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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...             

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...                

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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....                        

Progress in Diabetes Drug Delivery

January 23, 2015 9:23 am | by Rebecca Graham, Science Network WA | News | Comments

A DRUG therapy for diabetes treatment is being developed by an international research team led by WA scientists, which combines an existing anti-diabetic drug with bile acids to improve the drug's delivery and prolong release. Read more...                 

Long-Awaited Ebola Vaccine Study Coming Soon in Liberia: U.S.

January 23, 2015 9:12 am | by Lauren Neergaard, AP Medical writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said. 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...                           

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Step Closer to Predicting Cancer Patients' Drug Toxicity

January 23, 2015 8:59 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Being able to predict that a patient will adversely react to a drug that's meant to be treating them is a key aim of personalized medicine, and could help to improve the patient's overall treatment. Read more...                  

Why Protein Mutations Lead to Parkinson's

January 22, 2015 12:21 pm | by USCD | News | Comments

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, have shown for the first time why protein mutations lead to the familial form of Parkinson's disease.                     

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.

Colorectal Cancer Treatment Market Value to Hit $9.4B by 2020

January 22, 2015 12:01 pm | by GBI Research | News | Comments

The value of the Colorectal Cancer (CRC) therapeutics market will increase moderately, from $8.3 billion in 2013 to $9.4 billion by 2020, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.8%, according to business intelligence provider GBI Research.

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...                       

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Blood Vessels in Older Brains Break Down, Possibly Leading to Alzheimer's

January 22, 2015 11:27 am | by niversity of Southern California | News | Comments

University of Southern California (USC) neuroscientists may have unlocked another puzzle to preventing risks that can lead to Alzheimer's disease.                                                                 

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...               

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...                          

Shedding Light on Genetic Mutations in Autism

January 21, 2015 10:19 am | by Dartmouth Univ. | News | Comments

Recent research has linked autism with a lack of "pruning" in developing brain connections, but a new Dartmouth study suggests instead it is the excessive growth of new connections that causes sensory overload in people with the disorder. 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...

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