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The Fallout from the Fatal Drug Study in France

January 21, 2016 8:25 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The aftermath of a catastrophic clinical trial in France has raised concerns regarding the lack of data shared about the incident.  Read more...


Anti-Hepatitis Harvoni to be Released on Market Soon

January 21, 2016 7:45 am | by Al-Masry Al-Youm, The Egypt Independent | News | Comments

The anti-hepatitis C Harvoni drug, made by US company Gilead, will be available on the Egyptian market within days. Read more...


Baker's Yeast Could Help Create New Anti-Malarial Drugs

January 21, 2016 7:30 am | by St. George's University of London | News | Comments

Malaria is a massive global health burden, with a current WHO estimate of around 600,000 deaths annually. Read more...


Synthetic Biologists Find Solution for Faster Vaccine Development

January 21, 2016 7:15 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of Oxford University researchers has devised a new technique to speed up the development of novel vaccines. Read more...


Study Results Leading to Development of Anticancer Agent

January 21, 2016 7:00 am | by University of Tsukuba | News | Comments

A wide variety of research has shown that γ-tubulin activates during cell division and that it is overexpressed in a portion of cancer cells. Read more...


Study Finds No Link Between Surgical Anesthesia and MCI

January 20, 2016 10:59 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

A Mayo Clinic study of people who received anesthesia for surgery after age 40 found no association between the anesthesia and development of mild cognitive impairment later in life. Mild cognitive impairment is a stage between the normal cognitive decline of aging and dementia. The findings are published in the February issue of the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Read more...


CDC: Ask Pregnant Women About Trips to Zika Outbreak Areas

January 20, 2016 10:38 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

U.S. health officials issued new guidance Tuesday for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects. Doctors should ask pregnant women about their travel and certain symptoms, and - if warranted - test them for an infection with the Zika (ZEE'-ka) virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Read more...


Gavi Signs $5M Advance Deal for Merck's Ebola Vaccine

January 20, 2016 10:36 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The injection was shown to be highly effective in clinical trials done over the summer. Read more...


Research Discovers Potential New Therapeutic Target for ALS

January 20, 2016 10:00 am | by Louisiana State University | News | Comments

J. Gavin Daigle, a PhD candidate at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Graduate Studies, is the first author of a paper whose findings reveal another piece of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) puzzle. Read more...


Zafgen Touts Positive Study Results for Obesity Drug

January 20, 2016 9:22 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Two patients had died during phase 3 clinical trials. Read more...


EU Approves Biogen's RA Biosimilar

January 20, 2016 8:21 am | News | Comments

The EC approval was based on a robust preclinical and clinical data package submitted to the European Medicines Agency by Samsung Bioepis. Read more...


Biden Discusses More Details on Cancer Moonshot Initiative

January 20, 2016 8:21 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The Vice President elaborated on the project as part of a panel at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more...


Brazil Launches Vaccine Fund to Fight Zika Virus

January 20, 2016 8:20 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The country is known as a hot bed for diseases delivered by mosquitoes, but the current economic recession may have played a role in the surge of Zika cases. Read more...


B12 Deficiency a Concern for Long-Term Care

January 20, 2016 7:45 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

A high proportion of older adults entering long-term care homes in Ontario are B12 deficient. Read more...


Two Indian States Halt Sales of Roche's Avastin Drug

January 20, 2016 7:30 am | by Aditya Kalra, Reuters | News | Comments

Two Indian states have put sales of Swiss drugmaker Roche's blockbuster drug Avastin on hold. Read more...



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