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Targets, Tests May Develop Treatments for Memory Disorders

November 12, 2014 1:38 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a number of new therapeutic targets for memory disorders and have developed a new screening test to uncover compounds that may one day work against those disorders. Read more...


Blood Test Could Reduce Antibiotic Use

November 12, 2014 12:20 pm | News | Comments

The key component of this test is a new blood biomarker test that indicates whether bacteria is the cause of a patient’s lung infection. Read more...                   


Abbvie's Hep C Therapy Shows Strong Cure Rate

November 12, 2014 10:37 am | News | Comments

AbbVie announced positive results for its therapy for chronic hepatitis C patients and liver transplant recipients. Read more...                     


Enterome, AbbVie to Collaborate on Treatments for Crohn's Disease

November 12, 2014 10:16 am | News | Comments

Enterome Bioscience and AbbVie will work together to develop solutions for the treatment of Crohn's disease. Read more...                       


Amgen and AstraZeneca's Psoriasis Drug Receives Positive Results

November 12, 2014 9:57 am | News | Comments

This drug is intended for patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Read more...                             


Researchers Help China Predict Dengue Fever Outbreaks

November 12, 2014 9:34 am | News | Comments

Researchers have found the habit of Googling for an online diagnosis before visiting the doctor can be a powerful predictor of infectious diseases outbreaks.                  


Mali Reports Two New Ebola Deaths in Capital

November 12, 2014 9:25 am | by Baba Ahmed - Associated Press | News | Comments

Malian authorities reported two new deaths from Ebola that are not believed to be linked to the nation's only other known case. Read more...                    


Discovery Opens Up Possibility of Slowing Cancer Spread

November 12, 2014 8:59 am | News | Comments

Researchers found a potential candidate that can inhibit the spread of cancer cells throughout the body. Read more...                        


Study Identifying Tumor Cell Origin May Help Develop Therapies

November 11, 2014 1:12 pm | News | Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have determined the specific type of cell that gives rise to large, disfiguring tumors called plexiform neurofibromas, a finding that could lead to new therapies for preventing growth of these tumors. Read more...


New Drug Could Make Vaccines More Effective in Elderly

November 11, 2014 1:01 pm | News | Comments

Oxford University scientists have developed a new method of boosting the ageing immune system using a naturally occurring chemical compound. Read more...                                      


Large-scale Study Raises Hopes for Development of E. Coli Vaccine

November 11, 2014 12:55 pm | News | Comments

The largest ever study of the bacterium enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) has raised hopes that a global vaccine can be developed.  Read more...                                   


RA Drugs May Promote Vascular Health

November 11, 2014 12:49 pm | News | Comments

HemoShear, a discovery stage biotechnology company, and Janssen will report data showing that a subset of compounds used to treat RA also suppress inflammation and have the potential to promote vascular health. Read more...


Birth Defects Risk Low for Women Taking Antiretrovirals

November 11, 2014 12:42 pm | News | Comments

Among pregnant women infected with HIV, the use of antiretroviral (ARV) medications early in pregnancy to treat their HIV or to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV does not appear to increase the risk of birth defects in their infants. Read more...

Catalyst Advance Has Possibilities for Drug Development

November 11, 2014 12:23 pm | News | Comments

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry have described a method for creating and modifying organic compounds that overcomes a major limitation of previous methods. Read more...


Fighting HIV with Stem Cells and Cutting-edge Genetics

November 11, 2014 10:51 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

“Berlin Patient” Timothy Brown was cured of HIV after he received stem cells from a patient naturally immune to the disease. His story inspired two companies to try and recreate that natural immunity in HIV patients using stem cells and two (then-new) gene-editing techniques. Read more...



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