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The study uses brain cells in a dish to understand polygenic origins of schizophrenia THE STUDY USES BRAIN CELLS IN A DISH TO UNDERSTAND POLYGENIC ORIGINS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

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Oct 18, 2018

A recent study has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown in a dish from human embryonic stem cells. The polygenic factors associated with psychiatric dis...

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Key genomic differences in breast cancers of women of different ethnicity KEY GENOMIC DIFFERENCES IN BREAST CANCERS OF WOMEN OF DIFFERENT ETHNICITY

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Oct 17, 2018

A study comparing DNA and RNA data from Nigerian breast cancer patients to patients in a United States database found that certain aggressive molecular features were far more prevalent in tumors from Nigerian women than in black or white American wom...

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Investigating tumour microenvironments for more effective treatments INVESTIGATING TUMOUR MICROENVIRONMENTS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS

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Oct 17, 2018

Researchers have gained insights into the microenvironment of different types of lung tumors, describing how the cell ecosystems may affect response to treatment. The microenvironment of a cell impact how it grows behaves and communicates with other ...

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Using Facebook to predict depression USING FACEBOOK TO PREDICT DEPRESSION

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Oct 17, 2018

New research uses over half a million Facebook status updates to predict depression diagnoses in people at risk. Depression is one of the most widespread mental health problems in the United States, with over 16 million adults have experienced at lea...

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Keto diet may protect against cognitive decline KETO DIET MAY PROTECT AGAINST COGNITIVE DECLINE

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Oct 16, 2018

Ketogenic, or keto, diets are low-carb and fat-rich, and many people who follow such regimens do it to shed excess weight. However, a keto diet may bring other benefits, too. In particular, it may help keep the brain healthy and young, as new researc...

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Diabetes: Surprising new role of fat revealed DIABETES: SURPRISING NEW ROLE OF FAT REVEALED

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Oct 16, 2018

A new study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, challenges the current understanding of what causes diabetes. The findings may lead to new therapies. More than two decades ago, researchers suggested that the action of an enzyme called protein ...

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Neutrophil NEUTROPHIL'S ROLE DURING TUMOR PROGRESSION UNRAVELED

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Oct 16, 2018

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have characterized the function of neutrophils, a type of white blood cells, during early stages of tumor progression, showing that they migrate from the bone marrow to distant sites and facilitate tumor cell seedi...

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Virtual Reality Shows We Eat with Our Eyes VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWS WE EAT WITH OUR EYES

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Oct 16, 2018

Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell food scientists used virtual reality to show how people’s perception of real food can be altered by their sur...

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Why Your Elbow Hurts When You Bump It The Wrong Way WHY YOUR ELBOW HURTS WHEN YOU BUMP IT THE WRONG WAY

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Oct 15, 2018

Everyone knows that painful sensation when the "funny bone" in your elbow is bumped. It turns out, that pinching and numbing sensation have nothing to do with the bone.

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Lassa fever vaccine reveals new test for immunity LASSA FEVER VACCINE REVEALS NEW TEST FOR IMMUNITY

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Oct 15, 2018

Lassa fever belongs to the same class of hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola. Like Ebola, it has been a major health threat in Western Africa, infecting 100,000-300,000 people and killing 5,000 per year. A new vaccine against both rabies and Lassa has demo...

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Cancer stem cells use normal genes in abnormal ways CANCER STEM CELLS USE NORMAL GENES IN ABNORMAL WAYS

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Oct 15, 2018

CDK1 is a “normal” protein – its presence drives cells through the cycle of replication. And MHC Class I molecules are “normal” as well – they present bits of proteins on the surfaces of cells for examination by th...

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ADHD overdiagnosis in younger students, says global study ADHD OVERDIAGNOSIS IN YOUNGER STUDENTS, SAYS GLOBAL STUDY

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Oct 14, 2018

Researchers are warning teachers and clinicians are mistaking immaturity in the classroom for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. A global study shows the youngest children in a classroom are often compared with their older and more mat...

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A cure for Alzheimer’s? Yes, a cure for Alzheimer’s! A CURE FOR ALZHEIMER’S? YES, A CURE FOR ALZHEIMER’S!

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Oct 14, 2018

This is the most important column I’ve ever written.  The message is quite complex–dozens of new health parameters to test for and to optimize, all of them interacting in ways that will require new training for MDs.  The message...

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Drug target identified in oestrogen receptors DRUG TARGET IDENTIFIED IN OESTROGEN RECEPTORS

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Oct 12, 2018

A team of scientists has described a strategy to disrupt the estrogen receptor in order to access a therapeutic drug target. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered a previously uncharacterized, bridge-like ...

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Novel Genetic Study Sheds New Light On Risk Of Heart Attack NOVEL GENETIC STUDY SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON RISK OF HEART ATTACK

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Oct 12, 2018

Loss of a protein that regulates mitochondrial function can greatly increase the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), Vanderbilt scientists reported Oct. 3 in the journal eLife. The study illustrates how “integrative genomics,” a...

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Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading BREAST CANCER: OMEGA-3-RICH DIET MAY STOP TUMORS FROM SPREADING

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Oct 11, 2018

New research shows that a diet rich in marine omega-3 fatty acids slows the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in female mice. The diet enriched with omega-3 also improved the rodents' survival. A vast body of research hails the benefi...

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Lung Cancer Deaths 28 Percent Lower In California Due To Long-Term, Aggressive Tobacco Control Programs LUNG CANCER DEATHS 28 PERCENT LOWER IN CALIFORNIA DUE TO LONG-TERM, AGGRESSIVE TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAMS

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Oct 11, 2018

Early adoption of tobacco control efforts in California led to fewer people ever smoking, reduced the amount used by those who do smoke and helped smokers quit at a younger age when their risk of developing lung cancer is lowest. As a result, say the...

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Wired for Life: Study links infants WIRED FOR LIFE: STUDY LINKS INFANTS' BRAIN CIRCUITRY TO FUTURE HEALTH

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Oct 11, 2018

Growth rates of brain circuits in infancy may help experts predict what a child's intelligence and emotional health could be when the child turns 4, a new study has found. Along with prior research, these findings could help future physicians ide...

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Lassa Fever Vaccine Shows Promise and Reveals New Test for Immunity LASSA FEVER VACCINE SHOWS PROMISE AND REVEALS NEW TEST FOR IMMUNITY

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Oct 11, 2018

Lassa fever belongs to the same class of hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola. Like Ebola, it has been a major health threat in Western Africa, infecting 100,000-300,000 people and killing 5,000 per year. A new vaccine against both rabies and Lassa has demo...

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Micropeptide molecule restores heart function MICROPEPTIDE MOLECULE RESTORES HEART FUNCTION

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Oct 10, 2018

Researchers have discovered a micro peptide molecule that can restore normal heart function in mice. The micropeptide works by preventing calcium dysregulation and remodeling of the heart and could be a promising new gene therapy target to treat hear...

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Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer EXISTING DRUG MAY TREAT TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

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Oct 09, 2018

The existing drug estradiol can inhibit tumor growth in a subtype of triple-negative breast cancer. The researchers may soon test the repurposed drug in phase II clinical trial. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer whe...

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Paralysis from Rare Disorder: Stem Cell Therapy Trial Brings Hope PARALYSIS FROM RARE DISORDER: STEM CELL THERAPY TRIAL BRINGS HOPE

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Oct 09, 2018

By injecting patients with stem cells engineered to repair the central nervous system – called progenitor cells – scientists are working to establish the first treatment that can repair spinal cords inflamed by transverse myelitis. If suc...

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Inflammatory Marker Tied To Kidney Decline In Healthy Adults INFLAMMATORY MARKER TIED TO KIDNEY DECLINE IN HEALTHY ADULTS

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Oct 08, 2018

A large, multiethnic study of healthy individuals found that high blood levels of an inflammatory marker are linked with the long-term decline of kidney function. The results may shed light on biological mechanisms that spur chronic kidney disease. T...

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Researchers develop a potential tool for efficacious targeted cancer therapy RESEARCHERS DEVELOP A POTENTIAL TOOL FOR EFFICACIOUS TARGETED CANCER THERAPY

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Oct 08, 2018

Researchers at the Faculty of Pharmacy have developed PeptiENV, a cancer vaccine platform, which can be used to improve the therapeutic efficacy of oncolytic enveloped viruses currently in clinical use. With the help of this new cancer vaccine platfo...

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Efficacy of PET imaging in managing chronic liver diseases EFFICACY OF PET IMAGING IN MANAGING CHRONIC LIVER DISEASES

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Oct 08, 2018

Despite liver biopsies being powerful and reliable, they are also invasive, painful, limited and subject to complications. These effects may soon be a thing of the past for some patients. Research showing PET imaging with the 18F-FAC radiotracer can ...

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What your Blood says about your Health WHAT YOUR BLOOD SAYS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

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Oct 07, 2018

For most of us, this is probably our least favorite part of our doctor’s visit. “You will be amazed at what the blood can tell about the body,” said Shaka Terrell, a lab assistant with Lee Health. For a healthy adult, health experts...

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AI algorithm accurately predicts Alzheimer’s disease onset AI ALGORITHM ACCURATELY PREDICTS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE ONSET

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Oct 05, 2018

Dr. Mallar Chakravarty, a computational neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, and his colleagues from the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, designed an algorithm that learns signatures f...

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Viruses In Blood Lead To Digestive Problems VIRUSES IN BLOOD LEAD TO DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

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Oct 04, 2018

While studying viruses best known for infecting the brain, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis stumbled upon clues to a conundrum involving a completely different part of the anatomy: the bowel, and why some people po...

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Ovarian cancer: Taking regular low-dose aspirin can lower risk OVARIAN CANCER: TAKING REGULAR LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN CAN LOWER RISK

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Oct 04, 2018

An analysis of data from hundreds of thousands of women in the United States has found that regularly taking low-dose aspirin is linked to a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. The team found a 23 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer in wom...

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Study Links Individual HPV Types To HIV Infection STUDY LINKS INDIVIDUAL HPV TYPES TO HIV INFECTION

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Oct 04, 2018

An international research team led by a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has for the first time identified individual types of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are specifically linked to HIV infection. The study, published ...

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Nuclear tracer helps to study the aging brain NUCLEAR TRACER HELPS TO STUDY THE AGING BRAIN

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Oct 04, 2018

A PET imaging radiotracer could help researchers understand the neurodegenerative disease and the aging brain. Researchers from John Hopkins University found that the radiotracer rapidly entered the brain, and was distributed quickly. Previous studie...

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PSD-95 molecule reveal potential treatment for stroke patients PSD-95 MOLECULE REVEAL POTENTIAL TREATMENT FOR STROKE PATIENTS

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Oct 03, 2018

A novel hybrid approach has revealed a 3D structure of a protein fragment that could serve as a drug target in treating stroke patients. The protein called “postsynaptic density protein of 95 kDa (PSD-95)” is positioned on neurons in the ...

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Why sudden cardiac arrests no longer peak in the morning WHY SUDDEN CARDIAC ARRESTS NO LONGER PEAK IN THE MORNING

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Oct 03, 2018

New research, published in the journal Heart Rhythm, discovers that due to recent cultural shifts in our work schedules and daily stressors, sudden cardiac arrests no longer tend to occur in the mornings. Until now, the consensus has been that a...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel ...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Targets for chronic kidney disease treatment TARGETS FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE TREATMENT

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Oct 02, 2018

DAB2 could be a target for chronic kidney disease treatments after researchers investigated how genetic variations drive the expression of genes within the cells of the kidney. The kidney works harder than any other organ in the body, tasked with ext...

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What are the risks of having too much amniotic fluid? WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF HAVING TOO MUCH AMNIOTIC FLUID?

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Oct 02, 2018

Women experience polyhydramnios when too much amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus in the womb. This excess fluid can slightly increase the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery. As a result, doctors usually monitor fluid levels regularly...

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How to identify psoriasis and ringworm HOW TO IDENTIFY PSORIASIS AND RINGWORM

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Oct 02, 2018

Both psoriasis and ringworm cause red, scaly patches on the skin. Knowing the symptoms of each condition can help people to identify their rash. Psoriasis and ringworm are very different conditions. Ringworm is a fungal infection that will go away wi...

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Amazonian plant provides antitumour activity AMAZONIAN PLANT PROVIDES ANTITUMOUR ACTIVITY

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Oct 01, 2018

Research conducted by scientists at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country shows the amazonian Vismia baccifera plant causing oxidative stress in hepatic tumor cells. The Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress Group in the Faculty of Medicine and N...

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Cybersecurity in the Age of Medical Devices CYBERSECURITY IN THE AGE OF MEDICAL DEVICES

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Sep 28, 2018

Countless studies and articles have confirmed that connected medical devices from implantable products like pacemakers to diagnostic devices such as CT scanners and more are indeed vulnerable to malicious exploitation. This paper offers both technica...

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Kidney disease biomarker could help detect COPD KIDNEY DISEASE BIOMARKER COULD HELP DETECT COPD

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Sep 28, 2018

A biomarker commonly used with kidney disease could also indicate lung problems, primarily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers reported a link between COPD and levels of albuminuria, the amount of albumin in urine. The researche...

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KCNB1 may be a root cause of Alzheimer’s disease KCNB1 MAY BE A ROOT CAUSE OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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Sep 27, 2018

A new mechanism has been developed that could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey aim to launch a clinical trial to test this treatment in humans. Scientists have long ...

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Sugar specific molecules show promising results for new allergy vaccine SUGAR SPECIFIC MOLECULES SHOW PROMISING RESULTS FOR NEW ALLERGY VACCINE

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Sep 27, 2018

Using sugar molecules researchers have developed a new vaccine for hay fever that may reduce treatment times and increase the effectiveness of treatments. The vaccine, which is still at the earliest research stage, has been tested on mice. The method...

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It May Be Possible To Detect Mental, Neurological Disorders With Brain Scan Technology IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO DETECT MENTAL, NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS WITH BRAIN SCAN TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 26, 2018

Autism is a growing concern not only for parents and children but healthcare providers as well as researchers and public health officials. The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the prevalence of autism has i...

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What is Mesothelioma? WHAT IS MESOTHELIOMA?

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Sep 26, 2018

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that can affect various organs in the body. Almost all mesothelioma cases are directly linked to asbestos exposure.

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Raising Awareness About Brain Aneurysms RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT BRAIN ANEURYSMS

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Sep 25, 2018

Christine Buckley, the executive director of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, talks about efforts to raise awareness of the health problem, advance research, and help families affected. Interview for BNN News. Aired September 25, 2018.

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Breast tissue simulations address enhanced MRI delays BREAST TISSUE SIMULATIONS ADDRESS ENHANCED MRI DELAYS

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Sep 25, 2018

Researchers from Purdue University argue that as no two women have the same breast tissue, MRI’s detecting and monitoring breast cancer should not treat all women the same way. As methods of ensuring the safety of new MRIs, clinical MRIs have n...

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Cryo-EM shows structure of TRPM2 CRYO-EM SHOWS STRUCTURE OF TRPM2

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Sep 25, 2018

The atomic-level structure of TRPM2 has been revealed for the first time. Researchers at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) revealed the structure as a promising drug target for Alzheimer’s and bipolar disorder. The protein, TRPM2 is found...

