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Sanofi Reports Flat 2015 Earnings

February 11, 2016 | by The Associated Press | Comments

French drug maker Sanofi said its bottom line was roughly stable last year as it advanced efforts to reshape its drug portfolio and pursue research and development tie-ups in oncology and diabetes. Read more...

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Researchers Discover Underlying Cause of Myeloma

February 11, 2016 10:59 am | by Yale University | Comments

Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified what causes a third of all myelomas, a type of cancer affecting plasma cells. The findings, published Feb. 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine, could fundamentally change the way this cancer and others are treated. Read more...

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Researchers Offer New Approach to Treating Cocaine Addiction

February 11, 2016 10:38 am | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

In the ongoing fight against drug addiction, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine have discovered a unique application for an FDA-approved drug currently used for obese patients and type 2 diabetics: treatment for cocaine dependence. Read more...

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Scientists Find Leukemia's Surroundings Key to Its Growth

February 11, 2016 10:19 am | by University of Texas at Austin | Comments

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a type of cancer found primarily in children can grow only when signaled to do so by other nearby cells that are noncancerous. Read more...

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Study Finds Zika Virus in Brain, A Clue in Outbreak

February 11, 2016 8:53 am | by Lauren Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday. Read more...

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New Milestone for Device that Can 'Smell' Prostate Cancer

February 11, 2016 8:50 am | by University of Liverpool | Comments

A research team from the University of Liverpool has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer. Read more...

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Researchers Discover Genetic Mutation Preventing Diabetes Complications

February 11, 2016 8:43 am | by University of Helsinki | Comments

The most significant complications of diabetes include diabetic retinal disease, or retinopathy, and diabetic kidney disease, or nephropathy. Read more...

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Alzheimer's Disease Market Will More Than Double to $10.4B by 2021

February 11, 2016 8:41 am | by Yasser Mushtaq, Senior Analyst, GBI Research | Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is significantly more common in the older population and incidence rates increase rapidly after the age of 65. Read more...

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Ex-Google VP to Run Early-Cancer Detection Firm

February 10, 2016 10:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The startup's goal is to perfect liquid biopsies that can find cancer before it develops. Read more...

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Researchers Develop 'LIGHTSABR'— A Cheap, Portable Drug-Discovery System

February 10, 2016 10:08 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | Comments

Screening large “libraries” of compounds to find those with a desired biological activity is a powerful method for discovering new drugs, but requires a large, expensive and dedicated facility. Now, scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised the central component of a screening system that would be orders of magnitude smaller and cheaper. Read more..

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Data Show Stiolto Respimat Improved Lung Function Across Range of Measures

February 10, 2016 9:58 am | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the publication of data that show Stiolto Respimat improved lung function across a range of measures compared to a European formulation of a combination of a long-acting beta agonist (LABA), salmeterol, and an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), fluticasone propionate. Read more...

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Study Shows Promising Safety Results for Anti-aging Drug

February 10, 2016 9:47 am | by Texas Biomedical Research Institute | Comments

The search for the fountain of youth led to a 2009 discovery that a drug called rapamycin was shown to extend the lifespan of mice. Since that time, studies on the metabolic side effects of rapamycin have made it unclear whether the drug is safe as a long-term treatment. Read more...

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Robotically Driven System Could Reduce Cost of Discovering Drug and Target Interactions

February 10, 2016 9:41 am | by eLife | Comments

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have created the first robotically driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by 70 percent. Read more...

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FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Remicade Biosimilar

February 10, 2016 8:58 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Comments

An FDA advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of a biosimilar version of Remicade (infliximab), the arthritis treatment manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The product CT-P13 (branded Remsima/Inflectra outside the U.S.) would be marketed by South Korea’s Celltrion, and Pfizer. Read more...

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China Reports First Case of Imported Zika Virus

February 10, 2016 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery. Read more...

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India Launches Campaign for Deworming Millions of Children

February 10, 2016 8:26 am | by Ashok Sharma, Associated Press | Comments

Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development. Read more...

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