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Increased Use of Tissue Data in Oncology: Enhancing Diagnostics, Cutting Costs & Improving Patient Lives

March 3, 2015 10:43 am | by Ralf Huss, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Definiens | Articles | Comments

New research by market research firm Frost & Sullivan revealed that the increased use of clinical tools such as in vitro tissue analysis, biomarker tests and cancer screening are causing oncologic imaging to shift away from invasive to non- or minimally-invasive methods, which can result in better real-time monitoring of tumors without damaging tissues. Read more...

Roche Launches Next-Generation HBV Viral Load Assay in Select Markets

March 3, 2015 9:09 am | News | Comments

The new assay offers broad coverage of all known Hepatitis B (HBV) genotypes (A-H) with high...

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Oncolytics' Cancer Treatment

March 3, 2015 9:03 am | News | Comments

Oncolytics has supported two sponsored clinical studies assessing reolysin in the treatment of...

Australian Virus Might be Answer to Effective Ebola Vaccine

March 3, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

The study is one of the latest efforts in the worldwide race to find an effective Ebola vaccine...

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Gorilla Origins of the Last Two AIDS Virus Lineages Confirmed

March 3, 2015 8:52 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Study has implications for understanding genesis of emerging diseases. Read more...                             

New Nanodevice Defeats Drug Resistance

March 3, 2015 8:46 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. Read more...                     

As Ebola Wanes, Other Countries Remain Vulnerable

March 3, 2015 8:41 am | by Krista Larson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs. Read more...                


Amgen Announces Results of Phase 3 Head-to-Head Study of Drugs for Multiple Myeloma

March 2, 2015 12:59 pm | News | Comments

Patients receiving one of the medications that was tested lived twice as long without disease progression. Read more...                       

J&J Announces Binding Offer from Cardinal Health to Acquire Cordis

March 2, 2015 12:49 pm | News | Comments

The deal breaks down to an aggregate value of $1.99 billion. Read more...

Preventing the Spread of Cancer with Copper Molecules

March 2, 2015 12:43 pm | by Bielefeld University | News | Comments

Chemists have developed a molecule containing copper that binds specifically with DNA and prevents the spread of cancer. Read more...                     

An Opening for Measles

March 2, 2015 12:36 pm | by Colleen Walsh, Harvard Staff Writer | News | Comments

Anti-vaccination trend is becoming a growing concern. Read more...                                

Survey: Parents Increasingly Ask Doctors to Delay Vaccines

March 2, 2015 12:29 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases. Read more...                 


New Target Identified in Fight Against Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis

March 2, 2015 10:15 am | News | Comments

Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases.

How An FDA-Approved Drug Boosts Myelin Synthesis

March 2, 2015 10:11 am | News | Comments

Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases. Read more...

TSRI Team Shows How Rare Antibody Targets Ebola, Marburg Viruses

February 27, 2015 1:20 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Marburg virus is Ebola’s deadly cousin. The virus is up to 90 percent lethal—and doctors are desperate for tools to fight it. Read more...

Making Proactive Asset Management Work for Business

February 27, 2015 1:02 pm | by Ben Potenza, VP Marketing, EquipNet | Articles | Comments

Millions are spent every year on the laboratory equipment and instrumentation that is essential for the daily work of research and analysis in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical sectors. Read more...                 

Takeda's Treatment for Acid-Related Diseases is Now Available in Japan

February 27, 2015 9:10 am | News | Comments

This medicine treats acid-related diseases with a novel mechanism of action called potassium-competitive acid blockers. Read more...                    


Novartis's Lung Cancer Drug Recommended for EU Approval

February 27, 2015 9:03 am | News | Comments

The medication is meant for patients with ALK+ NSCLC previously treated with crizotinib. Read more...                          

Pancreatic Cancer Subtypes Could Guide Future Treatments

February 27, 2015 8:42 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Scientists have completed the most comprehensive analysis yet of pancreatic cancer, in a study that could improve future treatments. Read more...                   

Synthetic Biology Breakthrough Leads to Cheaper Statin Production

February 27, 2015 8:33 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers have devised a single-step fermentative method for the industrial production of the active drug pravastatin. Read more...                     

Ebola Doctor: Media, Politicians Fueled the Public's Fear

February 27, 2015 8:29 am | by Tom Mcelroy, Associated Press | News | Comments

A doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus and rode the subway system and dined out before he developed symptoms said the media and politicians could have done a better job by educating people on the science of it. Read more...     

Nonprescription Diet Pill Alli Back in Stores After Recall

February 27, 2015 8:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The British drugmaker voluntary recalled the product last March after finding some packages in stores didn't contain real alli, indicating tampering after shipment. Read more...              

New Understanding of Alzheimer’s

February 26, 2015 11:25 am | by Peter Reuell, Harvard | News | Comments

Although natural selection is often thought of as a force that determines the adaptation of replicating organisms to their environment, Harvard researchers have found that selection also occurs at the level of neurons, which are post-mitotic cells, and plays a critical role in the emergence of Alzheimer’s disease. Read more...

Quick Antibiotics Reduce PICU Needs, Mortality of Pediatric Cancer Patients

February 26, 2015 11:18 am | News | Comments

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer shows that pediatric cancer patients who receive antibiotics within 60 minutes of reporting fever and showing neutropenia (low neutrophil count), go on to have decreased intensive care consultation rate and lower mortality compared with patients who receive antibiotics outside the 60-minute window. Read more...

Scientists Develop Method to Suppress Malaria Parasite's Virulence Genes

February 26, 2015 8:41 am | by Hebrew University | News | Comments

Researchers have revealed the genetic trickery this deadly parasite deploys to escape attack by the human immune system. Read more...                     

Graphene Shows Potential as Novel Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Strategy

February 26, 2015 8:35 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists have used graphene to target and neutralize cancer stem cells while not harming other cells. Read more...                         

Warning on Use of Drug for Children's Sleep

February 25, 2015 4:39 pm | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Researchers are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems. Read more...                    

Malaria: Down But Not Out

February 25, 2015 3:22 pm | by Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer | News | Comments

Disease has been resilient and efforts to eradicate it require a local focus. Read more...                            

Traditional Healer Returns to First Ebola-Affected Village

February 25, 2015 3:14 pm | by Youssouf Bah, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are still trying to find out how the outbreak started, including coming to Meliandou to test great apes and bats as possible sources. Read more...                 

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