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New drug Metavert blocks the growth of pancreatic cancer in mice NEW DRUG METAVERT BLOCKS THE GROWTH OF PANCREATIC CANCER IN MICE

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Sep 25, 2018

The study, led by non-profit health science center Cedars-Sinai, also demonstrated in mice that the drug, called Metavert, may prevent patients from developing a resistance to currently used pancreatic cancer chemotherapies. Commenting on the potenti...

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Battling Superbugs: New Compounds Could Make Old Antibiotics New BATTLING SUPERBUGS: NEW COMPOUNDS COULD MAKE OLD ANTIBIOTICS NEW

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Sep 25, 2018

With antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” now infecting 2 million people per year and a dearth of new medications in the pipeline to treat them, CU Boulder researchers are taking a novel approach to address the looming public health crisis: T...

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Lung Inflammation From Childhood Asthma Linked With Later Anxiety LUNG INFLAMMATION FROM CHILDHOOD ASTHMA LINKED WITH LATER ANXIETY

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Sep 25, 2018

Persistent lung inflammation may be one possible explanation for why having asthma during childhood increases your risk of developing anxiety later in life, according to Penn State researchers. In a study with mice, researchers found that childhood e...

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Mitochondrial diseases could be treated with gene therapy MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASES COULD BE TREATED WITH GENE THERAPY

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Sep 24, 2018

Researchers have developed a genome-editing tool for the potential treatment of mitochondrial diseases: serious and often fatal conditions which affect 1 in 5,000 people. The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, applied an experimental ge...

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Psoriasis and lupus: What PSORIASIS AND LUPUS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Sep 24, 2018

Psoriasis and lupus are both autoimmune conditions that can affect people's skin. Although they share some symptoms, they are separate disorders. It is possible for a person to have both lupus and psoriasis, or psoriatic arthritis. The treatments...

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The Future Of Brain Hacking THE FUTURE OF BRAIN HACKING

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Sep 21, 2018

Advancements in neurotechnology are blurring the line between biology and technology. There is an emerging push to implant electronic devices inside the human body, hardwire them to our brains, and allow us to not only overcome disadvantages or injur...

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Cell Programming Kit CELL PROGRAMMING KIT

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Sep 21, 2018

Researchers at Caltech have developed a kind of biological toolkit of parts that can be assembled to create custom circuits for cells. Researchers at Caltech have taken an interesting approach to synthetic biology. They’ve engineered a Leg...

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Chemical tags make differences in cell fate and gene expression CHEMICAL TAGS MAKE DIFFERENCES IN CELL FATE AND GENE EXPRESSION

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Sep 21, 2018

Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Spain have uncovered the role of chemical ‘tags’ in controlling genes involved in mammalian development. The research was led by Professor Luciano Di Croce and Professor Marc Marti-Renom,...

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Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation ADDICTION TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION

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Sep 20, 2018

This infographic created by a Non-Profit Addiction Rehab Directory, FindRehabCenters. aims to provide information on addiction treatment and rehabilitation. Addiction is a disease that drug and alcohol rehab can help you overcome. According to the Na...

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Synthetic organelle shows how tiny puddle-organs in our cells work SYNTHETIC ORGANELLE SHOWS HOW TINY PUDDLE-ORGANS IN OUR CELLS WORK

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Sep 20, 2018

An illustration of part of a synthetic organelle without a membrane. Here we see two layers that phase separate like oil and water, but both layers are water. There is no oil. Each layer contains a different solute that gives it its own chemical ther...

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Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety? CAN A HEART TREATMENT LOWER DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY?

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Sep 20, 2018

Many people who have atrial fibrillation experience symptoms of mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Do particular treatments for this condition help resolve such symptoms? A new study suggests they might. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) ...

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Why the anti-vaccination movement is wrong WHY THE ANTI-VACCINATION MOVEMENT IS WRONG

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Sep 19, 2018

Experts say the impact of the fall in vaccinations for measles, mumps, and rubella is already playing out - 876 cases of measles confirmed in England this year, three times the number for the whole of last year. Here we explore why we have this curio...

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Biomarkers: Embracing a Holistic View Is Key to the Future of Precision Medicine BIOMARKERS: EMBRACING A HOLISTIC VIEW IS KEY TO THE FUTURE OF PRECISION MEDICINE

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Sep 19, 2018

We are entering an era where healthcare as we know it is going to be revolutionized.  We’re beginning to realize the potential that biomarkers hold for the world of medicine. By enabling medical scientists to stratify patients into clear, ...

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Do low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risk? DO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS INCREASE BREAST CANCER RISK?

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Sep 19, 2018

A new study from Brazil corroborates the evidence gathered by previous research, suggesting that women with low levels of vitamin D after menopause onset have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) notes t...

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What are the stages of Crohn WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF CROHN'S DISEASE?

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Sep 19, 2018

Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Doctors do not categorize Crohn's into different stages because symptoms can vary considerably over time, which can make it unpredictable. Crohn's d...

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Scientists develop means to manipulate nuclear pore numbers SCIENTISTS DEVELOP MEANS TO MANIPULATE NUCLEAR PORE NUMBERS

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Sep 19, 2018

If you consider the cell nucleus as a bank for DNA, nuclear pores are the security doors around its perimeter. However, more security doors aren’t necessarily desirable, evidenced by the fact that some cancer cells contain a dramatic excess of ...

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Young Children’s Oral Bacteria May Predict Obesity YOUNG CHILDREN’S ORAL BACTERIA MAY PREDICT OBESITY

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Sep 19, 2018

Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child’s microbiota the collection of microorganisms, including beneficial bacter...

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Targeting This Key Bacterial Molecule Could Reduce The Need For Antibiotics TARGETING THIS KEY BACTERIAL MOLECULE COULD REDUCE THE NEED FOR ANTIBIOTICS

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Sep 18, 2018

Stanford researchers have shown that bacteria involved in urinary tract infections (UTI) rely on a novel chemical form of the molecule cellulose to stick to bladder cells. The finding, published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Acade...

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Quick And Easy Test For Viral Infections Reduces Hospital Admissions And Antibiotic Use QUICK AND EASY TEST FOR VIRAL INFECTIONS REDUCES HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND ANTIBIOTIC USE

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Sep 17, 2018

A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new research presented to the European Respiratory Society International Congress Monday. The test, which takes just 50 minutes to ...

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Paracetamol Use In Infancy Is Linked To Increased Risk Of Asthma In Some Teenagers PARACETAMOL USE IN INFANCY IS LINKED TO INCREASED RISK OF ASTHMA IN SOME TEENAGERS

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Sep 17, 2018

Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Soc...

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Injuries Associated With Infant Walkers Still Sending Children To ER INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH INFANT WALKERS STILL SENDING CHILDREN TO ER

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Sep 17, 2018

Although infant walkers provide no benefit to children and pose the significant injury risk, many are still being used in US homes. A new study from researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital exam...

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Gut Bacteria’s Shocking Secret: They Produce Electricity GUT BACTERIA’S SHOCKING SECRET: THEY PRODUCE ELECTRICITY

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Sep 17, 2018

While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer to home: the human gut. UC Berkeley scientists discovered that a common diarrhea-causing bacter...

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Brain cell identified as BRAIN CELL IDENTIFIED AS 'MEDIATOR OF DISEASE'

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Sep 17, 2018

Brain inflammation is a marker of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and some psychiatric disorders. A new study finds a subtype of brain cell that is key in neuroinflammation, bringing us closer to new treatments for multiple central nervous syste...

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Disease Diagnosis in Smart Healthcare: Innovation,
Technologies and Applications DISEASE DIAGNOSIS IN SMART HEALTHCARE: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

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Sep 16, 2018

To promote sustainable development, the smart city implies a global vision that merges artificial intelligence, big data, decision making, information and communication technology (ICT), and the internet-of-things (IoT). The aging issue is an aspect ...

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Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people DAILY LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN FOUND TO HAVE NO EFFECT ON HEALTHY LIFE SPAN IN OLDER PEOPLE

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Sep 16, 2018

ASPREE is an international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that enrolled 19,114 older people (16,703 in Australia and 2,411 in the United States). The study began in 2010 and enrolled participants aged 70 and older; 65 was the min...

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Study finds benefits of probiotics to be STUDY FINDS BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS TO BE 'QUESTIONABLE'

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Sep 16, 2018

TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most-talked-about stories on the internet. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And beca...

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Chronic pain and the power of placebo CHRONIC PAIN AND THE POWER OF PLACEBO

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Sep 16, 2018

A new study has asked whether certain people with chronic pain should be given sugar pills to manage their symptoms. Scientists tap into the individual differences that make some people more susceptible to a placebo. A placebo is a medical interventi...

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What Drugs Do You Need to Survive in Space? WHAT DRUGS DO YOU NEED TO SURVIVE IN SPACE?

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Sep 15, 2018

When traveling to a faraway place, we are likely to pack some medicines in the bag. For the astronauts on board of the International Space Station (ISS), whose bodies are hurtling at the speed of 7.6 km (5 miles) per second, 408 km (254 miles) above ...

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The Journey of Your Child’s Vaccine THE JOURNEY OF YOUR CHILD’S VACCINE

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Sep 14, 2018

This video describes the journey of a vaccine from development through post-licensure monitoring.  Learn about the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine licensing and manufacturing, how a vaccine is added to the U.S. Recommended Immunization ...

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Timing could be crucial when taking medication TIMING COULD BE CRUCIAL WHEN TAKING MEDICATION

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Sep 14, 2018

Researchers used bioinformatics tools to analyze thousands of human tissue samples, creating a new database of daily circadian rhythms in human gene activity. The scientists, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, mention that thei...

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Does a Bigger Brain Make You Smarter? DOES A BIGGER BRAIN MAKE YOU SMARTER?

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Sep 13, 2018

Bigger is better, right? If you’re trying to insult someone you might call them a “pea brain” or tell them they have a “bird brain,” but as it turns out, brain size does not correlate with intelligence. The human brain, ...

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Developing RNA Medicines for Rare Genetic Diseases DEVELOPING RNA MEDICINES FOR RARE GENETIC DISEASES

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Sep 11, 2018

There are approximately 7,000 known rare diseases, however, less than 6% of these have a treatment. It is estimated that between 25–35 million Americans live with a rare disease. The company ProQR is dedicated to developing new therapeutics for...

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6 Ways to Keep Patients Coming Back 6 WAYS TO KEEP PATIENTS COMING BACK

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Sep 10, 2018

We've all heard it. Around one in three patients expect to switch providers in the next few years. This can be really costly to practices. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep those patients coming back to your office for years t...

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How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow? HOW DOES RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AFFECT THE ELBOW?

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Sep 10, 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect any of the joints in the body, including the elbow joint. This long-term condition causes inflammation, stiffness, and pain around affected joints. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the elbow can be very uncomfortable, and ...

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New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model NEW CANCER VACCINE IS 100 PERCENT SUCCESSFUL IN MOUSE MODEL

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Sep 10, 2018

Scientists have developed a new vaccine that — in conjunction with existing therapies — cannot only treat aggressive melanoma but also prevent its recurrence. Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, CA, recently work...

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These supplements may actually harm your health THESE SUPPLEMENTS MAY ACTUALLY HARM YOUR HEALTH

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Sep 09, 2018

New research warns that a number of weight loss and workout supplements contain — without accurately listing — potentially harmful doses of a substance that has been ruled as unsafe. Recently, scientists looked into whether a range of sup...

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A New Pill to Cure Hangovers Is Coming, Here’s How It Works A NEW PILL TO CURE HANGOVERS IS COMING, HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

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Sep 07, 2018

Inspired by the body’s approach to breaking down alcohol, we chose three natural enzymes that convert alcohol into harmless molecules that are then excreted. That might sound simple because these enzymes were not new, but the tricky part was to...

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Black BLACK 'HAIR' ON TONGUE: HERE'S WHAT CAUSES IT - TOMONEWS

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Sep 07, 2018

TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most-talked-about stories on the internet. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And beca...

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Single-Dose Drug Shortens Flu Symptoms by ~1 Day SINGLE-DOSE DRUG SHORTENS FLU SYMPTOMS BY ~1 DAY

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Sep 07, 2018

A single dose of a new influenza drug can significantly shorten the duration of the illness in teens and adults, according to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. The article reports the results of two multicenter, do...

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Building a Better Brain-in-a-Dish, Faster and Cheaper BUILDING A BETTER BRAIN-IN-A-DISH, FASTER AND CHEAPER

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Sep 07, 2018

The development of a rapid, cost-effective method to create human cortical organoids directly from primary cells has been described by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in a paper published in Stem Cells and De...

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Novel Cancer Vaccine Against Melanoma Tested NOVEL CANCER VACCINE AGAINST MELANOMA TESTED

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Sep 07, 2018

An experimental cancer vaccine that boosts the immune system’s ability to fight cancers could work in tandem with other cancer therapies to fight aggressive tumors, scientists reported recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scie...

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Enabling Data Integrity from Drug Discovery through Manufacturing ENABLING DATA INTEGRITY FROM DRUG DISCOVERY THROUGH MANUFACTURING

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Sep 06, 2018

When discussing the success of a drug therapy, a common topic amongst biopharmaceutical companies is data quality and data integrity; what the challenges are and what the key elements are to ensuring that the latest discovery is patentable, does not ...

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How uncontrolled inflammation leads to brain cell loss HOW UNCONTROLLED INFLAMMATION LEADS TO BRAIN CELL LOSS

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Sep 06, 2018

In a study of inflammation mechanisms in the brain, researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany have identified how, as we get older, a vicious cycle of poorly regulated inflammatory responses leads to the loss of brain cells. Recently, t...

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The alchemy of healing: Researchers turn open wounds into the skin THE ALCHEMY OF HEALING: RESEARCHERS TURN OPEN WOUNDS INTO THE SKIN

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Sep 05, 2018

Plastic surgery to treat large cutaneous ulcers, including those seen in people with severe burns, bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes, may someday be a thing of the past. Scientists at the Salk Institute have developed a technique to direc...

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DNA of early medieval Alemannic warriors and their entourage decoded DNA OF EARLY MEDIEVAL ALEMANNIC WARRIORS AND THEIR ENTOURAGE DECODED

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Sep 05, 2018

In 1962, an Alemannic burial site containing human skeletal remains was discovered in Niederstotzingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). Researchers at the Eurac Research Centre in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, and at the Max Planck Institute for the Scienc...

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Applications of high content screening in autophagy APPLICATIONS OF HIGH CONTENT SCREENING IN AUTOPHAGY

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Sep 04, 2018

Autophagy is an important process to maintain cellular homeostasis and function. Basal levels of autophagy are essential for most cells to remove unwanted protein aggregates and damaged organelles in order to prevent diseases. However, sometimes cell...

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Complex biology for the precision medicine era: re-thinking the drug discovery process COMPLEX BIOLOGY FOR THE PRECISION MEDICINE ERA: RE-THINKING THE DRUG DISCOVERY PROCESS

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Sep 04, 2018

Complex biology is a discipline acknowledging that performing biological experiments in vitro should take account of the complexity of the biological context. While this may be a noble aim, it has proven difficult to incorporate these elements into t...

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New clues found to understanding relapse in breast cancer NEW CLUES FOUND TO UNDERSTANDING RELAPSE IN BREAST CANCER

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Sep 04, 2018

A large genomic analysis has linked certain DNA mutations to a high risk of relapse in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, while other mutations were associated with better outcomes, according to researchers from Washington University School of...

