting being held in National Harbor, MD. Read more...

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Newly Developed Vaccines Could Reveal Asthma Clues

November 7, 2014 1:08 pm | by Rob Forman - Rutgers Universtiy | News | Comments

A new method of developing vaccines could point the way forward in the fight against infectious diseases for which traditional vaccination has failed, according to a Rutgers study.  Read more...

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New Vaccine Generates Strong Immune Response Against Hep C

November 7, 2014 1:01 pm | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A new hepatitis C vaccine has shown promising results in an early clinical trial at Oxford University, generating strong and broad immune responses against the virus causing the disease. Read more...

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