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Big Data to Make Big Difference in Childhood Cancer Treatment

November 26, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Research crunching vast amounts of data on childhood cancer to better tailor treatment is one step closer to assisting clinicians through a collaboration that boasts a virtual pipeline that visualizes large quantities of patient data to help hospital clinicians better diagnose and treat childhood cancer patients.

Chinese-Built Ebola Center Dedicated in Liberia

November 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh and Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press | News | Comments

China, one of the first countries to send aid to...

A Hybrid Vehicle That Delivers DNA

November 26, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

A new hybrid vehicle is under development. Its performance isn’t measured by the distance it...

A Reason to be Thankful: Turkeys May be Lifesavers

November 26, 2014 12:00 pm | News | Comments

While the turkey you eat on Thursday will bring...

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Chinese-Built Ebola Center Dedicated in Liberia

November 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh and Clarence Roy-Macaulay, Associated Press | News | Comments

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed Chinese army medics stood at attention.      

Study Proves Dificlir Is Effective for CDI Treatment

November 26, 2014 10:16 am | News | Comments

New analysis from a unique real-world study demonstrates that first-line use of fidaxomicin, is clinically effective in reducing recurrence rates and lowering mortality. Read more...              

C3BS Nominates Investigators for Clinical Trial of Heart Failure Treatment

November 26, 2014 9:56 am | News | Comments

Cardio3 BioSciences announces the appointment of its three Co-Principal Investigators for the study of its heart failure treatment. Read more...                   

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Public Health Interventions Needed to Tackle 'Lifestyle' Diseases

November 26, 2014 9:31 am | News | Comments

Interventions such as the smoking ban help to break habits instead of relying on individuals to make the right decision for their health. Read more...                   

Italy's Ebola Patient Gets Experimental Treatment

November 26, 2014 9:21 am | News | Comments

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has arrived back in Italy and is being treated with the same experimental drugs. Read more...                 

Amgen, AstraZeneca Announce Positive Study Results for Plaque Psoriasis Drug

November 26, 2014 9:13 am | News | Comments

Amgen and AstraZeneca announced positive phase 3 study results for plaque psoriasis drug. Read more...                           

How Environment Contributes to Human Diseases

November 25, 2014 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exposures. Read more...                

Protein Key to Development of Blood Stem Cells Identified

November 25, 2014 12:13 pm | by Peter Bracke, UCLA | News | Comments

Understanding the self-replication mechanisms is critical for improving stem cell therapies for blood-related diseases and cancers. Read more...                                           

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$1B Alliance Between Menarini, Oxford BioTherapeutics for Enhanced AML Treatment

November 25, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

This is the first of five development programs between the two companies to enter the clinic in a $1 billion strategic oncology alliance. Read more...                   

Vascular Solutions Gets Clearance for Tumor Treating Gel-Block

November 25, 2014 9:44 am | News | Comments

Vascular Solutions gets clearance from the FDA for tumor treating gel blocks. Read more...                             

Genetic Test Unlocks Cause of Brisbane Boy's Rare Disease

November 25, 2014 9:24 am | News | Comments

Queensland researchers have led an international effort to uncover the gene behind a young Brisbane boy’s rare developmental condition. Read more...                   

Researchers Identify New Ways to Drain Cancer's 'Fuel Tank'

November 25, 2014 9:07 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Manchester have discovered a potential weakness in cancer’s ability to return or become resistant to treatment. Read more...                  

Mali Confirms Eighth Ebola Case

November 25, 2014 8:59 am | News | Comments

Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola, bringing to eight the number of people who have fallen ill with the deadly disease in the West African country. Read more...                

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Improving The Odds of Beating Opioids

November 24, 2014 1:16 pm | by Sue McGreevy, Harvard University | News | Comments

Research indicates that live-in programs may result in higher levels of abstinence than the outpatient treatment that is currently the standard of care. Read more...                

BMS to Collaborate on Immunotherapy Evaluation

November 24, 2014 1:01 pm | News | Comments

BMS and Five Prime Therapeutics Inc. announced that they have entered into an exclusive clinical collaboration agreement to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of immunotherapy drugs. Read more...       

New Drugs from Fish Oil Could Aid Artery Repair

November 24, 2014 12:33 pm | by Kathleen Masterson, University of California San Francisco | News | Comments

A common class of naturally occurring molecules from fish oil could help with artery repair. Read more...                         

Children's Relentless Seizures Halted By New Drug

November 24, 2014 12:22 pm | by Marla Paul, Northwestern University | News | Comments

An investigational medication has been found to effectively treat children with life-threatening and difficult-to-control epileptic seizures without side effects. Read more...              

U.S. Looking Past Ebola to Prepare for Next Outbreak

November 24, 2014 9:25 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. Read more...                 

Plague Outbreak Kills 40 People in Madagascar

November 24, 2014 9:20 am | by Lynsey Chutel - Associated Press | News | Comments

A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August. Read more...                                                                                

Neurotrope: Last Patient Dosed in Phase 2a Alzheimer's Study

November 21, 2014 11:41 am | News | Comments

Neurotrope, Inc. announced that the last patient has been dosed in its Phase 2a clinical trial of Bryostatin-1 for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The trial is being conducted under an Investigational New Drug (IND) application filed by the Company's licensor, the Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (BRNI). Read more...

Researcher Who Found Cause of Lyme Disease Dies

November 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm "Willy" Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson's disease Monday in Hamilton. He was 89. Read more...

Powerful Method to Speed Cancer Drug Discovery

November 21, 2014 11:22 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

For decades, researchers have struggled to translate basic scientific discoveries about cancer into therapeutics that effectively–and with minimal side effects–shrink a tumor. Read more...

UK Investment to Develop Lung Cancer Drugs

November 21, 2014 9:58 am | News | Comments

A new collaboration in the UK will develop a promising class of cancer inhibitors. Read more...                            

Pre-Empting Flu Evolution May Make Better Vaccines

November 21, 2014 9:37 am | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has shown that it may be possible to improve the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine by ‘pre-empting’ the evolution of the influenza virus. Read more...           

Breakthrough Found to Help Manage Yellow Fever

November 21, 2014 9:24 am | News | Comments

Yellow fever is a disease that can result in symptoms ranging from fever to severe liver damage. Read more...                         

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