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Meet the head of Bayer's U.S. Science Hub: Chris Haskell

March 27, 2015 3:42 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Haskell's role is to establish partnerships with life science startups working on intriguing projects. Read more...

MRI based on Sugar Molecule Can Tell Cancerous from Noncancerous Cells

March 27, 2015 2:06 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Preliminary study in lab-grown cells raises possibility of cancer diagnosis without biopsies....

Nanoparticle Therapy Promotes Wound Healing

March 27, 2015 2:00 pm | by Yeshiva University | News | Comments

An experimental therapy can cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no...

Answers to Common Questions about HIV, Needles, and Drug Use

March 27, 2015 1:47 pm | by Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and other steps to...

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Eisai Receives Japanese Approval for Anticancer Agent

March 27, 2015 1:40 pm | News | Comments

Eisai announced that it has received manufacturing and marketing authorization in Japan for its in-house developed novel anticancer agent. Read more...

Researchers Create Method for Measuring Early Sign of Alzheimer's

March 27, 2015 10:36 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

After six years of painstaking research, a UCLA-led team has validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease — the atrophy of the part of the brain known as the hippocampus. Read more...

Sierra Leoneans to Stay Home in Final Push to Stop Ebola

March 27, 2015 8:32 am | by Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Read more...

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Takeda's NDA for Type 2 Diabetes Drug Gets Japanese Approval

March 26, 2015 4:26 pm | News | Comments

Zafatek is a once-weekly DPP-4 inhibitor. Read more...

Cane Toads Potentially Lucrative Export in Cancer Fight

March 26, 2015 4:12 pm | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Scientists are exploring how cane toad venom can be used to fight cancer. Read more...

Multistate Investigation Announced into Premera Cyberattack

March 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by Derrick Nunnally, Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington state's insurance commissioner announced a multistate investigation into this winter's cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross. Read more...

HIV Replicates in Brain Earlier than Thought: Study

March 26, 2015 2:05 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

A recent study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), highlights the importance of HIV screening and beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible. The analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), which illuminates brain chemical activity, showed that HIV can begin replicating in a patient’s brain as early as four months after infection. Read more...

Stemedica: Worldwide License for Stem Cell Stabilization Technologies

March 26, 2015 1:41 pm | News | Comments

Stemedica Cell Technologies Inc., (Stemedica), announced that Universal Stabilization Technologies (UST) has granted to Stemedica subsidiary StemProtein, LLC, an exclusive worldwide license to its technology known as Preservation by Vaporization (PBV). Read more...

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Common Bacteria on Verge of Becoming Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

March 26, 2015 1:29 pm | by Michael C. Purdy, Washington Univ. | News | Comments

Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Read more...

FDA to Scrutinize Unproven Alternative Remedies

March 26, 2015 12:42 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. Read more...

Germany's Pharmaceutical Market Value will Crawl to $65B by 2020

March 26, 2015 11:38 am | by Joshua Owide, Director of Healthcare Industry Dynamics, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

Germany is a mature market with high healthcare expenditure and pharmaceutical production. Read more...

Ebola More Deadly for Young Children

March 26, 2015 8:37 am | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | News | Comments

An international group of scientists analyzed data on Ebola cases in children under 16 during the current outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, comparing them to cases in adults. Read more...

GSK Gains Japanese Approval for COPD Therapy

March 26, 2015 8:25 am | News | Comments

Following this approval, it is expected that launch will take place in Japan in 2015. Read more...

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Ugandan Official: Typhoid Sickens Hundreds in Capital

March 25, 2015 2:15 pm | by Rooney Muhumuza, Associated Press | News | Comments

An outbreak of typhoid fever has infected hundreds of people in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and looks likely to spread as the rainy season gets under way. Read more...

Study Announces Durable Ebola Vaccine

March 25, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andrew Gould, University of Plymouth | News | Comments

A new study shows the durability of a novel CMV-based Ebola virus vaccine strategy that may eventually have the potential to reduce ebola virus infection in wild African ape species. Read more...

Sepsis-Specific Treatment Market Will Expand from 2016, Reach $354M by 2021

March 25, 2015 12:28 pm | by Marc C. Hansel, Ph.D., GlobalData Infectious Diseases Analyst | Articles | Comments

GlobalData's latest report states that this growth will be driven by the increased uptake of novel therapies. Read more...

Biocept Enters Clinical Collaboration With UC, San Diego Moores Cancer Center

March 25, 2015 9:42 am | News | Comments

Biocept, Inc., a molecular oncology diagnostics company specializing in biomarker analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs), announced that it has entered into a clinical collaboration with University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

Takeda Licenses Rights to Use Immunogen's Technology to Develop Anticancer Therapies

March 25, 2015 8:44 am | News | Comments

Takeda will use the technology to develop and commercialize targeted anticancer therapeutics to up to two undisclosed  targets. Read more...

GSK Seeks Early Drug Discovery Partnerships with Academics in Europe, Canada, and U.S.

March 25, 2015 8:37 am | News | Comments

This program designed to accelerate the translation of early-stage research into game-changing new medicines. Read more...

Blood Test Could Help Bowel Cancer Patients Avoid Drug Side-Effects

March 25, 2015 8:33 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy. Read more...

Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated with Malaria Risk in Children

March 25, 2015 8:27 am | by NIAID | News | Comments

The findings could help identify future targets for new malaria drugs and vaccines. Read more...

Official: Ebola Survivor May Have Infected New Liberia Case

March 25, 2015 8:21 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | News | Comments

A woman who tested positive for Ebola in Liberia last week is dating a survivor of the disease. Read more...

Potential for ALS Treatment Found in Three Proteins

March 25, 2015 8:17 am | by David Callahan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Recent research at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology has found three proteins that could shed some light on the mechanisms behind ALS. Read more...

Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer's

March 24, 2015 12:58 pm | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer's disease. Read more...

Nanotechnology Platform Shows Promise for Treating Pancreatic Cancer

March 24, 2015 12:48 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

Scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer. Read more...

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