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May 22, 2015

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Novel Drug Combo Improves Function of Cystic Fibrosis Protein

May 20, 2015 — A novel two-drug combination has the potential to target and restore a defective protein underlying cystic fibrosis (CF), according to two phase III clinical trials conducted at 187 medical centers ... read more

Novel Insights in MET-Proto-Oncogene Might Lead to Optimizing Cancer Treatment

May 18, 2015 — The MET-proto-oncogene is involved in the pathogenesis of several tumors and therefore represents an interesting target for future therapies currently tested in dozens of clinical trials. Researchers ... read more

Helping Doctors Predict What's Next for Patients Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

May 21, 2015 — As more Baby Boomers are screened for hepatitis C, a patient risk prediction model may help doctors target costly medications to those most likely to develop serious liver issues. The model uses ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A nanoparticle-based therapy has been designed by researchers that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow. Targeted specifically to the ... read more

People With Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson's Disease

May 20, 2015 — People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in developing porous particles (mesoporous particles) consisting solely of phospholipids, a biological component, that are suitable for use as a drug delivery ... read more

Physicians Can Play Key Role in Preventing Foodborne Illness

May 20, 2015 — Food safety awareness is key to understanding the food safety issues on the horizon, and clinicians at hospitals and doctors' offices play a key role in ensuring consumers are aware of the ... read more

Re-Engineered Antibiotic Show Potential for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children and ... read more

Injected Immune Cells Safe in Multiple Myeloma Patients, Pilot Study Finds

May 20, 2015 — In a report on what is believed to be the first small clinical trial of its kind, researchers say they have safely used immune cells grown from patients’ own bone marrow to treat multiple myeloma, ... read more

Scientists Reveal Potential New Drug Target for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 20, 2015 — A novel drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been identified, which focuses on the cells that are directly responsible for the cartilage damage in affected joints. Rheumatoid ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The number of new Ebola cases is tapering off, but the search for new treatments continues. Now, one research team has found potential drug candidates that successfully treated up to 90 percent of ... read more

Surgery Followed by Ipilimumab Treatment in Melanoma Patients Improves Survival, Say Researchers

May 20, 2015 — A study has demonstrated that a drug called ipilimumab improves the relapse-free survival of advanced stage melanoma patients rendered free of disease surgically but at high risk for relapse. ... read more

Molecule Designed to Treat Lung Cancer Shows Promising Results in Mice

May 20, 2015 — A new therapy for lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide, has been identified by researchers. The team's study primarily focuses on lung cancer, yet further studies are ongoing in ... read more

Dasabuvir in Hepatitis C: Indication of Added Benefit in Certain Patients

May 20, 2015 — A new drug combination showed an advantage in three of a total of 10 patient groups with hepatitis C, particularly regarding virologic response, reviewers have found. The extent of added benefit ... read more

Discovery of a Treatment to Block the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

May 20, 2015 — A drug that could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis may soon be developed thanks to a new ... read more

Horizontal Gene Transfer in E. Coli

May 19, 2015 — Escherichia coli O104 is an emergent disease-causing bacterium various strains of which are becoming increasingly well known and troublesome. The pathogen causes bloody diarrhea as well as and ... read more

Potentially Effective Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction Identified

May 19, 2015 — The first study in the United States of Naltrexone's effect on methamphetamine users has found that this medication, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ... read more

Key Component in Protein That Causes Cystic Fibrosis Identified

May 19, 2015 — Nearly 70,000 people worldwide are living with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease. There currently is no cure for the condition, but researchers have now identified a key component ... read more

Research Boosts Evidence for a New Class of Treatments to Help Preserve Vision

May 19, 2015 — A substantial percentage of patients with diabetic macular edema do not have high levels of the VEGF protein in the fluid inside their eyes but do have high levels of a protein called PKal (plasma ... read more

HIV Reservoirs Remain Obstacles to Cure

May 19, 2015 — Antiretroviral therapy has proven lifesaving for people infected with HIV; however, the medications are a lifelong necessity for most HIV-infected individuals and present practical, logistical, ... read more

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