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Further Hazards of Mismatched Surgical Aortic Valve Prostheses

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:48:30 EST
Survival suffers after a later transcatheter valve-in-valve procedure, should it be needed, if the failed surgical prosthetic valve wasn't originally up to the patient's cardiac output needs.
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Deep-Brain Stimulation Improves Tourette's Tics

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:42:39 EST
Deep-brain stimulation significantly improves tics associated with Tourette's syndrome, a new registry-based study suggests.
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ADHD Prescriptions Skyrocket Among Young Women

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:11:18 EST
A spike in ADHD drug use among young women is a 'public health concern,' given the uncertainty about the safety of using ADHD medications during pregnancy, federal health officials say.
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Don't Forget! Reminders Boost Vaccination Rates

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:24:39 EST
Reminding patients or families they are due for immunizations via phone calls, email, postcards, or texts increases vaccination rates for children, adolescents, and adults, a systematic review has shown.
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Switching off enzymes to block cell division in cancer

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:57:09 +0000
Using mass spectrometry, researchers from Sweden and the U.K. have discovered how drugs bind to the enzyme DHODH, which could lay the groundwork for more selective cancer drugs that slow or stop cell division.

Gilead/Kite team up with Pfizer for CAR-T-mAb combination

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:37 +0000
Gilead and its shiny new $12 billion biotech buy Kite Pharma have teamed up with Big Pharma Pfizer to work on a Yescarta-utomilumab combination test in certain blood cancers.

Inositec names ex-Roche, Novartis staffer as CMO

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:59:19 +0000
Inositec has named former Roche and Novartis staffer Frits van Alphen, M.D., as its CMO. Van Alphen joins Inositec as the biotech gears up to move its lead vascular calcification candidate into the clinic next year.

Scientists reveal secrets of ‘anti-aging’ hormones

Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:08:35 +0000
The hormones alpha-Klotho and beta-Klotho are often called “anti-aging” hormones because of their reputed role in regulating metabolism and longevity. Now two separate studies are unlocking the structure and function of Klotho proteins—and shedding new light on their true role in age-related disorders.
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