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MS Drug Candidate Shows New Promise

Positive new data have been released on a drug candidate, RPC1063, for relapsing multiple sclerosis that was first discovered and synthesized at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

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Clinical Trial at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Examines Vaccine-Based Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is one of several worldwide sites to offer a clinical trial examining the investigational vaccine-based treatment PROSTVAC in patients with prostate cancer that is no longer responsive to hormone therapy and has spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body. The goal of this immunotherapy study is to see if PROSTVAC improves survival when combined with a drug that helps boost the body’s ability to fight infection.

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Study Compares Effectiveness of Treatments for Blood Clots

In an analysis of the results of nearly 50 randomized trials that examined treatments of venous thromboembolisms (blood clot in a vein), there were no significant differences in clinical and safety outcomes associated with most treatment strategies when compared with the low-molecular-weight heparin-vitamin K antagonist combination, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.

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Effect of Magnesium Sulfate During Pregnancy on Very Preterm Infants

Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children at school age, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.

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Novel Drug Targeting Leukemia Cells Enters Clinical Trial

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a phase 1 human clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a new monoclonal antibody for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common form of blood cancer in adults.

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Veterinary Pharmacologist Warns That Eggs From Backyard Chickens May Pose Consumption Problems

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A pharmacologist warns that if you are raising chickens in your backyard, don't consume their eggs if the animals have been taking medication.

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Drugs for Depression Linked with Failure of Dental Implants

A team from McGill University has discovered that people who take the most common antidepressants (such as Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft, the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs) are twice as likely to have dental implants fail as those who are not taking SSRIs.

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Our Microbes Are a Rich Source of Drugs, UCSF Researchers Discover

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Bacteria that normally live in and upon us have genetic blueprints that enable them to make thousands of molecules that act like drugs, and some of these molecules might serve as the basis for new human therapeutics, according to UC San Francisco researchers.

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Scientists Discover Neurochemical Imbalance in Schizophrenia

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Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters broadly implicated in a range of psychiatric disorders.

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@ObesitySociety Experts Discuss Implications of New FDA-Approved #Obesity Drug, #Contrave

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