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ICON announces results of new survey that examines key challenge of R&D efficiency

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:21
ICON plc, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced the results from a new survey of pharmaceutical executives and professionals by ICON and Pharma Intelligence, which examines the key challenge of declining research and development efficiency

Methylene blue could hold the key to future anti-aging treatment

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:15
In yesterday's keynote address to the 19th World Dermatology Congress, renowned dermatologist Dr. Saad Sami AlSogair noted that the past could hold the key to the future of anti-aging

Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein clumps in diseased hearts

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:02
Similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure, according to a team led by Johns Hopkins University researchers.

Giving identical subsidies can get gold-standard medications into the hands of consumers

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 18:22
Equal subsidies "surprisingly powerful," in promoting use of gold-standard medications, new study shows.

Newly developed technique allows researchers to study liver stage malaria

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:58
A newly developed technique allows researchers to more easily study malaria outside the human body during the earliest point of infection, the liver.

Disruption of the body's circadian rhythm linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:30
For years, doctors have associated the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations with an increased risk of breast cancer.

Expert provides tips to help nurses cope with night shifts and fatigue

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:21
Finding creative ways to recruit and retain nurses at a Reno, Nevada, hospital led Barbara Hobbs, assistant dean of the SDSU College of Nursing Rapid City Site, to pursue research on the impact of shift work.

Study determines delays and obstacles to getting treatment for substance use disorders

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:18
For patients with substance use disorders seen in the emergency department or doctor's office, locating and accessing appropriate treatment all too often poses difficult challenges.

Tissue-engineered islets used to treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in mice

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:13
Researchers tissue-engineered human pancreatic islets in a laboratory that develop a circulatory system, secrete hormones like insulin and successfully treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in transplanted mice.

Research findings could lead to new therapies to curb ovarian cancer metastasis

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:02
In order to spread their destruction, ovarian cancer cells must break free from their tumor home, travel through the fluid in the peritoneal cavity and attach to the outside of the abdominal organs--surfaces that are, by necessity, not sticky.

Experts discuss how medicinal cannabis can impact opioid crisis

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:23
A multidisciplinary panel of experts discussed how medicinal cannabis can impact the opioid crisis, though clinical research to quantify this is difficult given strict federal laws

Human papilloma virus vaccines can protect against cervical lesions in young women

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:16
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26.

Scientists develop computer algorithm that reveals gene networks activated in cancer cell

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:09
Recent headlines have cast suspicion on social network analysis, which can mine data from the internet to target advertisements or potentially influence elections.

Researchers identify factors linked to better quality of life for dementia patients

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:41
A robust research analysis has identified what factors can be targeted to support people to live as well as possible with dementia.

Study compares effectiveness of vaginal estradiol tablets and moisturizers in treating vulvovaginal problems

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:36
A new study reports that vaginal estradiol tablets just might be what's needed to relieve vulvovaginal problems and improve overall quality of life.

Potential stem cell treatment aids regeneration of heart muscle cells following heart attack

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:27
New research published in The Journal of Physiology has indicated a potential new stem cell treatment following a heart attack, by encouraging the regeneration of heart muscle cells. The low retention and survival rate of stem cells implanted in the heart had previously proven a sticking point for stem cell therapy following a heart attack.

New study may help customize more effective treatments for people with anxiety

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 14:15
Scientists have shone new light on how the human brain uses past experiences and generalizes them to future events, helping us safely navigate the world around us, a study in eLife reveals.

Walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:25
Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman's ability to conceive a child suggest that walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant.

ONC201 disrupts mitochondrial function and kills breast cancer cells, reveals study

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:23
TRAIL, a member of the TNF family of ligands, causes caspase-dependent apoptosis through activation of its receptors, death receptor 4 and DR5.

New MRI glove prototype shows promise in future diagnosis of repetitive strain injuries

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 12:17
A new kind of MRI component in the shape of a glove delivers the first clear images of bones, tendons and ligaments moving together, a new study finds.