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US panel gives nod to Merck hepatitis C drug

A US government advisory committee on Wednesday unanimously voted to urge the Food and Drug Administration to approve a new drug made by Merck to fight hepatitis C, a disease which attacks the liver.

dateApr 27, 2011 in Medications
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Macavity wasn't there! How absent reoviruses kill cancer

Reoviruses are successfully being used in clinical trials to treat patients with cancer. Not only does the virus cause cancer cells to die, it also forces them to release pro-inflammatory chemokines and cytokines, which in ...

dateFeb 21, 2011 in Cancer
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A clamp for emerging flu viruses

When the human body becomes infected with new influenza viruses, the immune system rapidly activates an inborn protective mechanism to inhibit the intruding pathogen. A protein known as Mx plays an important role in this ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Medical research
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Gene variant may increase severity of MS

A new study shows a gene variant may increase the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. The research will be published in the August 3, 2010, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neu ...

dateAug 02, 2010 in Neuroscience
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