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Computational analysis identifies a new clinical phenotype of severe malaria COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS IDENTIFIES A NEW CLINICAL PHENOTYPE OF SEVERE MALARIA

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Sep 04, 2018

There are more clinical phenotypes of severe malaria than those defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation. The results indicate that heart failu...

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A step closer to preventing autoimmune response to gene therapy A STEP CLOSER TO PREVENTING AUTOIMMUNE RESPONSE TO GENE THERAPY

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Sep 04, 2018

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers used a mouse model in an effort to counter the body’s autoimmune reaction to the normal protein that it’s encountering for the first time. The model they used accurately recapitulates Duc...

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10-Year Risk Estimates For Dementia May Help Early Targeted Prevention 10-YEAR RISK ESTIMATES FOR DEMENTIA MAY HELP EARLY TARGETED PREVENTION

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Sep 04, 2018

A Danish study provides 10-year absolute risk estimates for dementia specific to age, sex and common variation in the APOE gene, which may help identify high-risk individuals who potentially could benefit from early targeted prevention. The study is ...

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Is it time to dismiss the myths and fears about psoriasis? IS IT TIME TO DISMISS THE MYTHS AND FEARS ABOUT PSORIASIS?

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Sep 03, 2018

Psoriasis is a long-lasting noncontagious skin condition that can cause much discomfort. Because of its unpleasing appearance, psoriasis is often accompanied by stigma. A new study reveals that myths surrounding the skin condition still persist in th...

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Deadly venoms may drive medical advances DEADLY VENOMS MAY DRIVE MEDICAL ADVANCES

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Sep 02, 2018

Despite the fast pace of research, there are still many diseases that defy treatment. A paper, recently published in the journal Science, asks whether venom might help design innovative treatments. Venomous plants and animals are incredibly common 15...

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Cardiovascular disease: Study finds the best drugs for prevention CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: STUDY FINDS THE BEST DRUGS FOR PREVENTION

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Sep 01, 2018

A large cohort study has identified which treatment combinations work best for people with high blood pressure who are at risk for heart disease. Taking both blood pressure drugs and statins might be the best choice, the researchers find. Researchers...

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A Brand New Type of Brain Cell A BRAND NEW TYPE OF BRAIN CELL

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Aug 31, 2018

Two teams of scientists in two different parts of the world discovered a previously unknown neuron, which might have a lot to do with what makes humans, human.

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West Nile virus kills 17 in Greece WEST NILE VIRUS KILLS 17 IN GREECE

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Aug 31, 2018

West Nile virus can cause severe neurological symptoms and can even result in death. It’s common in horses and birds are natural hosts, but don’t become infected. For horses, there is a vaccine available, but no vaccine to prevent the dis...

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Matcha green tea kills cancer stem cells MATCHA GREEN TEA KILLS CANCER STEM CELLS

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Aug 31, 2018

Scientists from the University of Salford used breast cancer stem cells to test Matcha green tea. Matcha is a stone-ground powder made from green tea leaves and has often been hailed as a ‘miracle food’ containing properties to treat and ...

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Scientists decode opium poppy genome SCIENTISTS DECODE OPIUM POPPY GENOME

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Aug 30, 2018

Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome, uncovering key steps in how the plant evolved to produce the pharmaceutical compounds used to make vital medicines. The discovery may pave the way for scientists to improve yields and...

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Potential drug to cure ciliopathies POTENTIAL DRUG TO CURE CILIOPATHIES

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Aug 30, 2018

Ciliopathies are rare disorders involving functional and structural abnormalities of cilia. Although they are rare, they may reach 1 in 1,000 births. Unfortunately, there are no small-molecule drugs for treating ciliary defects. A KAIST research team...

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Scientists discover compound for a non-addictive painkiller SCIENTISTS DISCOVER COMPOUND FOR A NON-ADDICTIVE PAINKILLER

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Aug 30, 2018

Scientists have developed a chemical compound which could potentially lead to becoming an effective non-addictive painkiller. Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, along with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse developed ...

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Electronic Device Planted in Brain Could Stop Seizures ELECTRONIC DEVICE PLANTED IN BRAIN COULD STOP SEIZURES

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Aug 30, 2018

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop and even prevent epileptic seizures. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, the École Nationale Supérieur...

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Tapping Into Diagnostics to Harness the Microbiome TAPPING INTO DIAGNOSTICS TO HARNESS THE MICROBIOME

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Aug 29, 2018

It is becoming clear that the microbes which reside in and on us play a significant role in maintaining health and disease. It will be fascinating to see how knowledge of this complex world can be used to aid medical decision-making in the future.

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Novel imaging biomarker to help predict coronary inflammation NOVEL IMAGING BIOMARKER TO HELP PREDICT CORONARY INFLAMMATION

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Aug 29, 2018

Researchers have identified a novel imaging biomarker, which has been found to be able to predict all-cause and cardiac mortality by measuring inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries. Coronary artery inflammation inhibits fatty...

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Scientists develop TSA-Seq technique for precise 3D mapping of the human genome SCIENTISTS DEVELOP TSA-SEQ TECHNIQUE FOR PRECISE 3D MAPPING OF THE HUMAN GENOME

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Aug 29, 2018

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have reported a new technique that can measure the position of every single gene in the nucleus to build a 3D picture of the genome’s layout, called tyramide signal amplification s...

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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes UNDERSTANDING TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Aug 28, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar level is too high. The causes of type 2 diabetes and why it is important to keep it under control, are explained.

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Brain-heart link points at potential biomarker for trauma-induced epilepsy BRAIN-HEART LINK POINTS AT POTENTIAL BIOMARKER FOR TRAUMA-INDUCED EPILEPSY

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Aug 28, 2018

Concentrating on subjects who suffered physical or infectious brain insults, Penn State researchers studied mouse models of cerebral malaria, which often causes epilepsy in those who survive. Results of their study indicate a possible biomarker that ...

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Scientists show combined immunotherapy treatment effective against advanced melanoma SCIENTISTS SHOW COMBINED IMMUNOTHERAPY TREATMENT EFFECTIVE AGAINST ADVANCED MELANOMA

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Aug 28, 2018

The UCLA-led research showed that using the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab and the experimental agent SD-101 a sequence of nucleic acids that mimics a bacterial infection altered the microenvironment surrounding the tumor in a way that enabled the ...

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Researchers Reveal Cause Of Aggressive Skin Cancer In Patients With Butterfly Syndrome RESEARCHERS REVEAL CAUSE OF AGGRESSIVE SKIN CANCER IN PATIENTS WITH BUTTERFLY SYNDROME

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Aug 28, 2018

Patients with a rare skin disease, commonly called Butterfly Syndrome, that causes chronic blistering and extensive scarring also develop an aggressive and fatal form of cancer early in life. Now an international team of scientists led by researchers...

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Scientists identify a new kind of human brain cell SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY A NEW KIND OF HUMAN BRAIN CELL

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Aug 27, 2018

One of the most intriguing questions about the human brain is also one of the most difficult for neuroscientists to answer: What sets our brains apart from those of other animals? "We really don't understand what makes the human brain specia...

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Jury Still Out On Aspirin A Day To Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke JURY STILL OUT ON ASPIRIN A DAY TO PREVENT HEART ATTACK AND STROKE

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Aug 26, 2018

The jury is still out on whether people at moderate risk of a first heart attack or stroke should take the daily aspirin to lower their risk, according to late-breaking results from the ARRIVE study1 presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congr...

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Why Polluted Air May Be A Threat To Your Kidneys WHY POLLUTED AIR MAY BE A THREAT TO YOUR KIDNEYS

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Aug 26, 2018

There is good evidence that polluted air increases the risk of respiratory problems such as asthma as well as organ inflammation, worsening of diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. But new research suggests air pollution can also fuel somet...

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Scientists Have Developed An Effective Marker For Cancer Diagnosis And Therapy SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVELOPED AN EFFECTIVE MARKER FOR CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY

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Aug 26, 2018

A research group consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS, the Technical University of Munich, Helmholtz Zentrum München, the University of Duisburg-Essen, and the University of Oldenburg has developed a system that allows doctors to both improv...

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HPLC vs UHPLC HPLC VS UHPLC

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Aug 24, 2018

Liquid chromatography is a technique of key importance for many areas of chemical analysis and one that has evolved with the progression of technology and instrumentation over time. Here we highlight some of the key similarities and differences betwe...

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CTE: Why this brain disease is more common than you think CTE: WHY THIS BRAIN DISEASE IS MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK

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Aug 24, 2018

We explain Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease found in people who have experienced repetitive hits to the head. It can affect anyone, As kids head back to school, you may want to rethink whether your child should...

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NanoMIPs efficiently target and eliminate cancer cells NANOMIPS EFFICIENTLY TARGET AND ELIMINATE CANCER CELLS

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Aug 24, 2018

A joint research team from Russia and the UK has demonstrated the possibility of developing a new type of anti-neoplastic drugs based on nanoMIPs, or “plastic antibodies.” NanoMIPs are synthetic polymers that can function as antibodies, s...

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Alzheimer’s One Day May Be Predicted During Eye Exam ALZHEIMER’S ONE DAY MAY BE PREDICTED DURING EYE EXAM

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Aug 24, 2018

It may be possible in the future to screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease using an eye exam. Using technology similar to what is found in many eye doctors’ offices, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ha...

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Coconut oil has "undeserved health halo," dietitian says COCONUT OIL HAS "UNDESERVED HEALTH HALO," DIETITIAN SAYS

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Aug 23, 2018

A controversial lecture on nutrition calls into question the health claims for coconut oil. A Harvard adjunct professor called the oil "pure poison." Coconut oil's superfood status was challenged last year when the American Heart Associ...

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Handheld probe images photoreceptors in children HANDHELD PROBE IMAGES PHOTORECEPTORS IN CHILDREN

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Aug 23, 2018

The technology, based on adaptive optics, will make it easier for physicians and scientists to observe these cells to diagnose eye diseases and make early detection of brain-related diseases and trauma. Photoreceptors are specialized neurons that com...

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AI system detects cancer tumours missed by conventional diagnostics AI SYSTEM DETECTS CANCER TUMOURS MISSED BY CONVENTIONAL DIAGNOSTICS

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Aug 23, 2018

Computer engineers have ‘taught’ a computer to identify tiny specs of lung cancer in CT scan images, often missed by radiologists. Engineers have used machine learning to ‘teach’ a computer how to detect tiny specs of lung can...

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What are gastric and duodenal ulcers? WHAT ARE GASTRIC AND DUODENAL ULCERS?

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Aug 23, 2018

Gastric and duodenal ulcers are types of peptic ulcer. The main distinction is that they affect different parts of the digestive tract. A person could have both at the same time. Some causes of peptic ulcers include an excess of stomach acid, bacteri...

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Modified-RNA vaccine elicits protective response against influenza MODIFIED-RNA VACCINE ELICITS PROTECTIVE RESPONSE AGAINST INFLUENZA

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Aug 22, 2018

A universal flu vaccine that protects people against most influenza strains is one step closer to reality, with a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The candidate vaccine elicited a strong antibody response ...

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Blood test may identify cancer patients who won’t respond to immunotherapy BLOOD TEST MAY IDENTIFY CANCER PATIENTS WHO WON’T RESPOND TO IMMUNOTHERAPY

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Aug 22, 2018

Patients who are unlikely to benefit from a commonly used immunotherapy for bladder cancer could be identified by a simple blood test, according to researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). This could potentially save months of unnece...

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Can You Take Expired Drugs? CAN YOU TAKE EXPIRED DRUGS?

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Aug 21, 2018

Description: Every medicine you buy has an expiration date printed on it somewhere, but does it actually go bad? This week on Reactions, we explain the chemistry of drug expiration dates.

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Making a microscopic swarm move through a maze MAKING A MICROSCOPIC SWARM MOVE THROUGH A MAZE

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Aug 21, 2018

A microscopic swarm, just a few millimeters in length, can move through a maze with a just few clicks of a mouse. The swarm is formed from millions of magnetic nanoparticles suspended in a rapidly oscillating magnetic field. Researchers in China have...

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EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector 0.3 mg August 2018 Update EPIPEN (EPINEPHRINE INJECTION, USP) AUTO-INJECTOR 0.3 MG AUGUST 2018 UPDATE

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Aug 21, 2018

Currently, the supply of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector 0.3 mg and the authorized generic version in the United States varies from pharmacy to pharmacy. Our Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall comments on the situation. For more information about...

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Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer | Prostate Cancer Staging Guide ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE FOR PROSTATE CANCER | PROSTATE CANCER STAGING GUIDE

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Aug 21, 2018

PCRI’s Executive Director, Mark Scholz, MD, gives an overview of active surveillance, a monitoring strategy for men with low-grade prostate cancer. He talks about why it is done, who is eligible and how it is performed.

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Research team develops predictor for immunotherapy response in melanoma RESEARCH TEAM DEVELOPS PREDICTOR FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY RESPONSE IN MELANOMA

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Aug 21, 2018

In a new study, researchers developed a gene expression predictor that can indicate whether melanoma in a specific patient is likely to respond to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, a novel type of immunotherapy. The predictor was developed...

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The Agricultural Perspective on Water Contamination by Pharmaceuticals THE AGRICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON WATER CONTAMINATION BY PHARMACEUTICALS

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Aug 21, 2018

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has recognized pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) [1] to be part of a class of materials known as “emerging contaminants”. Emerging contaminants [2] can be either manmade o...

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Can gut bacteria help us achieve a CAN GUT BACTERIA HELP US ACHIEVE A 'UNIVERSAL' BLOOD TYPE?

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Aug 21, 2018

In light of the global relief efforts required after natural disasters, which have often called for blood transfusions, researchers are looking for effective ways of turning other blood types into the "universal. Researchers press on with their ...

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Vitamin B-3 may treat and prevent acute kidney injury VITAMIN B-3 MAY TREAT AND PREVENT ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

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Aug 21, 2018

New research suggests that taking vitamin B-3 orally might soon become an effective way to treat or even prevent acute kidney injury. In acute kidney injury, the kidneys suddenly stop functioning usually as a result of complications during hospitaliz...

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How much protein is too much? HOW MUCH PROTEIN IS TOO MUCH?

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Aug 20, 2018

Proteins are the most versatile molecules for the human body and are key to almost all biological processes. The average recommended dietary allowance for protein is calculated using the ratio of 1 gram of protein for every 1 kilogram of a person'...

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Maple Leaf Extract Could Nip Skin Wrinkles In The Bud MAPLE LEAF EXTRACT COULD NIP SKIN WRINKLES IN THE BUD

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Aug 20, 2018

Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that the beauty of those leaves could be skin-deep and that’s a good thing. Today, scientists report that an extract from the leaves may prevent wrinkles...

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Largest Oral HPV Study In England Shows Infection Rates Lower Than Expected LARGEST ORAL HPV STUDY IN ENGLAND SHOWS INFECTION RATES LOWER THAN EXPECTED

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Aug 20, 2018

Infection rates of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) oral infection in England are lower than expected, compared to previous US studies. The research, conducted by the University of Sheffield, also strengthens the evidence that smoking and sexu...

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To Find And Disarm: Scientists Develop Platform To Kill Cancer Cells TO FIND AND DISARM: SCIENTISTS DEVELOP PLATFORM TO KILL CANCER CELLS

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Aug 17, 2018

The new treatment will serve as both the diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumors. This breakthrough in the technologies of cancer diagnosis and treatment was made by an interdisciplinary Russian-German collaboration of chemists, physicists, and b...

