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Potential Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning Therapy Being Investigated

January 23, 2015 4:02 pm | by Iowa State University | News | Comments

Researchers are investigating the long-term neurological damage caused by hydrogen sulfide poisoning. Read more...                         

Scientists Find Gene Vital to Central Nervous System Development

January 23, 2015 3:53 pm | by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate how well nerves of the central nervous...

Aprea's Ovarian Cancer Drug Gains Orphan Drug Designation

January 23, 2015 3:47 pm | News | Comments

The drug gained this designation in Europe. Read more...      ...

Dragnet for Epilepsy Genes

January 23, 2015 3:42 pm | by University of Bonn | News | Comments

An international team of scientists have taken a new path in the research into causes of...

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New Worldwide Estimates for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2

January 23, 2015 3:34 pm | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

The new study is the first update of global herpes simplex virus type 2 estimates. Read more...                            

Revolutionary Device Found to Lower Blood Pressure

January 23, 2015 3:27 pm | by Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

The device is a paper clip sized implant which is inserted between the artery and vein in the upper thigh, in a procedure lasting around 40 minutes under local anaesthetic. Read more...             

FDA Recommends Approval of Astellas' Fungal Infection Treatment

January 23, 2015 1:18 pm | News | Comments

The Advisory Committee's recommendation is based on data from the cresemba development program. Read more...                          


Study: Prescription Painkillers Double Risk of Birth Defects

January 23, 2015 1:07 pm | by March of Dimes Foundation | News | Comments

Many women are unaware that prescription opioid-based medications may increase the risk for serious birth defects of the baby's brain, spine, and heart. Read more...                

Have Faith in the Flu Shot

January 23, 2015 1:01 pm | by Chris DeFrancesco, University of Connecticut | News | Comments

The rate of effectiveness for this year’s vaccine has been disappointing, with at least half the states reporting widespread incidence of influenza. Read more...                 

A New Way to Test Brain Tumor Drugs

January 23, 2015 12:54 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

An Arizona hospital is testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before. Read more....                        

Measles Outbreak Casts Spotlight on Anti-Vaccine Movement

January 23, 2015 12:49 pm | by Alicia Chang - AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. Read more...              

Identifying Potential Target for Epilepsy Treatment

January 23, 2015 9:07 am | by Imperial College | News | Comments

Epilepsy is a common and serious disease that affects around 50 million people worldwide. The mortality rate among people with epilepsy is two to three times higher than the general population. Read more...                           


Axonal Death Pathway May Provide Neurodegenerative Drug Targets

January 22, 2015 12:17 pm | by Rockefeller Univ. | News | Comments

Axons connect neurons with each other to form the neural networks that underpin the vital functions of perception, motility, cognition, and memory. In many neurodegenerative disorders, from traumatic injury or toxic damage to diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, axonal degeneration represents an essential pathological feature.

President Obama Announces Precision Medicine Initiative

January 22, 2015 11:59 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The President mentioned this project during the State of The Union, but did not provide specific details. Read more...                       

New Revolutionary Culturing Technique for Liver and Pancreas

January 22, 2015 10:00 am | by Hubrecht Institute | News | Comments

Scientists successfully developed a culturing system for human liver stem cells as well as stem cells from pancreatic cancer. Read more...                     

World's Only Super-Database for Pharmaceutical Use During Pregnancy

January 22, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Medical researchers must exclude pregnant women from drug trials to protect their babies. Read more...                           

Researchers Make Progress Understanding Rare Pediatric Cancer

January 22, 2015 9:41 am | by Laura Herperger, University of Calgary | News | Comments

This malignant cancer is characterized by an excessive growth of melanin-producing cells in both the skin and the brain. Read more...                     


BioMérieux, Astute Medical: Global Agreement to Develop, Market AKI Test

January 22, 2015 9:32 am | News | Comments

This is a semi-exclusive agreement regarding the development of a test for the early risk assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI). Read more...                    

Study Links Gene to Drug Resistance in Testicular Cancer

January 22, 2015 9:23 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

A major research study has uncovered several new genetic mutations that could drive testicular cancer. Read more...                        

Twitter Can Predict Hot Spots for Coronary Heart Disease

January 22, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that social media can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease. Read more...               

Brittany Maynard Family Pushing California Right-to-Die Bill

January 21, 2015 12:15 pm | by Fent Nirappil - Associated Press | News | Comments

Three California lawmakers are promoting right-to-die legislation with the family of a terminally ill woman who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. Read more...                

Study Shows How Ebola Becomes Lethal as it Spreads

January 21, 2015 11:58 am | by University of Liverpool | News | Comments

The research team looked at the Zaire Ebola strain in an animal system to understand how it gains strength. Read more...                        

Scientists Find New Benefit to Lou Gehrig's Drug

January 21, 2015 11:51 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

It makes radiation more effective when treating melanoma that has metastasized to the brain. Read more...                          

Researchers Open 'Pandora's Box' of Potential Cancer Biomarkers

January 21, 2015 11:45 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. Read more...                          

NIH Researchers Tackle Thorny Side of Gene Therapy

January 21, 2015 10:05 am | by NIH | News | Comments

National Institutes of Health researchers have uncovered a key factor in understanding the elevated cancer risk associated with gene therapy. They conducted research on mice with a rare disease similar to one in humans, hoping their findings may eventually help improve gene therapy for humans. Read more...

Government Healthcare Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

January 20, 2015 4:56 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum - Associated Press | News | Comments

The government's health insurance website is quietly passing along consumers' personal data to outside websites, just as President Barack Obama is calling for stronger cybersecurity protections. Read more...         

Supreme Court Sides With Teva in Drug Dispute

January 20, 2015 4:14 pm | by Sam Hananel - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in the company's high-profile patent dispute with rival firms over the top-selling multiple sclerosis drug. Read more...           

Cancer-Causing Agent Detected in Water After Pipeline Spill

January 20, 2015 2:58 pm | by Matthew Brown - Associated Press | News | Comments

A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city. Read more...                       

'Fight or Flight' Response Control Center for Heart Found

January 20, 2015 12:53 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

An animal study led by Johns Hopkins investigators has uncovered what controls the ability of healthy hearts to speed up in response to circumstances ranging from fear to a jog around the block. Read more...                

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