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laboratory technology, cell reprogramming, Precision Medicine, Cancer Drug, Cells

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Wayne State University, NIH, Tinnitus, Otolaryngology

Wayne State University Research Team Develops New Diagnostic Tool to Identify Tinnitus in Animals

A team of researchers from Wayne State University has developed a behavioral tool that may significantly aid in understanding the underlying mechanisms of tinnitus, ultimately leading to new drugs and treatment methods.

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New TSRI Method Could Turbocharge Drug Discovery, Protein Research

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A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has developed a versatile new method that should enhance the discovery of new drugs and the study of proteins.

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Anesthesiology, Physician Supervision, Anesthesia Care

Access to Anesthesia Care Is Not Improved When States Eliminate Physician Supervision, Study Finds

Patient access to anesthesia care for seven common surgical procedures is not increased when states “opt-out” of the Medicare rule that requires anesthesia to be administered with physician supervision, reports a study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology.

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Surgery, Anticoagulant, Anti Clotting Medication

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protien, Drug Development, Disease Progression

Structure of Atypical Cancer Protein Paves Way for Drug Development

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has helped uncover the elusive structure of a cancer cell receptor protein that can be leveraged to fight disease progression.

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New Avenue for Anti-Depressant Therapy Discovered

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Researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery revealing new molecular information on how the brain regulates depression and anxiety. In so doing, they identified a new molecule that alleviates anxiety and depressive behaviour in rodents.

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Depression, antidepressant drugs , Pregnancy, Women, Babies, Birth Defects, Montreal, Quebec, Celexa, Paxil, Congenital Malformations, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Exercise

New Data Show Heightened Risk of Birth Defects with Antidepressants Prescribed During Pregnancy

A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.

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Opioids, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Opioid Addiction

UVA Slashes Opioid Use While Improving Pain Scores, Study Finds

A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at University of Virginia Health System found patients’ pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids. As health officials across the U.S. look for ways to combat a opioid addiction crisis, UVA researchers believe their findings highlight one way to address the problem.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Oxycodone, RGS9-2, Chronic Pain, brain reward center, Analgesia, Mu Opioid, opioid receptor signaling, opioid receptors, acute pain, Morphine, Neuropathic Pain

Key Signaling Protein Associated with Addiction Controls the Actions of Oxycodone in Pain-Free and Chronic Pain States

RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states

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immunotheraphy, Obesity, Medical Research

Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Cancer-Fighting Drugs That Help Morbidly Obese Mice to Lose Weight

Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, studies addressing obesity’s impact on cancer treatment resulted in an unexpected discovery that shifted the focus from cancer to obesity.

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TTUHSC El Paso, Propranolol, Brad Bryan, Anticancer Fund, orphan drug designation, orphan drug, Rare Diseases, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, angiosarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Angiosarcomas, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Europe, Eddy Pasquier, Shripad Banavali, Pan Pantziarka

Common Heart Drug Repurposed to Treat Rare Cancer in Europe

A drug that's commonly used to treat high blood pressure is being repurposed for a rare tissue cancer in Europe. The medication, named propranolol, was recently granted Orphan Drug Designation by the European Commission (EC).

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"Mysterious" Non-Protein-Coding RNAs Play Important Roles in Gene Expression, NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Endorse Updated HPV Vaccination Recommendations, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Miami Doctors Publish Study of First Locally-Acquired Zika Transmission, Despite Low Profile, Zika Remains a High Concern, T Cells Join the Fight Against Zika, and More in the Zika Virus News Source

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Common Epilepsies Share Genetic Overlap with Rare Types

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian showed that several genes implicated in rare forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.

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hematology oncology pharmacy, medically underserved areas, pharmacy and medically underserved areas enhancement act

HOPA Applauds Reintroduction of Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act

The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) applauds Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Bob Casey (D-PA) for introducing S. 109, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act.

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Pharmaceucticals, Biochemistry, Proteins, formalism, Biomolecules, Cells, Drugs, drugs design

U of A Chemist Develops New Theory for Explaining the Function of Proteins

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A University of Arkansas chemist and his collaborator at North Carolina State University have developed a new theory for explaining how proteins and other biomolecules function based on movement and change of shape and structure rather than content.

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fetal medicine, Neonatal Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Philippe Friedlich Named Division Chief at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Philippe Friedlich, MD, MSEpi, MBA, has been selected as division chief of Neonatology and director of the Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (CFNM) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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Pharmaceutical Industry, Drug Development

Now Entering 'the Valley of Death'

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Amid Trump comments and stock dive, let WUSTL expert on the history of the pharmaceutical industry Michael Kinch walk you through pharma "Valley of Death."

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Trump, Donald Trump, drug prices, drug pricing, Pharmaceuticals

WashU Expert: Trump Has No Clear Plan for Reducing Drug Prices

Despite announcing in his first press conference that he would deal with a pharmaceutical industry “getting away with murder,” President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t seem to have a clear path for how he will reduce drug prices, said Rachel Sachs, associate professor of law at Washington University in St.







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