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Lung Cancer Risk Rises in the Presence of HPV Antibodies

April 4, 2011 5:34 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Carcinogenic role of HPV in lung cancer is being examined. • Study results were similar regardless of gender and smoking history. • Question of a causal relationship between HPV and lung cancer remains. ORLANDO, Fla. - Researchers with the International Agency for Research on...

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Nicotine Does Not Promote Lung Cancer Growth in Mouse Models

April 4, 2011 5:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Nicotine replacement therapy is not linked to tumor incidence, size. • Long-term therapeutic use may help people with nicotine addiction. ORLANDO, Fla. - Nicotine at doses similar to those found in most nicotine replacements therapies did not increase lung cancer tumor incidence,...

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Breast Milk May Provide a Personalized Screen of Breast Cancer Risk

April 4, 2011 5:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Breast cancer is difficult to detect during pregnancy and lactation. • Breast milk screening may be more accurate than conventional screening. • Abstract presented during an AACR press conference. ORLANDO, Fla. - Breast cancer risk can be assessed by examining the epithelial cells...

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Serum Test Could Identify Lung Cancer in People Who Never Smoked

April 4, 2011 5:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Biomarker panel in serum has 83 percent sensitivity/specificity. • As many as 25 percent of lung cancer patients have never smoked. ORLANDO, Fla. - A panel of biomarkers appears to be able to identify the presence of lung cancer in the blood samples of people who have never...

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Protein Test Detects Early-stage, Asbestos-related Pulmonary Cancer

April 4, 2011 5:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Test measures 19 biomarkers of malignant pleural mesothelioma. • Novel biomarker test may be the most accurate yet. ORLANDO, Fla. - Researchers investigating a novel biomarker test believe it is the most accurate yet in detecting proteins secreted from tumors caused by exposure to...

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Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Xalatan® Ophthalmic Solution

April 4, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PITTSBURGH, April 4, 2011 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution, 0.005%,...

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OncoSec Medical Closes Purchase and License Agreement for Tumor Therapy Technology with Inovio Pharmaceuticals

April 4, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2011 /- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB: ONCS), a developer of innovative medical approaches to treat solid tumor cancers with unmet medical needs, announced today that on March 24, 2011 it completed its acquisition of certain assets of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc....

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NeuroSigma, Inc. Retains CCG Investor Relations

April 4, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOS ANGELES, April 4, 2011 /- NeuroSigma, Inc. ("NeuroSigma"), a Los Angeles-based medical technology company established to in-license and develop early stage technologies with the potential to transform medical practice, today announced that it has retained CCG Investor Relations to...

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Weight Loss With QNEXA® Over Two Years Provides Patients With Substantial Cardiovascular Benefits

April 4, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 4, 2011 /- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS ) today announced long-term data that demonstrated patients treated with the investigational drug QNEXA® for two years showed reductions in blood pressure and the use of antihypertensive medications as well as...

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Employers Offer Simpler Alternative To More Complex Cafeteria Plans

April 3, 2011 11:35 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Among midsized employers, the old-school cafeteria approach to benefits -

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Wireless Glucose Meter Can Be a Lifesaving Connection for Many

April 3, 2011 11:34 pm | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Ten percent of the world's population suffers from diabetes - nearly 9 percent in the U.S. - in large part due to the obesity problem sweeping the developed nations.

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Drugging the Undruggable

April 3, 2011 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A chemical "staple" creates mobile biological molecules with staying power.

IBM and The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Find Breakthrough for MRSA Treatment

April 3, 2011 8:32 pm | by IBM | Comments

Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology discovered a nanomedicine breakthrough in which new types of polymers were shown to physically detect and destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and infectious diseases like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...

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Major New Study Shows Aortic Valve Replacement Via Catheter Produces Better Outcomes Than Traditional Open-Heart Surgery

April 3, 2011 3:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DETROIT, April 3, 2011 /- A major new study presented today at the yearly scientific meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in New Orleans shows conclusively that replacing defective aortic valves in elderly patients through non-invasive "catheterization" – rather than...

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Metabolic Syndrome May Increase Risk for Liver Cancer

April 3, 2011 1:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Metabolic syndrome a known risk factor for diabetes and heart disease • Incidence of liver cancer continues to rise in U.S. • Link found with the most common types of liver cancer. ORLANDO, Fla. - Scientists have confirmed that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions...

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