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Researchers Find Blanket Approach to Treating Asthma Not Ideal

November 13, 2015 8:00 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Research into the effects of dust mite and cockroach allergens has found that different types of asthma respond differently to a new experimental treatment. Read more...


Hospital Releases Nurse Who Suffered Ebola Complication

November 13, 2015 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

London's Royal Free Hospital said it has discharged Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was hospitalized last month after suffering from a rare relapse of Ebola. Read more...


Blood Sample New Way of Detecting Cancer

November 13, 2015 7:30 am | by Umea University | News | Comments

Blood samples from 283 individuals were studied of which 228 people had some form of cancer and 55 showed no evidence of cancer. Read more...


Scientists Use Dead Bacteria to Kill Colorectal Cancer

November 13, 2015 7:15 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Colorectal cancer is the number one cancer in Singapore. Read more...


How Copper Can Stop SARS, MERS from Spreading

November 13, 2015 7:00 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

SARS and MERS belong to a class of pathogens called animal coronaviruses. Read more...


PTSD Chemicals Reshape Rat Brains – But Can Be Blocked

November 12, 2015 4:08 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Stress chemicals released at times of trauma can cause physical changes in the brain leading to PTSD, according to research. But the molecular feedback of trauma may be blocked in rats, potentially preventing agony for humans in the wake of abuse or accidents, according to new research by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more...


Study of Breast Cancer Metastasis Upends Conventional Wisdom, Suggesting New Treatment Strategy

November 12, 2015 9:27 am | by Weill Cornell Medical College | News | Comments

Breast cancer cells do not undergo a commonly accepted transformation in order to spread to distant organs such as the lungs, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators have found in a new study. Read more...

Big Pharma Inconsistent with Disclosure of Information on Clinical Trials, New Study Finds

November 12, 2015 9:19 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

Despite legal and ethical requirements, information on clinical trials for drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) varied widely among some of the world's largest drug companies, according to a new study led by a researcher at NYU Langone Medical Center's Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health. Read more...


Drug Might Help Breast Cancer Patients Avoid Heart Damage

November 12, 2015 9:15 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Many cancer treatments have a dark side - they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in women with breast tumors if they take a heart drug as a preventive measure during their cancer care. Read more...


Tracking How Herpes Simplex Virus Moves Through Cells

November 12, 2015 9:06 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

In a recent study, Derek Walsh, PhD, associate professor of Microbiology-Immunology, and his team showed how the herpes simplex virus (HSV) exploits microtubule plus-end tracking proteins to initiate transport and infection in human cells. Read more...


Taking Care on Painkillers for Kids

November 12, 2015 9:01 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August approved the opioid painkiller OxyContin for use in children as young as 11, sparking a national outcry prompted by addiction concerns. Read more...


6 Steps Towards Clinical Evaluation Report (CER) Compliance

November 12, 2015 8:53 am | by Chris Rule, Manager, Solutions Delivery at Maetrics | Articles | Comments

Following scandals such as Poly Implant Prostheses’ (PIP) use of cheaper, industrial-grade silicone in breast implants and toxic debris from metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants, Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs) have become an increasingly hot topic in the Medical Device regulatory world. Now thrust into the public eye, Notified Bodies (NBs) are increasingly scrutinising CERs in order to protect Patient Safety. Read more...


Mylan Launches Generic Fusilev for Injection

November 12, 2015 8:15 am | News | Comments

Its the generic version of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals' Fusilev for Injection. Read more...


Ebola Remains in Guinea, Where the Outbreak Began

November 12, 2015 8:00 am | by Boubacar Diallo and Yousouff Bah, Associated Press | News | Comments

After killing more than 11,000 people, West Africa's Ebola outbreak is down to a handful of cases. Read more...


Roche Gets FDA Approval for New Advanced Melanoma Treatment

November 12, 2015 7:45 am | News | Comments

Today’s FDA approval is based on results from the Phase 3 coBRIM study. Read more...



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