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3D printing cancer cells to mimic tumours

A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. The model, which consists of a scaffold of fibrous proteins coated in...

How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

ANN ARBOR—The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows. The...

New vaccine hope for leading viral cause of birth defects

Experts in infection and immunity have made a path-finding discovery that could lead to the development of a vaccine for a health-ravaging virus that affects around 50% of adults in the UK....

A Bad Penny: Cancer's Thirst For Copper Can Be Targeted

DURHAM, N.C. – Drugs used to block copper absorption for a rare genetic condition may find an additional use as a treatment for certain types of cancer, researchers at Duke Medicine report. The...

Study Shows Cellceutix Antibiotic Active Against Drug-Resistant Superbug Klebsiella Pneumoniae

BEVERLY, MA–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2014) – Cellceutix Corporation (OTCQB: CTIX) (the "Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies...

Living organ regenerated for first time: Thymus rebuilt in mice

A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh has succeeded in regenerating a living organ for the first time. The team rebuilt the thymus -- an organ in the body located next to the heart that...

Halozyme Announces Preclinical Data Presentations At The Association Of Cancer Research Annual Meeting

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that two scientific poster presentations on the pharmacology of PEGPH20 will be made at the...

Scientists reveal potential link between brain development and breast cancer gene

LA JOLLA----Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered details into a surprising----and crucial----link between brain development and a gene whose mutation is tied to breast and ovarian cancer....

DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Promising Pre-clinical Data with VAL-083 in Lung Cancer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, MENLO PARK, Calif. and SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar") today announced the presentation of new...

EMD Serono Enters into Research Agreement with Pfizer and Broad Institute

ROCKLAND, Mass., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced they have signed a research agreement with Pfizer Inc. and the Broad...

Caffeine against Alzheimer's disease? Positive effect on tau deposits demonstrated

As part of a German-French research project, a team led by Dr. Christa E. Müller from the University of Bonn and Dr. David Blum from the University of Lille was able to demonstrate for the...

LIEBER INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES CONSORTIUM TO IDENTIFY HOW GENES BUILD A BRAIN WITH THE GOAL OF DEVELOPING TREATMENTS FOR BRAIN DISORDERS

The Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) and pharmaceutical companies Astellas, Eli Lilly and Company, Lundbeck, Pfizer Inc. and Roche are participating in an early-stage research consortium...

Daiichi Sankyo and UCSF Announce Collaboration in Drug Discovery Research for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) and UC San Francisco (UCSF) announced today that they have established a drug-discovery collaboration focused on developing novel therapeutics and...

Self-healing engineered muscle grown in the laboratory

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates...

Experimental Cancer Drug Reverses Schizophrenia in Adolescent Mice

Newswise — Johns Hopkins researchers say that an experimental anticancer compound appears to have reversed behaviors associated with schizophrenia and restored some lost brain cell function in...

Newly discovered molecule may offer hope for immune disorders and runaway inflammation

A new research discovery published in the April 2014 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology may open the door to new therapies that help treat immune disorders or curb runaway inflammation....

NIH celebrates grand opening of John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center

The National Institutes of Health will host a scientific symposium and a dedication ceremony March 31- April 1, 2014, to celebrate the completion of the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research...

Antioxidant Shows Promise in Fight Against Lou Gehrig's Disease

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at The Center of Free Radical and Biomedical Research at Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay today announced...

Deletion of FAT10 Gene Reduces Body Fat, Slows Down Aging in Mice

Newswise — Boston, MA [March 24, 2014, 3:00 p.m. EDT] ─A single gene appears to play a crucial role in coordinating the immune system and metabolism, and deleting the gene in mice reduces body...

Diabetes drug shows promise in reducing Alzheimer's disease in an experimental model

(Boston) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that the diabetic drug, pramlintide, reduces amyloid-beta peptides, a major component of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...