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Saturday 18th April 2015

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

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Friday 17th April 2015

Near Sighted VR Augmented Aid App Helps Poor Eyesight with Virtual Reality Technology

  SOURCE April 17, 2015 A new app for Android phones hopes it’s foreshadowing a future in which traditional reading glasses are replaced by electronic image enhancement devices. The Near Sighted VR Augmented Aid app requires a head mount for the smartphone that can be bought for cheap or you can […]

High yield purification of Helicobacter pylori neutrophil-activating protein overexpressed in Escherichia coli

Background: Helicobacter pylori neutrophil-activating protein (HP-NAP) is involved in H. pylori-induced gastric inflammation. Due to its immunogenic and immunomodulatory properties, HP-NAP has been used for developing vaccines against H. pylori infec...

Quantitative whole-cell MALDI-TOF MS fingerprints distinguishes human monocyte sub-populations activated by distinct microbial ligands

Background: Conventionally, human monocyte sub-populations are classified according to surface marker expression into classical (CD14++CD16−), intermediate (CD14++CD16+) and non-classical (CD14+CD16++) lineages. The involvement of non-classical mon...

Expression of the Streptococcus pneumoniae yoeB Chromosomal toxin gene causes Cell Death in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana

Background: Bacterial toxin-antitoxin systems usually comprise of a pair of genes encoding a stable toxin and its cognate labile antitoxin and are located in the chromosome or in plasmids of several bacterial species. Chromosomally-encoded toxin-anti...

Perrigo Launches Generic Nasal Spray

​Perrigo Company plc announced that it has received final Federal Drug Administration approval for Triamcinolone Acetonide Topical Aerosol, the generic version of Sun Pharma's Kenalog nasal spray. Our first to market shipments to our pharmacy customers have commenced.   Read more about Per

Brain Tumors May be New Victims of Ebola-like Virus

Brain tumors are notoriously difficult for most drugs to reach, but Yale researchers have found a promising but unlikely new ally against brain cancers — portions of a deadly virus similar to Ebola.  

Greater Function after Stroke When Blood Clots Removed from Brain

A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke in a trial conducted in Catalonia, Spain, and co-led by an expert from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings will be announced today at the annual meeting of the European Stroke Organisation in Glasgow, Scotland, and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. ...

Genetic Mutation Could Be Start of Malaria Drug Resistance in Africa

Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according to new research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites with a mutation to the gene Ap2mu were less sensitive to the antimalarial dru...

Immunotherapy is Not a Curiosity Anymore

One of the main sessions at this year’s Experimental Biology Conference in Boston was the Tang Prize Award lecture. It was created in December 2012 to recognize exemplary research accomplishments from all over the world in four fields: sinology, sustainable development, rule of law, and biopharmaceutical science.

Glaxo Recalls Flu Vaccine Due to Potency Problem

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time.   The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency and fail to adequately protect against some strains of the flu. The Flulaval Quadrivalent Thimerosal-free vaccine in prefilled syringes is designed to protect against four strains of influenza virus.  

At Columbia’s “Body Shop,” Faculty Engineer New Treatments

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As Subdural Hematomas Increase, so do Brain Growth Studies

There will be 60,000 annual cases of chronic subdural hematoma (SDH) by 2030, making SDH the U.S.’s most common adult brain surgery disorder, says a new study by New York University (NYU) researchers.

A Look Back As Congress Repeals Medicare ‘Doc Fix’ Law

KHN's Julie Rovner reflects on the constant battle over what Medicare pays doctors -- a fight that ended this week as President Obama signed into law an overhaul that repeals the old method and institutes new provisions to pay doctors based on the quality of care they give.

Rise of waterpipe smoking

When we started investigating the waterpipe more than a decade ago,1 we knew that we were facing something that could have serious effects on global health. We did not know whether this was a passing...

Aspirin use ‘surging’ in US as cardiovascular preventative

A national survey suggests that slightly more than half of the older adults in the US are now taking a daily dose of aspirin as a method of trying to preventing a cardiovascular event.  

Mission Critical

When it’s lonely at the top, leaders can seek a critical friend

Second-Line Ramucirumab/FOLFIRI Improves Survival in Metastatic CRC

Metastatic colorectal cancer patients had about a 1.5-month increase in overall survival when treated with second-line ramucirumab plus FOLFIRI vs FOLFIRI alone.

Don’t use the 'SM' words!

'Social media' should be avoided - unless you want seasoned industry types to start heading for the hills

Patient education should be tailored for those at risk of diabetes

It is “important” for nurses to personalise diabetes-related education, management, and support to the specific needs and vulnerabilities of at-risk patients, according to researchers.

15 States Extend Health Law’s Higher Medicaid Payments To Doctors

The health law temporarily paid doctors more to handle the expected influx of patients when states expanded their Medicaid programs and some states are continuing that program because they find it has helped attract providers to the program.

Rise of generics will curb France’s pharma growth

Generics are set to take a serious bite out of the market as a cash-strapped government pushes for cost controls

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and venlafaxine in early pregnancy and risk of birth defects: population based cohort study and sibling design

Objective To assess whether use of specific selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or venlafaxine in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth defects, with emphasis on...

New drug for hepatitis C contributes to 13% rise in spending on prescription drugs in US

Spending on prescription drugs in the United States rose by $43.4bn (£28.9bn; €40.1bn) in 2014 to reach $373.9bn—a 13.1% increase from 2013—says a report by the IMS Institute of Healthcare...

Regeneus (RGS) - Moving to human clinical trials for key products

Edison Investment Research - Pharmaceutical & Healthcare - Regeneus: Regeneus will take a significant step forwards in the current quarter when it launches first-in-man trials for its Progenza off-the-shelf stem cell therapy and its human cancer therapeutic vaccine. The cancer vaccine could make Regeneus a player in the buoyant immuno-oncology space. Licensing deals, particularly for Kvax, CryoSho...


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