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Johnson & Johnson Beats 4Q Profit Views Despite Lower Sales

January 26, 2016 9:50 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson posted a 28 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit with the sale of its heart devices unit offsetting a weak performance from what was once its top moneymaker, as well as the strong dollar and a host of other charges at the world's biggest health care product company. Read more...

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Depression Experts Question Effectiveness of Stress Hormone Drug

January 26, 2016 8:45 am | by Newcastle University | News | Comments

Now the largest study of its kind has shown that a drug that blocks production of stress hormone does not routinely help in treating depression. Read more...

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New Mechanism of Antitumor Action Identified

January 26, 2016 8:40 am | by Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona | News | Comments

ABTL0812 has recently undergone Clinical Phase I trials in patients with advanced cancer. Read more...

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New Study Creates First 3D Vision of Cancer Target

January 26, 2016 8:36 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

A team from the University of Leicester has for the first time published a detailed description of a protein linked to many types of cancer. Read more...

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Health Minister: Brazil is 'Losing Battle' Against Mosquito

January 26, 2016 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian newspapers say the country's health minister has acknowledged the country is "badly losing the battle" against the mosquito that transmits Zika. Read more...

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SCLC Treatment Market to Reach $2.29B by 2024

January 26, 2016 8:22 am | by Volkan Gunduz, Ph.D., Oncology and Hematology Analyst, GlobalData | News | Comments

The Small Cell Lung Cancer treatment market will rise dramatically from $198 million in 2014 to $2.29 billion by 2024, representing a high Compound Annual Growth Rate of 27.7 percent. Read more...

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GSK Explores Possibility of Developing Zika Virus Vaccine

January 26, 2016 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical companies are exploring the opportunity to create a vaccine for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus. Read more...

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PAHO Statement on Zika Virus Transmission and Prevention

January 25, 2016 10:52 am | by Pan American Health Organization | News | Comments

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that is new to the Americas. Since Brazil reported the first cases of local transmission of the virus in May 2015, it has spread to 21 countries and territories* of the Americas (as of 23 January 2016). Read more...

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Certain Genes Could Indicate Infection Resistance, Suggests Study

January 25, 2016 10:49 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Scientists from Duke University conducted a study to see how individuals' DNA might impact their probability of contracting a common bacterial infection. Read more...

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More Evidence HIV/AIDS Fight Requires Multiple Approaches

January 25, 2016 10:23 am | by Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters | News | Comments

A currently available pill could significantly curb new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK, if prevention and treatment programs are also expanded, researchers say. Read more...

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OncoMed Shares Fall After Discouraging News on Pancreatic Cancer Drug

January 25, 2016 10:02 am | by Ben Fidler, Xconomy | News | Comments

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals has been adept at bringing in partners like GlaxoSmithKline and Celgene to help fund its cancer stem cell work. But the Redwood City, CA, company took a big hit this morning, as word emerged that one of its most advanced drugs—a potential cancer treatment that’s part of an alliance with GlaxoSmithKline—isn’t performing as hoped in a test against pancreatic cancer. Read more...

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Former NJ Hospital Pharmacist Accused of Morphine Theft

January 25, 2016 9:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors say a former registered pharmacist is accused of stealing morphine and replacing it with saline at a southern New Jersey hospital where he once worked. Read more...

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Unifying In Silico and Physical Experimentation to Radically Accelerate Innovation

January 25, 2016 9:27 am | by Adrian Stevens and Tim Moran, of Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA | Articles | Comments

Predictive data models and information about previous experiments can help scientists recognize which choices are likely to accelerate progress and which will lead to dead ends. The goal is to achieve better insights sooner by making data available throughout the entire workflow. Read more...

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A Defense Protein that Causes Cancer

January 25, 2016 8:57 am | by University of Geneva | News | Comments

Cancer is caused by the growth of an abnormal cell which harbors DNA mutations. Read more...

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Easier Diagnosis for Fungal Infection of the Lungs

January 25, 2016 8:51 am | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

A new clinical imaging method developed in collaboration with a University of Exeter academic may enable doctors to tackle one of the main killers of patients with weakened immune systems sooner and more effectively. Read more...

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