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27 min ago | Business Journal

How a biotech startup juiced investors with yeast, flies and zebra fish

Ethan Perlstein could be the Mark Zuckerberg of biotechnology. Or he could be the latest in a long line of scientists who dream - and ultimately fail - to develop drugs with greater speed, efficiency and focus.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

4 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

ABC's "This Week" -Dan Pfeiffer, White House senior adviser; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Dr. Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joaquin Castro, Democrat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Robert Menendez

8 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Pfizer says managers threatened, staff lockout imposed in Mumbai

Work would not resume at the factory until it was assured of the safety of all staff, Pfizer statement said.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, World News, India,

9 hrs ago | NWCN.com

Allergan sues Valeant, claims fraud in buy attempt

Botox maker Allergan is suing a Canadian drugmaker and a hedge fund over their hostile takeover attempt, alleging insider trading and other fraud before their plan became public.

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Related Topix: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

9 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

FDA approves Lilly, Boehringer diabetes drug

Federal regulators have approved a new treatment from U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin

12 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

Children at Macon daycare to be tested for TB

Georgia health officials say they'll test more than 130 children at a Macon daycare after a child tested positive for tuberculosis.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

17 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

McKesson sees earnings drop on international and one-time charges

McKesson Corp.'s earnings fell 5% in its fiscal first quarter, despite double-digit growth in its distribution segment, as charges related to its international technology business and certain one-time items dragged down the company's bottom line.The San Francisco-based pharmaceutical distributor... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com on ... (more)

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Related Topix: McKesson, Startups, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Household Products, RelayHealth, Healthcare Industry, Portico Systems, Paragon Software

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Cambridge Evening News

Leading role for Cambridge in 300m attack on cancer unveiled by David Cameron

Cambridge will secure its status as the world leader for genetic research into cancer and rare diseases thanks to a 300 million investment.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Scientific Instruments, Illumina, Healthcare Industry

WAPT-TV Jackson

Experts: US is ready for Ebola

But when health officials evacuate the two American aid workers infected with Ebola in west Africa, it will be the plane they take.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Control Group, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Yahoo!

Ebola-infected aid worker to be moved to Atlanta hospital

A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Reuters

AstraZeneca steps up push into cancer immunotherapy

AstraZeneca is accelerating its push into cancer immunotherapy, with plans to test a key experimental drug in new tumor types.

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Related Topix: Merck , Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Lung Cancer, Oncology

Journal-Pioneer

Quebec pharmaceutical company Valeant has Q2 net profit as revenues jump

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., which is making a hostile takeover bid for Botox maker Allergan, posted a net profit of $126 million and saw its revenues jump.

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Related Topix: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

SiliconValley.com

Twitter rallying with Amgen takes sting out of fed warning

Twitter and Amgen extended rallies in social media and biotechnology stocks since the U.S. central bank said two weeks ago that industry valuations are stretched.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Science / Technology, Financial Markets, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Social Software

Business Journal

Theraclone Sciences makes deal with Gilead

Theraclone Sciences Inc. of Seattle said it's made a deal with Gilead Sciences Inc. that will allow the California company to develop and commercialize Theraclone's neutralizing HIV-antibodies for therapeutic applications in HIV.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Theraclone Sciences

Wed Jul 30, 2014

News Observer

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a history of drug or alcohol abuse within the past year.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry

NewsOK.com

J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market

You now have an easier online way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman .

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Related Topix: Food, J and J Snack Foods, Oklahoma, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Reuters

S&P 500 nearly flat as investors digest Fed statement

The S&P 500 was near flat on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve gave a rosier assessment of the U.S. economy while reaffirming that it is in no hurry to raise interest rates.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Financial Markets

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa on Wednesday stepped up their precautions against the Ebola virus, with the Peace Corps announcing it was removing hundreds of its volunteers from three of the hardest-hit nations.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Nursing

R & D

Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer protection against HIV

Univ. of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

CFRA

CDC's dire forecast: Weather causes 2,000 deaths a year in US with nearly two-thirds from cold

In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, Sarah Davis, left, puts on earmuffs over her hat as John Davis, right, burrows under some blankets, as they try to keep warm in their tent at a homeless encampment in Oklahoma City.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Control Group

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