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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...

Nanotechnology Platform Shows Promise for Treating Pancreatic Cancer

March 24, 2015 12:48 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

Scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center...

Scientists Win $1.5 Million Grant to Develop New Cancer Drugs

March 23, 2015 10:14 am | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded a...

New Hope for Beating Deadly Hereditary Stomach and Breast Cancers

March 20, 2015 10:11 am | by University of Otago | News | Comments

Deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers could be successfully treated at their...

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Antibiotic Nanoparticles Attack Respiratory Infection

March 19, 2015 9:11 am | by Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research | News | Comments

Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa, and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an effective amount to reach the target. Read more...

3-D Protein Snapshot Highlights Potential Drug Target for Breast Cancer

March 18, 2015 11:18 am | by University of Vermont | News | Comments

The genome of a cell is under constant attack, suffering DNA damage that requires an army of repair mechanisms to keep the cell healthy and alive. Understanding the behavior of the enzymes defending these assaults helps determine how - and where - cancer gets its foothold and flourishes. Read more...

Study Suggests Precision Medicine for Adrenal Cancer

March 18, 2015 10:57 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Despite overall lack of success, small subset of patients responds to investigational drug. Read more...


Potential Drug Target Found to Prevent Bowel Cancer Spread

March 18, 2015 9:03 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a molecule that is crucial to the survival of stem cells in the intestine. Read more...

Gene Discovery Provides Clue to How TB May Evade the Immune System

March 17, 2015 9:01 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

The largest genetic study of tuberculosis susceptibility to date has led to a potentially important new insight into how the pathogen manages to evade the immune system. Read more...

Scientists Make Surprise Finding in Stroke Research

March 17, 2015 8:37 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists have made an important new discovery about the brain’s immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions. Read more...

Anti-Herpes Drug May Help Control HIV

March 13, 2015 1:56 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

A drug that’s used to control herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) could reduce levels of HIV in patients who do not have genital herpes, finds a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study. Read more...

Stem Cells Lurking in Tumors Can Resist Treatment

March 13, 2015 11:35 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Scientists are eager to make use of stem cells’ extraordinary power to transform into nearly any kind of cell, but that ability also is cause for concern in cancer treatment. Malignant tumors contain stem cells, prompting worries among medical experts that the cells’ transformative powers help cancers escape treatment. Read more...


Study Shows Two New Flu Strains Do Not Yet Easily Infect Humans

March 13, 2015 10:00 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan. Read more...

Study: Tetanus Shot May Aid Treatment of Deadly Brain Cancer

March 12, 2015 1:29 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. Read more...                                                                 

d-Methadone: A Novel Approach for Neuropathic Pain

March 12, 2015 8:45 am | by Eliseo Salinas, MD, MSc, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Relmada Therapeutics | Articles | Comments

At a time when opioid abuse and addiction are making headlines, a new molecule is being studied to treat neuropathic pain without such negative effects. Read more...                        

Lhasa Limited Announces Release of Vitic Intermediates Database

March 11, 2015 9:13 am | News | Comments

Members of this database will share mutagenicity data for common intermediates and compounds containing functional groups of interest. Read more...                   

New Approach to HIV Management in Africa Reduces Deaths by a Third

March 11, 2015 9:08 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

The research suggests that a simple low-cost intervention could be an effective approach to reducing HIV-related deaths in Africa. Read more...                   


Scientists Open Door for HIV Drug

March 10, 2015 1:06 pm | News | Comments

Salk scientists have gotten one step closer to creating such a drug by customizing a powerful defense system used by many bacteria and training this scissor-like machinery to recognize the HIV virus. Read more...

New Test Uses Human Stem Cells to Identify Drug Side Effects

March 9, 2015 4:36 pm | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a test that uses cells from a single donor's blood to predict whether a new drug will cause a severe reaction in humans. Read more...                 

Most Information in Drug Development is Lost

March 9, 2015 4:28 pm | by McGill University | News | Comments

Stalled drugs are drugs that fail to make it to the market either because they prove to be ineffective or unsafe or both. Read more...                     

Vaccine Design Effective Against Herpes Viruses

March 9, 2015 10:29 am | News | Comments

Herpes simplex virus infections are an enormous global health problem and there is currently no viable vaccine. For nearly three decades, immunologists' efforts to develop a herpes vaccine have centered on exploiting a single protein found on the virus's outer surface that is known to elicit robust production of antibodies.  Read more...

Tiny Nanoparticles Could Make Impact for Cornea Transplant Patients

March 9, 2015 10:13 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Animal study shows that a nanoparticle applied at the time of surgery slowly releases needed medicine to reduce risk of rejection after eye surgery. Read more...                                

Stem Cell Researchers Develop Method to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

March 9, 2015 9:55 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA stem cell researchers have shown that a novel stem cell gene therapy method could lead to a one-time, lasting treatment for sickle cell disease—the nation's most common inherited blood disorder. Read more...

Spider Venom May Have Legs as Future Painkiller

March 9, 2015 8:26 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

This discovery could inspire a new class of potent painkillers with fewer side effects than current medications. Read more...                                     

Magnetic Material Attracts Attention for Cancer Therapy

March 9, 2015 8:24 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

An extraordinary self-regulating heating effect that can be achieved in a particular type of magnetic material may open the doors to a new strategy for hyperthermia cancer treatment. Read more...          

Research Suggests Brain's Melatonin May Trigger Sleep

March 6, 2015 2:55 pm | by Caltech | News | Comments

The new work suggests that even in the absence of a supplement, naturally occurring melatonin may help us fall and stay asleep. Read more...                    

New Approaches Required to Lower Cholesterol

March 6, 2015 9:18 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

The study showed that one in five patients treated with a statin have minimal lowering of LDL cholesterol. Read more...                       

Meet Thomas Goetz, The Co-founder of Iodine

March 5, 2015 11:50 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The startup has been called "The Yelp of Medicine." Read more...                                                         

Researchers Devise New Method to Identify Disease Markers

March 5, 2015 10:31 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

This is a key step towards personalized medicine. Read more...                                                       

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