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Method Developed for Detecting Tumor-Causing Mutations in Saliva

November 17, 2014 1:18 pm | News | Comments

Current methods to screen for lung cancer mutations in plasma or blood are complicated, technique-dependent and not readily available. Read more...                   

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Statins Reverse Learning Disabilities Caused By Genetic Disorder

November 17, 2014 1:08 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered that statins reverse the learning disabilities caused by a genetic disorder. Read more...                        

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Genzyme's MS Drug Gains FDA Approval

November 17, 2014 12:56 pm | News | Comments

The FDA approved Genzyme's new drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Read more...                             

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DEA Agents Raid NFL Medical Staffs After Games

November 17, 2014 12:39 pm | by Jim Litke - AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

The DEA investigation comes during a turbulent time for the NFL. Read more...                               

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Study Lifts Cloud Over Heart Drugs

November 17, 2014 12:25 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A major study lifts a cloud around blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. Read more...                             

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Eisai's Antiepileptic Treatment Receives Russian Approval

November 17, 2014 10:34 am | News | Comments

Eisai Pharmaceuticals announces Russian approval of antiepileptic treatment. Read more...                             

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Nebraska Hospital: Surgeon With Ebola Has Died

November 17, 2014 10:03 am | by Nelson Lampe - Associated Press | News | Comments

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital. Read more...                   

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A New Approach to Fighting Leukemia

November 17, 2014 9:50 am | News | Comments

Leukemia treatments are often limited by the fact that the cancer cells can adapt to resist drugs. Read more...                         

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Beta Blockers Could Benefit Patients With HFPEF

November 17, 2014 9:29 am | News | Comments

A new study suggests that beta blockers may benefit patients suffering from a relatively unknown form of heart failure. Read more...                      

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Mali On High Alert With New Ebola Cluster

November 17, 2014 9:19 am | by Baba Ahmed - Associated Press | News | Comments

 Mali had been spared the virus now blamed for killing more than 5,000 people across West Africa but now there are least three confirmed Ebola deaths. Read more...                

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Going Purple: 5 Cutting-edge Breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s Research

November 17, 2014 9:03 am | by Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor, Bioscience Technology | Articles | Comments

November is already halfway over— which means we’re also halfway through National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, which celebrates and raises awareness for the nearly 5.4 million people who have this condition. Read more...

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Tiny Needles Could Treat Two Major Eye Diseases

November 14, 2014 1:09 pm | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Needles almost too small to be seen with the unaided eye could be the basis for new treatment options for two of the world’s leading eye diseases: glaucoma and corneal neovascularization. Read more...

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Glenn Beck's Health Struggle

November 14, 2014 12:53 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The former Fox News anchor surprised his audience with some shocking news earlier this week. Read more...                          

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Biopsy Direct Drug Screening Could Overcome Targeted Therapy Resistance

November 14, 2014 12:48 pm | News | Comments

A new screening platform using cells grown directly from tumor biopsy samples may lead to truly individualized treatment strategies that would get around the problem of treatment resistance, which limits the effectiveness of current targeted therapy drugs. Read more...

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Method Could Prevent, Cure Rotavirus Infection

November 14, 2014 12:36 pm | by Georgia State University | News | Comments

Activation of the innate immune system with the bacterial protein flagellin could prevent and cure rotavirus infection, which is among the most common causes of severe diarrhea, says a Georgia State University research team that described the method as a novel means to prevent and treat viral infection. Read more...

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