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Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have discovered a molecular mechanism giving them a better understanding of how colon cancer develops and progresses, which could aid in the development of treatments to inhibit tumour growth. more

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According to a new study, led by the University of Eastern Finland, there is much more variation in cancer-causing KRAS mutations than originally believed. more

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A weight loss drug, lorcaserin — currently available in the US, has been found to offer sustained weight loss in patients without a higher rate of cardiovascular events when compared with placebo in a recently published study. more

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According to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland, there is a modestly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease associated with the use of benzodiazepines and related drugs (Z drugs). more

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A study, recently published in Nature Medicine, has demonstrated that a novel mutant enzyme may offer potential for medical use in the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD). more

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Women are not represented well enough in clinical trials for many new heart drugs that are used in the support of new drug application (NDA) approvals, according to the authors of a recently published study in the JACC more

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A new study from the University of Eastern Finland, published in the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, has highlighted that there are differences in the availability of orphan medicines between different European countries. more

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A study has been published looking at the mechanism of action of odilorhabdins — a new class of antibiotics — to combat antibiotic resistance, disclosed Nosopharm and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) more

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A recent study has revealed that an estimated 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England yearly, which, in addition to avoidable adverse drug reactions (ADRs), account for many avoidable deaths. more

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Data, recently published in the journal Epilepsia, has demonstrated once-daily monotherapy, Zebinix (esclicarbazeptine acetate), is non-inferior to twice-daily controlled released carbamazepine in the treatment of newly diagnosed focal epilepsy more

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A recently published preliminary study involving primates has revealed that a form of engineered stem cell-derived chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells may be useful in the long-term suppression of HIV. more

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The RSA Group, has published a new study analysing the performance of biotechnology boards, CEOs and chairs from both Europe and the US, from an investor viewpoint, demonstrating that European companies are outperforming US ones more

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A recently published study has found a link between long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of developing gastric cancer (GC). more

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A retrospective cohort study has found no conclusive evidence that most oncology treatments approved for use by the EMA offered survival or quality of life benefits to patients, giving rise to calls for an increase in the evidence bar. more

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A recent study, performed by the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with DuPont Nutrition & Health, has demonstrated that probiotics can positively change intestinal microbiota in patients with colon cancer more

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A long-term study, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has confirmed that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not associated with early mortality as originally thought. more

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A new study from Best Practices has revealed that even though the uptake in tablet technology has increased in popularity for field-based medical roles, such as MSLs, this has not necessarily translated into improved effectiveness. more

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A recent study from Zebra Technologies has revealed that manufacturers are investing in wearable technologies to eliminate pen and paper from supply chains more

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According to a new study published in JAMA, institutions and organisations can play a role in the relationships between doctors and the drug industry and this may affect which drugs are prescribed to patients. more

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Researchers from the University of Surrey and University of Cambridge have discovered early warning signs of Huntington’s disease in a new study. more

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