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Electrical signals kick off flatworm regeneration — ScienceDaily

Unlike most multicellular animals, planarian flatworms can regrow all their body parts after they are removed. This makes them a good model for studying the phenomenon of tissue regeneration. They are also useful for exploring fundamental questions in developmental biology about what underlies large-scale anatomical patterning. In a study publishing March 5 in Biophysical Journal, scientists […]

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Vast leukemia dataset could help researchers match therapies to patients — ScienceDaily

After years of work, researchers are releasing a massive dataset detailing the molecular makeup of tumor cells from more than 500 patients with an aggressive blood cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The dataset includes how hundreds of individual patients’ cells responded to a broad panel of drugs in laboratory screens. It is the largest […]

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Drug cocktail almost doubles lifespan of worms: Life-extending effects in worms could one day translate into treatments that delay ageing in humans — ScienceDaily

A team of researchers led by Principal Investigator Dr Jan Gruber from Yale-NUS College has discovered a combination of pharmaceutical drugs that not only increases healthy lifespan in the microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), but also delays the rate of ageing in them, a finding that could someday mean longer, healthier lives for humans. The study, […]

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Half a million tests and many mosquitoes later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug — ScienceDaily

Most malaria drugs are designed to reduce symptoms after infection. They work by blocking replication of the disease-causing parasites in human blood, but they don’t prevent infection or transmission via mosquitoes. What’s worse, the malaria parasite is developing resistance to existing drugs. “In many ways, the search for new malaria drugs has been a search […]

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New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach — ScienceDaily

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 1 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after […]

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Possible cause for Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury discovered 

Rutgers researchers have discovered a new mechanism that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury. They now hope to launch a clinical trial to test the treatment in humans. What causes Alzheimer’s is unknown, but a popular theory suggests a protein known as amyloid-beta slowly builds up a plaque in the brains of […]

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Vast leukemia dataset could help researchers match therapies to patients 

After years of work, researchers are releasing a massive dataset detailing the molecular makeup of tumor cells from more than 500 patients with an aggressive blood cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The dataset includes how hundreds of individual patients’ cells responded to a broad panel of drugs in laboratory screens. It is the largest […]

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US government’s new rule targets drug industry’s rebate system

US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new rule to end drug rebates and push direct discounts to patients across the country. The move is intended to lower the prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket costs, while improving transparency in the market. If passed into law, the new rule would eliminate the discounts […]

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Mylan’s generic of asthma drug Advair receives FDA approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mylan’s generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) asthma treatment Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder). Dubbed Wixela Inhub, Mylan’s treatment is the first generic of Advair. The FDA approved three dosages of the generic inhaler for twice-daily asthma therapy in patients aged four years and […]

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Vast leukemia dataset could help researchers match therapies to patients — ScienceDaily

After years of work, researchers are releasing a massive dataset detailing the molecular makeup of tumor cells from more than 500 patients with an aggressive blood cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The dataset includes how hundreds of individual patients’ cells responded to a broad panel of drugs in laboratory screens. It is the largest […]

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