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Article ID: 711629

People with heart disease at risk when pharmacies close

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research shows that when pharmacies close, people stop taking widely used heart medications — like statins, beta-blockers and oral anticoagulants — that have known cardiovascular and survival benefits. Declines in adherence — including the complete discontinuation of medication — were highest among people using independent pharmacies, filling all their prescriptions at a single store, or living in low-access neighborhoods with fewer pharmacies.

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Article ID: 711034

Oxytocin could help treat alcohol use disorder

PLOS

The neuropeptide oxytocin blocks enhanced drinking in alcohol-dependent rats, according to a study published April 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology led by Drs. Tunstall, Koob and Vendruscolo of the National Institutes of Health

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Article ID: 711090

Novel approach promises ready access to hard-to-study proteins

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A novel strategy capable of extracting and driving hard-to-reach proteins into water solution where they can be effectively studied using mass spectrometry promises a trove of biological insights and, importantly, may help identify therapeutically relevant proteins and provide new disease diagnostic techniques.

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10-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711229

Professors Team with Students to Transform Cell Growth, Drug Testing

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Dr. Leena Pattarkine and Dr. Shailaja Agrawal are partnering with students to design and fabricate a tool that will aid in the growth of cell cultures via a 3D platform. Launched this spring, the “Biopolymer Sponge Microfluidics for Continuous 3D Cell Culture and Drug Screening Project” aims to transform the field of drug screening and make it much more cost effective.

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12-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711128

Jay Goodman, PhD, and Janice B. Schwartz, MD, Receive PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence

PhRMA Foundation

Noted researchers Jay Goodman, PhD, of Michigan State University and Janice B. Schwartz, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, have received the PhRMA Foundation’s highest honor – its Award of Excellence – recognizing lifetime professional achievements.

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11-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 711106

Southern Research teams with Ina Research to boost presence in Japan

Southern Research

Southern Research and Japan’s Ina Research announced today they have formed a partnership that calls for Ina to help connect Southern Research with potential new customers for drug development services in the country with the world’s third largest pharmaceutical industry.

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10-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT

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