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Researchers Invent Device That Makes Chemotherapy More Personalized, Efficient

July 2, 2015 10:17 am | by University of Florida | News | Comments

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable. The miniaturized platform, known as a microarray, uses patients’ cancer cells to test various doses and combinations of chemotherapy drugs. 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...

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...

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...

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Research Team Issued Patent for New Anesthesia Monitoring Technology

June 18, 2015 11:45 am | by Wayne State University | News | Comments

While anesthesia has gotten much safer over the years, there is still a need for improved health monitoring systems during surgery. Read more...

New System to Detect Patient's Antibiotic Resistance to Take Just 30 Minutes

June 11, 2015 8:44 am | by St. George's University | News | Comments

A new device being developed by medical experts will transform the time it takes to detect antibiotic resistance in patients from several days to just half an hour. Read more...

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug

June 10, 2015 11:25 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of a new injectable drug, alirocumab (Praluent) from Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, to help prevent heart attacks by lowering cholesterol. The new drug may be more powerful and carry fewer side effects than statins. Read more...

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Cervical Cancer Vaccine Might Work After Just 1 Shot, Not 3

June 10, 2015 8:25 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended. Read more...

Takeda's Zafatek is Now Available for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Japan

June 4, 2015 8:30 am | News | Comments

The approval of ZAFATEK was granted based on the safety and efficacy results of multiple clinical phase III studies in patients with type 2 diabetes in Japan. Read more...

Genelux Announces Positive Phase 1 Data for Viral-Based Cancer Therapy

May 28, 2015 2:29 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Genelux is exploring the area of cancer virotherapy, where one disease is harnessed and used to attack another, with GL-ONC1. Read more...

Salix Announces FDA Approval of IBS-D Treatment

May 28, 2015 9:20 am | News | Comments

The FDA approval was based on data from three clinical studies of more than 3,000 patients. Read more...

Doctor Fights Overpopulation with Nonsurgical Contraceptive

May 22, 2015 9:40 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

An Oregon doctor is researching a non-surgical, permanent contraceptive method for women in developing countries, with some funding from the Gates Foundation. The work is being done with an eye toward curbing overpopulation, and to improve quality of life in impoverished countries, they said. Read more..

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Freshly Squeezed Vaccines

May 22, 2015 8:39 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells. Read more...

Promising Malaria and Dengue Vaccines Will Not Defeat Diseases

May 20, 2015 8:54 am | by Christopher J. Pace, Ph.D., GlobalData Managing Analyst, Infectious Diseases | Articles | Comments

Some industry pundits rightfully question the modest protective efficacies of CYD-TDV and RTS,S/AS01. Read more...

Roche Gains FDA CLIA Waiver for Strep A Test

May 19, 2015 8:39 am | News | Comments

CLIA waiver allows for broad use of the test by healthcare providers in non-traditional laboratory sites, including physician offices, emergency rooms, health department clinics, pharmacy clinics and other healthcare facilities. Read more...

The Key to Stopping Sarcomas' Spread

May 13, 2015 8:26 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

When sarcomas become large enough and outgrow their blood supply, they become vulnerable to hypoxia — a lack of oxygen. That adaptation not only enables them to survive the stress of low oxygen — it also enables them to withstand cancer drugs. Read more...

Nanotechnology Applications in Drug Delivery

May 8, 2015 4:28 pm | by Michael Morgen, Ph.D., Bend Research Inc., a division of Capsugel Dosage Form Solutions | Articles | Comments

In recent years nanotechnology has received significant interest for a wide range of applications, including those within the pharmaceutical industry.  In this area in particular, a number of diverse nano-sized structures have been investigated for drug formulation and delivery. Read more...

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New Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Field Trial

May 7, 2015 8:38 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Following a trial in Kenya, the vaccine was found to be 67 percent effective against infection with Plasmodium falciparum, one of the parasites known to cause Malaria. Read more...

Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination Could be Global Game Changer

April 28, 2015 8:45 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new microneedle patch could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Read more...

Innovation Gives Pregnant Women with Diabetes Round-the-Clock Glucose Control

April 27, 2015 9:02 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children. Read more...

Final Trial Results of the World's Most Advanced Malaria Vaccine

April 27, 2015 8:58 am | by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | News | Comments

The results suggest that the vaccine could prevent a substantial number of cases of clinical malaria, especially in areas of high transmission. Read more...

Weaker Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Surge

April 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A Monash University expert has teamed up with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pinpoint the reason behind a surge in whooping cough cases over the past 10 years. Read more....

How to Identify Drugs that Work Best for Each Patient

April 24, 2015 11:53 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

Implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy. Read more...

Hope for an Effective Malaria Therapy with Just One Tablet

April 24, 2015 8:54 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Approximately 584,000 people worldwide die of malaria each year. Read more...

WHO: Global Vaccination Records 'Off-Track'

April 23, 2015 8:45 am | News | Comments

Progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is far off-track with 1 in 5 children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each year from preventable diseases. Read more...

Electronic Micropump Could Deliver Treatment to Specific Brain Region

April 17, 2015 10:13 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor | News | Comments

There is an exactness that must be taken into account when treating neurological disorders. In treating epilepsy, for example, a condition in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures, a drug needs to be delivered directly to a specific brain region—but without negatively affecting healthy brain regions. Read more...

Isarna Initiates First-in-Human Phase I Trial for Drug to Treat Advanced Glaucoma

April 17, 2015 8:11 am | News | Comments

The trial will enroll approximately 24 - 30 patients. Read more...

FDA Accepts Teva's NDA for Bendamustine

April 15, 2015 9:16 am | News | Comments

This NDA requests FDA approval of the rapid infusion bendamustine HCl product for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Read more...

New Liver Cancer Treatment Approved in Europe

April 15, 2015 8:24 am | by University Medical Center Utrecht | News | Comments

A new treatment for liver cancer developed by the University Medical Center Utrecht has received the European CE mark for quality and safety. Read more...

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