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Discovery Points to a New Path Toward a Universal Flu Vaccine

July 2, 2015 2:18 pm | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

Flu vaccines can be something of a shot in the dark. Not only must they be given yearly, there's no guarantee the strains against which they protect will be the ones circulating once the season arrives. Read more...

Study Offers Clue to Link Between Swine Flu Shot, Narcolepsy

July 1, 2015 4:21 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a...

Bowel Cancer Risk Reduced by Taking Aspirin for Lynch Syndrome Patients

July 1, 2015 4:09 pm | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

This is the largest study to date investigating the associations between aspirin, ibuprofen and...

Research Reveals New Insights into Key Antibiotic Target in Fight Against TB

July 1, 2015 8:30 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

While TB is curable, antibiotic resistance is on the rise and so a major challenge for...

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BiondVax Announces Positive Preliminary Phase 2 Results for Universal Flu Vaccine

July 1, 2015 8:29 am | News | Comments

These results support BiondVax’s claim that M-001 provides a broaden and improved coverage against multiple influenza type A and B virus strains. Read more...

Novartis to Try Novel Pricing Strategy for Heart Failure Drug

July 1, 2015 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The company is treading carefully in establishing the exact cost per pill. Read more...

Multi-Million-Dollar Deal Brings UQ Pain Drug Closer to Reality

June 30, 2015 8:18 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

A chronic pain treatment discovered at The University of Queensland is a step closer to clinical use. Read more...

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Major Step for Implantable Drug Delivery Device

June 29, 2015 8:41 am | by MIT | News | Comments

An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases. Read more...

Cancer Drug Makes Fruit Flies Live Longer

June 26, 2015 8:33 am | by University College London | News | Comments

The drug targets a specific cellular process that occurs in animals, including humans, delaying the onset of age-related deaths by slowing the ageing process. Read more...

Melatonin Offers Hope for ADHD Bedtime Shut-Eye

June 26, 2015 8:32 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Researchers are recruiting trial participants for a study investigating the effectiveness of the natural hormone melatonin on children with ADHD who are struggling to settle at bedtime. Read more...

New Breath Test for Pneumonia

June 25, 2015 8:58 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Manchester are part of a team that has identified an important new approach to diagnose infections in critically ill patients rapidly and accurately. Read more...

Future Antibiotics

June 25, 2015 8:45 am | by MIT | News | Comments

The global rise in antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health, damaging our ability to fight deadly infections such as tuberculosis. Read more...

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Study Points to Unexplored Realm of Protein Biology, Drug Targets

June 24, 2015 1:07 pm | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a powerful set of chemical methods for exploring the biology of proteins. Read more...

For Vitiligo Patient, Arthritis Drug Restores Skin Color

June 24, 2015 12:41 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

A medication for treating rheumatoid arthritis has restored skin color in a patient suffering from vitiligo, according to dermatologists at Yale School of Medicine. The disfiguring condition is best known as the disease that plagued late pop star Michael Jackson. Read more...

Smart Insulin Patch Could Replace Painful Injections for Diabetes

June 23, 2015 10:48 am | News | Comments

A joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check. Read more...

Sandoz Announces U.S. Launch of Glatopa

June 22, 2015 4:25 pm | News | Comments

This is the first generic version of Teva's Copaxone. Read more...

Stopping a Single Enzyme Could Help Treat Leukemia

June 22, 2015 4:21 pm | by EPFL | News | Comments

Scientists show how inactivating a single enzyme could effectively eradicate an aggressive form of leukemia. Read more...

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Global Search for Next Antibiotic

June 22, 2015 8:31 am | by University of Queensland | News | Comments

Researchers have launched a global search to discover antibiotics capable of combating superbug bacteria that are resistant to current antibiotics. Read more...

TB Bacteria Hide in Low Oxygen Niches of Bone Marrow Stem Cells

June 22, 2015 8:20 am | by Forsyth Institute | News | Comments

A new study is helping to shed light on latent tuberculosis and the bacteria’s ability to hide in stem cells. Read more...

BiondVax Announces FDA Acceptance of IND Application for Investigational Flu Vaccine

June 19, 2015 9:23 am | News | Comments

This IND continues BiondVax's clinical program, and will allow BiondVax to conduct an FDA approved Phase 2 clinical trial that will involve the administration of M-001, BiondVax's product candidate. Read more...

Key Gene in Deadly Head and Neck Cancer Identified

June 19, 2015 8:45 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Researchers have made the first real breakthrough in 50 years in understanding how cancers of the head and neck develop. Read more...

Scientists Identify Protein that Sustain Heart Function into Old Age

June 18, 2015 11:59 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

The human heart makes precious few new cells but manages to generate billions of life-sustaining beats as it grows old. Read more...

Eli Lilly's Investigational Medicine for Migraine Prevention Met Primary Endpoint in Phase 2b Study

June 18, 2015 11:39 am | News | Comments

Lilly will present data from this trial in a late-breaking session at the 57th Annual American Headache Society meeting on June 20 in Washington D.C. Read more...

Brain Receptor Found to Significantly Affect Cocaine Addiction

June 18, 2015 11:33 am | by University of Buffalo | News | Comments

Discovery of new neural pathway may lead to preventing relapses in addicts. Read more...

Protein Discovery Fuels Re-Design of Mosquito-based Malaria Vaccine

June 18, 2015 9:26 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A promising type of vaccine designed to eradicate malaria by blocking parasite transmission could be a step closer, as a result of experts uncovering new information about the targeted protein. Read more...

'Core' Immune Cells Reduce Symptoms, Spread of Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza

June 17, 2015 9:16 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Influenza A is the most common type of influenza and is the only type that can cause pandemics. Read more...

Breakthrough Points to Cure for Debilitating Heart and Lung Disease

June 16, 2015 11:01 am | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

A protein that targets the effects of a faulty gene could offer the first treatment targeting the major genetic cause of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), according to research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Read more....

Scripps Florida Study Points to Drug Target for Huntington’s Disease

June 16, 2015 10:44 am | by The Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Huntington’s disease attacks the part of the brain that controls movement, destroying nerves with a barrage of toxicity, yet leaves other parts relatively unscathed. Read more...

Avocados May Hold the Answer to Beating Leukemia

June 15, 2015 4:18 pm | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. Read more...

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