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Needle Biopsies May Be Safe in Pancreatic Cancer

January 29, 2015 4:06 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

Oncologists and patients who fear tumor needle biopsies—thinking they may cause tumor bits to break off and “seed” cancer elsewhere—may rest easier after reassuring Mayo Clinic news. Read more...                   

New Biological Evidence Reveals Link Between Brain Inflammation, Depression

January 29, 2015 10:46 am | by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health | News | Comments

A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain...

Immune Cells are Ally, Not Enemy, in Battle Against Alzheimer's

January 29, 2015 10:33 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Beta-amyloid is a sticky protein that aggregates and forms small plaques in the brains of the...

New Approach to Delay Alzheimer's Onset to Be Tested

January 29, 2015 10:22 am | by Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation | News | Comments

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced a $900,000 grant to AgeneBio, a...

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Arizona Monitoring Hundreds for Measles Linked to Disneyland

January 29, 2015 10:03 am | by Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press | News | Comments

A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center.

AstraZeneca Announces New Genome Editing Collaborations

January 29, 2015 9:21 am | News | Comments

AstraZeneca announced four research collaborations aimed at harnessing the power of CRISPR, a pioneering genome-editing technique, across its entire discovery platform in the company’s key therapeutic areas. Read more...       

Rotavirus Vaccine Reduces Severe Diarrhea by 64 Percent

January 29, 2015 9:12 am | by University of Liverpool | News | Comments

Researchers have found that diarrhoea caused by rotavirus infection is significantly reduced in the developing world with the use of a vaccine to prevent the condition. Read more...             


Roche, Qualcomm to Collaborate on Remote Patient Monitoring

January 29, 2015 9:04 am | News | Comments

This is a strategic collaboration to improve remote monitoring and management of chronic disease patients. Read more...                        

New Method for Identifying Aggressive Childhood Cancers

January 29, 2015 8:58 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

When a cancerous cell divides, the chromosomes often end up in the wrong place, or break and combine in incorrect ways. Read more....                     

WHO: Ebola Response Shifts to Ending Epidemic

January 29, 2015 8:47 am | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Read more...             

Dr. Oz and the Weight Loss Claim Controversy

January 28, 2015 5:14 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A guest that has appeared on The Doctor Oz show was at the center of a lawsuit filed by the FTC. Read more...                        

U.S. Measles Outbreak Hits 87 Cases and Counting

January 28, 2015 12:33 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

The measles outbreak, which originated at Disneyland, continues to expand, with 87 confirmed cases in people ranging in ages from 7 months to 70 years. Read more...                                     


Drug Combo Suppresses Late-Stage Prostate Cancer Growth

January 28, 2015 11:37 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Low doses of metformin, a widely used diabetes medication, and a gene inhibitor known as BI2536 can successfully halt the growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors, a Purdue University study finds. Read more...                          

IntelliCell BioSciences Licenses Indication for Diabetes to Invigorcell

January 28, 2015 11:32 am | by IntelliCell BioSciences | News | Comments

IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. ("IntelliCell" or the "Company"), a regenerative medicine company utilizing adult autologous stromal vascular cells (SVCs) derived from the blood vessels found in adipose tissue, announced a license agreement for the indication of Diabetes Mellitus. Read more...

Diet and Nutrition Essential for Mental Health

January 28, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health. Read more....                  

Scientists Find Potential Anti-Cancer Use for Anti-Epilepsy Drug

January 28, 2015 9:11 am | by University of York | News | Comments

Scientists studied phenytoin, a drug which inhibits epilepsy by targeting sodium channels. Read more...                          

Amgen Submits Application in U.S. and Europe for Multiple Myeloma Treatment

January 28, 2015 9:05 am | News | Comments

The drug is an injection that can treat patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. Read more...                     


Malvern's New Platform Enhances Analysis of Macromolecules

January 28, 2015 8:57 am | News | Comments

The platform breaks new ground in delivering the high performance, ease of use and productivity demanded in today’s analytical laboratories. Read more...            c       

Liberia: Only 5 People Being Treated for Ebola in Country

January 28, 2015 8:53 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh - Associated Press | News | Comments

Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country - a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its deadliest toll. Read more...        

New Model for Combatting the Ebola Epidemic

January 26, 2015 11:15 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

An ICAP team conducted a three-week rapid assessment of Ebola community care centers. Read more...                           

UK Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Recovers, Leaves Hospital

January 26, 2015 11:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete recovery. Read more...                               

Shire's Hunter Syndrome Treatment Gains FDA Fast Track Designation

January 26, 2015 10:59 am | News | Comments

Shire's drug treats the neurocognitive decline associated with Hunter syndrome. Read more...                           

How Cancer Turns Good Cells to the Dark Side

January 26, 2015 10:39 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Cancer uses a little-understood element of cell signaling to hijack the communication process and spread, according to Rice University researchers. Read more...                             

Tide Turning in Ebola Fight After Hard Lessons

January 26, 2015 10:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease. Read more...

WHO Adopts Reforms to Repair Reputation After Ebola

January 26, 2015 10:07 am | News | Comments

The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. Read more...                                    

Meningococcal Vaccine Gets FDA Approval

January 26, 2015 9:44 am | by FDA | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Bexsero, a vaccine to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 through 25 years of age. Read more..                       

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 system are insulated. Read more...                      

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...                                  

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