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Making Lab-Grown Tissues Stronger

October 30, 2014 1:30 pm | News | Comments

Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Read more..                                   

‘Treasure in Saliva’ May Reveal Diseases Early Enough to Treat

October 30, 2014 12:34 pm | News | Comments

UCLA research could...

Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

October 30, 2014 11:59 am | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple and Google with its own system for consolidating health...

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Body Clock Gene May Impact Drug Delivery

October 30, 2014 10:32 am | News | Comments

A new effort mapping 24-hour patterns of expression for thousands of genes in 12 different mouse organs provides important clues about how the role of timing may influence the way drugs work in the body. Read more...        

Research Reveals Fish Are Smarter Than We Thought

October 30, 2014 10:08 am | News | Comments

The discovery could pave the way for new medical advances in stroke rehabilitation and in treatments for attention deficit disorders. Read more...                        

NeuroDerm Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of Parkinsons Vaccine

October 30, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

NeuroDerm announced positive phase 2 results for a new Parkinsons vaccine. Read more...                             

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Scientists Aim to Simplify Life Saving Drug

October 30, 2014 9:33 am | News | Comments

A research team from the University of British Columbia has set out to make the use of Heparin a lot safer by developing a universal antidote. Read more...                

Funding to Tame Ebola Outbreak Falls Short

October 30, 2014 8:59 am | by Michael Kunzelman and Holbrook Mohr - Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's preparedness effort to fight outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases has been under-funded and lacking in political will and commitment. Read more...               

ESMO: Cancer Immunotherapy on the Road

October 29, 2014 12:20 pm | by Neil Canavan | Articles | Comments

Since cancer immunotherapy was declared the Breakthrough of the Year in 2013 by Science magazine the field has been on fire, and its relatively few experts have been on the run– explaining the nascent technology and related data to oncologists at venues from the April meeting of AACR in San Diego, to the June meeting of ASCO in Chicago, to the September meeting of ESMO in Madrid.  Read more...

Scientists Uncover Major Factor in Development of Huntington's

October 29, 2014 12:16 pm | News | Comments

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered a major contributor to Huntington’s disease. Read more...                        

Genetic Link to Kidney Stones Identified

October 29, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

A new breakthrough could help kidney stone sufferers get an exact diagnosis and specific treatment after genetic links to the condition were identified. Read more...                

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Blood Test May Diagnose Early Onset Alzheimer's

October 29, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

A non-invasive blood test that could diagnose early onset Alzheimer’s disease with increased accuracy. Read more...                        

Politics of Ebola Tricky for Christie, Cuomo

October 29, 2014 9:30 am | by Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two ambitious governors have set off a furor with their aggressive handling of the Ebola crisis. Read more...                         

Better Chemo Possible Through Targeted Delivery

October 28, 2014 12:38 pm | News | Comments

A new study from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University suggests that delivering chemotherapy directly into the brain cavity may offer a better way to treat tumors that have metastasized to the brain. Read more...    

Drug Combination Shows Promise As Powerful Breast Cancer Treatment

October 28, 2014 9:23 am | News | Comments

Doctors discovered a potent drug combination that shows promise as a powerful treatment for breast cancer. Read more...                        

5,000 Ebola Healthcare Workers Needed in West Africa

October 28, 2014 9:07 am | by Elias Meseret - Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa. Read more...                    

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Monitoring Lipid, Detergent Content in Biological Samples Using IR-Based Spectrometry

October 27, 2014 4:01 pm | by Chandreyee Das, Ph.D., Senior Technical Writer, Protein Detection, EMD Millipore | Articles | Comments

Many biological samples in the course of drug development research are rich in lipid content, such as adipose tissue homogenates, brain and liver tissue extracts, lipemic samples and breast milk. Read more...

Merck Announces New Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Lung Cancer

October 27, 2014 1:37 pm | News | Comments

Merck announced that the FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the treatment of lung cancer. Read more...                        

Actinium Announces Collaboration Plan on New Program

October 27, 2014 1:23 pm | News | Comments

Actinium Pharmaceuticals and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University started development of an antibody construct. Read more...                   

Researcher Adapting New Technologies for Fighting Worm Infections

October 27, 2014 1:08 pm | News | Comments

Recent breakthroughs may pave the way for vaccines and new drugs for those infected by parasitic helminths. Read more...                       

Governors Stress Home Quarantine for Ebola Workers

October 27, 2014 12:51 pm | by Frank Eltman - Associated Press | News | Comments

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa. Read more...            

Heart Drug May Help Treat ALS, Mouse Study Shows

October 27, 2014 11:46 am | by Michael C. Purdy | News | Comments

Digoxin, a medication used in the treatment of heart failure, may be adaptable for the treatment of ALS, suggests new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Read more...          

New Research Offers Hope in Treating Sleeping Sickness

October 27, 2014 9:21 am | by Joe O'Connell | News | Comments

A new research paper presents hundreds of starting points for treating sleep sickness, a deadly disease that affects thousands of people annually. Read more...                 

Mali Rushes to Track Ebola After Toddler Dies

October 27, 2014 8:58 am | by Baba Ahmed - Associated Press | News | Comments

Mali - which shares a porous land border with Guinea - has long been seen as vulnerable to Ebola because of the large number of people moving back and forth between the two countries. Read more...           

Newly Released Dallas Nurse to Meet With Obama

October 24, 2014 1:23 pm | by Jessica Gresko - Associated Press | News | Comments

 A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday. Read more...                      

Five More Ebola Vaccines To Be Tested in March

October 24, 2014 9:40 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. Read more...           

After 1st Ebola Case in NYC, 3 Others Quarantined

October 24, 2014 9:06 am | by Jonathan Lemire and Colleen Long - Associated Press | News | Comments

A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms. Read more...                     

Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Has Promise in Combination Therapy

October 23, 2014 1:40 pm | News | Comments

Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, reported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists.  Read more...

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