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Protein Discovery May Unlock New HIV Treatment

October 24, 2014 1:48 pm | News | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered a new protein that participates in active HIV replication. Read more...                                                  

Cancer Innovation Forum Calls for Improving Research Progress

October 24, 2014 1:37 pm | News | Comments

At a time when cancer drug development is at a...

Newly Released Dallas Nurse to Meet With Obama

October 24, 2014 1:23 pm | by Jessica Gresko - Associated Press | News | Comments

 A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released...

Researchers Find New Target for Treating Childhood Cancers

October 24, 2014 10:31 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have uncovered a new target for drugs that could...

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After 1st Ebola Case in NYC, 3 Others Quarantined

October 24, 2014 9:06 am | by Jonathan Lemire and Colleen Long - Associated Press | News | Comments

A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms. Read more...                     

NIH Announces Grants for Frontotemporal Degeneration Research

October 23, 2014 1:44 pm | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health will award three large, five-year projects on a specific form of dementia, known as frontotemporal because of the areas of the brain that are affected. Read more...

Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Has Promise in Combination Therapy

October 23, 2014 1:40 pm | News | Comments

Ewing sarcoma tumors disappeared and did not return in more than 70 percent of mice treated with combination therapy that included drugs from a family of experimental agents developed to fight breast cancer, reported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists.  Read more...

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New Genome Analysis Finds Markers of Aggresive Tumors

October 23, 2014 1:21 pm | News | Comments

A new comprehensive analysis of thyroid cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network has identified markers of aggressive tumors, which could allow for better targeting of appropriate treatments to individual patients. Read more...    

New Anti-Cancer Drug Shows Few Side-Effects in Mice

October 23, 2014 10:15 am | News | Comments

A new drug, known as OTS964, can eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice, according to a new report. Read more...                     

New Study Finds Potential Targets for Personalized Cancer Vaccines

October 23, 2014 10:01 am | News | Comments

A team of University of Notre Dame scientists, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Connecticut, have announced the results of a new study on identifying potential targets for personalized cancer vaccines. Read more...    

NIH Begins Early Human Clinical Trial of New Ebola Vaccine

October 22, 2014 2:00 pm | News | Comments

Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Read more...                

Improved Data Reveals Higher Global Burden of Tuberculosis

October 22, 2014 10:13 am | News | Comments

Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. Read more...

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Johnson & Johnson Announces New Spending Plan for Ebola Vaccine

October 22, 2014 10:05 am | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson announced that it has made a commitment of up to $200 million to accelerate and significantly expand the production of an Ebola vaccine program in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. Read more...                    

Researchers Demonstrate Advances in Creating Blood Cancer Treatment

October 21, 2014 2:33 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere said that blocking the action of an enzyme “switch” needed to activate tumor growth is emerging as a practical strategy for treating T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Read more...    

WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials in W. Africa in January

October 21, 2014 9:48 am | by John Heilprin | News | Comments

The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top WHO official said. Read more...                   

Embryonic Stem Cells in Trial for Diabetes

October 20, 2014 4:08 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Editor | Articles | Comments

As San Diego’s ViaCyte was in the midst of launching the first FDA-approved embryonic stem (ES) cell clinical trial for diabetes last week, Boston’s Harvard University reported that beta cells from ES cells “cured” diabetic mouse-models. Read more...

BioPontis Alliance, HNF Partner to Develop Treatments for CMT

October 20, 2014 2:29 pm | News | Comments

BioPontis Alliance for Rare Disease and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF), both philanthropies, announced the creation of a joint venture to develop drug candidates for the treatment of the rare disease known as Charcot- Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease. Read more... 

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Lab-Developed Intestinal Organoids Form Mature Human Tissue in Mice

October 20, 2014 2:19 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have successfully transplanted “organoids” of functioning human intestinal tissue grown from pluripotent stem cells in a lab dish into mice – creating an unprecedented model for studying diseases of the intestine. Read more...

Revalesio’s Drug Has Potential to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

October 20, 2014 12:07 pm | News | Comments

Revalesio Corporation and Rush University Medical Center’s Department of Neurological Sciences published findings from two research studies that demonstrate the potential for RNS60 to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia by protecting neuronal function, restoring neuronal connections and promoting neuronal plasticity. Read more...

Metabolic Genetics Research Paves Way to Treating Diabetes, Obesity

October 20, 2014 11:39 am | News | Comments

Breaking down complex conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes and obesity into the specific metabolic proteins and processes that underlie them offers a new approach to studying the genetics of these diseases and how they are interrelated. Read more...

Drug Restores Pleasure-Seeking Ahead of Other Antidepressant Effects

October 20, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of — and ahead of — its other antidepressant effects, in an NIH trial. Within 40 minutes after a single infusion of ketamine, treatment-resistant depressed bipolar disorder patients experienced a reversal of a key symptom — loss of interest in pleasurable activities — which lasted up to 14 days. Read more...

EU Seeking to Create $1.27B Ebola Fund

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by Raf Casert | News | Comments

European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis. Read more...

U.S. Monitors Health Care Worker Aboard Cruise Ship

October 17, 2014 1:43 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn | News | Comments

A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger leave the vessel. Read more...

Chimerix Gets FDA OK to Test Drug for Ebola

October 17, 2014 1:34 pm | News | Comments

A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration. Read more...

UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

October 17, 2014 11:15 am | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. Read more...

Anoro's COPD Drug Shows Improved Lung Function

October 17, 2014 11:07 am | News | Comments

Respiratory Medicine has published positive results from a third lung function study comparing the efficacy and safety of Anoro Ellipta. Read more...                                     

A Look At Latest Ebola Developments

October 17, 2014 10:40 am | News | Comments

The nation's top health officials tried to assure Congress that they can halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S. despite mistakes that allowed two nurses to get the infection from a patient. Read more...

Scientific Breakthrough May Help Design Future Antibiotics

October 17, 2014 10:33 am | News | Comments

Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which may help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future. Read more...

New Front in War on Alzheimer’s, Other Protein-Folding Diseases

October 17, 2014 10:12 am | News | Comments

A surprise discovery that overturns decades of thinking about how the body fixes proteins that come unraveled greatly expands opportunities for therapies to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, which have been linked to the accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the brain. Read more...

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