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Nerve Cells, Blood Vessels in Eye ‘Talk’ to Keep Healthy, Experts Say

April 27, 2015 4:35 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nerve cells and blood vessels engage in a chemical discussion to keep healthy and avoid disease, according to a new study. The findings could lead to ways to prevent eyesight loss in diabetes and macular degeneration. Read more...

Simultaneous Quantitation of Metabolic Hormones

April 27, 2015 1:22 pm | by Tina Rose, Research Scientist; Qiang Xiao, Ph.D., R&D Manager, EMD Millipore Corporation | Articles | Comments

This article describes a new assay panel that helps overcome these challenges. The MILLIPLEX®...

Scientists Use Gene Editing to Correct Mutation in Cystic Fibrosis

April 27, 2015 12:25 pm | News | Comments

Yale researchers successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic...

Indiana HIV Outbreak, Hepatitis C Epidemic Sparks CDC Alert

April 27, 2015 12:14 pm | by Jeni O'Malley, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to...

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Innovation Gives Pregnant Women with Diabetes Round-the-Clock Glucose Control

April 27, 2015 9:02 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children. Read more...

Final Trial Results of the World's Most Advanced Malaria Vaccine

April 27, 2015 8:58 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

The results suggest that the vaccine could prevent a substantial number of cases of clinical malaria, especially in areas of high transmission. Read more...

Persistent Swollen Neck Glands Could Indicate Cancer

April 27, 2015 8:50 am | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

New research has concluded that persistent enlarged lymph glands, found in the neck, should be referred for further investigation when detected in clinic. Read more...


Weaker Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Surge

April 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A Monash University expert has teamed up with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pinpoint the reason behind a surge in whooping cough cases over the past 10 years. Read more....

Scientists Pinpoint Brain-Swelling Mechanism

April 27, 2015 8:41 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

Discovery paves way for treatments to prevent brain damage or death following head trauma. Read more...

MedDay Reports Positive Phase 3 Results from MS Drug Study

April 27, 2015 8:37 am | News | Comments

The study demonstrated evidence of the efficacy and safety of MD1003, a highly-concentrated pharmaceutical-grade biotin administered at a dose of 300 mg per day in the treatment of primary and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, a major area of unmet medical need. Read more....

Bristol-Myers Gets Positive EMA Opinion for Immunotherapy Drug, Opdivo

April 24, 2015 12:36 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended approval of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo today for the treatment of melanoma. Read more..

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...


How to Identify Drugs that Work Best for Each Patient

April 24, 2015 11:53 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

Implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy. 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. Read more...

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 administered as fluid to aid those who have difficulty swallowing pills. Read more....

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....


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...

Majority of Lung Cancer Treatment Decisions Not Guided by Genetics: Survey

April 23, 2015 1:47 pm | News | Comments

Despite the majority of newly diagnosed advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients being tested for genetic mutations, a gap still exists for providing a personalized treatment plan for patients based on their cancer type and mutation subtype, according to a new international survey. Read more...

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

April 23, 2015 1:41 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. 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...

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...

Link Between Serotonin and Depression is a Myth, Says Psychiatrist

April 22, 2015 2:11 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

The widely held belief that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin and that certain antidepressants raise the levels of this neurotransmitter, is a myth, according to a psychiatrist in an editorial article in The BMJ this week. 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..

New Candidate Drug 'Dials Down' Protein Synthesis

April 22, 2015 12:07 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

UB researcher contributes to study on new candidate drug that may help treat misfolded protein diseases like CMT, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 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

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