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Developing Neuroprotective Therapies: Defending the Nervous System from Damage DEVELOPING NEUROPROTECTIVE THERAPIES: DEFENDING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM FROM DAMAGE

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Aug 17, 2018

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Accelerator Life Science Partners recently announced the launch of Magnolia Neurosciences Corporation – a biopharmaceutical company advancing a new class of neuroprotective medicines. To lea...

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Is it safe to mix aspirin and ibuprofen? IS IT SAFE TO MIX ASPIRIN AND IBUPROFEN?

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Aug 16, 2018

Taking aspirin and ibuprofen at the same time can cause side effects. The safety of mixing these drugs depends on the reasons why people are taking them. Aspirin and ibuprofen are both pain relievers from the same family of medicines known as non-ste...

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What are the natural ways to prevent prostate cancer? WHAT ARE THE NATURAL WAYS TO PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER?

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Aug 16, 2018

There is no single best way to prevent prostate cancer, but several natural methods can help. These include maintaining a healthful weight, exercising, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the type most co...

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New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct NEW CHEMICAL CAUSES DEADLY BRAIN CANCER TO SELF-DESTRUCT

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Aug 16, 2018

Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the "energy supply" to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct.  A newly discovered chemical may improve brain cancer survival. A glioblastoma is a deadly form of ...

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Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms WHY CANNABIS RELIEVES IBD SYMPTOMS

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Aug 14, 2018

New research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, reveals the molecular mechanism that explains why cannabis could help treat inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term that describes inflammatory...

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New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions NEW TECHNIQUE TREATS PROSTATE CANCER IN JUST FIVE RADIOTHERAPY SESSIONS

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Aug 14, 2018

A new clinical trial shows the benefits of an innovative form of radiation therapy, which delivers the radiation in only five sessions instead of the usual 37. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that prostate cancer affects over 160,000 pe...

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Delivering Assurance and Credibility DELIVERING ASSURANCE AND CREDIBILITY

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Aug 13, 2018

Data integrity is a fundamental element of ensuring compliance in a regulated laboratory and is not a new concept - it dates back decades. However, with computerized laboratory systems now taking the place of paper systems, your compliance strategy m...

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Amputees feel as though their prosthesic limb belongs to their own body AMPUTEES FEEL AS THOUGH THEIR PROSTHESIC LIMB BELONGS TO THEIR OWN BODY

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Aug 13, 2018

In a breakthrough approach that combines virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, two amputees feel as though their prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. Moreover, the scientists show that the phantom limb actually grows into their pro...

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Highly Effective and Selective Molecule Developed to Fight Malaria HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AND SELECTIVE MOLECULE DEVELOPED TO FIGHT MALARIA

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Aug 13, 2018

A novel laboratory-synthesized molecule is a strong candidate for the development of a new antimalarial drug. The possibility of a new drug offers hope for thousands of patients infected by Plasmodium falciparum, one of the parasites that cause malar...

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3D Electron Microscopy of Synapse Building 3D ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF SYNAPSE BUILDING

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Aug 13, 2018

New research from a team led by Marshall University scientist W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., reveals novel molecular insights into how multiple cell types drive the formation and maturation of brain circuits. The brain is a highly complex organ that e...

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Understanding Cloud Security in Healthcare UNDERSTANDING CLOUD SECURITY IN HEALTHCARE

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Aug 12, 2018

Cloud computing is having a profound impact on healthcare. The healthcare cloud computing market is projected to almost triple between 2015 and 2020 to $9.48 billion.1 In the same time period, the Internet of Things (IoT) the number of devices connec...

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Pharmaceutical Challenges Aided by a Laboratory Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD) System PHARMACEUTICAL CHALLENGES AIDED BY A LABORATORY POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION (PXRD) SYSTEM

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Aug 11, 2018

This white paper explores a number of ways that today’s modern, laboratory-based  PXRD instrumentation and advanced software can greatly assist pharmaceutical scientists in their quest to develop high quality, stable products and accelerat...

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A Look at How a New B-27 Plus Formulation Improves Primary Neuron Survival and Neural Network Activity A LOOK AT HOW A NEW B-27 PLUS FORMULATION IMPROVES PRIMARY NEURON SURVIVAL AND NEURAL NETWORK ACTIVITY

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Aug 10, 2018

Want to improve the reliability of your neuronal cell culture experiments by increasing the survival of the neurons? This white paper shows how the B-27 Plus Neuronal Culture System increases neuron survival and improves maturation and neural network...

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Glaucoma May Be An Autoimmune Disease GLAUCOMA MAY BE AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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Aug 10, 2018

Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. Little is known about the origins of the disease, which damages the retina and optic nerve and can lead to blindness. A new study ...

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Transitional Care Management: Connecting to Care TRANSITIONAL CARE MANAGEMENT: CONNECTING TO CARE

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Aug 08, 2018

Transitional care encompasses a broad range of services and environments designed to promote the safe and timely passage of patients between levels of health care, across care settings, and among various providers. Care settings can include a range o...

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Adaptation and conservation insights from the koala genome ADAPTATION AND CONSERVATION INSIGHTS FROM THE KOALA GENOME

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Aug 08, 2018

The koala, the only extant species of the marsupial family Phascolarctidae, is classified as ‘vulnerable’ due to habitat loss and widespread disease. We sequenced the koala genome, producing a complete and contiguous marsupial reference g...

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Neurons Tango to Synchronize Their Daily Rhythms NEURONS TANGO TO SYNCHRONIZE THEIR DAILY RHYTHMS

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Aug 08, 2018

The mammalian suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) functions as a master circadian pacemaker, integrating environmental input to align physiological and behavioral rhythms to local time cues. Approximately 10% of SCN neurons express vasoactive intestinal po...

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Can your network handle these healthcare technology shifts? CAN YOUR NETWORK HANDLE THESE HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY SHIFTS?

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Aug 08, 2018

Evolving technologies enable healthcare innovation—unless an underperforming network slows progress. These healthcare technology shifts may affect your network in the future.

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What Might Explain the Unhappiness Epidemic? WHAT MIGHT EXPLAIN THE UNHAPPINESS EPIDEMIC?

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Aug 08, 2018

Although measures of teen and adult happiness dropped during the high unemployment rates of the Great Recession, it didn’t rebound when the economy started to improve. We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what...

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AI Is a New Must for Medical Software AI IS A NEW MUST FOR MEDICAL SOFTWARE

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Aug 08, 2018

It appears that artificial intelligence is an apple of discord in disruptive technologies. On the one hand, even those who create new products based on AI or implement it across their internal processes, are worried. “Artificial intelligence an...

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Cancer Cells vs Normal Cells CANCER CELLS VS NORMAL CELLS

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Aug 08, 2018

Cancer is a complex genetic disease that is caused by specific changes to the genes in one cell or group of cells. These changes disrupt normal cell function – specifically affecting how a cell grows and divides. Cancer cells have more genetic ...

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Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered LINK BETWEEN APPENDICITIS AND ALLERGIES DISCOVERED

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Aug 07, 2018

Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could pave the way for new ...

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Novel Approach Could Lead to Creation of New Thiophosphate-Based Nucleotide Drugs NOVEL APPROACH COULD LEAD TO CREATION OF NEW THIOPHOSPHATE-BASED NUCLEOTIDE DRUGS

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Aug 07, 2018

Scientists at Scripps Research and Bristol-Myers Squibb have created a novel tool for precisely controlling the stereochemistry of thiophosphates, found in some promising new drugs that target genetic molecules and other disease targets. Called phosp...

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ADHD medications: Of all available drugs, methylphenidate should be first option for short-term treatment in children ADHD MEDICATIONS: OF ALL AVAILABLE DRUGS, METHYLPHENIDATE SHOULD BE FIRST OPTION FOR SHORT-TERM TREATMENT IN CHILDREN

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Aug 07, 2018

Of the drugs available for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most effective and safe for short-term treatment is methylphenidate for children, and amphetamines for adults, according to the most comprehensive evidence yet from a net...

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Learning More About Addiction Relapse LEARNING MORE ABOUT ADDICTION RELAPSE

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers studying cocaine addiction have managed to significantly reduce relapse rates in a preclinical model. To do so, a molecule called BDNF was delivered directly to a part of the brain that has a critical role in reward-seeking behavior, the ...

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pH imbalance in astrocytes may lead to Alzheimer’s disease PH IMBALANCE IN ASTROCYTES MAY LEAD TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers have identified that a simple pH imbalance in astrocytes could be the root of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine said they have found new evidence in lab-grown mice brain cells that an imbalance in acid-a...

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What WHAT'S IN YOUR BLOOD?

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Aug 06, 2018

Even though we only tend to focus on four key blood types, there are actually hundreds of iterations of different proteins and other components that make up our blood. Your type is determined by your genetics, a mix of each parent’s type to cre...

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New drug may improve liver cancer therapy NEW DRUG MAY IMPROVE LIVER CANCER THERAPY

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Aug 06, 2018

Researchers from many international institutions have teamed up to design a more effective drug for liver cancer therapy. Their compound may help improve survival rates and reduce adverse effects. The researcher working in the lab. If it is not caugh...

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Belly fat linked to cognitive decline BELLY FAT LINKED TO COGNITIVE DECLINE

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Aug 06, 2018

In the largest study of its type, researchers conclude that having higher levels of belly fat in old age is correlated with a reduction in cognitive function. Dementias, including Alzheimer's, are a growing concern. As the average age of the popu...

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Agitation in dementia: Are drugs the best treatment? AGITATION IN DEMENTIA: ARE DRUGS THE BEST TREATMENT?

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Aug 05, 2018

A common symptom among people with dementia is agitation, which can affect their and their carers' well-being. Dementia experts conducted a new study and found the most effective means of addressing agitation. In a paper that is now published in ...

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Overview of a scale-up of a cell-based influenza virus production process using single-use bioprocessing equipment OVERVIEW OF A SCALE-UP OF A CELL-BASED INFLUENZA VIRUS PRODUCTION PROCESS USING SINGLE-USE BIOPROCESSING EQUIPMENT

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Aug 03, 2018

The aim of this white paper is to demonstrate how GE Healthcare Life Sciences single-use products can be applied in the field of vaccine manufacturing. The white paper includes a brief discussion on modern vaccine processes, followed by a case study ...

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Low-cost education kits for molecular and synthetic biology LOW-COST EDUCATION KITS FOR MOLECULAR AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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Aug 02, 2018

Researchers at the Wyss Institute, MIT, and Northwestern University have collaborated to create “biobots,” a low-cost, shelf-stable educational kit to teach synthetic and molecular biology in K-12 classrooms. The kit utilizes freeze-dried...

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A novel way to test cancer immunotherapy combinations A NOVEL WAY TO TEST CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY COMBINATIONS

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Aug 02, 2018

Identifying safe and effective immunotherapy based combinations is one of the biggest challenges facing cancer researchers today. Testing every possible combination isn’t practical as it would require hundreds of individual studies. Here at Roc...

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Alzheimer’s Drug May Stop Disease If Used Symptoms Develop ALZHEIMER’S DRUG MAY STOP DISEASE IF USED SYMPTOMS DEVELOP

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Aug 01, 2018

About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Most will die within about five years of exhibiting the hallmark symptoms of the disease severe memory loss and a precipitous decline in cognitive function. Bu...

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Artificial Intelligence System Designs Drugs From Scratch ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM DESIGNS DRUGS FROM SCRATCH

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Aug 01, 2018

An artificial-intelligence approach created at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy can teach itself to design new drug molecules from scratch and has the potential to dramatically accelerate the design of new d...

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New blood test may someday help guide the best treatment for aggressive prostate cancer NEW BLOOD TEST MAY SOMEDAY HELP GUIDE THE BEST TREATMENT FOR AGGRESSIVE PROSTATE CANCER

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Aug 01, 2018

Tumors that spread, or metastasize, in the body shed cells into the blood that doctors can scrutinize for insights into what a patient’s cancer might do. Analyzing these so-called circulating tumor cell  (CTC) isn’t part of rout...

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The top 5 vaccine companies by 2017 revenue THE TOP 5 VACCINE COMPANIES BY 2017 REVENUE

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Aug 01, 2018

Even in an industry dominated by a few huge companies, disruption happens sometimes and 2017 was one of those times. GlaxoSmithKline surpassed Merck to top the vaccine industry by sales, generating $7 billion compared to Merck's $6.5 billion. It ...

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Effective Drug For Disorders of Copper Metabolism EFFECTIVE DRUG FOR DISORDERS OF COPPER METABOLISM

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Aug 01, 2018

According to a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research team led by Dr. Vishal Gohil of Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station has now offered more targeted treatment options for individuals with defects in...

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Teens and young adults with depression turn to internet for help, survey says TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH DEPRESSION TURN TO INTERNET FOR HELP, SURVEY SAYS

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Jul 31, 2018

Parenting is not easy. Sometimes a child's behavior might mean that there is a mental health issue or it could be just a kid having a bad day. Between patient caseload and teens that are not always forthcoming with medical caregivers, even doctor...

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Can cell phone use cause ADHD? CAN CELL PHONE USE CAUSE ADHD?

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Jul 31, 2018

Anyone who has spent any time around teens, and seen the way they often seem surgically attached to their phones, has likely wondered: is all that time on the phone affecting their brains? Researchers from California studied the digital media use of ...

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Pill Approved For Endometriosis Treatment PILL APPROVED FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS TREATMENT

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Jul 31, 2018

A first drug, by the name of Elagolix, to treat for endometriosis-related pain, has recently become approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Endometriosis is caused by uterine tissue moving to another part of the body, usually around the pelv...

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DNA For Drug Development? DNA FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT?

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Jul 31, 2018

Genetic data of individuals who were customers of DNA testing service for the purpose of understanding their ancestry and genetic history, such as the company 23andME, could now be utilized for the development of new drugs. 23andMe, the home DNA test...

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Molecule deficiency may help diagnose severe depression MOLECULE DEFICIENCY MAY HELP DIAGNOSE SEVERE DEPRESSION

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Jul 31, 2018

A new study, published in the journal PNAS, suggests that a diagnostic blood test for depression may soon be on the horizon. The new research shows that treatment-resistant depression is characterized by reduced blood levels of a specific molecule. A...

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Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival PANCREATIC CANCER: CANNABIS COMPOUND MAY BOOST SURVIVAL

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Jul 31, 2018

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that unfortunately has some of the lowest survival rates. A new study in mice suggests that one substance could help address this problem: cannabidiol, a naturally occurring cannabis compound. According to data f...

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What are the symptoms of late stage bladder cancer? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LATE STAGE BLADDER CANCER?

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Jul 30, 2018

It is difficult to remove stage 4 cancer from the body entirely. The main aim of treatment, therefore, is to give people the best possible quality of life. Doctors use staging to help diagnose cancer, plan treatment, and explain a person's outloo...

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Mini-brains offer hope in search for new drugs for brain disorders MINI-BRAINS OFFER HOPE IN SEARCH FOR NEW DRUGS FOR BRAIN DISORDERS

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Jul 30, 2018

Miniature brains grown in laboratory dishes could overcome some of the problems testing drugs on animals and help researchers identify new ways to treat very human, and incurable, conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Most new drugs...

