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Antibody Therapy Opens Door to Potential New Treatment for HIV

May 9, 2016 10:16 am | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

Researchers are developing a new kind of treatment, an antibody-based drug that may provide a better strategy for long-term control of HIV. Recent findings from a Phase 1 clinical trial offer new insights about how the antibody functions.

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Innovation Detractors in Pharma

May 9, 2016 9:52 am | by Sujay Jadhav, CEO, goBalto | Articles | Comments

While many industries are blazing new trails in pursuit of new technologies, pharma appears to be lagging behind, often adopting a watch and wait approach. In most industries, the pace of technology change has increased so much that corporate IT leaders who don't embrace emerging trends end up behind the competition and eventually out of business. Can we really say the same is true for pharma companies?

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A New Paper-based Test for the Zika Virus

May 9, 2016 9:47 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new paper-based test can diagnose Zika virus infection within a few hours. The test, which distinguishes Zika from the very similar dengue virus, can be stored at room temperature and read with a simple electronic reader, making it potentially practical for widespread use.

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High-throughput Platform for DNA Damage Measurement

May 6, 2016 11:19 am | by AMSBIO | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO's 96-Well CometChip System is a high-throughput platform developed to simultaneously treat and measure DNA damage induced by different treatments, or among different cell types on a single slide using the Comet assay.

Analysis Finds Meat Consumption Raises Mortality Rates

May 6, 2016 11:11 am | by American Osteopathic Association | News | Comments

A review of large-scale studies involving more than 1.5 million people found all-cause mortality is higher for those who eat meat, particularly red or processed meat, on a daily basis.

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Starving Cancer the Key to New Treatments

May 6, 2016 11:05 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients, in a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumors.

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FDA Will Require E-Cigarettes and Contents to be Reviewed

May 6, 2016 10:54 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

Cayman Islands to Deploy Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

May 6, 2016 10:48 am | by Jennifer Kay and Ben Fox, Associated Press | News | Comments

British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases.

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Biochemists Image RNA Translation in Real Time

May 6, 2016 10:44 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In a new advance, scientists have made a live-cell movie of the second step in gene expression, when a ribosome decodes a protein.

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Popular Heartburn Drugs May Cause Serious Kidney Damage

May 6, 2016 10:43 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Extended use of drugs to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to serious kidney damage, including kidney failure, according to a new study.

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Ketamine Metabolite Works as Fast-acting Antidepressant

May 6, 2016 10:18 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A team of researchers have discovered a chemical byproduct of ketamine that rapidly treats depression in mice, without the undesired side effects.

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Connectors Improve Fluid Management

May 5, 2016 10:28 am | by EMD Millipore | EMD Millipore | Product Releases | Comments

MilliporeSigma's Lynx CDR connectors improve fluid management in the biopharma industry. Making simple, reliable, sterile-to-sterile fluid connections is critical to successful biomanufacturing.

Chimp Victim Hospitalized with Face-transplant Complications

May 5, 2016 10:21 am | by Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.

Human Heart Cells Respond Less to E-cig Vapor than Tobacco Smoke

May 5, 2016 10:17 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

New research has showed substantial differences in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke.

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Squished Cells Could Shape Design of Synthetic Materials

May 5, 2016 10:13 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

All living cells are basically squishy balloons full of water, proteins and DNA, surrounded by oily membranes. Those membranes stand up to significant amounts of stretching and bending, but only recently have scientists started to fully appreciate the useful organization and functions that result from all that stress.

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