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Research Suggests Brain's Melatonin May Trigger Sleep

March 6, 2015 | by Caltech | Comments

The new work suggests that even in the absence of a supplement, naturally occurring melatonin may help us fall and stay asleep. Read more...                    

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Researchers Discover Protein’s Pivotal Role in Heart Failure

March 6, 2015 2:46 pm | by UCSD | Comments

Researchers have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure. Read more...                         


Research Could be 'Life-Prolonging' for CF Patients

March 6, 2015 9:25 am | by Aston University | Comments

Preventing lung infections in childhood could stop later life-threatening infections for people with cystic fibrosis. Read more...                      


New Approaches Required to Lower Cholesterol

March 6, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Adelaide | Comments

The study showed that one in five patients treated with a statin have minimal lowering of LDL cholesterol. Read more...                       


Energetic Immune Cells are Vital for Fighting Disease

March 6, 2015 9:11 am | by Walter + Eliza Hall Research Institute | Comments

A good immune system relies on a key ‘energy producing’ protein in immune cells to develop immunity to vaccines and disease, an international team of scientists has found. Read more...             


WHO to Begin Large-Scale Testing of Ebola Vaccine in Guinea

March 6, 2015 8:56 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday. Read more...                      


Common Antidepressant May Hold Key to Heart Failure Reversal

March 5, 2015 10:51 am | by Temple University | Comments

This finding could lead to clinical trials for a disease long considered irreversible. Read more...                                             


Researchers Devise New Method to Identify Disease Markers

March 5, 2015 10:31 am | by UCLA | Comments

This is a key step towards personalized medicine. Read more...                                                       


Flu Winds Down as FDA Aims for Better Vaccine Next Winter

March 5, 2015 10:19 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet. Read more...                                                   


'Superbug' Infections Hit Another Los Angeles Hospital

March 5, 2015 10:12 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | Comments

The latest cases occurred at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Read more...                                                     


Genetic Modification Aids Cancer Drug Discovery

March 4, 2015 3:38 pm | by University of Leuven | Comments

Genetically modifying cancer cells can aid in clarifying new cancer drugs’ mechanism of action. Read more...                         


Physicians May Have Underestimated Long-Term Risks of Taking Paracetamol

March 4, 2015 3:34 pm | by University of Leeds | Comments

Doctors may have underestimated the risks to patients of taking paracetamol on a long-term basis. Read more...                         


Study Shows Prescription Drug-Induced Liver Failure is Uncommon

March 4, 2015 3:27 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

This upends common belief that prescription drugs are prime culprits in causing liver failure. Read more...                         


Upending Alzheimer's Theory

March 4, 2015 3:22 pm | by Sue McGreevy, Harvard University | Comments

A study reveals exactly how mutations associated with the most common form of inherited Alzheimer’s disease produce the disorder’s devastating effects. Read more..                


FDA Approves BMS's Lung Cancer Drug

March 4, 2015 3:12 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded approval of an innovative Bristol-Myers Squibb drug to treat the most common form of lung cancer. Read more...                


Diplomat to Dispense Novartis Psoriasis Drug

March 4, 2015 12:53 pm | Comments

This drug was approved in January by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Read more...                  



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