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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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WHO Adds Hepatitis C, Cancer, TB Drugs to List of Essential Medicines

May 8, 2015 1:40 pm | News | Comments

WHO today published the new edition of its Model List of Essential Medicines which includes ground-breaking new treatments for hepatitis C, a variety of cancers (including breast cancer and leukaemia) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), among others. Read more...

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Researchers Connect Haywire Protein to Breast Cancer, Leukemia

May 8, 2015 1:30 pm | by Scripps Research Insitute | News | Comments

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on the cause of some cancers, including breast cancer and leukemia. Read more...

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PTSD Accelerates Aging, Researchers Say

May 8, 2015 11:25 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The unseen pressures of PTSD can cause accelerated aging, according to new research. Premature senescence, disease and shorter lives may be caused by the psychological aftereffects of a traumatic event – apparently confirming long-held suspicions about the harmful effects of extreme stress. Read more...

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Potential New Painkiller Provides Longer Lasting Effects

May 8, 2015 11:19 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately, most are short-term fixes or cause side effects that limit their use. Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a new compound that offers longer lasting painkilling effects, and shows promise as an alternative to current anesthetics. Read more...

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California Court Sides with Consumers in Generic Drug Fight

May 8, 2015 11:06 am | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a win for consumers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that settlement agreements between pharmaceutical companies that keep cheaper, generic drugs off the market may be illegal if they include excessive cash payments. Read more...

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FDA Schedules Meeting on Twice-Rejected Female Libido Drug

May 8, 2015 10:57 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration will ask a group of outside medical experts next month to evaluate a much-debated experimental drug designed to boost sexual desire in women. Read more...

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Hepatitis C Common Among HIV-Positive Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa

May 8, 2015 8:53 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

A new study has found high levels of infection with hepatitis C across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV. Read more...

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Novartis' Lung Cancer Drug Gets European Approval

May 8, 2015 8:46 am | News | Comments

The approval of Zykadia in the European Union provides patients with advanced ALK+ NSCLC previously treated with crizotinib a new treatment option that specifically targets the genetic makeup of their cancer. Read more...

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Potential for a More Personalized Approach to Womb Cancer

May 8, 2015 8:41 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Doctors have helped show that high-risk womb cancer patients can be genetically profiled to allow them to receive more appropriate treatment. Read more...

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Ebola is Found in Doctor's Eye Months after Virus Left Blood

May 8, 2015 8:40 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood. Read more...

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New Research into Health Benefits of Coffee

May 8, 2015 8:39 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

New research has brought us closer to being able to understand the health benefits of coffee. Read more...

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