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Gender Disparity in Post Heart Attack Treatment GENDER DISPARITY IN POST HEART ATTACK TREATMENT

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Jul 29, 2018

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, with 790,000 Americans having a heart attack every year. After a heart attack, heart damage can affect heart rhythm, pumping action, and blood circulation. Damage can increase the ris...

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Parkinson PARKINSON'S GENE AFFECTS MORE PEOPLE THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

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Jul 28, 2018

New research finds that a gene previously thought to affect only a small percentage of Parkinson's disease cases actually affects many more. The findings mean that treatments that are being developed for a small number of people may, in fact, ben...

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23andMe To Share Consumer DNA WithGSK 23ANDME TO SHARE CONSUMER DNA WITHGSK

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Jul 27, 2018

The commercial gene sequencing company 23andMe and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced a partnership that is planned for the next four years. GSK will use the massive repository of genetic and personal data that 23andMe has gathered over the years t...

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Psoriasis: Mediterranean diet may slow disease progression PSORIASIS: MEDITERRANEAN DIET MAY SLOW DISEASE PROGRESSION

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Jul 27, 2018

A new study suggests that adhering to a Mediterranean diet may relieve the severity of psoriasis and slow its progression. Mediterranean salad on blue background Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 6.7 million adults in the...

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Side effects of painkillers are worse in Alzheimer SIDE EFFECTS OF PAINKILLERS ARE WORSE IN ALZHEIMER'S

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Jul 27, 2018

A recent study demonstrates that pain relief drugs produce more pronounced side effects when taken by people with dementia. A second study uncovers why this might be the case. Older adult Alzheimer's care home. Dementia is a large and growing con...

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Cannabinoids for Dementia CANNABINOIDS FOR DEMENTIA

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Jul 26, 2018

One area of interest in the last year, as medical cannabis moves into the mainstream, is the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of dementia.  To be clear, many of the scientists or providers looking to cannabis or cannabinoid products are rea...

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New enzyme discovery may help improve drugs against cancer, diabetes and obesity NEW ENZYME DISCOVERY MAY HELP IMPROVE DRUGS AGAINST CANCER, DIABETES AND OBESITY

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Jul 26, 2018

A new study reveals that several drugs for treating hematological cancers are less effective than expected in inhibiting a special enzyme. Researchers have also identified new lead compounds that could potentially improve existing treatments and pave...

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New Drug Could Slow Down Progression Of Alzheimer’s NEW DRUG COULD SLOW DOWN PROGRESSION OF ALZHEIMER’S

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Jul 25, 2018

Drug maker Biogen reported today at a major Alzheimer's conference that after 18 months of treatment, patients who received the highest dose saw a 30 percent reduction in memory and daily function decline, versus those given a placebo. NBC N...

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Adapting drug discovery to Artificial Intelligence ADAPTING DRUG DISCOVERY TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jul 25, 2018

There is a need and opportunity to explore new drug discovery approaches that harness immense datasets (public and private), which have been built upon the successes and failures of the past to guide in-silico approaches to new therapies. Advances in...

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Fitness Trackers Helpful For Cancer Assessments FITNESS TRACKERS HELPFUL FOR CANCER ASSESSMENTS

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Jul 25, 2018

A new study published in the journal Digital Medicine found that fitness trackers can be used as a valuable tool to only assess the quality of life but the daily functioning of cancer patients during the course of their treatment. The trackers, also ...

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Super-resolution Microscope Provides Insight Into Alzheimer SUPER-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPE PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO ALZHEIMER'S PLAQUES

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Jul 25, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease impacts around 200,000 Americans; it is the country’s sixth leading cause of death. The disease is thought to begin affecting the brain ten to twenty years before it can be diagnosed, which is a serious treatment chall...

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Gottlieb Reshapes FDA to Elevate Centers, Streamline Policymaking GOTTLIEB RESHAPES FDA TO ELEVATE CENTERS, STREAMLINE POLICYMAKING

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Jul 25, 2018

Most FDA commissioners look to leave their imprint on the agency by making structural changes that update the roles and functions of lead operations. After more than a year at the agency’s helm, Scott Gottlieb now proposes to flatten out FDA&rs...

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Liver Disease Deaths Are Up in Young Adults LIVER DISEASE DEATHS ARE UP IN YOUNG ADULTS

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Jul 25, 2018

It’s a fact that overuse of alcohol can cause liver problems. Cirrhosis of the liver is often the result of long-term alcoholism, but a new study of the data shows that liver disease is increasing in young adults, a group not generally seen as ...

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Pfizer to Build Cutting-Edge Facility, Investing Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in U.S. Manufacturing PFIZER TO BUILD CUTTING-EDGE FACILITY, INVESTING NEARLY HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IN U.S. MANUFACTURING

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Jul 24, 2018

Pfizer today announced it will increase its commitment to U.S. manufacturing with a $465 million investment to build one of the most technically advanced sterile injectable pharmaceutical production facilities in the world in Portage, Michigan.

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Can You Be Obese and Metabolically Healthy? CAN YOU BE OBESE AND METABOLICALLY HEALTHY?

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Jul 24, 2018

Experts in the medical field, nutrition and fitness professionals and health educators all advise against the dangers of becoming overweight. They cite an "obesity epidemic," and it's true that health problems that can go along with obe...

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Measles are on the Move MEASLES ARE ON THE MOVE

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Jul 24, 2018

Measles is a highly contagious disease that used to be common in young children. Due to the development of vaccines, however, it’s been almost eradicated. Almost, because there are several communities in the United States that still experience ...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s ho...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlay...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavi...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit ...

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Finding drugs that are safe to take while pregnant FINDING DRUGS THAT ARE SAFE TO TAKE WHILE PREGNANT

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Jul 23, 2018

Expectant mothers often face a dilemma about whether to take medication when they fall ill due to fears it might harm their unborn baby, but new research is unraveling which drugs are safe to take during pregnancy. Pregnant women are excluded from tr...

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Gestational Diabetes Increases Heart Disease Risk in Babies GESTATIONAL DIABETES INCREASES HEART DISEASE RISK IN BABIES

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Jul 22, 2018

Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women who have high blood glucose (sugar) levels and have not previously had diabetes, usually around the 24th week. A 2014 study from the Center for Disease Control stated that gestational diabetes prevalence ...

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Are You Seasoning Your Food With Microplastics? ARE YOU SEASONING YOUR FOOD WITH MICROPLASTICS?

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Jul 20, 2018

Microplastic is a type of plastic debris that has been weathered down into tiny fragments, usually 5 millimeters long or less. Discussion around microplastic usually revolves around how this trash affects ocean life as plastic is regularly found in t...

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X-ray Images to Get Colors X-RAY IMAGES TO GET COLORS

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Jul 20, 2018

In the near future, the X-ray images from your doctor's office will no longer be just black and white, at least that's what MARS Bioimaging Ltd, an imaging company based in New Zealand, hopes. Why are they so confident? A CERN (yes the organi...

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FDA Opens Door to Importing Scarce and Costly Drugs FDA OPENS DOOR TO IMPORTING SCARCE AND COSTLY DRUGS

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Jul 20, 2018

For years, consumer advocates and state officials have pushed for access to less expensive prescription medicines available overseas, only to meet stiff resistance from FDA and government health authorities claiming that such action could bring unsaf...

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Treating Dementia With The Healing Waves Of Sound TREATING DEMENTIA WITH THE HEALING WAVES OF SOUND

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Jul 20, 2018

Ultrasound waves applied to the whole brain improve cognitive dysfunction in mice with conditions simulating vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The research, conducted by scientists at Tohoku University in Japan, suggests that this type...

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Careers in Individualized Medicine: Genetic Counselor CAREERS IN INDIVIDUALIZED MEDICINE: GENETIC COUNSELOR

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Jul 19, 2018

Teresa Kruisselbrink, M.S., L.C.G.C., a genetic counselor at Mayo Clinic, enjoys helping patients understand genetics. If you too like science, teaching and working with people, genetic counseling might be the career for you.

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Stopping Structural Changes in Collagen may Prevent Lung Fibrosis STOPPING STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN COLLAGEN MAY PREVENT LUNG FIBROSIS

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Jul 19, 2018

Lung fibrosis is a serious condition that thickens tissues in the lungs and makes it hard to breathe. It can be caused by a variety of environmental factors, including exposure to coal or grain dust. New work has shown that it may be possible to prev...

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Immunotherapy Increases Survival of Melanoma Brain Metastases Patients IMMUNOTHERAPY INCREASES SURVIVAL OF MELANOMA BRAIN METASTASES PATIENTS

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Jul 18, 2018

Melanoma, a form of skin cancer, accounts for about 1% of all skin cancer cases and a vast majority of skin cancer deaths. In Stage IV melanoma more than 60% of patients will develop brain metastases, which is difficult to treat and carries an overal...

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Fighting A Common Viral Infection In Kidney Transplant Patients FIGHTING A COMMON VIRAL INFECTION IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS

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Jul 18, 2018

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Now, a team of researchers is trying to predict which kidney ...

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CT Scans May Increase The Risk Of Brain Cancer CT SCANS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF BRAIN CANCER

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Jul 18, 2018

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. The use of computed tomography (CT) scans has increased dramatically over the last two decade...

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Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosing and Typing Tumors ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DIAGNOSING AND TYPING TUMORS

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Jul 18, 2018

While most think of artificial intelligence (AI) as the stuff of sci-fi movies and futuristic novels, it actually has many medical applications. From brain-computer interfaces for patients who have been paralyzed by injury or disease to machine learn...

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Detection of immune checkpoint markers in peripheral blood mononuclear cell lysates with AlphaLISA DETECTION OF IMMUNE CHECKPOINT MARKERS IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD MONONUCLEAR CELL LYSATES WITH ALPHALISA

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Jul 17, 2018

Quickly and easily quantitate immune checkpoint markers using a fraction of the sample volume required by traditional ELISA. In this technical note, we show how AlphaLISA can be used to detect and quantify additional immune checkpoint molecules withi...

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Powering up the Elderly POWERING UP THE ELDERLY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM

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Jul 17, 2018

As we age our immune system weakens, leading to diseases such as influenza and pneumonia taking a toll on the elderly across the world. For people over 65 years of age infections are a leading cause of death, with an estimated 85% of all deaths from ...

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Heart Failure Death Rates Higher in Females than Males HEART FAILURE DEATH RATES HIGHER IN FEMALES THAN MALES

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Jul 17, 2018

Heart failure is a common cause of morbidity and mortality, despite progress made over the past 10 years, more than 6 million Americans live with heart failure, and over 900,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. There are known sex-based differences...

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Can the Keto Diet Make Cancer Treatment More Effective? CAN THE KETO DIET MAKE CANCER TREATMENT MORE EFFECTIVE?

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Jul 17, 2018

It’s been said that “you are what you eat” but with so many diet plans and trends, it can be hard to choose. Paleo, keto, Mediterranean, and Nordic are all ways of eating that emphasize “clean eating” in different ways.&...

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Solving pharma’s patient services paradox SOLVING PHARMA’S PATIENT SERVICES PARADOX

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Jul 16, 2018

Pharma companies are expending considerable time, energy and money on developing services that are designed to support patients before, during and after treatment across therapeutic areas. But there’s a paradox at the heart of these patient ser...

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Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer OMEGA-3-DERIVED CANNABINOID MAY STOP CANCER

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Jul 16, 2018

Our bodies have an "endogenous," or "built-in," pain-killing system named after the cannabis plant: the endogenous cannabinoid system, otherwise known as the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are molecules that, together wi...

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New Drug Target For Remyelination In Multiple Sclerosis NEW DRUG TARGET FOR REMYELINATION IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

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Jul 16, 2018

Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been seen as crucial to the next big advance in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). However, a lack of understanding of how remye...

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6 REASONS FOR DELAYED TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE 6 REASONS FOR DELAYED TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE

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Jul 16, 2018

The key to killing Lyme disease bacteria successfully depends, in part, upon identifying the disease early on. Unfortunately, in all too many cases, individuals harboring the infection are not diagnosed early, which can lead to a delay in treatment a...

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Brain Disease and High Blood Pressure BRAIN DISEASE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Jul 15, 2018

Research recently published in the medical journal, Neurology, found a link between high blood pressure and brain disease. As many as half of American adults have high blood pressure and do not even know it. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occu...

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Nature Is Proving To Be Awesome Medicine For PTSD NATURE IS PROVING TO BE AWESOME MEDICINE FOR PTSD

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Jul 13, 2018

The awe we feel in nature can dramatically reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to UC Berkeley research that tracked psychological and physiological changes in war veterans and at-risk inner-city youth during white-water rafti...

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3D Imaging Advantage 3D IMAGING ADVANTAGE

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Jul 12, 2018

Imaging procedures for 3D cell models can seem intimidating, however, new developments in 3D cell image acquisition and analysis workflows offer greater ease of use. Learn about the advantages and the technology behind 3D cellular image acquisition a...

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Scientists from UofA are changing the face of viral pathogen treatment SCIENTISTS FROM UOFA ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF VIRAL PATHOGEN TREATMENT

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Jul 12, 2018

The University of Alberta appears to have hit the nail on the head yet again. With so much inspiring research coming out of this campus, it should come as no surprise that they have made a significant discovery that has the potential to treat viral p...

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Brain tumour chemotherapy now available to even more NHS patients BRAIN TUMOUR CHEMOTHERAPY NOW AVAILABLE TO EVEN MORE NHS PATIENTS

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Jul 12, 2018

Science can be a painstakingly slow process. It can take years of tweaking, refining and rethinking to get solid, reliable evidence. And when it comes to developing new cancer treatments, the layers of research needed to go even deeper. Not only do s...

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Exploiting the brain tumor environment to make better treatments EXPLOITING THE BRAIN TUMOR ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE BETTER TREATMENTS

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Jul 12, 2018

Scientists are used to exploring unfamiliar territories. It’s thanks to centuries of these investigations that we understand most of the human body enough to fix things when they go wrong. Unfortunately, some parts of the body remain somewhat o...

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Solved protein puzzle opens door to new design for cancer drugs SOLVED PROTEIN PUZZLE OPENS DOOR TO NEW DESIGN FOR CANCER DRUGS

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Jul 12, 2018

Researchers at Oregon State University have solved a longstanding puzzle concerning the design of molecular motors, paving the way toward new cancer therapies. Findings were published today in Current Biology. The research involved kinesins: tiny, pr...

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Innovative Development of Product Portfolio to Stimulate Production Sales of Vital Signs Monitoring Device INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO TO STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF VITAL SIGNS MONITORING DEVICE

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Jul 12, 2018

Low production cost has been significantly influencing the growth of the market for vital signs monitoring device across the globe. Apart from this, the major companies, as well as manufacturers, are working towards expanding the presence of their pr...

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Opportunities in preclinical development OPPORTUNITIES IN PRECLINICAL DEVELOPMENT

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Jul 11, 2018

This whitepaper explains how you can find ways to optimize the holistic preclinical development process. When it comes to informatics and data management, each preclinical domain is characterized by specific requirements due to their diverse scientif...

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Cleaning out pollen shells - Headline Science CLEANING OUT POLLEN SHELLS - HEADLINE SCIENCE

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Jul 11, 2018

For many people, pollen is an unwelcome sign of summer. The powdery substance, which is released by plants for reproduction, has ruined many a picnic and walk in the park. But believe it or not, pollen could actually serve a purpose beyond making new...

