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FDA to Re-Evaluate Definition of 'Healthy'

May 11, 2016 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration will re-evaluate its definition of "healthy," which could eventually change how a range of foods are marketed.

New Research Connects Genetic Variations to Schizophrenia

May 11, 2016 8:29 am | by Rachel Jonas, UCLA, The Conversation | Articles | Comments

To find out, researchers are trying to fill in the blanks between the genetic blueprint (genotype) and psychiatric disorder (psychiatric phenotype)

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Eli Lilly's Plaque Psoriasis Drug Could Achieve Future Blockbuster Status

May 11, 2016 8:28 am | by Alexandra Annis, MSc, Immunology Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The recommended dosing for Taltz is an initial 160 milligrams (mg) subcutaneous (SC) injection.

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Clue for Development of Diagnosis, Treatment of Alzheimer's

May 11, 2016 8:26 am | by Osaka University | News | Comments

This group also found that this phenomenon became prominent at the frequency of about 30 kHz.

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Scientists Design Potent Therapeutic "Warheads" That Target Cancer Cells

May 11, 2016 7:30 am | by TSRI | News | Comments

A number of these molecules are already “hidden” in drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Potential Target in Treatment of Oral Cancer Discovered

May 10, 2016 3:00 pm | by Boston University Medical Center | News | Comments

The findings represent a new strategy for marker discovery combining bioinformatics analysis of gathered gene expression datasets. 

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EC Approves Additional Indication for Eisai's Anticancer Agent

May 10, 2016 2:00 pm | News | Comments

Halaven is a halichondrin class microtubule dynamics inhibitor with a distinct binding profile.

New Approach to Genetic Analysis Yields Markers to Complex Diseases

May 10, 2016 1:00 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Many diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and schizophrenia, tend to be passed down through families.

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Takeda Receives Gates Foundation Grant for Polio Vaccine

May 10, 2016 10:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Articles | Comments

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Takeda Pharmaceuticals a $38 million grant to support development of a low-cost polio vaccine.

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Allergan Plans to Buy Back $10B in Shares, Posts 1Q Profit

May 10, 2016 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Allergan shares rose 2 percent in premarket trading.

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Better Way to Diagnose, Manage Neuroendocrine Tumors

May 10, 2016 8:56 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

These findings could have an impact on the future of nuclear medicine.

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Treating Hep C: Pay Now or Pay More Later

May 10, 2016 8:55 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

The economic studies were funded by the Illinois-based pharmaceutical company AbbVie.

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Valeant Pharma Promises to do Better with Deadlines

May 10, 2016 8:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals are sharply higher after the embattled drug company promised to do better with financial filing deadlines.

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First U.S. Lab Network to Offer Epigenomics’ Epi proColon

May 10, 2016 8:53 am | News | Comments

Epigenomics AG, the German-American cancer molecular diagnostics company, announced that Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) is the first laboratory network in the U.S. to offer Epi proColon, a blood-based test for colorectal cancer screening.

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Migraine Drugs Underused

May 10, 2016 8:40 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

Migraines are thought to cause pain because they cause a swelling of the blood vessels feeding the brain.

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