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Antidepressants Plus Blood-Thinners Slow Down Brain Cancer

September 25, 2015 8:00 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne | News | Comments

EPFL scientists have found that combining antidepressants with anticoagulants slows down brain tumors (gliomas) in mice. Read more...


Novartis Launches Portfolio of Affordable Medicines for Low-Income Countries

September 25, 2015 7:45 am | News | Comments

The portfolio addresses cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and breast cancer. Read more...


Researchers are Working on Vaccine for Severe Viral Brain Infection

September 25, 2015 7:30 am | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich reveal possible new treatment methods for a rare, usually fatal brain disease. Read more...


Promising Drugs Turn Immune System On Cancer

September 25, 2015 7:15 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Cancer Research UK scientists have shown that a class of experimental drug treatments already in clinical trials could also help the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Read more...


GSK Gains Positive Opinion from CHMP for Asthma Injection

September 25, 2015 7:00 am | News | Comments

This decision is based on the results from the clinical study program. Read more...


Oregon Lab Analyst Allegedly Stole Prescription Pills from Evidence Locker

September 24, 2015 11:26 am | by Sean Alloca, Editor, Forensic Magazine | News | Comments

Nika Larsen, 35, is suspected of tampering with evidence, according to reports, and has been put on administrative leave until further notice. Read more...


Purdue, AnaBios to Collaborate on Advancing Pain Pill Research

September 24, 2015 11:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This partnership will focus on compounds that are targeting an area called the Nav1.7 sodium ion channel. Read more...


Revolutionary Gene-editing Technique to Stop AIDS Virus in Its Tracks

September 24, 2015 11:04 am | by University of Nevada, Las Vegas | News | Comments

Researchers have engineered a new protein that they believe has placed science much closer to an HIV cure. A patent application has been filed and testing is underway on the protein—called HT-TALENs —which uses a newly developed gene-editing technique to rid the body's cells of the immunodeficiency virus before it has a chance to multiply and possibly develop into AIDS. Read more...


New Virus Identified in Blood Supply

September 24, 2015 10:46 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a new virus that can be transmitted through the blood supply. Currently, it is unclear whether the virus is harmful or not, but it is related to hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human pegivirus (HPgV), the latter of which was formerly known as hepatitis G virus. Read more...


Keryx Receives European Approval for Fexeric(R) for Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

September 24, 2015 10:42 am | News | Comments

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the European Commission has approved Fexeric(R) (ferric citrate coordination complex) for the control of elevated serum phosphorus levels, or hyperphosphatemia, in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), including both dialysis and pre-dialysis patients. Read more...


Can Vitamin B Supercharge Your Dreams?

September 24, 2015 10:03 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

A University of Adelaide researcher is calling for participants to assist in a new national study investigating whether vitamin B can enhance dreaming. Read more...


Spain Court Backs Ruling for German Firm in Thalidomide Case

September 24, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spain's Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that a German pharmaceutical company does not have to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide. Read more...


Roche Gains FDA CLIA Waiver for Flu A/B Test for Cobas Liat PCR System

September 24, 2015 9:56 am | News | Comments

An estimated three to five million individuals develop influenza each year worldwide. Read more...


We Need a New Golden Age of Antibiotics

September 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Alice Erwin, microbiologist, and scientific consultant with InnovaTID | Articles | Comments

In the race between resistant bacteria and the drugs that can treat them, humanity is losing ground.  Antibiotics are rapidly losing their effectiveness as microbes evolve to resist them. As the United Kingdom’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies has said, “We have reached a critical point and must act now on a global scale to slow down antimicrobial resistance.” Read more...


Identifying the 'Dimmer Switch' of Diabetes

September 24, 2015 7:45 am | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

The dimmer appears to be lost in Type 2 diabetes but can be restored and ‘turned back on’. Read more...



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