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'Microcapsules' Have Potential to Repair Osteoarthritis Damage

January 20, 2015 9:44 am | by Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

A new 'microcapsule' treatment delivery method could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. Read more...                 

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Immunotherapy Inhibits Heroin Effects in Research Animals

January 20, 2015 9:34 am | by Norwegian Institute of Public Health | News | Comments

Immunotherapy could have a place in the treatment of substance abuse in the future. Read more...                            

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Roche Adds Neuromuscular Disease Research to Portfolio

January 20, 2015 9:18 am | News | Comments

Trophos was working on a drug that could treat spinal muscular atrophy. Read more...                              

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Questions and Answers about Sri Lanka Mystery Kidney Disease

January 20, 2015 9:07 am | by Margie Mason - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A mystery kidney disease is killing Sri Lankan farmers. Read more...                                

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AbbVie's New Hepatitis C Treatment Gains European Approval

January 20, 2015 8:44 am | by Linda A. Johnson - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The company said the European Commission granted marketing authorization for the combination of Viekirax and Exviera. Read more...                      

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Flu News: On the Road to a Universal Vaccine

January 16, 2015 12:13 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

In early December 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a briefing in which the agency announced that the current strain of the virus has mutated, rendering this year’s flu vaccine not as effective. The ideal protective approach against flu is a universal vaccine that targets antigens common to all strains of flu. Read more...

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New Targeted Treatment Strategy for Aggressive Cancers: Study

January 16, 2015 11:42 am | by Mass General Hosp. | News | Comments

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified the first potential treatment targeting a pathway by which several aggressive tumors maintain their ability to proliferate.

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Mylan Launches Generic Hepatitis B Treatment

January 16, 2015 11:37 am | by Mylan | News | Comments

Mylan Inc. announced the U.S. launch of its Lamivudine Tablets, 100 mg, which is the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline's Epivir-HBV. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product. Read more...

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MRIGlobal Wins $54 Million NIH Neurological Disorders And Stroke Contract

January 16, 2015 11:25 am | News | Comments

MRIGlobal announced that it has been awarded a $54 million, 10-year program from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to provide support for the development and manufacturing of drug candidates for ultimate use in human clinical trials. Read more...

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Scientists Find How Many Cancers May Evade Treatment

January 16, 2015 10:57 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

The drugs were designed to keep cancer cells at bay by preventing their growth, survival and spread. Yet, after clinical trials, they left scientists scratching their heads and drug developers watching their investments succumb to cancer’s latest triumph. Read more...

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Image Captures How Blood Stem Cells Take Root

January 16, 2015 10:31 am | by Nancy Fliesler, Boston Children's Hospital Communications | News | Comments

A see-through zebrafish and enhanced imaging provide the first direct glimpse of how blood stem cells take root in the body to generate blood. Read more...                             

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Study Warns About Bisphenol A Substitutes

January 16, 2015 9:38 am | News | Comments

This study appeared in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Read more...                                

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Testing for Bovine TB More Effective Than Badger Culls at Controlling Disease

January 16, 2015 9:32 am | by Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

The model showed that regular and frequent testing of cattle could eventually lead to the eradication of the disease. Read more...                      

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AbbVie Gains European Marketing Authorization for Hepatitis C Drugs

January 16, 2015 9:18 am | News | Comments

The approvals follow a review under accelerated assessment by the European Medicines Agency. Read more...                          

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Study Details Link Between Inflammation and Cancer

January 16, 2015 8:58 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

A new study reveals one reason why people who suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases such as colitis have a higher risk of mutations that cause cancer. Read more...                

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