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Bowel Cancer Risk Reduced by Taking Aspirin for Lynch Syndrome Patients

July 1, 2015 4:09 pm | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

This is the largest study to date investigating the associations between aspirin, ibuprofen and bowel cancer risk for people with Lynch syndrome. Read more...

Cancer Surgery or Biospy Collection Could Influence Disease Progression

July 1, 2015 3:53 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Scientists studying the body’s inflammatory response to wounds following cancer surgery or...

Recent Drug Approvals will Boost Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Market

July 1, 2015 3:41 pm | by Heather Leach, Ph.D., Immunology and Neurology Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The most promising products are Xadago and Rytary for early and advanced patients, and Acorda’s...

How Removing a Protein Slows Blood Vessel Growth in Tumors

July 1, 2015 8:43 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a new protein which triggers the growth of blood vessels in breast...

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Liberia Quarantines an Area Where New Ebola Case Appeared

July 1, 2015 8:31 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free on May 9, after it went 42 days without a new case. Read more...

Research Reveals New Insights into Key Antibiotic Target in Fight Against TB

July 1, 2015 8:30 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

While TB is curable, antibiotic resistance is on the rise and so a major challenge for scientists is to continually develop new drugs to treat the disease. Read more...

Novartis to Try Novel Pricing Strategy for Heart Failure Drug

July 1, 2015 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The company is treading carefully in establishing the exact cost per pill. Read more...

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Global Biosimilars Market Value Could Hit $55B by 2020

June 30, 2015 8:28 am | by Sumith Ladda, Analyst, GBI Research | Articles | Comments

The 30 percent to 50 percent reduction in biosimilar prices compared with branded biologics could lead to considerable savings in healthcare expenditure. Read more...

CHMP Recommends EU Approval for Novartis' Multiple Myeloma Treatment

June 30, 2015 8:18 am | News | Comments

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in the bone marrow, and affects approximately 84,000 people in Europe. Read more...

New Study Verifies Accuracy of Rapid Ebola Test

June 30, 2015 8:18 am | by Tulane University | News | Comments

The study results confirm that the test can be used in the field and deliver a high level of accuracy. Read more...

Multi-Million-Dollar Deal Brings UQ Pain Drug Closer to Reality

June 30, 2015 8:18 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

A chronic pain treatment discovered at The University of Queensland is a step closer to clinical use. Read more...

Major Step for Implantable Drug Delivery Device

June 29, 2015 8:41 am | by MIT | News | Comments

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases. Read more...

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Ascletis Files Clinical Trial Applications for Hepatitis C Drugs in China, Taiwan

June 29, 2015 8:30 am | News | Comments

Ascletis is now the first Chinese company to file clinical trial applications in China for an IFN-free regimen. Read more...

DNA Damage Linked with Dementia

June 29, 2015 8:29 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

High levels of DNA damage in nerve cells can lead to dementia. Read more...

Human Trials of Manufactured Blood within Two Years

June 26, 2015 8:34 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

The clinical trial of manufactured red blood cells is designed to compare the survival of red cells manufactured from stem cells with that of standard blood donor red blood cells. Read more...

French Senators Reject Bill on Sedating Terminal Patients

June 26, 2015 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Senators in Paris rejected the law by a vote of 196-87. Read more...

Cancer Drug Makes Fruit Flies Live Longer

June 26, 2015 8:33 am | by University College London | News | Comments

The drug targets a specific cellular process that occurs in animals, including humans, delaying the onset of age-related deaths by slowing the ageing process. Read more...

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Melatonin Offers Hope for ADHD Bedtime Shut-Eye

June 26, 2015 8:32 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Researchers are recruiting trial participants for a study investigating the effectiveness of the natural hormone melatonin on children with ADHD who are struggling to settle at bedtime. Read more...

Ebola Cases Not Slowing in Guinea, Sierra Leone

June 25, 2015 9:11 am | by Youssouf Bah, Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs of abating in Guinea and may be flaring up once more in Sierra Leone as people are flouting rules limiting travel meant to stop it. Read more...

Research Shows Possible Way to Prevent Degenerative Eye Condition

June 25, 2015 9:07 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Stargardt disease affects around 1 in 10,000 people and begins in childhood, leading to progressive loss of central vision. Read more...

New Breath Test for Pneumonia

June 25, 2015 8:58 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Manchester are part of a team that has identified an important new approach to diagnose infections in critically ill patients rapidly and accurately. Read more...

EU Approves Daiichi Sankyo's Lixiana

June 25, 2015 8:52 am | News | Comments

The drug is intended for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment and prevention of reccurent DVT and PE. Read more...

Future Antibiotics

June 25, 2015 8:45 am | by MIT | News | Comments

The global rise in antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health, damaging our ability to fight deadly infections such as tuberculosis. Read more...

Study Points to Unexplored Realm of Protein Biology, Drug Targets

June 24, 2015 1:07 pm | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a powerful set of chemical methods for exploring the biology of proteins. Read more...

Medtronic Announces FDA Approval for New TAVR System

June 24, 2015 8:54 am | News | Comments

This is the first-and-only recapturable and repositionable device available in the U.S. Read more...

Sandoz Announces U.S. Launch of Glatopa

June 22, 2015 4:25 pm | News | Comments

This is the first generic version of Teva's Copaxone. Read more...

Stopping a Single Enzyme Could Help Treat Leukemia

June 22, 2015 4:21 pm | by EPFL | News | Comments

Scientists show how inactivating a single enzyme could effectively eradicate an aggressive form of leukemia. Read more...

Coordinating Against Malaria

June 22, 2015 4:15 pm | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

A group of scientists, government officials, nonprofit leaders, malaria-control program directors, and others gathered at Harvard Business School last week sought to draw lessons from past eradication efforts. Read more...

Sequencing Ebola's Secrets

June 22, 2015 4:06 pm | by Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

The new sequencing also provides insight into viral evolution over the sustained outbreak. Read more...

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