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Genelux Announces Positive Phase 1 Data for Viral-Based Cancer Therapy

May 28, 2015 2:29 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Genelux is exploring the area of cancer virotherapy, where one disease is harnessed and used to attack another, with GL-ONC1. Read more...

New Online Tool to Predict Genetic Resistance to TB Drugs

May 28, 2015 9:46 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

Finding out what drugs can be used to treat a patient with tuberculosis (TB) can be sped up by...

Scientists Identify Key to Preventing Secondary Cancers

May 28, 2015 9:36 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a possible key to preventing secondary cancers in breast cancer...

EMA Validates Gilead's Marketing Application for HIV Treatment

May 28, 2015 9:26 am | News | Comments

Review of the MAA will be conducted by the EMA under the centralized procedure, which, when...

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NIH: Major Study Finds Earlier HIV Treatment Improves Health

May 28, 2015 9:13 am | by Lauran Neergard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The findings are preliminary, but the NIH found them so compelling that it stopped the study a year early, so that all the participants could receive medication as researchers continue to track their health. Read more...

Diagnosing Cancer with Help From Bacteria

May 28, 2015 9:07 am | by MIT | News | Comments

The earlier doctors can find these tumors, the more likely that they can successfully treat them. Read more...

Genetically Modified Herpes Virus to Treat Skin Cancer

May 27, 2015 1:13 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

An experimental treatment using a genetically modified strain of the herpes simplex 1 virus has been shown to be effective in killing skin cancer cells and halting tumor growth, according to new research. The oncolytic virus immunotherapy, called T-VEC, was used to treat patients with melanoma in a Phase 3 clinical trial. Read more...

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Research Challenges Assumption that Arthritis Patients Take Medication Regularly

May 27, 2015 9:20 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

New UK research has challenged the assumption that people with rheumatoid arthritis always take their medication as prescribed. Read more...

Genomic Data Reveals Emergence of Drug Resistant Typhoid Strain in Africa

May 27, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Liverpool | News | Comments

Scientists have revealed the emergence of a novel strain of Typhoid fever in Malawi, Africa. Read more...

AbbVie Presents Phase 3 Data in Japan from Hepatitis C Treatment Study

May 27, 2015 9:01 am | News | Comments

Across all study arms, three patients discontinued treatment due to adverse events. Read more...

Man Diagnosed with Lassa Fever Dies in U.S. After Liberia Trip

May 27, 2015 8:48 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Generally speaking, Lassa fever is far less likely to be fatal than Ebola and less likely to be spread from person to person. Read more...

WHO to Fight Resistance to Antibiotic Resistance

May 27, 2015 8:43 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The World Health Organization will now coordinate an international effort to stop the growth of resistant germs worldwide. Read more...

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Stem Cell Therapy for Inherited Skin Blistering

May 26, 2015 8:21 am | by King's College London | News | Comments

The therapy, involving infusions of stem cells, was found to provide pain relief and to reduce the severity of this skin condition for which no cure currently exists. Read more...

Cellular Biomedicine Reports Positive Phase 1 Study Results for T-Cell Therapy

May 26, 2015 8:11 am | News | Comments

The results of this trial to date demonstrated that five out of seven patients responded to the treatment. CD30-directed CAR-T cell therapy was demonstrated in this trial to be safe, feasible and efficient. Read more...

Takeda Announces Seasonal Flu Vaccine Sales Agreement with Kaketsuken in Japan

May 26, 2015 7:57 am | News | Comments

Given the aging population in Japan, the demand for seasonal influenza vaccine is increasing. Read more...

Scientists Unveil Prostate Cancer's 'Rosetta Stone'

May 26, 2015 7:57 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Almost 90 percent of men with advanced prostate cancer carry genetic mutations in their tumors that could be targeted by either existing or new cancer drugs. Read more...

Aspirin to Improve Leg Ulcers

May 26, 2015 7:56 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Researchers are looking at whether aspirin can improve the healing rates of leg ulcers in older adults. Read more...

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Countries Approve Plan for $100M Emergency Health Fund

May 26, 2015 7:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies. Read more...

Science Funding Bill Passes a Split House, Despite Scientist Opposition

May 22, 2015 9:46 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The American Competes Reauthorization Act of 2015 was passed by a split House of Representatives Wednesday, amid opposition from a wide swath of the scientific community. The passage also came after hours of negotiations over the bill, which Republicans have said would keep overall federal spending flat. Read more..

Doctor Fights Overpopulation with Nonsurgical Contraceptive

May 22, 2015 9:40 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An Oregon doctor is researching a non-surgical, permanent contraceptive method for women in developing countries, with some funding from the Gates Foundation. The work is being done with an eye toward curbing overpopulation, and to improve quality of life in impoverished countries, they said. Read more..

Guinea Reports 27 New Ebola Cases after Previous Lull

May 22, 2015 8:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities in the country where the Ebola epidemic began are concerned about a new outbreak of cases just as officials hoped the crisis was coming under control. Read more...

1950s Drug is Future Heart Treatment

May 22, 2015 8:46 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Researchers have found a promising future treatment for heart disease, going back to a drug first developed in 1950. 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 specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells. Read more...

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. Read more...

Janssen, Achillion Pharmaceuticals Team Up to Fight Hepatitis C

May 22, 2015 8:24 am | News | Comments

A key objective of the collaboration will be to develop a short-duration, highly effective, pan-genotypic, oral regimen for the treatment of HCV. Read more...

Potential New Drug Target for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 21, 2015 1:40 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, in collaboration with colleagues the University of California, San Diego, identified a novel drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis that focuses on the cells that are directly responsible for the cartilage damage in affected joints. Read more...

Injected T Cells from Bone Marrow Treat Multiple Myeloma, Pilot Study Finds

May 21, 2015 1:12 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

In a first small clinical trial of its kind, researchers harnessed T cells from patients’ own bone marrow to treat multiple myeloma and provide immune protection for up to a year, according to a study published this week in Science Translational Medicine. Read more...

FDA Proposes to Know More About Antibiotic Use in Animals

May 21, 2015 9:51 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases. Read more...

Chemo Before Surgery Benefits Patients with Advanced Ovarian Cancer

May 21, 2015 9:39 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

550 women with the disease took part in the trial, with 276 given the standard treatment of surgery followed by six cycles of chemotherapy, and 274 had surgery after three cycles of chemotherapy. Read more...

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