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Altered Milk Protein Can Deliver AIDS Drug to Infants

November 12, 2014 1:57 pm | by Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State | News | Comments

A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Read more...

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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...

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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...                   

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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...                     

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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...                       

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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...                             

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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.                  

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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...                    

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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...                        

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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...

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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...                                      

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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...                                   

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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...

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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...

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