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World Health Day: Budget Cuts, Vaccine Fears Threaten Health Progress

April 7, 2015 1:11 pm | by Alice Hazelton, SciDev.Net | News | Comments

Cuts to global health research budgets and people’s wariness of vaccines could hamper efforts to improve health around the world.

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ReposiTrak Enters Pharma and Supplement Safety Market

April 7, 2015 1:00 pm | by Park City Group | News | Comments

Park City Group will expand into the pharma and dietary supplement channels using its food, drug & dietary supplement compliance management and traceability solution.

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Antipsychotic May Increase the Risk for Diabetes in Some Children

April 7, 2015 12:49 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Results suggest that initiating antipsychotics may elevate a child's risk not only for significant weight gain, but also for Type II diabetes by nearly 50 percent.

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Shares of Arena Rise Due to Weight Loss Drug Patent

April 7, 2015 12:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Arena Pharmaceuticals rose Tuesday after the drug developer said it received an additional patent for its weight loss drug Belviq.

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Arvinas Strategic R&D Collaboration with Merck

April 7, 2015 12:36 pm | by Arvinas | News | Comments

Arvinas announced a strategic collaboration with Merck with the goal of creating novel therapeutics based on protein degradation.

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New Patent for Low-Sodium Bendamustine

April 7, 2015 12:29 pm | by Eagle Pharmaceuticals | News | Comments

Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced a patent for the use of bendamustine for treating patients requiring restricted fluid and/or sodium intake. 

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Deterra Drug Deactivation System

April 6, 2015 4:28 pm | by Verde Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Deterra System utilizes patented MAT12 Molecular Adsorption Technology to deactivate unwanted, unneeded narcotics, antibiotics, transdermal patches and other prescription drugs, rendering them ineffective for misuse and safe for the environment.

Diluting and Proportional Fluid Control

April 6, 2015 4:07 pm | by Fluid Metering, Inc. | Fluid Metering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The STH and STQ Duplex metering pumps from Fluid Metering, Inc. for precision mixing, diluting, and proportional metering for OEM medical, analytical and industrial instrumentation. The pumps consist of two FMI valveless pump heads direct coupled to a single variable stepper motor drive.

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Can Cancer Vaccines Prolong Survival?

April 6, 2015 4:05 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. / Genetic Engineering News | News | Comments

Therapeutic anti-cancer vaccines rarely have a noticeable effect on the tumor but have been associated with a statistically significant increase in patient survival. 

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GE Ventures Leader Joins U.S. Precision Medicine Program

April 6, 2015 4:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

“Precision” drugs are tailored to a cancer’s or a patient’s genetic makeup. Such “precision medicine” is now the focus of a new $215 million research initiative launched this year by U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Lite-F Automated Filling Machine

April 6, 2015 3:24 pm | by Groninger USA, LLC | Groninger USA, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Groninger launches its Groninger Lite series with the first model Lite-F, an automated filling machine especially designed for small, private-label R&D as well as contract manufacturing.

PrepEngine

April 6, 2015 1:10 pm | by Distek, Inc. | Distek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PrepEngine Sample Prep Station for Content Uniformity is a 10 station system which can prepare content uniformity samples up to 90% faster than traditional methods.

Two Compounds Target Gut to Lower Blood Sugar

April 6, 2015 12:43 pm | by University Health Network | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered metformin (the most widely prescribed type 2 diabetic medication) and resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, trigger novel signaling pathways in the small intestine to lower blood sugar.

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New Target for Anticancer Drugs: RNA

April 6, 2015 12:38 pm | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Most of today's anticancer drugs target the DNA or proteins in tumor cells, but a new discovery by University of California, Berkeley, scientists unveils a whole new set of potential targets: the RNA intermediaries between DNA and proteins.

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Chicago Businessmen Follow Promise of Medical Marijuana

April 6, 2015 12:29 pm | by Carla K. Johnson, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Sampson and his three partners in Chicago-based Cresco Labs are switching livelihoods and risking millions of dollars to follow the promise of medical marijuana.

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