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New Study Finds Potential Targets for Personalized Cancer Vaccines

October 23, 2014 10:01 am | News | Comments

A team of University of Notre Dame scientists, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Connecticut, have announced the results of a new study on identifying potential targets for personalized cancer vaccines. Read more...    

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Eli Lilly Adds $375M to Zymeworks Partnership

October 23, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Zymeworks said they are expanding a cancer drug development partnership. Read more...                                                   

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Microscopic “Walkers” Find Way Across Cell Surfaces

October 23, 2014 9:47 am | News | Comments

Technology could provide a way to deliver probes or drugs to cell structures without outside guidance. Read more...                                         

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Sutro BioPharma and Celgene Announce New Collaboration Plan

October 23, 2014 9:41 am | News | Comments

Sutro Biopharma announced it has entered into a strategic collaboration and option agreement with Celgene Corporation to discover and develop multispecific antibodies and antibody drug conjugates. Read more...                

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U.S. to Track Everyone Coming from Ebola Nations

October 23, 2014 9:26 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks. Read more...                     

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NIH Begins Early Human Clinical Trial of New Ebola Vaccine

October 22, 2014 2:00 pm | News | Comments

Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Read more...                

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UNC Researchers Found New Characters In Cancer Cells

October 22, 2014 1:47 pm | News | Comments

UNC School of Medicine researchers have pinpointed a set of intriguing characteristics in a previously unknown subpopulation of melanoma cancer cells in blood vessels of tumors. Read more...            

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PhosImmune, PureMHC Working Together on Cancer Immunotherapies

October 22, 2014 1:28 pm | News | Comments

PhosImmune Inc. and PureMHC LLC announced they have entered into a license and collaboration agreement to develop novel antibody-based immunotherapies designed to target cancers. Read more...

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Biogen Slides as MS Drug Linked to Inflammation

October 22, 2014 1:20 pm | News | Comments

Shares of Biogen Idec slumped 8% after the pharmaceutical said a patient who took its newest multiple sclerosis drug suffered a brain inflammation and later died. Read more...                            

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Taiho Receives FDA Fast Track for Cancer Treatment

October 22, 2014 1:14 pm | News | Comments

Taiho Oncology Inc. announced that the FDA granted Fast Track designation for TAS-102 (nonproprietary names: trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride), an oral combination anticancer drug under investigation for the treatment of refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Read more...

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Third Point Urges Amgen to Consider Breakup

October 22, 2014 12:49 pm | News | Comments

A hedge fund run by a famed investor said it has taken a large stake in Amgen and now wants the biotech drugmaker to consider splitting up into two. Read more....               

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Study Finds Drugs Still in Recalled Supplements

October 22, 2014 11:48 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found. Read more...                              

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Actavis Signs Option to Acquire Rhythm Subsidiary

October 22, 2014 10:24 am | News | Comments

Actavis plc, a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company, announced that Actavis has been granted an exclusive option to acquire Rhythm's wholly owned subsidiary, Rhythm Health Inc. Read more...

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12,000 Boxes of Pain Relief Tablets Are Being Recalled

October 22, 2014 10:20 am | News | Comments

12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at are being recalled because the cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions. Read more...                 

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Improved Data Reveals Higher Global Burden of Tuberculosis

October 22, 2014 10:13 am | News | Comments

Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. Read more...

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