Current Headlines

  1. Stem Cell Research ‘Holy Grail’ Uncovered, Thanks to Zebrafish
    8/19/2014

    With help from the zebrafish, a team of Australian researchers has uncovered how hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) renew themselves, considered by many to be the ‘holy grail’ of stem cell research.

  2. Jell-O-Like Biomaterial Could Hold Key To Cancer Cell Destruction
    8/19/2014

    Scientists from Penn State University reported that a biomaterial made of tiny molecules was able to attract and destroy cancer cells.

  3. MicroVAX Begins Phase I Clinical Trial For New Cancer Vaccine
    8/19/2014

    MicroVAX, a biotech company in Virginia, will begin a phase I clinical trial for its unique and proprietary vaccine platform for patients with breast, prostate, colon, ovary and lung cancers that have relapsed after initial therapy. The trial is sponsored by the Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) and will be conducted by Dr. Toh Han Chong, Senior Consultant and Deputy Director at the National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS).

  4. Scientists Use Soil Bacteria To Kill, Shrink Tumors
    8/18/2014

    Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center reported that a modified version of common soil bacteria injected into solid cancers attacked and shrank many of the tumors.

  5. New Treatments For Multiple Sclerosis Show Promising Results
    8/18/2014
    Researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington are developing several new and promising treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), including some common anti-psychotic agents.
  6. HDAC Inhibitors Identified As Possible Treatment For Kidney Stones
    8/18/2014

    Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that a class of drugs already approved to treat leukemia and epilepsyare also effective against kidney stones in a new mouse study. The study is published online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

  7. 3 Advanced U.S. Labs On Standby To Produce Ebola Drugs
    8/15/2014
    Three U.S. facilities with advanced capabilities to quickly produce vaccines and drugs are standing ready to support any decision from the U.S government in response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, reports Reuters.
  8. Researchers Discover How Novel Drug Kills Cancer Cells
    8/15/2014

    A collaborative effort between researchers at UC Davis, City of Hope, Taipei Medical University, and National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan, resulted in the discovery of the mechanism of action of a novel cancer drug. The study has just been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  9. Inflammation-Triggered Drug Delivery System Prevents Transplant Rejection
    8/15/2014

    A global team of researchers have just developed a novel drug delivery system that delivers a targeted and controlled dose of medication when triggered by inflammation or other immune responses. The study was published online in Science Translational Medicine on August 13, 2014.

  10. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Acquires Artilysin Proteins For Multi-Resistant Bacteria From Lysando
    8/15/2014

    The Boehringer Ingelheim Group announced in a press release that its animal health division, Vetmedica, has acquired a new technology from Lysando to address the severe, global threat of antibacterial resistance in humans and animals.