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Article ID: 694780

Eczema Drug Effective Against Severe Asthma

Washington University in St. Louis

Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients’ ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug, was approved in 2017 by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for eczema, a chronic skin disease.

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Article ID: 694857

NYITCOM at A-State Secures USDA Funding for Mobile Medical Clinic

New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM at A-State) has received a total award of $828,748 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a mobile medical clinic aimed at delivering health care to underserved and rural populations in Arkansas and the Delta region.

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Article ID: 694783

Bladder Cancer Model Could Pave the Way for Better Drug Efficacy Studies

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report they have developed a model of luminal bladder cancer, one of the two subtypes of advanced bladder cancer. The researchers said this model may help them to determine which patients may respond to checkpoint inhibitors.

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Article ID: 694756

Infection Blood Test of Limited Value in Reducing Antibiotic Use

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Overall antibiotic use was not curbed by giving physicians the results of biomarker tests in patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infections, according to findings from the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial.

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Article ID: 694509

Researchers Operate Lab-Grown Heart Cells by Remote Control

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on a material called graphene, which converts light into electricity, providing a more realistic environment than standard plastic or glass laboratory dishes.

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Article ID: 694782

Pharma Industry Sets Sights on Success with New Biosimilar Drug Development Standards

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

A new open-access white paper discusses the practical aspects of attribute selection and ranking, a critical first step in biosimilar drug development. These updated analytical standards were compiled by an international, multidisciplinary team involving FDA and pharmaceutical industry experts, and The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), which published the paper today in The AAPS Journal.

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Northwestern Medicine Expert Available to Comment on First Non-Opioid to Treat Withdrawal Symptoms

Northwestern Medicine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first non-opioid treatment to ease sudden withdrawal from opioids. Lucemyra was approved for up to 14 days of treatment for adults to ease common withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and agitation.

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17-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Congresswoman Julia Brownley with 2018 Excellence in Government Award

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) yesterday presented Congresswoman Julia Brownley (CA-26) with the 2018 Excellence in Government award in recognition of her leadership on Veterans health issues.

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International Study Suggests Alternative Treatment for Mild Asthma

McMaster University

People with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80 per cent do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack. Now the researchers have found an as-needed combined-drug inhaler is a viable treatment option.

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Training for 21st Century Doctors: Medicine, Business, and Leadership Development

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Given the complex and rapidly evolving health care system in the United States, medical schools must focus their efforts on training more physician leaders to master the diverse skills needed to navigate emerging challenges in the field, urge leaders from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in a new Perspective piece published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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