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GSK, UNC Team Up to Fight HIV

May 11, 2015 10:47 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Glaxo will spend a total of $20 million over the next five years to fund this endeavor.  Read more...


Trial to Study Whether Statins Reduce Stroke, Heart Attacks in HIV Patients

May 11, 2015 10:43 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

The Washington University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit is the first in the nation to open a clinical trial evaluating whether statins reduce heart attacks and strokes in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read more....


New Blood Tests, Liquid Biopsies, May Transform Cancer Care

May 11, 2015 10:31 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. Read more...


2 Babies Die, 29 Sickened from Bad Vaccines in South Mexico

May 11, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's public health system has suspended infant vaccines and mounted an investigation after two babies died and 29 were sickened in an impoverished community in southern Mexico. Read more...


Potential New Cancer Treatment Targets Identified

May 11, 2015 9:28 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Research papers identify key steps in cell division and potential to inhibit cancer cell division. Read more...


Debiotech Gets Exclusive Option Rights for iSense Patch Pumps

May 11, 2015 9:19 am | News | Comments

These tools will be used for diabetes therapy.


Elasmogen, Almac Discovery Join Forces to Tackle Solid Tumors

May 11, 2015 8:57 am | by University of Aberdeen | News | Comments

Both companies announced that they have entered into an agreement to co-develop Elasmogen technology for the treatment of solid tumors. Read more...


Liberia Churches Celebrate End of Ebola

May 11, 2015 8:50 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | News | Comments

Drumbeats echoed across Liberia's capital on Sunday as Christian leaders heeded the president's call to celebrate the eradication of Ebola in the country following a horrific outbreak that claimed more than 4,700 lives in this West African nation. Read more...


New Treatment Option for Aggressive Lymphoma Subtype

May 11, 2015 8:46 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has discovered a specific combination of mutations and new gene fusions, which are heavily implicated in tumour growth in patients with a particularly aggressive subtype of lymphoma. Read more...


Nanotechnology Applications in Drug Delivery

May 8, 2015 4:28 pm | by Michael Morgen, Ph.D., Bend Research Inc., a division of Capsugel Dosage Form Solutions | Articles | Comments

In recent years nanotechnology has received significant interest for a wide range of applications, including those within the pharmaceutical industry.  In this area in particular, a number of diverse nano-sized structures have been investigated for drug formulation and delivery. Read more...


WHO Adds Hepatitis C, Cancer, TB Drugs to List of Essential Medicines

May 8, 2015 1:40 pm | News | Comments

WHO today published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis C, a variety of cancers (including breast cancer and leukaemia) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), among others. Read more...


Researchers Connect Haywire Protein to Breast Cancer, Leukemia

May 8, 2015 1:30 pm | by Scripps Research Insitute | News | Comments

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on the cause of some cancers, including breast cancer and leukemia. Read more...


PTSD Accelerates Aging, Researchers Say

May 8, 2015 11:25 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The unseen pressures of PTSD can cause accelerated aging, according to new research. Premature senescence, disease and shorter lives may be caused by the psychological aftereffects of a traumatic event – apparently confirming long-held suspicions about the harmful effects of extreme stress. Read more...


Potential New Painkiller Provides Longer Lasting Effects

May 8, 2015 11:19 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately, most are short-term fixes or cause side effects that limit their use. Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a new compound that offers longer lasting painkilling effects, and shows promise as an alternative to current anesthetics. Read more...


California Court Sides with Consumers in Generic Drug Fight

May 8, 2015 11:06 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a win for consumers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that settlement agreements between pharmaceutical companies that keep cheaper, generic drugs off the market may be illegal if they include excessive cash payments. Read more...



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