MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —  Childhood cancer survivors – especially those whose treatment included brain irradiation or chemotherapy with glucocorticoids – are 14 percent more likely to be obese than their healthy peers. The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study appears today in the journal Cancer. Of the 1,996 childhood cancer survivors in […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Researchers have identified three genes that play a pivotal role in the brain tumor choroid plexus carcinoma (CPC), a discovery that lays the groundwork for more effective treatment of this rare, often fatal cancer. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists led the study, which appears today in the […]

INDIANAPOLIS and MAINZ, Germany, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and BioNTech AG today announced they have entered into a research collaboration to discover novel cancer immunotherapies. The companies will seek to use the power of the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells and create possible new treatment options […]

An antibiotic-resistant “superbug” strain of typhoid fever has spread globally, driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, according to the findings of a large international study. The research, involving some 74 scientists in almost two dozen countries, is one of the most comprehensive sets of genetic data on a human infectious agent […]

People hold the Liberian flag with a Christian cross on it during an official celebration of the country being declared Ebola-free, in Monrovia, Liberia, May 11, 2015. Reuters/James Giahyue With Ebola nearly stamped out in West Africa, vaccine trials will probably fail to provide enough useful data on how well they protect people against the […]

DUBLIN — Endo International (ENDP) has continued its trend of expanding its portfolio through acquisitions, announcing a $130 million deal to acquire a large portfolio of anti-pain anti-infectives, cardiovascular and other therapeutics areas from Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, the company said this morning. The deal includes products that are currently on the market, as well as […]

TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response letter regarding the supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for once-monthly long-acting antipsychotic INVEGA SUSTENNA® (paliperidone palmitate). The sNDA seeks to expand the product’s label to include data showing that treatment with INVEGA SUSTENNA® […]

Scientists in the Netherlands were able to make mice fat just by exposing them to 24 hours a day of artificial light. The fat mice didn’t eat more or exercise less than their thin counterparts – the main difference the researchers observed was in the activity of a substance called brown fat, which, counterintuitively, functions […]

An “earworm” is a song that won’t stop playing in your head. It’s annoying for sure, and if it goes on too long the effect can be a bit maddening. A new study shows that it’s possible to chew away the earworms with a couple sticks of your favorite gum. How this works is intriguing. […]

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a leading global public research university with significant expertise in HIV basic and clinical research, and GSK, a global, research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company with a legacy of success in developing treatments for HIV, today announced the creation of the […]