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Possible Therapeutic Target for Brain Blood Vessel Disorder

January 28, 2015 11:56 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Tens of millions of people around the world have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs). These abnormal growths can lead to seizures, strokes, hemorrhages, and other serious conditions, yet their precise molecular cause has never been determined. Read more...

Drug Combo SuppressesLate-Stage Prostate Cancer Growth

January 28, 2015 11:37 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Low doses of metformin, a widely used diabetes medication, and a gene inhibitor known as BI2536...

Scientists Find Potential Anti-Cancer Use for Anti-Epilepsy Drug

January 28, 2015 9:11 am | by University of York | News | Comments

Scientists studied phenytoin, a drug which inhibits epilepsy by targeting sodium channels. Read...

Study Finds Potential New Drug Target for Lung Cancer

January 26, 2015 10:46 am | by Kentucky University | News | Comments

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a...

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Revolutionary Device Found to Lower Blood Pressure

January 23, 2015 3:27 pm | by Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

The device is a paper clip sized implant which is inserted between the artery and vein in the upper thigh, in a procedure lasting around 40 minutes under local anaesthetic. Read more...             

Researchers Make Progress Understanding Rare Pediatric Cancer

January 22, 2015 9:41 am | by Laura Herperger, University of Calgary | News | Comments

This malignant cancer is characterized by an excessive growth of melanin-producing cells in both the skin and the brain. Read more...                     

Study Links Gene to Drug Resistance in Testicular Cancer

January 22, 2015 9:23 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

A major research study has uncovered several new genetic mutations that could drive testicular cancer. Read more...                        

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Scientists Find New Benefit to Lou Gehrig's Drug

January 21, 2015 11:51 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

It makes radiation more effective when treating melanoma that has metastasized to the brain. Read more...                          

Researchers Open 'Pandora's Box' of Potential Cancer Biomarkers

January 21, 2015 11:45 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. Read more...                          

Researchers Make Breakthrough on New Anesthetics

January 20, 2015 12:30 pm | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are on the verge of developing a new class of anesthetics. According to a study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), a new approach to identifying compounds may lead to the next generation of anesthetics. Read more...

'Microcapsules' Have Potential to Repair Osteoarthritis Damage

January 20, 2015 9:44 am | by Queen Mary University of London | News | Comments

A new 'microcapsule' treatment delivery method could reduce inflammation in cartilage affected by osteoarthritis and reverse damage to tissue. Read more...                 

Flu News: On the Road to a Universal Vaccine

January 16, 2015 12:13 pm | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | Articles | Comments

In early December 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a briefing in which the agency announced that the current strain of the virus has mutated, rendering this year’s flu vaccine not as effective. The ideal protective approach against flu is a universal vaccine that targets antigens common to all strains of flu. Read more...

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New Targeted Treatment Strategy for Aggressive Cancers: Study

January 16, 2015 11:42 am | by Mass General Hosp. | News | Comments

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified the first potential treatment targeting a pathway by which several aggressive tumors maintain their ability to proliferate.

MRIGlobal Wins $54 Million NIH Neurological Disorders And Stroke Contract

January 16, 2015 11:25 am | News | Comments

MRIGlobal announced that it has been awarded a $54 million, 10-year program from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to provide support for the development and manufacturing of drug candidates for ultimate use in human clinical trials. Read more...

Sanofi, BI Enter Manufacturing Collaboration for Biologics

January 16, 2015 8:48 am | News | Comments

72 percent of Sanofi’s Research and Development projects are in biologics, nearly half of which are monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Read more...                    

'Molecular Truck' Could Deliver New Treatment

January 15, 2015 10:20 am | by Darci Slaten, University of Arizona | News | Comments

University of Arizona researchers have developed a novel drug and delivery system to treat inflammation and ulcerations in the colon. Read more...                                            

Alzheimer's Plaques Reduced by Targeting Sugar Attachment

January 15, 2015 9:38 am | by Riken Institute | News | Comments

This research shows that eliminating the sugared version of BACE1 is effective in preventing plaque formation. Read more...                       

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Scientists Discover 'Trick' Steroids That Can Suppress Inflammation

January 14, 2015 12:16 pm | by Georgia State University | News | Comments

These drugs could be used to make new anti-inflammatory drugs without the harmful side effects of steroids. Read more...                        

Possible Treatments Found for Highly Contagious Norovirus

January 14, 2015 12:05 pm | by Michael C. Purdy, Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

New evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus. Read more...                              

Study Reveals Lack of Data on Opioid Drugs

January 14, 2015 9:35 am | by University of Connecticut | News | Comments

Many of the studies used to justify the prescription of these drugs were either poorly conducted or of an insufficient duration. Read more...                    

Roche, Meiji and Fedora Team Up to Tackle Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics

January 14, 2015 9:22 am | News | Comments

The three pharmaceutical companies entered into a license agreement for the development and commercialization of a new inhibitor. Read more...                    

Tumor Micro-Environment: Rough for Nanoparticle Cancer Drugs

January 13, 2015 5:10 pm | by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | News | Comments

Nanoparticle drugs—tiny containers packed with medicine and with the potential to be shipped straight to tumors—were thought to be a possible silver bullet against cancer. However new cancer drugs based on nanoparticles have not improved overall survival rates for cancer patients very much. Read more...

Scientists Design Nicotine Vaccine

January 13, 2015 11:35 am | by The Scripps Institute | News | Comments

When a promising nicotine vaccine failed in clinical trials a few years ago, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) were determined to keep trying to help smokers overcome their addiction. Read more...                       

Study Shows New Challenges for MS Patients

January 13, 2015 9:51 am | by University of Aberdeen | News | Comments

This new study paves the way for future interventions to include ways to improve emotion regulation. Read more...                         

Researchers Discover Personalized Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease

January 13, 2015 9:09 am | by Montreal Heart Institute | News | Comments

This is a world-first discovery regarding a new medication called dalcetrapid. Read more...                            

Targeting Brain Cancer Cells with a Wound-Healing Drug

January 12, 2015 12:47 pm | by Ashley WennersHerron - Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Scientists are planning to create a virus capable of destroying brain cancer. Read more...                             

New Hope to Prevent Chemo Side Effects

January 12, 2015 11:11 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Research at the University of Adelaide is pointing towards a possible prevention of severe gut problems for patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Read more...                             

Dopamine May Be Safe Anti-Angiogenic Drug in Cancer Treatment: Study

January 7, 2015 11:33 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

A new study led by scientists at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) suggests that dopamine – an inexpensive drug currently used to treat heart, vascular and kidney disorders – can be safely used in cancer treatment to curb the growth of blood vessels in tumors.

Unveiling How Rotavirus Causes Infection

January 7, 2015 9:14 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Researchers have significantly advanced understanding of a virus that kills up to half a million children each year. Read more...                      

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