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Parkinson’s Foundation Prevalence Project Finds Number of People With Parkinson’s Severely Underestimated PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION PREVALENCE PROJECT FINDS NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S SEVERELY UNDERESTIMATED

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Jul 10, 2018

When a large population of people has a disease, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it. In our latest research initiative, we estab...

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Parkinson’s Prevalence Project PARKINSON’S PREVALENCE PROJECT

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Jul 10, 2018

When a large population of people has a disease like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it. This information helps researchers, healthca...

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Pharmaceutical Industry to Stimulate Production Sales of Peptide Therapeutics PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY TO STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF PEPTIDE THERAPEUTICS

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Jul 10, 2018

The rapid increase in FDI and rising healthcare expenditure has been driving the adoption of peptide therapeutics across the globe. Apart from this, growing prevalence of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders has been leading to a rapid increase in ...

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Cancer treatments should depend on the type of tumor CANCER TREATMENTS SHOULD DEPEND ON THE TYPE OF TUMOR

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Jul 10, 2018

Traditionally, cancers have been treated according to the part of the body they are diagnosed in, like the breast, lungs, or bowel. But a new study from California’s Buck Institute for Research on Aging analyzed 33 cancer types and reclass...

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Graphene in the fight against antimicrobial resistant bacteria GRAPHENE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANT BACTERIA

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Jul 10, 2018

The overuse of antibiotics has led to antimicrobial resistant bacteria that threaten the lives of hundreds of millions. In the search for alternative ways to fight bacteria, a recent study published in Burns & Trauma turns to a composite of the w...

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New Study Shows Our Brains May Be Partly Conscious Under Anesthesia NEW STUDY SHOWS OUR BRAINS MAY BE PARTLY CONSCIOUS UNDER ANESTHESIA

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Jul 09, 2018

For surgical procedures, anesthesia is a necessary part of patient care. Anesthesia is thought to render a patient unconscious, but according to new research at the University of Turku in Finland, there is some brain activity during light anesthesia....

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The early detection kit for Type 1 diabetes THE EARLY DETECTION KIT FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES

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Jul 09, 2018

Researchers are developing early detection technology for Type 1 diabetes that can accurately predict if a child is at risk of the chronic disease. There is currently no early test for Type 1 diabetes and by the time someone is diagnosed, about 70 pe...

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Engineering a Better Heart Valve ENGINEERING A BETTER HEART VALVE

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Jul 09, 2018

Over 5 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD), which can lead to heart failure, stroke, blood clots, and even death. HVD occurs when one or more of the four valves of the heart does not work properly, disrupting the flow of blood through yo...

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Bioelectronic Medicine: Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms BIOELECTRONIC MEDICINE: TECHNOLOGY TARGETING MOLECULAR MECHANISMS

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Jul 09, 2018

In this blog, Margot Puerta reports on the Bioelectronic Medicine: Technology Targeting Molecular Mechanisms symposium which took place in June. This three-day meeting had the aim of developing the field of bioelectronic medicine and brought together...

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Tips and Tricks for Genome Editing Pluripotent Stem Cells TIPS AND TRICKS FOR GENOME EDITING PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS

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Jul 08, 2018

The availability of technologies for the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from somatic cells, such as skin and blood cells, has allowed researchers to generate limitless pools of iPSCs retaining the genetic makeup of the somatic c...

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Breakthrough in growing human embryos BREAKTHROUGH IN GROWING HUMAN EMBRYOS

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Jul 06, 2018

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and her team at the University of Cambridge have developed a way to grow embryos in vitro for up to 14 days, double the time it has previously been possible to keep the embryos alive in the lab. This will allow scie...

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Branded Drug Products to Significantly Stimulate Production Sales of Pharmaceuticals BRANDED DRUG PRODUCTS TO SIGNIFICANTLY STIMULATE PRODUCTION SALES OF PHARMACEUTICALS

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Jul 06, 2018

The rapid increase in the cases related to non-communicable diseases and growing penetration of the health insurance companies, resulting in low treatment costs, thereby influencing healthcare providers for prescribing generic drugs have been contrib...

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Supporting the Development of Regenerative Medicines SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINES

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Jul 06, 2018

Regenerative medicine can be defined as a branch of translational research which focuses on methods to regrow, repair or replace human cells, tissues or organs. This approach holds promise for revolutionary new cures for devastating conditions such a...

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Researchers Investigate Drug to Help Veterans With PTSD Sleep Better At Night RESEARCHERS INVESTIGATE DRUG TO HELP VETERANS WITH PTSD SLEEP BETTER AT NIGHT

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Jul 06, 2018

A study into whether or not a new investigational drug could help veterans cope with trauma-related sleep disturbances is in its final phase of clinical research. Started this past January by Tonix Pharmaceuticals, the HONOR study is investigati...

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Tufts CSDD-Veeva eClinical Study CRO Report TUFTS CSDD-VEEVA ECLINICAL STUDY CRO REPORT

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Jul 06, 2018

See results from the Tufts eClinical Landscape Study – CRO Report on current data management practices, goals, and challenges for contract research organizations (CROs). Findings include. Anticipated growth and variety of data sources used by C...

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BMC Medicine at Digestive Disease Week 2018 BMC MEDICINE AT DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK 2018

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Jul 06, 2018

BMC Medicine joined Digestive Disease Week in 2018, the largest GI conference worldwide, held last June in Washington DC. Here we look at some of the highlights from the meeting. Attendance to the Digestive Disease Week 2018 gathering was marked...

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Your journey to cloud in healthcare YOUR JOURNEY TO CLOUD IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 05, 2018

As the cloud becomes more prevalent, healthcare leaders are finding themselves in a multi-cloud environment, moving beyond basic infrastructure on demand to strategic innovations such as running real-time data analytics for the management of chronic ...

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Digital Therapeutics: How to Ensure Quality in an Emerging Field DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS: HOW TO ENSURE QUALITY IN AN EMERGING FIELD

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Jul 05, 2018

Imagine using the software on your phone or tablet to treat health conditions that, until now, could only be treated with medications. Now stop imagining, because, for some conditions, such as attention deficit disorder and substance dependency, it i...

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Discovery of New Properties of an Anti-Tuberculosis Drug DISCOVERY OF NEW PROPERTIES OF AN ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS DRUG

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Jul 04, 2018

Investigators at the University of Otago found novel properties of a new anti-tuberculosis drug which may inspire more new drugs to treat tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB), as well as TB resistant drugs, are responsible for about 1.7 million global dea...

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Increased Dose of Drug INCREASED DOSE OF DRUG 'RIFAMPIN' EFFECTIVE IN ELIMINATING TUBERCULOSIS BACTERIUM

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Jul 04, 2018

According to a randomized controlled trial, a TB drug by the name ‘Rifampin’ was seen to effectively kill TB bacteria in sputum cultures when administered at an increased dose per day. In the publication "Efficacy and Safety of High-...

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Four steps to building an innovation culture in pharma FOUR STEPS TO BUILDING AN INNOVATION CULTURE IN PHARMA

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Jul 04, 2018

The quest for innovation is a major driving force in pharma. From the discovery of therapeutic biologicals in the 1920s, such as Salvarsan and insulin, to the blockbuster drugs birthed in the 1990s, such as Lipitor and Humira, pharma has always been ...

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5 Golden Rules For Effective (And Inspection Ready) OOS Investigations 5 GOLDEN RULES FOR EFFECTIVE (AND INSPECTION READY) OOS INVESTIGATIONS

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Jul 04, 2018

The investigation of out of specification (OOS) results is a regulatory requirement in a GMP laboratory, and these investigations are intensively scrutinized by health authority inspectors. The purpose of this article is to provide five Golden Rules ...

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Peripheral vascular disease PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE

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Jul 03, 2018

What is a peripheral vascular disease (PVD)? Peripheral vascular disease, sometimes called peripheral artery disease, is used to describe when a blood vessel besides those supplying the heart or brain become narrowed.

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Researcher uses HPV vaccine to treat patients with skin cancer RESEARCHER USES HPV VACCINE TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH SKIN CANCER

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Jul 03, 2018

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second-most-common form of skin cancer. Evidence suggests the human papilloma virus plays a role in the development of some types of this skin cancer. Two years ago, a 97-year-old woman whose right leg was covered with ...

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The koala code: Secrets of the koala genome THE KOALA CODE: SECRETS OF THE KOALA GENOME

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Jul 02, 2018

From their diet to their diseases, koalas are pretty special. Now researchers have sequenced the koala’s genome, unlocking the secrets that make these fuzzy fellas so unique. The genome is revealing everything from how koalas cope with munching...

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Malaria eradication: tackling counterfeit and substandard drugs MALARIA ERADICATION: TACKLING COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD DRUGS

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Jul 02, 2018

Although malaria is beginning to be eradicated, it remains a global health issue and this is partially due to the existence of counterfeit and substandard drugs in the regions where malaria remains most prevalent: South East Asia and Africa. What is ...

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New Regulations And Safety Complicate Drug Labeling NEW REGULATIONS AND SAFETY COMPLICATE DRUG LABELING

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Jul 02, 2018

Multinational pharmaceutical companies have for decades manufactured drugs for global distribution. Nevertheless, the task of labeling is becoming increasingly difficult and time-consuming. With new labeling requirements that can vary by country and ...

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Adamis Pharma Sells Epinephrine Injector Rights to Novartis ADAMIS PHARMA SELLS EPINEPHRINE INJECTOR RIGHTS TO NOVARTIS

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Jul 02, 2018

Adamis Pharmaceuticals is selling U.S. commercial rights to Symjepi, a competitor to Mylan’s EpiPen, to Novartis.Although financial details were not released, Novartis’ Sandoz division will pay Adamis an upfront fee and various performanc...

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Ideas to Make Health Care Affordable Again IDEAS TO MAKE HEALTH CARE AFFORDABLE AGAIN

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Jun 29, 2018

More Americans are concerned about health care costs (85%) that are concerned about other common worries like retirement (73%), housing (66%), and child care (49%).1 While Republicans, Democrats, and independents are divided over many healthcare issu...

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Use of State Medicaid Inflation Rebates Could Discourage Drug Price Increases USE OF STATE MEDICAID INFLATION REBATES COULD DISCOURAGE DRUG PRICE INCREASES

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Jun 28, 2018

List prices for prescription drugs set by the manufacturer before discounts and rebates have grown faster  than the rate of inflation.1  In 2015, average drug list prices increased by 6.4 percent, while general inflation only increased by 0...

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How to achieve digital success in pharma’s communications HOW TO ACHIEVE DIGITAL SUCCESS IN PHARMA’S COMMUNICATIONS

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Jun 27, 2018

Demystifying what digital means, empowering people to ‘think digitally’ and acting with confidence are game-changing factors for pharma communications according to Katrine Bach, the CEO of Anthill Agency. Bach, spoke to pharmaphorum for t...

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Born with hepatitis, Adeline chooses to face her diagnosis BORN WITH HEPATITIS, ADELINE CHOOSES TO FACE HER DIAGNOSIS

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Jun 27, 2018

A young woman shares her story of living with hepatitis in the hopes of preventing others from making the same mistake she did. Watch as Adeline moves from denial of her hepatitis B diagnosis to empowerment as she learns to take control of her health...

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Manufacturer of Pharmaceutical Products MANUFACTURER OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS

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Jun 27, 2018

Medsun Pharma is a Manufacturer of Pharmaceutical products. We are having world class and strong quality frameworks to guarantee that every one of the items fabricated is reliably protected and of good quality. Our point is to convey most elevated qu...

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Analysis of Doping and Forensic Drugs in Urine Using High-Resolution GC/Q-TOF ANALYSIS OF DOPING AND FORENSIC DRUGS IN URINE USING HIGH-RESOLUTION GC/Q-TOF

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Jun 26, 2018

In doping control and forensic toxicology applications, there is a high requirement for sensitivity and quantitative capability as well as an increasing demand for screening approaches, opening the possibility for retrospective analysis. GC triple qu...

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Accelerating the Journey from Research to Clinic ACCELERATING THE JOURNEY FROM RESEARCH TO CLINIC

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Jun 26, 2018

Bridging the gap from discovery to verification and validation requires high-performing instruments and software as well as competency in mass spec-based biomarker discovery and method development for biomarker verification. The Thermo Scientific&tra...

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Hope for Patients with NASH HOPE FOR PATIENTS WITH NASH

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Jun 26, 2018

Approximately 30% of adults in the U.S. have fatty liver, and 15% of them will progress to having nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).  At Pfizer, we’re striving to use our expertise in metabolic disorders to develop treatments that have t...

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Infectious Diseases A-Z: Measles in America 2018 INFECTIOUS DISEASES A-Z: MEASLES IN AMERICA 2018

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Jun 25, 2018

More than 60 people from 16 states have been reported to have measles in the first four months of 2018, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New outbreaks continue to add to the number of cases. In 2017, the CDC says 118 people ...

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Sino-American Pharma Pros draws China, U.S. drugmakers to Philly SINO-AMERICAN PHARMA PROS DRAWS CHINA, U.S. DRUGMAKERS TO PHILLY

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Jun 25, 2018

In a cheerful cacophony of start-up and recruiter pitches, emerging-science talks and investment-banking tips, laptop displays and card exchanges  in English and in Mandarin more than 1,000 Philadelphia-area scientists, pharma professionals, and...

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How the Brain works, and responds to Marijuana HOW THE BRAIN WORKS, AND RESPONDS TO MARIJUANA

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Jun 23, 2018

Cannabis contains at least 60 types of cannabinoids, chemical compounds that act on receptors throughout our brain. THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s effects, including the euphoric high. THC rese...

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Regulatory Considerations for Incorporating PCID into SODF Drugs REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS FOR INCORPORATING PCID INTO SODF DRUGS

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Jun 23, 2018

Unauthorized diversion and falsification of drug products create safety risks in the supply chain, creating life-threatening risk for patients and reducing revenue, profitability and brand equity for drug owners. To reduce the proliferation of c...

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Learn what’s happening at Amgen Rhode Island LEARN WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AMGEN RHODE ISLAND

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Jun 22, 2018

Amgen staff discuss how operations work at the site while highlighting the importance of volunteering and giving back to the Rhode Island community. Amgen announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art next-generation biomanufacturing plant at ...

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Pharma Companies Secure About $250 Million in Financing Today PHARMA COMPANIES SECURE ABOUT $250 MILLION IN FINANCING TODAY

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Jun 19, 2018

Venture capitalists are flexing their muscles today with the significant support of pharma and biotech companies. Approximately $250 million in financing has been secured to support various pipelines to address multiple concerns. Boston-based Decibel...

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New Study Shows Drug War Sends Users to Dark Web NEW STUDY SHOWS DRUG WAR SENDS USERS TO DARK WEB

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Jun 19, 2018

A new study published in the British journal BMJ says restricting the supply of illegal drugs forces users into black markets, where the drugs get more dangerous and more addictive. The authors of the study looked at the effect of the DEA's resch...

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Global Halal Pharmaceuticals Market will reach 540 million US$ in 2023 with Double Digit CAGR GLOBAL HALAL PHARMACEUTICALS MARKET WILL REACH 540 MILLION US$ IN 2023 WITH DOUBLE DIGIT CAGR

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Jun 18, 2018

A new market study, titled “Global Halal Pharmaceuticals Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.Halal pharmaceuticals are those medicines that stringently adhere...

