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Potential lung cancer vaccine shows renewed promise

Researchers at UC Davis have found that the investigational cancer vaccine tecemotide, when administered with the chemotherapeutic cisplatin, boosted immune response and reduced the number...

No evidence that vitamin D supplements cut depression

Vitamin D deficiency has been implicated in numerous health conditions in recent years, including depressed mood and major depressive disorder. Recent observational studies provide...

Alzheimer’s in a dish

Stem cells from patients offer model and drug-discovery platform for early onset form of disease Harvard stem cell scientists have successfully converted skins cells from...

MIT robot may accelerate trials for stroke medications

Robot protocol able to cut time and cost of Phase III drug trials by 70 percent. The development of drugs to treat acute stroke or...

Chemo after radiation ups survival for adults with low-grade gliomas

Adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain tumor, who received a chemotherapy regimen following completion of radiation therapy, lived longer than patients who...

Biases in Animal Studies May Differ From Those In Clinical Trials,...

A new analysis of animal studies on cholesterol-lowering statins by UC San Francisco researchers found that non-industry studies had results that favored the drugs...

Vitamin E seems to slow mild Alzheimer decline

Among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease, a daily dosage of 2,000 IUs of vitamin E, compared to placebo, was effective in slowing...

Most clinical studies on vitamins flawed by poor methodology

Most large, clinical trials of vitamin supplements, including some that have concluded they are of no value or even harmful, have a flawed methodology...
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NIH: Chemo plus hormone therapy ups prostate cancer survival

Men with hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer who received the chemotherapy drug docetaxel given at the start of standard hormone therapy lived longer than patients...

FDA eases up on diabetes drug Avandia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requiring the removal of certain restrictions on prescribing and use of the diabetes drug...

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