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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...

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....

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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...

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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...

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...

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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

AACR 2015: Pembrolizumab Comes Out on Top for Melanoma, Lung Cancer

April 22, 2015 10:33 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

At the AACR Annual Meeting 2015, immunotherapies, called PD-1 inhibitors, were front and center stage, due to clinical trial results that led to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals for treating melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Read more..

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Takeda: Research Collaboration with Keio University School of Medicine, Niigata University

April 21, 2015 3:36 pm | News | Comments

This will focus on the search for and functional analysis of disease-related RNA-binding proteins. Read more...

GW Pharmaceuticals Initiates Second Phase 3 Trial for Epidiolex

April 21, 2015 3:15 pm | News | Comments

This drug is intended for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. Read more...

Trial Shows Benefit of 'BRCA-targeting' Drug in Prostate Cancer

April 21, 2015 3:00 pm | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Men with prostate cancer benefit from treatment with the pioneering drug olaparib. Read more...

Scientists Turn Cancer Cells into Normal Cells

April 21, 2015 11:49 am | by Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute | News | Comments

A new research study has shown that pancreatic cancer cells can be coaxed to revert back toward normal cells by introducing a protein called E47. E47 binds to specific DNA sequences and controls genes involved in growth and differentiation. Read more...

Genetic Variance Explains Poor Response to Asthma Medications

April 21, 2015 11:42 am | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment - currently the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma attack. Read more...

Merck, Pfizer Initiate Phase 3 Avelumab Study

April 21, 2015 11:26 am | News | Comments

Merck and Pfizer today announced the initiation and first patient treated in the international Phase 3 study (EMR 100070-004) designed to assess the efficacy and safety of the investigational cancer immunotherapy avelumab. Read more...

A New Lease on Life for Prostate Tissue

April 21, 2015 11:19 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection? Read more...

No Link Between Vaccine and Autism, Massive Study Says

April 21, 2015 11:06 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A massive new study has found no link between a common vaccine and autism, researchers announced today. The study is the latest among years of research projects which make no connection between inoculations and an increased risk for the autism spectrum, the researchers said. Read more...

Detecting Low-Quality Antimalarial Drugs With a Lab-On-Paper

April 21, 2015 8:40 am | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

The colors show whether a medicine contains the expected ingredients and whether fillers or substitute drugs have been added. Read more...

Experts Warn Ebola Epidemic Could Return With a Vengeance

April 21, 2015 8:35 am | by St. George's University of London | News | Comments

Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak. Read more...

New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Breaking Breast Cancer Resistance

April 20, 2015 4:51 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new combination of drugs which could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer. Read more...

Childhood Syndrome Combining Lung Disease, Arthritis Identified

April 20, 2015 11:07 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Discovery suggests mechanism, possible therapies for severe disorder. Read more...

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