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Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API): Global Markets Estimated to Reach 154.7 billion by 2022 ACTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS (API): GLOBAL MARKETS ESTIMATED TO REACH 154.7 BILLION BY 2022

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Jun 18, 2018

This report (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: Global Markets to 2022) covers an overview of the pharmaceutical industry landscape and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), along with the current trends and dynamics shaping the API market landsca...

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7 Medicines That Come from Super Toxic Critters 7 MEDICINES THAT COME FROM SUPER TOXIC CRITTERS

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Jun 17, 2018

If you’ve spent any time camping or hiking, you’ve probably got a good idea of what animals are dangerous. Snakes and other reptiles that bite or squirt poison can kill someone instantly with just one strike. One of the most well-known to...

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Promoting Health, Preventing Disease PROMOTING HEALTH, PREVENTING DISEASE

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Jun 15, 2018

The views expressed by authors or editors do not necessarily represent the decisions or the stated policies of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies or any of its partners. The designations employed and the presentation of the mater...

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Representative Analysis Results Require Adequate Sample Preparation REPRESENTATIVE ANALYSIS RESULTS REQUIRE ADEQUATE SAMPLE PREPARATION

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Jun 15, 2018

The following situation is typical for many production plants: After a routine quality check, the production process is stopped or an already produced batch is suspended because the analysis results were not within the relevant critical values. But d...

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Containment in the Pharma industry CONTAINMENT IN THE PHARMA INDUSTRY

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Jun 15, 2018

David Johnson, GEA’s Sales Director for Materials Handling and Containment, explains the inner workings of the BUCK® valve and how the docking system comprises two half valves that are able to independently seal two different containers. It...

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Announcing the Shanghai Lung Cancer Innovation QuickFire Challenge ANNOUNCING THE SHANGHAI LUNG CANCER INNOVATION QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE

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Jun 14, 2018

During the World Without Lung Cancer Panel at CES Asia on June 14, 2018, Johnson & Johnson Investment Ltd. and Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC announced the Shanghai Lung Cancer Innovation QuickFire Challenge. Up to three innovators with the...

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How Correctional Facilities Could Lower Drug Prices HOW CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES COULD LOWER DRUG PRICES

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Jun 14, 2018

State and local correctional facilities, including prisons and jails, are required to provide health care to incarcerated adults.1 Drug spending has an outsize impact on correctional health care budgets: Of the states that report drug spending, the m...

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Discovery vs Targeted Proteomics DISCOVERY VS TARGETED PROTEOMICS

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Jun 12, 2018

Currently, modern proteomics research using Mass Spectrometry (MS) is split between discovery and targeted assays. This infographic includes workflows for the two techniques and will examine the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Finally, c...

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The Impact of the Clinical Educator THE IMPACT OF THE CLINICAL EDUCATOR

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Jun 12, 2018

From passive consumer to active participant, the role of the patient is changing as dramatically as the healthcare system itself. The fee-for-service, volume-based care of the past is giving way to a value-based care system focusing on quality and ou...

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Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Diseases AUTOIMMUNITY AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

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Jun 12, 2018

Autoimmune diseases affect millions of people across the globe. Scientists often don't know the precise cause of the disease, and diagnosing autoimmunity can be difficult. Even the immune system is prone to error, and autoimmunity and autoimmune ...

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North Carolina Bill Would Make Prescription Records Available to Police Without a Warrant NORTH CAROLINA BILL WOULD MAKE PRESCRIPTION RECORDS AVAILABLE TO POLICE WITHOUT A WARRANT

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Jun 12, 2018

America’s opioid epidemic is a grave public health issue, one that experts and a growing national consensus say we need to approach with solutions based in science and treatment. Unfortunately, some lawmakers haven’t gotten the memo and w...

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Psychedelic drugs could inspire new medications to treat depression and anxiety PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS COULD INSPIRE NEW MEDICATIONS TO TREAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

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Jun 12, 2018

Drugs like LSD help neurons reach out to each other, a promising path for pharmaceutical development. In a new study, researchers looked at a range of psychedelic drugs and their effects on neurons in the petri dish and tested one drug in rats. They ...

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Resource-Infograghic RESOURCE-INFOGRAGHIC

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Jun 12, 2018

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How pharma hides data about farm antibiotic use HOW PHARMA HIDES DATA ABOUT FARM ANTIBIOTIC USE

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Jun 11, 2018

ON Wednesday  last week, the non-profit Natural Resources Defense  Council revealed that pig herds in the United States receive almost as many antibiotics as people in this country do. That’s bad news, especially since most of the pig...

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Six Principles for Getting Pharmaceutical Development Right from the Start SIX PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHT FROM THE START

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Jun 10, 2018

Pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies looking to outsource their API production are planning for success by looking at the entire development cycle. The growing desire to select one API partner to work with throughout the drug development process...

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Machine learning in action during drug discovery MACHINE LEARNING IN ACTION DURING DRUG DISCOVERY

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Jun 08, 2018

A technology called machine learning is behind that seemingly magical ability of social networking websites to identify people in posted photos. By analyzing subtle patterns in facial features, machine learning algorithms can recognize people you&rsq...

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Medmarc Risk Management Contracts MEDMARC RISK MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

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Jun 07, 2018

In this installment of Medmarc's new video series on risk management for life sciences companies, Courtney Young, Esq., Risk Management Attorney, discusses how important contracts are for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and what shoul...

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Aspirin for prevention: A look at the potential benefits and risks ASPIRIN FOR PREVENTION: A LOOK AT THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND RISKS

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Jun 07, 2018

When my doctor first asked me to take aspirin, I wasn’t so sure I needed it. Since the 1980s, aspirin has a proven record of preventing second heart attacks and strokes, but its use in people without these problems was and remains a source of c...

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Pricing Guide: Electronic Medical Records Software PRICING GUIDE: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS SOFTWARE

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Jun 05, 2018

When choosing an EMR system, you need to consider what you will be charged for and when, in addition to how much. This highly visual guide offers a clear explanation of how various pricing models work, along with actual pricing for popular EMR and Pr...

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PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTH CARE VIA PATIENT-GENERATED HEALTH DATA PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTH CARE VIA PATIENT-GENERATED HEALTH DATA

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Jun 05, 2018

Millennials are quickly becoming the dominant health care consumers, both for themselves, their families and as caregivers. Having grown up in a technology-first environment, however, they are increasingly dissatisfied with the static nature of healt...

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How do ALK-inhibitors work in ALK-positive lung cancer? HOW DO ALK-INHIBITORS WORK IN ALK-POSITIVE LUNG CANCER?

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Jun 05, 2018

Each year lung cancer causes over 1.59 million deaths worldwide, more than any other cancer. Approximately 85% of lung cancer cases are a type of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer, and of these 5% are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-posi...

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THE FUTURE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY THE FUTURE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 05, 2018

Ever participated in one of those benchmarking exercises? You know what I mean. When a (usually) fresh-faced consultant asks lots of questions and fills in a spreadsheet comparing what you do with your competitors. Well, beware. Trying to copy and fo...

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The Cure for Pharma THE CURE FOR PHARMA'S COMMERCIAL PRODUCTIVITY WOES

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Jun 05, 2018

Nitin Chaturvedi, a partner with Bain's Healthcare practice, discusses four steps pharma companies can take to successfully manage customer episodes.

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Nigeria’s drug makers upgrade factories to push for more WHO certifications NIGERIA’S DRUG MAKERS UPGRADE FACTORIES TO PUSH FOR MORE WHO CERTIFICATIONS

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Jun 05, 2018

The quest to obtain the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s prequalification is pushing more local pharmaceutical companies into upgrading their machinery and factories, with a number of them investing in new facilities. The WHO prequalification ...

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Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer STUDY FINDS RARE GAIN FOR TOUGH-TO-TREAT PANCREATIC CANCER

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Jun 04, 2018

Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn’t spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer drug, a rare advance for a tough-to-treat disease, researchers reported Monday. The results indicate the powerfu...

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Improving Efficiency with Lab Automation IMPROVING EFFICIENCY WITH LAB AUTOMATION

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Jun 01, 2018

Automation and robotics are increasingly prominent features in the laboratory. Freeing up scientists to be creative and transforming the working day for many individuals. Download this infographic to learn about improving efficiency with lab automati...

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Blockchain to Shape Next Generation Healthcare Supply Chains BLOCKCHAIN TO SHAPE NEXT GENERATION HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jun 01, 2018

Blockchain technology will play a key role in supporting supply chain transformation in the healthcare sector by helping to reduce fraud and better manage quality in the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products, according to leading ...

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Three charged over dangerous drugs, Arundel THREE CHARGED OVER DANGEROUS DRUGS, ARUNDEL

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Jun 01, 2018

Police have charged three people following the alleged discovery of dangerous drugs at Arundel this morning.It is alleged that around 7.20am, officers from the Rapid Action Patrol group executed a search warrant at a private residence on Portreeves P...

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Synthetic nerve can sense Braille, move cockroach leg SYNTHETIC NERVE CAN SENSE BRAILLE, MOVE COCKROACH LEG

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May 31, 2018

Prosthetics may soon take on a whole new feel. That’s because researchers have created a new type of artificial nerve that can sense touch, process information, and communicate with other nerves much like those in our own bodies do. Future vers...

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Madrigal pharma more than doubles after liver drug study success MADRIGAL PHARMA MORE THAN DOUBLES AFTER LIVER DRUG STUDY SUCCESS

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May 31, 2018

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc’s shares more than doubled after mid-stage trial data showed its lead drug reduced liver fat in patients with fatty liver disease, placing it ahead of larger rivals to tap into a potential market worth $30 billion.O...

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Native American Tribes, State and Local Governments Sue Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Abuse Crisis NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SUE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES OVER OPIOID ABUSE CRISIS

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May 30, 2018

In a desperate attempt to fill their empty coffers and convince voters they are doing something -- anything -- to stop the current opioid abuse epidemic, hundreds of cities, counties, Native American tribes and hospitals are suing pharmaceutical comp...

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Bioengineer takes big step forward in radical approach to treating neurodegeneration BIOENGINEER TAKES BIG STEP FORWARD IN RADICAL APPROACH TO TREATING NEURODEGENERATION

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May 29, 2018

An associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania, D. Kacy Cullen, is developing a new approach for treating patients that have neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Our brain is made ...

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See how we’re reimagining medicine at Novartis SEE HOW WE’RE REIMAGINING MEDICINE AT NOVARTIS

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May 29, 2018

Developing medicines requires a certain amount of optimism. Those of us who’ve worked in the field long enough know we fail far more times than we succeed. Without hope and the confidence to make bold strategic bets, we would never have achieve...

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Decoding the deadly Nipah virus DECODING THE DEADLY NIPAH VIRUS

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May 28, 2018

A virus named after Kampung Sungai Nipah, a village in Malaysia, where it was first discovered in 1998-99. The virus, that eventually killed 105 people in Malaysia, was first suspected to be Japanese encephalitis (JE) which, like the Nipah virus, ind...

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HOW TO EXTEND IDENTITY SECURITY TO YOUR API’S HOW TO EXTEND IDENTITY SECURITY TO YOUR API’S

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May 25, 2018

The number of users and devices requesting access to applications is growing exponentially, and enterprises are scrambling to adapt their authentication and authorization infrastructure to deal with this fast growth. REST APIs are a critical new appl...

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Oncology drives major pharma deals while immuno-oncology patent activity soars ONCOLOGY DRIVES MAJOR PHARMA DEALS WHILE IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY PATENT ACTIVITY SOARS

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May 23, 2018

Cancer immunotherapy is an exciting, relatively new therapy that treats cancer by unleashing the power of the immune system. It has been hailed as one of the most promising advances in the treatment of cancer in recent times. Immuno-oncology research...

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How Big Pharma forces us to buy drugs instead of cannabis HOW BIG PHARMA FORCES US TO BUY DRUGS INSTEAD OF CANNABIS

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May 23, 2018

Simply put, Big Pharma has been a long time opponent of legalizing medical marijuana as it threatens to ruin its business and drop the market cap for pharmaceutical drug companies.Even though medical cannabis has been legalized in more than half of t...

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Selecting the Right EHR for Your Practice SELECTING THE RIGHT EHR FOR YOUR PRACTICE

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May 22, 2018

According to a recent study conducted by AmericanEHR, nearly 40 percent of physicians would not recommend their EHR solution to another provider; only slightly fewer said they would not purchase the same software again. Conversely, a study conducted ...

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10 Most Common Genetic Diseases 10 MOST COMMON GENETIC DISEASES

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May 22, 2018

Many human diseases have a genetic component to them. There are over 6,000 genetic disorders, many of which are fatal or severely debilitating. A genetic disease is caused by a mutation in DNA and can be divided into 4 major groups: Single-gene mutat...

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Doctors who got free lunches from Big Pharma were more likely to prescribe opioids DOCTORS WHO GOT FREE LUNCHES FROM BIG PHARMA WERE MORE LIKELY TO PRESCRIBE OPIOIDS

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May 22, 2018

Is a life worth a free meal? This might not exactly be the way the question is phrased in a research letter published in JAMA, yet that’s the underlying assumption you’re left with. After reviewing two years of data on prescription rates,...

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Trump TRUMP'S DRUG PLAN CREATES MINOR HEADWINDS FOR BIG PHARMA

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May 18, 2018

We still see value in large-cap pharmaceutical and biotech firms despite Trump's plan to lower drug prices. For all Morningstar videos https://www.morningstar.com/articles/archive/467/us-videos.html

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Vermont Drug Importation Program Is Not Illegal VERMONT DRUG IMPORTATION PROGRAM IS NOT ILLEGAL

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May 18, 2018

In its wisdom and activist spirit, Vermont has a new law on the books allowing for the wholesale importation of FDA-approved drugs from authorized wholesalers in Canada. Canadian wholesale pharmacies sell many brand-name drugs at much lower costs tha...

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Manufacturing Of Sterile Aqueous Suspensions: A Primer MANUFACTURING OF STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSIONS: A PRIMER

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May 15, 2018

Manufacturing of sterile aqueous suspensions requires the thorough understanding of the factors that influence their physical and chemical stability. Particle morphology of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) plays a key factor in drug product...

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Big Pharma Bribes Linked To Doctors Prescribing Large Quantities Of Opioids BIG PHARMA BRIBES LINKED TO DOCTORS PRESCRIBING LARGE QUANTITIES OF OPIOIDS

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May 15, 2018

(DCNF) Major pharmaceutical companies heavily influenced doctors to prescribe high rates of opioid medications with lavish spending, new research suggests. Doctors, who received paid speaking gigs, free lunches and branded merchandise from drug maker...

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Can Hot Dogs Influence the Drugs a Doctor Prescribes? CAN HOT DOGS INFLUENCE THE DRUGS A DOCTOR PRESCRIBES?

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May 15, 2018

A stroll around the exhibit area of the American Psychiatric Association Conference demonstrates how pharma marketing can influence the prescribing patterns of doctors — possibly at the expense of patients' health. If you were walking aroun...

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Trump Drug Pricing Plan Outlines Rule Changes Pharma Can Live With TRUMP DRUG PRICING PLAN OUTLINES RULE CHANGES PHARMA CAN LIVE WITH

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May 14, 2018

After months of expectations and repeated delays, President Donald Trump formally announced his strategy for making prescription medicines more affordable and accessible in the U.S. Trump promised to take on the “tangled web of special interest...

