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Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards: From Detecting HIV to Nanoscale Imaging

May 11, 2015 3:24 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

In the spirit of its title, this year’s Tribeca Film Festival’s Disruptive Technologies awards ceremony did not distinguish between work that was only simple or complex; only big or small. It focused on work that angled to disrupt the norm, or “transcend limits,” said presenter and Tribeca Film Institute co-founder Craig Hatkoff. Read more...


University Admits Missteps In Second Drug Study

May 11, 2015 11:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Minnesota is apologizing to a Rosemount man who claimed he was coerced into enrolling in a schizophrenia drug trial, a second local case to raise questions about patient safeguards during research. Read more...


Disrupting Cancer Pathway Could Enhance New Immunotherapies

May 11, 2015 11:26 am | by University of Chicago Medical Center | News | Comments

Understanding how to overrule a signaling pathway that can cause treatments to fail in metastatic melanoma patients should help physicians extend the benefits of recently approved immunity-boosting drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors to more patients. Read more..


Researchers Discover How Cocaine, Amphetamines Disrupt the Brain's Normal Functioning

May 11, 2015 11:15 am | News | Comments

In a major advance in the field of neuropsychiatry, researchers in the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University have illuminated how cocaine and amphetamines disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine transporter in the brain. Read more...


FDA Questions Benefit of Cystic Fibrosis Drug From Vertex

May 11, 2015 10:47 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health regulators have questions about the benefits of an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis, including whether the addition of a second drug ingredient adds to the pill's effectiveness. Read more...


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...



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