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Deadly Jellyfish "Milked" to Save Lives

August 14, 2015 7:30 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

The new method uses ethanol to cause tentacle venom cells – nematocysts – to fire. Read more...


FDA Approves BioDelivery's New Formulation of Onsolis

August 13, 2015 12:43 pm | News | Comments

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. announced the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for a new formulation of Onsolis (fentanyl buccal soluble film) CII for the management of breakthrough pain in patients with cancer who are opioid tolerant. Read more...


Elastic Drug Delivery Technology Releases Drugs When Stretched

August 13, 2015 12:38 pm | by NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug delivery technology that consists of an elastic patch that can be applied to the skin and will release drugs whenever the patch is stretched. Read more...


Adrenals Run Amok: Discovery Could Aid Precision Medicine for High Blood Pressure

August 13, 2015 12:30 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Each of your kidneys wears a little yellow cap that helps keep your blood pressure in check, and much more. But in some people, it starts running amok, pumping out a hormone that sends blood pressure sky-high. Read more...


Doctors: Various Factors Figure into Carter Cancer Treatment

August 13, 2015 12:18 pm | by Kathleen Foody and Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press | News | Comments

Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter's cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such as age and health, doctors said. Carter, 90, announced Wednesday that recent liver surgery found cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. Read more...


Scientists Say Fetal Tissue Essential for Medical Research

August 13, 2015 12:10 pm | by Collin Binkley and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

​The furor on Capitol Hill over Planned Parenthood has stoked a debate about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research, but U.S. scientists have been using such cells for decades to develop vaccines and seek treatments for a host of ailments, from vision loss to cancer and AIDS. Read more...


Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Drug Development

August 13, 2015 11:34 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

When it comes to balancing the risks with the benefits of a drug, it’s vital to have the full picture of a patient’s treatment experience. In an effort to give patients a stronger voice, researchers have created and implemented a system to enable patients to directly report their symptoms during cancer drug development, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Read more...


New Drug Target Identified for Serious Heart and Lung Condition

August 13, 2015 8:42 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

A gene has been identified that sheds new light on a potentially fatal heart and lung condition and could lead to a new treatment. Read more...


Medical Researchers a Step Closer to Developing Anti-Obesity Pill

August 13, 2015 8:38 am | by Deakin University | News | Comments

A weight loss pill could soon be possible thanks to the work of Deakin University medical researchers. Read more...


Research Team Takes Step Forward in Understanding Cancer-Fighting Compounds

August 13, 2015 8:15 am | by University of Aberdeen | News | Comments

Researchers have identified for the first time the compound legonmycins, which they named after the region in Ghana in which it was found. Read more...


Roche Announces Positive Phase 2 Results for CLL Drug

August 13, 2015 8:00 am | News | Comments

People with this type of CLL typically have a median life expectancy of less than three years. Read more...


Vaccine for Common Childhood Infection May Finally be Possible

August 13, 2015 7:45 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

RSV kills around 200,000 people worldwide each year.


Global Blood Therapeutics Surges after $120M IPO

August 13, 2015 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company's offering of 6 million shares priced at $20 each. In midday trading, the stock rose 95 percent to $39 while the broader markets were down. Read more...


Receptors in Brain Linked to Schizophrenia, Autism

August 12, 2015 12:26 pm | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Mice lacking a set of receptors in one type of neuron in the brain developed compulsive, anti-social behaviors, Salk scientists found. Read more...


Scientists Determine How Antibiotic Gains Cancer-Killing Sulfur Atoms

August 12, 2015 12:20 pm | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

In a discovery with implications for future drug design, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown an unprecedented mechanism for how a natural antibiotic with antitumor properties incorporates sulfur into its molecular structure, an essential ingredient of its antitumor activity. Read more..



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