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Jeff Sessions decision to re-up in the drug war won JEFF SESSIONS DECISION TO RE-UP IN THE DRUG WAR WON'T WORK

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May 14, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ newly issued sentencing directive to federal prosecutors, revoking the Obama-era Smart on Crime Initiative, is a devastating revival of the War on Drugs. The repercussions of this move will undoubtedly reverse th...

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Big Pharma funds opioid training. What could go wrong? BIG PHARMA FUNDS OPIOID TRAINING. WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

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May 12, 2018

The ‘Global and Chinese Nasal Drug Delivery Technology Industry, 2013-2023 Market Research Report’ is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Nasal Drug Delivery Technology industry with a focus on the Chinese...

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Trump Speaks About Proposal to Lower U.S. Drug Prices TRUMP SPEAKS ABOUT PROPOSAL TO LOWER U.S. DRUG PRICES

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May 11, 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to unveil a proposal today to bring down U.S. drug prices. The blueprint, called American Patients First, is meant to increase pharmaceutical competition and lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs. Trump is sched...

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President set to outline drug pricing plan: how far will it go? PRESIDENT SET TO OUTLINE DRUG PRICING PLAN: HOW FAR WILL IT GO?

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May 10, 2018

Tomorrow at 2 p.m., EST,  the President is scheduled to deliver a long-awaited drug pricing strategy speech to put “America’s patients first.”  While details of the speech have been closely held, it is anticipated that it ...

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Local pharmaceuticals innovate new drugs amid codeine crisis LOCAL PHARMACEUTICALS INNOVATE NEW DRUGS AMID CODEINE CRISIS

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May 10, 2018

It was an irony of sorts that while the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) was announcing a ban on three pharmaceutical firms over codeine-containing syrup on Tuesday, an Anambra State-based drug maker, Juhel Nigeri...

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FG codeine ban, Emzor Pharma closure a knee jerk response – Experts FG CODEINE BAN, EMZOR PHARMA CLOSURE A KNEE JERK RESPONSE – EXPERTS

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May 09, 2018

The recent ban on codeine-containing cough syrup by the Federal Government, shutting down Emzor Pharmaceuticals Ind. Ltd., Peace Standard Pharmaceutical Limited and Bioraj Pharmaceutical Limited is a knee jerk response to the drug abuse problem exper...

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Contraceptive Pills Market 2018 Size and Growth Factors Research with Topmost Leading Vendors CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS MARKET 2018 SIZE AND GROWTH FACTORS RESEARCH WITH TOPMOST LEADING VENDORS

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May 09, 2018

Anti-conception medication pills which are also called as oral contraceptive pills are a kind of female hormonal anti-conception medication technique and are extremely viable at avoiding pregnancy. The Pills are small tablets that a patient swallow e...

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Weak Sector Earnings Dragging Pharmaceutical ETFs Down WEAK SECTOR EARNINGS DRAGGING PHARMACEUTICAL ETFS DOWN

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May 07, 2018

From Zacks: Total earnings for 83.1% of the total healthcare market capitalization are up 14.7% on revenue growth of 8.1%. The growth rates seem unimpressive when compared with some of the other sectors. Earnings and revenue beat ratios of 88.9% and ...

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The Immune System and Cancer THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND CANCER

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May 06, 2018

Our immune system plays a vital role in protecting us from illness and infection by fighting off invaders to our body… but when our own cells are the source of the problem, as in cancer, what then?

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Avoid Clinical Trial Enrollment Pitfalls AVOID CLINICAL TRIAL ENROLLMENT PITFALLS

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May 06, 2018

Selecting the right site is the single most crucial decision
you’ll make about your next clinical trial. And perhaps the
single most important consideration in selecting a site is
whether it can make its enrollment. Many do...

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A new vision for comprehensive care coordination A NEW VISION FOR COMPREHENSIVE CARE COORDINATION

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May 05, 2018

Transitioning patients between outpatient, inpatient, post-acute and home settings can be a major challenge for hospitals. For organizations participating in value-based reimbursement models, it can also be costly. This case study examines how Holyok...

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Three Lessons Learned to Achieve Value-Based Care Success THREE LESSONS LEARNED TO ACHIEVE VALUE-BASED CARE SUCCESS

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May 05, 2018

Commonwealth Physicians (Commonwealth)* is a physician-owned multi-specialty, the multi-location practice that serves more than 500,000 patients and is comprised of 25 practices and nearly 100 primary care providers. For Commonwealth Physicians, the ...

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EPIC FAIL: FIVE PROVEN WAYS TO BOTCH YOUR SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT PROGRAM EPIC FAIL: FIVE PROVEN WAYS TO BOTCH YOUR SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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May 04, 2018

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) is not a new concept, but it has been growing in importance. The theory is that SRM helps enterprises drive value in both recessionary periods – like that of the last few years – by enabling cost red...

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Drug Take Back Day Sets State Record DRUG TAKE BACK DAY SETS STATE RECORD

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May 04, 2018

The Manchester Police Department collected 33 pounds of medication for disposal at the Drug Take Back Day Saturday at Brehme Drug.  Residents of the state disposed of 12,333 pounds of old or unused prescription drugs during Saturday’s even...

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15 Things You Didn 15 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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May 02, 2018

How much is the drug market worth? How much is the pharmaceutical industry worth? What is the largest pharmaceutical company in the world?  Is Pfizer the largest pharmaceutical company in the world? Is GSK the largest pharmaceutical company? How...

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What Are Fever Dreams? WHAT ARE FEVER DREAMS?

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May 01, 2018

Fever is the body’s response to a threat. When some viruses or bacteria try to enter the body, an immune response begins that can include a sharp rise in body temperature. It happens in the flu, upper respiratory infections, common colds and lo...

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What Do You Know About Testicular Cancer? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TESTICULAR CANCER?

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Apr 30, 2018

By having a dedicated month for Testicular Cancer, a spotlight has been placed on the disease about the importance of understanding the risks and warning signs to look. Through dedicating an entire month, it empowers individuals, survivors, organizat...

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Pharmaceutical Quality Systems PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY SYSTEMS

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Apr 30, 2018

The ICH Q10 guidance provides much information for pharmaceutical manufacturers and, along with other ICH guidelines, the basis for setting up, executing and maintaining the systems needed to ensure that your organization is operating at a high level...

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How synthetic opioids can radically change global illegal drug markets and foreign policy HOW SYNTHETIC OPIOIDS CAN RADICALLY CHANGE GLOBAL ILLEGAL DRUG MARKETS AND FOREIGN POLICY

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Apr 30, 2018

Replacing drugs derived from plants (e.g., heroin, cannabis) with synthetic analogues (e.g., fentanyl, spice/K2) could be the most disruptive innovation in the history of the international drug trade. As we explain in the current issue of Foreign Aff...

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blolg - pharma test BLOLG - PHARMA TEST

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Apr 30, 2018

This article is part of a series on Corporate law Society.svg By jurisdiction[show] General corporate forms[show] Corporate forms by jurisdiction[show] Doctrines[show] Related areas[show] Company portal Law portal v t e A company, abbreviated as co.,...

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Video -Pharama VIDEO -PHARAMA

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Apr 30, 2018

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It only takes one big idea to change the world of asthma and COPD IT ONLY TAKES ONE BIG IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD OF ASTHMA AND COPD

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Apr 29, 2018

Kai Gait explains how GSK is setting the pace with digital innovation in respiratory healthcare, helping people around the world to live every breath

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pharma- info PHARMA- INFO

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Apr 29, 2018

This article is part of a series on Corporate law Society.svg By jurisdiction[show] General corporate forms[show] Corporate forms by jurisdiction[show] Doctrines[show] Related areas[show] Company portal Law portal v t e A company, abbreviated as co.,...

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International Drug Price Comparisons for Medicare Part D Medications INTERNATIONAL DRUG PRICE COMPARISONS FOR MEDICARE PART D MEDICATIONS

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Apr 26, 2018

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) requested an investigation into drug price increases among the Medicare Part D program’s 20 most widely-prescribed medications over a five-year period. The investigation, conducted by the Senate Committee on Home...

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8 reasons why it’s time to upgrade to automated imaging 8 REASONS WHY IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE TO AUTOMATED IMAGING

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Apr 25, 2018

Automated image analysis systems that provide detailed morphological information are rapidly replacing manual microscopy as the most effective method of characterizing both particle shape and size. These sophisticated new instruments use the latest t...

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Digital Pathology in Accelerating Drug Development DIGITAL PATHOLOGY IN ACCELERATING DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 25, 2018

Tissue pathology is at the core of various aspects of the pharmaceutic pipeline. Digital pathology is a technology that converts glass microscope slides with tissue samples into whole slide digital images, which can be used to identify, quantify, and...

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FDA Drug Approval Process FDA DRUG APPROVAL PROCESS

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Apr 25, 2018

This infographic, created by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), outlines the regulatory steps involved when developing a drug, from initial development of the compound through to its approval.

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Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer LOWER YOUR RISK OF BREAST CANCER

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Apr 25, 2018

Breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits such as limiting alcohol and staying physically active. Understand what you can do to reduce your breast cancer risk. Lifestyle changes have been shown in studies to decrease breast cancer risk...

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Orexigen opens bidding process, selling itself for $75 million OREXIGEN OPENS BIDDING PROCESS, SELLING ITSELF FOR $75 MILLION

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Apr 25, 2018

To continue reading this article and to access exclusive features, interviews, round-ups and commentary from the sharpest minds in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space you need to be logged into the site and have an active subscription or trial...

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Pharmaceuticals Grade Sodium Bicarbonate Market: North America to Remain at Leading Position through 2027 PHARMACEUTICALS GRADE SODIUM BICARBONATE MARKET: NORTH AMERICA TO REMAIN AT LEADING POSITION THROUGH 2027

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Apr 23, 2018

Sodium bicarbonate is usually utilized as an active pharmaceutical excipient and component, in pharmaceutical industry. It is fundamentally employed for the treatment of cardiac arrest, circulatory insufficiency, and hemodialysis. Future Market Insig...

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How to talk to your doctor about medication HOW TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT MEDICATION

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Apr 23, 2018

Pharmacology has changed the practice of medicine. Scientists are continually working on new and better drugs to manage medical conditions, from high blood pressure to autoimmune diseases to cancer. The mechanism of a drug how it actually works on th...

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Analysis of Microplastics using FTIR Imaging ANALYSIS OF MICROPLASTICS USING FTIR IMAGING

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Apr 19, 2018

As plastics continue to enter the environment, understanding their global impact is vital to addressing microplastic pollution. Since its emergence as an environmental and potential human health threat, researchers have strived to develop tools for a...

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Regulating Self-Driving Cars Like Pharmaceuticals Is a Really Stupid Idea REGULATING SELF-DRIVING CARS LIKE PHARMACEUTICALS IS A REALLY STUPID IDEA

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Apr 18, 2018

After Elaine Herzberg became the first person killed by a self-driving car, the proponents of government control quickly urged greater federal regulation of the nascent industry. But such regulation would not enhance safety. Most likely, it would kil...

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Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018 PATIENT-CENTRIC NETWORKS AT THE HEART OF PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM LOGIPHARMA EUROPE 2018

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Apr 18, 2018

In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors a...

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Attorney General Sessions Proposes An Even More Destructive Opioid Policy ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS PROPOSES AN EVEN MORE DESTRUCTIVE OPIOID POLICY

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Apr 18, 2018

Speaking to a group of law enforcement officials in Raleigh, NC yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced proposed rule changes to the way the Drug Enforcement Administration sets quotas on the manufacturing of opioids. The DEA now presumes...

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UK drug discovery startup BenevolentAI raises $115M UK DRUG DISCOVERY STARTUP BENEVOLENTAI RAISES $115M

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Apr 18, 2018

U.K.-based artificial intelligence company BenevolentAI Ltd. today announced the completion of a $115 million funding round that values the London startup at a cool $2 billion. The round, said to be one of the largest ever in the AI pharmaceutical se...

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Multi-material shipping container for pharmaceuticals MULTI-MATERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR PHARMACEUTICALS

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Apr 17, 2018

Containerization, or massing smaller pieces of cargo together in a single, larger container, was first practiced for shipping of coal in 17th Century England. The idea has evolved since into the now-ubiquitous stackable intermodal containers seen on ...

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Alliance pharma sells chinese business for £2.9 million ALLIANCE PHARMA SELLS CHINESE BUSINESS FOR £2.9 MILLION

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Apr 17, 2018

Wiltshire-based Alliance Pharma, the specialty pharmaceutical group, have announced that it has agreed to sell its 60% interest in non-core Unigreg Limited to its joint venture partner, Pacific Glory Development Limited, for £2.9 million. Unigr...

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Therapeutic Antibodies: Engineering and Production THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODIES: ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION

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Apr 10, 2018

Antibodies are a rapidly growing, clinically successful type of biopharmaceutical, with more than 60 antibody-based drugs currently approved for use and marketed. This rise in the number of approved antibodies has fueled innovation in the production ...

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Amazon vs. Walmart: Can Corporate America Lower Drug Prices? AMAZON VS. WALMART: CAN CORPORATE AMERICA LOWER DRUG PRICES?

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Apr 10, 2018

The former statement comes as no surprise. Americans spend $450 billion on medications annually, a figure projected to reach as much as $610 billion by 2021.(www.cnbc.com) Every family physician knows patients who have cut their meds in half, skipped...

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Pharma firms could report weak numbers PHARMA FIRMS COULD REPORT WEAK NUMBERS

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Apr 09, 2018

The troubled pharma sector is expected to report weak Q4FY18 numbers, with their profit after tax (PAT) likely to decline by 9 per cent year-on-year (YoY) and rupee appreciation may put pressure on their realisations, industry analysts said. Edelweis...

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Rewriting Pharma’s Talent Blueprint REWRITING PHARMA’S TALENT BLUEPRINT

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Apr 09, 2018

If you are searching for the best current example of the future career path of pharmaceutical executives, look no further than the April 2017 appointment of GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO Emma Walmsley. While she has been with GSK since 2010, Walmsley j...

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Trading Big Pharma for Small Startup TRADING BIG PHARMA FOR SMALL STARTUP

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Apr 08, 2018

After speaking with at least a half-dozen C-suite level executives who made the leap from big pharma to lesser-known startup or biotech companies, it’s very clear that there is something deep down in their personalities that propelled them to m...

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How Blockchain Can Improve the Pharma Manufacturing Supply Chain HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN IMPROVE THE PHARMA MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 06, 2018

The entire pharmaceutical industry has been booming, from the manufacturing of clinical trial materials to support research studies to the regulated medicines on the pharmacy shelves. It has been one of the top industry performers of the past three d...

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ALIGNING STAKEHOLDERS IN A NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM ALIGNING STAKEHOLDERS IN A NEW HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM

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Apr 05, 2018

Preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancers are responsible for over 40 of the 56 million annual deaths worldwide (7 out of every 10 deaths). Our medical communities spend vast resources battling complications o...

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Discriminating insulin analogs with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry DISCRIMINATING INSULIN ANALOGS WITH LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY

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Apr 04, 2018

There is currently a half-dozen different insulin analogues on the market. These differ from each other and from natural insulin by just a few amino acids but exhibit markedly different pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. Liquid chromatog...