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Fragile X Syndrome: Building a Case for an Alternative Treatment Strategy

April 24, 2015 12:01 pm | by Emory Health Sciences | News | Comments

New research strengthens a potential strategy for treating fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability. Read more...

Hope for an Effective Malaria Therapy with Just One Tablet

April 24, 2015 8:54 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Approximately 584,000 people worldwide die of malaria each year. Read more...

Manchester Joins European Consortium to Develop Liquid Biopsies

April 24, 2015 8:47 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

An international project to validate blood-based biomarkers for cancer has added a new member....

New Gel Medication Delays Release of Drug to Benefit Patients

April 24, 2015 8:38 am | by University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Gellan gum pharmaceutical development both delays drug release for maximum effect and can be...

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Protein Links Point to Future Alzheimer's Treatments

April 24, 2015 8:29 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers have identified how proteins that play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease are linked in a pathway that controls its progression. Read more....

Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author: I Faked Cancer

April 24, 2015 8:21 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed herself of a brain tumor through a healthy diet recently admitted she never had cancer. Read more...

Finding Points to a Cause of Chronic Lung Disease

April 23, 2015 1:58 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Scientists have long suspected that respiratory viruses — the sort that cause common colds or bronchitis — play a critical role in the long-term development of chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Read more...

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Pipeline Advancements, Asset Acquisitions Fueled Mid-Cap Biotech R&D Spend in 2014

April 23, 2015 12:22 pm | by Adam Dion, GlobalData's Senior Industry Analyst | Articles | Comments

The combined spend on research and development (R&D) for the peer group of 35 mid-cap biotech companies increased by nearly $2 billion to reach a total of $9.7 billion in 2014. Read more...

Roche Sales Up 3 Percent Amid Demand for Breast Cancer Drugs

April 23, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Breast cancer drugs such as Herceptin as well as new uses for multi-cancer drug Avastin helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche grow sales by 3 percent during the first quarter. Read more...

Divestment Gains Boost Net Earnings at Novartis

April 23, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis reported a large jump in first-quarter net profit Thursday as it recorded one-time gains from deals with other drug companies. Read more...

Human Clinical Trials Planned for New Anti-Cancer Compound

April 23, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Auckland | News | Comments

Researchers developed a new anti-cancer compound that will advance to human phase two clinical trials. Read more...

Alcoholic Hepatitis Treatments Fail to Keep Patients Alive

April 23, 2015 8:51 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

The main drugs used to treat alcoholic hepatitis are not effective at increasing patients' survival. Read more...

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WHO: Global Vaccination Records 'Off-Track'

April 23, 2015 8:45 am | News | Comments

Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. Read more...

Boosting the Malaria Battle-Line

April 23, 2015 8:39 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered how the malaria parasite protects itself by building resistance against the last-line in antimalarial medications. Read more...

Harnessing the Clinical Potential of Microvesicles Released from Cancer Cells

April 22, 2015 12:14 pm | by William G. Gilroy, University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

Over the past few years, extracellular vesicles, or membrane sacs secreted from cells, have emerged as important mediators by which cells communicate with their surroundings to regulate a diverse range of biological processes. Read more..

With Bird Flu Spreading, USDA Starts on Potential Vaccine

April 22, 2015 11:47 am | by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. Read more...p

Takeda: Research Collaboration with Keio University School of Medicine, Niigata University

April 21, 2015 3:36 pm | News | Comments

This will focus on the search for and functional analysis of disease-related RNA-binding proteins. Read more...

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GW Pharmaceuticals Initiates Second Phase 3 Trial for Epidiolex

April 21, 2015 3:15 pm | News | Comments

This drug is intended for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. Read more...

Lupin Launches Zaxine in Canada

April 21, 2015 3:08 pm | News | Comments

The agreement grants Lupin exclusive rights to promote, distribute and market Zaxine in Canada. Read more...

Trial Shows Benefit of 'BRCA-targeting' Drug in Prostate Cancer

April 21, 2015 3:00 pm | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Men with prostate cancer benefit from treatment with the pioneering drug olaparib. Read more...

A New Lease on Life for Prostate Tissue

April 21, 2015 11:19 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection? Read more...

Mylan Skeptical of Rumored Teva Bid

April 21, 2015 8:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mylan said that it hasn't received an offer and described the idea that Teva might want to buy it as a rumor. Read more...

Detecting Low-Quality Antimalarial Drugs With a Lab-On-Paper

April 21, 2015 8:40 am | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

The colors show whether a medicine contains the expected ingredients and whether fillers or substitute drugs have been added. Read more...

Experts Warn Ebola Epidemic Could Return With a Vengeance

April 21, 2015 8:35 am | by St. George's University of London | News | Comments

Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak. Read more...

New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Breaking Breast Cancer Resistance

April 20, 2015 4:51 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new combination of drugs which could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer. Read more...

Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Treating Hepatitis B

April 20, 2015 4:46 pm | by Walter + Eliza Hall Research Institute | News | Comments

​Australian scientists have found a potential cure for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections. Read more...

Childhood Syndrome Combining Lung Disease, Arthritis Identified

April 20, 2015 11:07 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Discovery suggests mechanism, possible therapies for severe disorder. Read more...

Opioid Release Rates Fall After Jail Release

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by NYU Langone | News | Comments

It has been called a pioneering strategy for treating opioid addiction. Read more...

Researchers Seek New Targets for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

April 20, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Identifying molecular changes that occur in tissue after chemotherapy could be crucial in advancing treatments for ovarian cancer. Read more...

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