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The opioid crisis, with an escalating number of dead and destitute Americans, was declared “a national emergency” last week. A team now points toward the...
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10:07am
8.15.2017
Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease.
by John Innes Centre
9:01am
8.15.2017
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The opioid crisis -- with prescription drugs intermingling with the black-market heroin trade, producing record-breaking numbers of annual deaths of Americans...
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3:16pm
8.10.2017
Researchers have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics.
by Uppsala University
9:19am
8.9.2017
New research published in Epilepsia suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood levels of commonly used...
by Wiley
2:12pm
8.7.2017
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Current strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs, a new study...
by University of Edinburgh
10:19am
8.7.2017
Hawaii approved its first laboratory to begin testing samples of medical marijuana 17 years after use of the drug was legalized in the state. That brings...
by Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press
8:47am
8.1.2017
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While past attempts to treat melanoma failed to meet expectations, an international team of researchers are hopeful that a compound they tested on both mice...
by Penn State University
9:38am
7.26.2017
We are in the midst of a digital healthcare revolution. From connected platforms that transmit vital health data in real-time, to Internet of Things-enabled...
by June Sugiyama, Director, Vodafone Americas Foundation
2:48pm
7.25.2017
A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection, reports a new study.
by Duke University
9:59am
7.25.2017
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Fueled by the right backers and powered by the right combination of researchers, non-asset-based collaborations have become essential in biopharmaceuticals.
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9:11am
7.24.2017
For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on...
by Maria Cheng, Associated Press
4:40pm
7.20.2017
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A research team has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including...
by UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
9:04am
7.14.2017
An expert panel of scientists says the FDA should review the safety and effectiveness of all opioids, and consider the real-world impacts the powerful...
by Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
1:30pm
7.13.2017
A widely used screening tool deployed in the early phases of drug discovery to weed out undesirable compounds is wrong so often it can't be trusted on its own...
by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:40am
7.12.2017
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Millions of Americans take proton pump inhibitors for heartburn, ulcers and other gastrointestinal problems. Now, a new study shows that long-term use of the...
by Washington University in St. Louis
1:36pm
7.7.2017
Non-medical vaccine exemptions correlate geographically with spiking numbers of whooping cough, according to a new study. The link between pertussis and...
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2:51pm
7.6.2017
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After 12 weeks of taking an anti-asthma drug, a subset of patients with type 2 diabetes showed a clinically significant reduction in blood glucose during a...
by University of California, San Diego
1:49pm
7.5.2017
A new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of blood. A team of researchers completed a...
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9:01am
7.5.2017
The Food and Drug Administration said it's taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more...
by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press
9:25am
6.29.2017
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The owner of the Massachusetts-based drug compounding center who was blamed for a meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds and killed dozens nationwide was...
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10:05am
6.27.2017
For most people, taking an Ambien is a means of treating insomnia. But some patients with neurological disorders whose consciousness is already limited have...
by University of Michigan Health System
2:00pm
6.26.2017
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An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry...
by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
9:28am
6.22.2017
The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is...
by Maria Cheng, Associated Press
8:42am
6.22.2017
A plant found throughout Southeast Asia traditionally used to treat arthritis and rheumatism contains a potent anti-HIV compound more powerful than the drug...
by University of Illinois at Chicago
9:38am
6.15.2017
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U.S. regulators want a narcotic painkiller involved in the opioid epidemic off the market amid data showing people continue to abuse it. The FDA said it has...
by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press
9:11am
6.12.2017
A vaccine developed to block the "high" of heroin has proven effective in non-human primates. This is the first vaccine against an opioid to pass this stage of...
by Scripps Research Institute
2:00pm
6.7.2017
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International stakeholders, including pharma, healthcare, governments and the global population, need to work together to stop antibiotic resistance in its...
by Antonio Felici, Director & Head of Microbiology, Drug Design and Discovery, Aptuit
10:38am
6.6.2017
The 100-word research letter that found opioid painkillers were not addictive was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1980. The doctor who...
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9:25am
6.6.2017
The growing resistance to antibiotics in modern medicine has been recognized as perhaps the most significant threat to the future of medicine. A Yale team now...
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10:11am
6.5.2017
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