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This Could Very Well Be the Greatest Drug Advancement in a Decade | Fox Business

Mon Jan 09 10:03:38 EST 2017 | Fox Business
There have been a lot of exciting advances in medicine over the past 10 years: Drugs that help cancer patients live longer have become available, as have therapies that functionally cure hepatitis C. However, one area of research that hasn't advanced is the development of new weapons in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.Could that be about to change? IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. Recently, one of biotechnology's biggest companies, Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB), updated results from early-stage trials ..


The last six months have witnessed the failure of two drugs in late-stage clinical trials for which the research community had high hopes. In truth, these new reports should not ha..
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Children continue to be underrepresented in drug and medical research, making them less likely to receive personalized health-care treatments for life-threat..
New drugs are moving more quickly to market today compared with those launched during the height of the Great Recession, but the pipeline is no faster than it was two decades ago. ..
The rising cost of prescription drugs, or “price gouging” as some would say, was the prevailing theme within the biotech sector in 2016, sending Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:) and BIIB stock..
With 2016 now behind us, it's time for some year-end accounting, and when it comes to fatalities related to drug law enforcement, that accounting means tallying up the bodies. The ..
Morning sickness is one of the most common complaints during pregnancy, affecting more than half of expectant mothers. Pregnant women whose morning sickness does not improve with n..
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: People pass the window display of an Ann Taylor women's clothing store in Manhattan on May 18, 2015 in New York City. Ascena Retail Group which owns Lane Bry..
Hello, everyone, and how are you today? We are just fine, thank you, despite the gloomy clouds hovering over the Pharmalot campus. Our spirits, in fact, are rather sunny. After all..
Police have seized a handgun and arrested five suspected methamphetamine dealers, including one Calgarian, in a raid on a Medicine Hat drug den. Drugs were also seized in..
Merck & Co on Tuesday said the FDA agreed to a speedy review of its application to combine its immunotherapy drug Keytruda with chemotherapy as an initial treatment for advance..
WASHINGTON — In the Obama administration’s final days, the National Cancer Institute is establishing an ambitious new program designed to allow scientists to more quickly acce..
Dementia affects tens of millions of people worldwide. Common risk factors include age, family history, and genetics. But new research points to an additional factor that might aff..
(Reuters Health) - Even though diabetes rates are almost twice as high in black people as in whites, black patients may be far less likely to be included in drug safety trials, a r..
Doctors are already using genome sequencing to diagnose genetic disorders. Yet the idea of genome sequencing for healthy individuals to preemptively screen for risk factors is stil..
This week, we chat about how long dinosaur eggs take—or took—to hatch, a new survey that confirms the world’s hot spots for lightning, and replenishing endangered species with fera..
WASHINGTON—In the Obama administration’s final days, the National Cancer Institute is establishing an ambitious new program designed to allow scientists to more quickly access..
Image source: Getty Images. Major automakers such as Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) -- and their investors -- realize just how important China is to their growth story. Not only is it al..
(Reuters Health) - Even though diabetes rates are almost twice as high in black people as in whites, black patients may be far less likely to be included in drug safety trials, a r..
Merck & Co has pulled ahead of rivals in the race to combine immunotherapy with other drugs as a treatment for lung cancer, potentially giving it a major lift in the battle for..
Fox News’ Janice Dean is one of the 2.3 million people worldwide living with multiple sclerosis (MS). She appeared on Fox & Friends Friday with Nancy Davis, chairwoman of the R..
Add the Food and Drug Administration to the roster of health care clients lining up to work with IBM Watson. They’ll be working together to study how blockchain technology — best k..
The number of individuals who lose their sight due to end-stage retinal degeneration is steadily rising and currently, it cannot be reversed. However, groundbreaking research using..
U.S. equities chopped around the unchanged line on Tuesday amid volatile trading — something traders haven’t really experienced since the post-election melt up started in early Nov..
U.S. equities drifted lower in quiet trading on Monday, an anticlimactic start to the week after Friday’s trading nearly took the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the 20,000 thres..
Jan 5 Halozyme Therapeutics Inc said its lead drug to treat a late form of pancreated cancer met the main goal in a mid-stage study, sending its shares soaring in premarket trading..
Halozyme Therapeutics Inc said its lead experimental drug, in tandem with therapies from Celgene Corp and Eli Lilly and Co, succeeded in a mid-stage study involving patients with a..
Every Saturday on its editorial page, the South Jersey Times cheers those who make our area a better place in which to live and jeers those whose actions merit derision. CHEER..
One in three women with --- cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing that they're essentially harml..
Antioxidants are believed to prevent some chronic illnesses - such as cardiovascular disease and cancer - due to their ability to protect against cell damage. New research suggests..
--- cancer metastasis may be prevented using a class of drugs that have already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the Mayo Clinic. A grou..
Before Christmas my mom lost her sh-t — literally, lost her sh-t– over the thought of me not being home on Christmas morning. Due to a combination of airline greed, personal procra..
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital doctors are monitoring a 26-year-old man who recently underwent an experimental surgery to receive a potentially life-saving organ infected..
Jillion Potter was one of Team USA's most remarkable stories at last year's Rio Olympics after coming back from a broken neck and Stage III cancer to captain the U.S. women's rugby..
Doing just one or two sessions of physical activity a week has been found to offer significant benefits to health. In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers sugge..
Shares of biotech KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc. kbio surged 8% Thursday, after the company reported positive guidance from a meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rega..