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Proteins May Slow Memory Loss in People with Alzheimer's

May 22, 2015 10:12 am | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking Iowa State University study. Read more...

Freshly Squeezed Vaccines

May 22, 2015 8:39 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce...

Shining a New Light on The Immune System

May 22, 2015 8:24 am | by University of St. Andrews | News | Comments

Researchers used a light scattering technique to identify important types of white blood cells....

Brain Plaque Forecasts Alzheimer’s Years in Advance, Studies Confirm

May 20, 2015 1:49 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

Brain plaques may appear up to 30 years prior to developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to...

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Promising Malaria and Dengue Vaccines Will Not Defeat Diseases

May 20, 2015 8:54 am | by Christopher J. Pace, Ph.D., GlobalData Managing Analyst, Infectious Diseases | Articles | Comments

Some industry pundits rightfully question the modest protective efficacies of CYD-TDV and RTS,S/AS01. Read more...

Sanofi, Regeneron Announce Positive Phase 2 Data for Asthma Drug

May 20, 2015 8:42 am | News | Comments

Based on discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this Phase 2b study may be considered one of two pivotal efficacy studies required for a potential dupilumab biologics license application (BLA) in asthma. Read more...  

New Alzheimer's Drug to Enter Clinical Trials

May 20, 2015 8:39 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

A new drug developed at Lancaster University that may help to prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease is to enter clinical trials. Read more...


Abcodia Raises $8M to Launch Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

May 19, 2015 1:14 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The test will officially be on the market in the U.S. and U.K. later this year. Read more...

Key Component in Protein that Causes Cystic Fibrosis Identified

May 19, 2015 12:31 pm | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Nearly 70,000 people worldwide are living with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease. There currently is no cure for the condition, but researchers from the University of Missouri have identified a key component in the protein that causes the disease. It is a finding that may lay the foundation for the development of new medications and improved therapies. Read more...

Scientists Announce Major Breakthrough Against Rare Kidney Disease

May 19, 2015 8:32 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy. Read more...

Anemia Distorts Regular Method of Diabetes Diagnosis

May 18, 2015 9:23 am | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

Scientists have found that the blood condition anemia can lead to a false diagnosis of diabetes. Read more...

Smoking Induces Early Signs of Cancer in Cheek Swabs

May 15, 2015 8:59 am | by University College London | News | Comments

The study provides evidence that smoking induces a general cancer program that is also present in cancers which are not usually associated with it – including breast and gynecological cancers. Read more...


Signaling Pathway Revealed Through Which a Promising Anti-Leukemia Drug Kills Cancer Cells

May 14, 2015 1:01 pm | News | Comments

Inhibiting a protein called BRD4 critical to the survival of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells has shown to be an effective therapeutic strategy. However, the mechanism that explains how the protein works has remained a mystery. Now, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered the larger cancer-causing pathway that the protein fits into. Read more...

Damming and Damning Hemorrhagic Fever

May 14, 2015 9:17 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

A potential mechanism to combat diseases caused by hemorrhagic fever viruses has been discovered. Read more...

Starved T Cells Allow Hepatitis B to Silently Infect Liver

May 13, 2015 8:34 am | by University College London | News | Comments

Hepatitis B stimulates processes that deprive the body’s immune cells of key nutrients that they need to function. Read more...

One Gene Closer to Helping Sufferers of Rare Genetic Disorder

May 13, 2015 8:27 am | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

A new study has separately confirmed and significantly built on recent research, identifying mutations of a gene that causes the uncommon but potentially fatal Adams-Oliver syndrome. Read more...

23andMe, Pfizer Partner on Finding a Cure for Lupus

May 12, 2015 10:17 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The goal is to identify the genetic factors behind the autoimmune disorder and eventually manufacture drugs for it. Read more...


Potential New Cancer Treatment Targets Identified

May 11, 2015 9:28 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Research papers identify key steps in cell division and potential to inhibit cancer cell division. Read more...

Elasmogen, Almac Discovery Join Forces to Tackle Solid Tumors

May 11, 2015 8:57 am | by University of Aberdeen | News | Comments

Both companies announced that they have entered into an agreement to co-develop Elasmogen technology for the treatment of solid tumors. Read more...

New Treatment Option for Aggressive Lymphoma Subtype

May 11, 2015 8:46 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has discovered a specific combination of mutations and new gene fusions, which are heavily implicated in tumour growth in patients with a particularly aggressive subtype of lymphoma. Read more...

Researchers Connect Haywire Protein to Breast Cancer, Leukemia

May 8, 2015 1:30 pm | by Scripps Research Insitute | News | Comments

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on the cause of some cancers, including breast cancer and leukemia. Read more...

Potential for a More Personalized Approach to Womb Cancer

May 8, 2015 8:41 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Doctors have helped show that high-risk womb cancer patients can be genetically profiled to allow them to receive more appropriate treatment. Read more...

Telomere Changes Predict Cancer

May 6, 2015 9:17 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A distinct pattern in the changing length of blood telomeres, the protective end caps on our DNA strands, can predict cancer many years before actual diagnosis, according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine in collaboration with Harvard University. Read more...

Researchers "Un-Can" the HIV Virus

May 5, 2015 8:32 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a way to use a can opener to force the HIV virus to open up and to expose its vulnerable parts. Read more...

Study Points Way Forward for Retinal Disease Gene Therapy

May 4, 2015 8:57 am | by National Eye Institute | News | Comments

Gene therapy for LCA, an inherited disorder that causes vision loss starting in childhood, improved patients’ eyesight and the sensitivity of the retina within weeks of treatment. Read more...

Researchers Closer to Being Able to Change Blood Types

May 4, 2015 8:48 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don’t have their blood type in the blood bank? It’s a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for years but haven’t been able to find an economic solution until now. Read more...

Gene Variants Show Potential in Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes

April 29, 2015 4:29 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

New cohort studies have shown that certain genetic variants are associated with higher or lower risks of increased disease severity. Read more...

Biomarkers Could Predict Response to Antipsychotic Treatment

April 29, 2015 4:22 pm | by King's College London | News | Comments

Only half of patients with psychosis respond to current medications and there is still a lack of knowledge surrounding the factors causing this lack of response. Read more...

Breaking Ground on Biologics

April 29, 2015 11:01 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

One of the final sessions for the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts was on biologics. Over the course of two and a half hours, a panel of scientists and experts discussed their research and where they see opportunity in this field. Read more...

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