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Article ID: 584538

Roche Funds Drug Discovery Projects at UC San Diego

University of California San Diego Health

The new UC San Diego-Roche Extending Innovation Network (EIN) program has been launched with selection of its first three research projects at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The UC San Diego-Roche EIN program, which was formalized in June 2011, aims to accelerate the discovery of new drug therapies through research innovation at the interface of industry and academia.

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9-Jan-2012 1:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 584488

Drug to Treat HIV in Children Shows Promise Via National Clinical Trial

Stony Brook Medicine

For children with HIV infection, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the use of raltegravir, an antiretroviral drug that slows the spread of HIV infection, offers a new weapon to treat HIV infection in children.

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6-Jan-2012 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 584423

Startup Wins $4 Million for Drug Delivery to the Eye

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Technology developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University for delivering drugs and other therapeutics to specific locations in the eye provides the foundation for a startup company that has received a $4 million venture capital investment.

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5-Jan-2012 9:00 AM EST
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    5-Jan-2012 7:00 AM EST

Article ID: 584365

New Drug Screening Identifies Chemical Agents with Potent Anti-Cancer Activity

Endocrine Society

Drugs already approved for clinical use across a variety of therapeutic categories can be screened to identify effective agents for thyroid cancer according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). These findings could rapidly be implemented into a clinical trial to test how effective the treatment would be.

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3-Jan-2012 9:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 584322

Should Pharmacists Prescribe Medicine? Some Already Do.

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Pharmacists’ prescribing medications is a topic often discussed when health policy experts explore how to improve patient safety, medication-use outcomes, and access to medical services. The Dec. 15 issue of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP) examines the sometimes-controversial topic in its current issue.

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23-Dec-2011 10:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 584308

Drugs Used to Overcome Cancer May Also Combat Antibiotic Resistance

McMaster University

The pharmaceutical sector has made a big investment in targeting kinases proteins, so there are a lot of compounds and drugs out there that, although they were designed to overcome cancer, they can in fact be looked at with fresh eyes and maybe repurposed to address the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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22-Dec-2011 1:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 583970

Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Accelerates Depletion of Plaque in Arteries

NYU Langone Health

In a new study, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have discovered how cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins promote the breakdown of plaque in the arteries.

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13-Dec-2011 2:10 PM EST
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    13-Dec-2011 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 583897

Model Developed for Future Obesity Drug Testing

University of Maryland, Baltimore

A University of Maryland School of Pharmacy report pinpoints a previously unidentified role for a cellular protein in controlling body weight.

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12-Dec-2011 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 583749

Novel Drug Wipes Out Deadliest Malaria Parasite Through Starvation

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

An antimalarial agent developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University proved effective at clearing infections caused by the malaria parasite most lethal to humans – by literally starving the parasites to death. The study, published in the November 11, 2011 issue of PLoS ONE, was led by senior author Vern Schramm, Ph.D., professor and Ruth Merns Chair in Biochemistry at Einstein.

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7-Dec-2011 1:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 583695

Medical Marijuana Could Help Patients Reduce Pain with Opiates

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids – the main ingredient in cannabis or medical marijuana – to an opiates-only treatment. The findings, from a small-scale study, also suggest that a combined therapy could result in reduced opiate dosages.

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6-Dec-2011 12:10 PM EST
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