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Meet Thomas Goetz, The Co-founder of Iodine

March 5, 2015 11:50 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The startup has been called "The Yelp of Medicine." Read more...                                                         

Common Antidepressant May Hold Key to Heart Failure Reversal

March 5, 2015 10:51 am | by Temple University | News | Comments

This finding could lead to clinical trials for a disease long considered irreversible. Read more...

Researchers Devise New Method to Identify Disease Markers

March 5, 2015 10:31 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

This is a key step towards personalized medicine. Read more...

'Superbug' Infections Hit Another Los Angeles Hospital

March 5, 2015 10:12 am | by Alicia Chang, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The latest cases occurred at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Read more...

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Genetic Modification Aids Cancer Drug Discovery

March 4, 2015 3:38 pm | by University of Leuven | News | Comments

Genetically modifying cancer cells can aid in clarifying new cancer drugs’ mechanism of action. Read more...                         

Physicians May Have Underestimated Long-Term Risks of Taking Paracetamol

March 4, 2015 3:34 pm | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Doctors may have underestimated the risks to patients of taking paracetamol on a long-term basis. Read more...                         

Study Shows Prescription Drug-Induced Liver Failure is Uncommon

March 4, 2015 3:27 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

This upends common belief that prescription drugs are prime culprits in causing liver failure. Read more...                         

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Upending Alzheimer's Theory

March 4, 2015 3:22 pm | by Sue McGreevy, Harvard University | News | Comments

A study reveals exactly how mutations associated with the most common form of inherited Alzheimer’s disease produce the disorder’s devastating effects. Read more..                

FDA Approves BMS's Lung Cancer Drug

March 4, 2015 3:12 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded approval of an innovative Bristol-Myers Squibb drug to treat the most common form of lung cancer. Read more...                

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Reports Clinical and Regulatory Milestones

March 4, 2015 12:43 pm | News | Comments

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals announced achievement of several clinical and regulatory milestones. Read more...                         

Scientists Find Clues to Cancer Drug Failures

March 4, 2015 12:35 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Cancer patients fear the possibility that one day their cells might start rendering many different chemotherapy regimens ineffective. Read more...                   

Liberia Calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to Rebuild Economies

March 4, 2015 12:26 pm | by Lorne Cook, Associated Press | News | Comments

Liberia's president on Tuesday called for an Ebola "Marshall Plan" to help rebuild economies in West African nations devastated by the virus. Read more...                  

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Study Shows Who Benefits Most from Statins

March 4, 2015 12:13 pm | by Julia Evangelou Strait, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

New research suggests that widely used statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack. Read more...                  

Protein May Be Key to Cancer's Deadly Resurgences

March 3, 2015 4:38 pm | by UCSF | News | Comments

Tumor recurrence following a period of remission is the main cause of death in cancer. The ability of cancer cells to remain dormant during and following therapy, only to be reactivated at a later time, frequently with greater aggressiveness, is one of the least-understood aspects of the disease. Read more...

Array Announces Completion Of Binimetinib, Encorafenib Transactions

March 3, 2015 4:37 pm | News | Comments

Array will receive $85 million upfront payment from Novartis. Read more...                              

Adults Only Really Catch Flu About Twice a Decade: Study

March 3, 2015 4:29 pm | by Public Library of Science | News | Comments

Adults over the age of 30 only catch flu about twice a decade, a new study published in PLOS Biology suggests. Read more...                                         

Health Officials Perplexed by Vaccination Skeptics

March 3, 2015 4:22 pm | by Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | News | Comments

Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to convince more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. Read more...

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Experts “Say No” to Behavior-Calming Drugs for Alzheimer's patients

March 3, 2015 12:14 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, experts conclude in a new report. Read more...

A New Stem Cell Advance

March 3, 2015 12:03 pm | by Hannah Robbins, Harvard | News | Comments

Collaborating with scientists from New York, Toronto, and Tokyo, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have devised two methods for using stem cells to generate the type of neurons that help regulate behavioral and basic physiological functions in the human body, such as obesity and hypertension, as well as sleep, mood, and some social disorders. Read more...

Investigational Therapy Could Attack Cause of Sickle Cell Crises

March 3, 2015 11:47 am | News | Comments

Treatment for painful episodes of blood vessel obstruction in sickle cell anemia is currently limited to controlling pain, but an investigational therapy might be able to interfere with the underlying cause of these events, known as vaso-occlusion crises, researchers at Duke Medicine report. Read more...

Half of Doctors Surveyed Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

March 3, 2015 11:32 am | News | Comments

In a new survey, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that physicians report relatively high awareness of state databases that track drug prescriptions but more than one-fifth indicated they were not aware of their state’s program at all. 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 sensitivity, across all critical medical decision points. Read more...                

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 peritoneal cancers. Read more...                     

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. Read more...                         

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...                     

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...                     

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