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Multi-dose capsule gets tested on humans for first time

Taking one or more pills every day can be a hassle, with many people either forgetting or just not bothering. There could soon be an alternative, however. An experimental system that ...

3 hours ago from Gizmag

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A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests: study

Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined "liquid biopsy", epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop ...

Wed 14 Nov 18 from Medical Xpress

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Patients with rare, incurable digestive tract cancers respond to new drug combination

Dublin, Ireland: Patients with rare, but incurable cancers of the digestive tract have responded well to a combination of two drugs that block the MEK and BRAF pathways, which drive the disease ...

17 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Repurposing FDA-approved drugs can help fight back breast cancer

Screening Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved compounds for their ability to stop cancer growth in the lab led to the finding that the drug flunarizine can slow down the growth of triple-negative ...

15 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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From the ashes of a failed pain drug, a new therapeutic path emerges

In 2013, renowned Boston Children's Hospital pain researcher Clifford Woolf, MB, BCh, Ph.D., and chemist Kai Johnsson, Ph.D., his fellow co-founder at Quartet Medicine, believed they held the ...

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Vietnam veterans and agent orange exposure—new report

The latest in a series of congressionally mandated biennial reviews of the evidence of health problems that may be linked to exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam ...

Thu 15 Nov 18 from Medical Xpress

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Study links social isolation to higher risk of death

A large American Cancer Society study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Drug combination makes cancer disappear in mice with neuroblastoma

Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma—one of the most common childhood cancers—have found that a combination of two drugs made tumours disappear in mice, making it more ...

Thu 15 Nov 18 from Medical Xpress

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Rainforest vine compound starves pancreatic cancer cells

Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen, a trait known in the cancer field as "austerity." The cells' remarkable resistance ...

Wed 14 Nov 18 from Phys.org

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Anti-malaria drugs have shown promise in treating cancer, and now researchers know why

Anti-malaria drugs known as chloroquines have been repurposed to treat cancer for decades, but until now no one knew exactly what the chloroquines were targeting when they attack a tumor. Now, ...

Thu 15 Nov 18 from Medical Xpress

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