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Medieval Remedy Found to be Highly Effective Against MRSA

March 31, 2015 1:37 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

British researchers recently found that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon treatment for eye infections works as an antibiotic against MRSA. Read more...

Blood-Based Biomarkers Could Enable Accurate TB Tests for Diagnosis

March 31, 2015 11:48 am | by Emory University | News | Comments

Researchers have identified blood-based biomarkers in patients with active tuberculosis (ATB)...

Publication Bias, 'Spin,' Raise Questions About Anxiety Drugs

March 31, 2015 11:32 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

A new analysis reported in JAMA Psychiatry raises serious questions about the...

The Genomic Portrait of a Nation

March 29, 2015 4:01 pm | News | Comments

The studies present the most detailed portrait of a population yet assembled using the latest...

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Integrative Approaches Key to Understanding Cancer and Developing Therapies

March 29, 2015 3:16 pm | by Moffitt Cancer Center | News | Comments

Researchers are using integrative approaches to study cancer by combining mathematical and computational modeling with experimental and clinical data. Read more...

MRI based on Sugar Molecule Can Tell Cancerous from Noncancerous Cells

March 27, 2015 2:06 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Preliminary study in lab-grown cells raises possibility of cancer diagnosis without biopsies. Read more...

Researchers Create Method for Measuring Early Sign of Alzheimer's

March 27, 2015 10:36 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

After six years of painstaking research, a UCLA-led team has validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease — the atrophy of the part of the brain known as the hippocampus. Read more...

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Indiana Governor Overrides Law to Authorize Needle Exchange

March 27, 2015 10:32 am | by Rick Callahan, AP | News | Comments

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use. Read more...

Cane Toads Potentially Lucrative Export in Cancer Fight

March 26, 2015 4:12 pm | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Scientists are exploring how cane toad venom can be used to fight cancer. Read more...

HIV Replicates in Brain Earlier than Thought: Study

March 26, 2015 2:05 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

A recent study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), highlights the importance of HIV screening and beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible. The analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), which illuminates brain chemical activity, showed that HIV can begin replicating in a patient’s brain as early as four months after infection. Read more...

New Autism-Causing Genetic Variant Identified

March 26, 2015 1:35 pm | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Using a novel approach that homes in on rare families severely affected by autism, a Johns Hopkins-led team of researchers has identified a new genetic cause of the disease. Read more...

Men’s Heart Disease Partly Due to Low Estrogen

March 26, 2015 8:52 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

One reason men have more heart disease than women is the very fact that they are men, reports Harvard University endocrinologist Evelyn Yu, M.D., MS.c. Both men’s higher testosterone levels and their lower estrogen levels, play a role. Read more...

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Ebola More Deadly for Young Children

March 26, 2015 8:37 am | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | News | Comments

An international group of scientists analyzed data on Ebola cases in children under 16 during the current outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, comparing them to cases in adults. Read more...

Ugandan Official: Typhoid Sickens Hundreds in Capital

March 25, 2015 2:15 pm | by Rooney Muhumuza, Associated Press | News | Comments

An outbreak of typhoid fever has infected hundreds of people in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and looks likely to spread as the rainy season gets under way. Read more...

Study Announces Durable Ebola Vaccine

March 25, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andrew Gould, University of Plymouth | News | Comments

A new study shows the durability of a novel CMV-based Ebola virus vaccine strategy that may eventually have the potential to reduce ebola virus infection in wild African ape species. Read more...

Science, Patients Driving Rare Disease Drug Research Surge

March 25, 2015 11:34 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and big profits. Read more...

Biocept Enters Clinical Collaboration With UC, San Diego Moores Cancer Center

March 25, 2015 9:42 am | News | Comments

Biocept, Inc., a molecular oncology diagnostics company specializing in biomarker analysis of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs), announced that it has entered into a clinical collaboration with University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

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Blueprint Medicine Files for IPO

March 25, 2015 9:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The biotech firm is making a big bet on the success of its precision therapies. Read more...

GSK Seeks Early Drug Discovery Partnerships with Academics in Europe, Canada, and U.S.

March 25, 2015 8:37 am | News | Comments

This program designed to accelerate the translation of early-stage research into game-changing new medicines. Read more...

Blood Test Could Help Bowel Cancer Patients Avoid Drug Side-Effects

March 25, 2015 8:33 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy. Read more...

Researchers Identify Red Blood Cell Traits Associated with Malaria Risk in Children

March 25, 2015 8:27 am | by NIAID | News | Comments

The findings could help identify future targets for new malaria drugs and vaccines. Read more...

Potential for ALS Treatment Found in Three Proteins

March 25, 2015 8:17 am | by David Callahan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Recent research at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology has found three proteins that could shed some light on the mechanisms behind ALS. Read more...

Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer's

March 24, 2015 12:58 pm | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer's disease. Read more...

Blood Thinning Drug Aids Understanding of Natural HIV Barrier

March 24, 2015 8:50 am | by University of East Anglia | News | Comments

A blood thinning agent is helping researchers understand more about the body’s natural barriers to HIV. Read more...

Scientists Use DNA Sequencing to Trace Spread of Drug Resistant TB

March 24, 2015 8:45 am | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time used DNA sequencing to trace the fatal spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis between patients in the UK. Read more...

Mutated Gene Increases Insulin Resistance

March 24, 2015 8:31 am | by Becky Bach, Stanford University | News | Comments

An international team of researchers at the Stanford has discovered a gene that, when mutated, increases insulin resistance. Read more...

Cloud Pharmaceuticals, UF Collaborate on Design of Novel Cancer Inhibitors

March 23, 2015 9:59 am | News | Comments

Cloud Pharmaceuticals, a therapeutics company focused on cloud-based drug design and development, and the University of Florida Department of Medicine have announced an academic collaboration that will help rapidly design and develop novel drugs to inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells. Read more...

Google Teams With MIT, Harvard for Genetics Research Project

March 23, 2015 9:57 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The goal of this partnership is to find treatments for aging related diseases. Read more...

New Test to Revolutionize Disease Detection in People, Crops, and Stock

March 23, 2015 8:43 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

A single-drop DNA test invented by scientists could revolutionize the detection of diseases in humans, livestock and crops. Read more...

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