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Aggressive Breast Cancer Biomarker Identified

August 19, 2014 4:54 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Two Northwestern University scientists have identified a biomarker strongly associated with basal-like breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that is resistant to many types of chemotherapy.                                

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DOJ Closes Probe Into AstraZeneca Trial

August 19, 2014 4:37 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

British drugmaker AstraZeneca says the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation into a clinical trial of the company's blood thinner Brilinta, and plans no further action.                

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Novel Anticoagulant Prescriptions Soar, But At A Cost

August 19, 2014 4:32 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Warfarin, the longtime standard for atrial fibrillation, is facing competition from new options in the anticoagulant drug marketplace.                                       

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Ductless Filtration System

August 19, 2014 2:14 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Air Science Usa | Product Releases | Comments

The new Vent-Box ductless filtration system is designed to protect laboratory personnel from chemical vapors found inside of stand alone chemical safety cabinets.

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Heart Disease & Stroke On The Decline

August 19, 2014 9:42 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

New research shows that major strides are being made in the battle against heart disease and stroke. A recent study shows that patients are going to greater lengths to prevent the onset of these deadly health issues.               

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FDA Approves Biogen MS Drug

August 19, 2014 9:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration cleared the injectable drug, dubbed Plegridy, after reviewing results from a study that involved more than 1,500 people with the disease.             

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Actavis Announces Positive Results In Phase 3 Antibiotic Studies

August 19, 2014 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) confirmed positive topline results from RECLAIM-1 and -2, pivotal Phase III studies evaluating the potential for the investigational antibiotic, ceftazidime-avibactam as a treatment for adult hospitalized patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections.   

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Drug More Powerful Than Heroin Hides In Plain Sight

August 19, 2014 9:27 am | by American College Of Emergency Physicians | News | Comments

Emergency physicians should expect an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses, but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.                 

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Woman Suspected Of Ebola Dies In The UAE

August 19, 2014 9:18 am | by ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates said Monday it has disinfected one of its planes after health authorities there announced that a Nigerian woman who died after flying in to the capital, Abu Dhabi, may have been infected with the Ebola virus. 

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UN Begins Polio Vaccination Campaign In Iraq

August 19, 2014 9:16 am | by BRAM JANSSEN, DIAA HADID, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries.                  

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Novan Therapeutics Announces Success In Fighting Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens

August 19, 2014 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Novan Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company focused on advancing nitric oxide therapies, announced that the Nitricil™ platform technology has been shown to be efficacious against several of the most multi-drug resistant pathogens plaguing civilian and military health care providers across the globe. 

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Misconceptions Abound Among Pregnant Women About The Flu Vaccine

August 18, 2014 4:20 pm | by Group Health Research Institute | News | Comments

Both mother and fetus are at increased risk for complications of flu infection during pregnancy. And prenatal care providers say they’re advising women to get the flu vaccine, in line with recommendations from various organizations. But many pregnant women don’t understand the importance of this advice—and don’t get the vaccine.

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High Speed Palletizer

August 18, 2014 3:57 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

This conventional inline palletizer provides an HMI where the operator can create new patterns or modify existing patterns via the HMI, making the HL7200 ideal for reliable handling of current and future package types and sizes.

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Liquid & Gas Pressure Reducers

August 18, 2014 3:02 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing custom-designed, low-cost Whisperjets® for gas or liquid pressure reduction, for new or retrofit installations.

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Getting Personal: Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine Contract Services

August 18, 2014 2:53 pm | by Pharmaceutical Processing | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to check out the July/August issue of Pharmaceutical Process Magazine, where we take a closer look at the continuous bioprocessing outlook, troubleshoot fluid bed processes, and check in on the latest trends in lyophilization. 

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