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3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

17 hrs ago | 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

22 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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

Reuters

Sanofi, Regeneron drug cuts cholesterol in nine late-stage trials

A new drug being developed by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. partner Regeneron cut "bad" LDL cholesterol more than placebo and existing treatments in nine late-stage clinical trials, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cholesterol, Health, Amgen, Healthcare Industry

JD Journal

Lawyer Shane Albright Carries Life Sciences Portfolio to DLA Piper

DLA Piper announced today that Shane Albright has joined the firm's Corporate and Finance practice as a partner in the Silicon Valley office.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley, Startups, Stanford University, Science / Technology

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Sales for the second quarter of ... )--General Cable Corporation , announced today that its Board of Directors appointed Mr. Ned Hall to serve as an independent director of the Company ... )--Wellesley Bancorp, Inc. , the holding company for Wellesley Bank reported net income of $431 thousand an... )--The traditional subsidy model for wireless ... (more)

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Watts Industries, Bay State Gas, Energy, Real Estate, Cousins Properties, Medicine, Household Products, USANA Health Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Insurance, RenaissanceRe Holdings

LongmontFYI

Amgen closing Longmont, Boulder facilities that employ 430

Biotechnology firm Amgen announced Tuesday that it plans to close its facilities in Colorado and Washington by the end of next year, resulting in the loss of approximately 430 jobs in Boulder County.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Amgen, Healthcare Industry, Longmont, CO, Boulder, CO, Boulder County, CO

Inside Bay Area

South San Francisco: Biotech drugmaker Amgen laying off at least...

Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported very strong second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Amgen, Healthcare Industry, San Mateo County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, South San Francisco, CA

The Indian Express

Ranbaxy Laboratories quarterly net loss narrows to Rs 185.92 cr

Drug firm Ranbaxy Laboratories today reported consolidated net loss of Rs 185.92 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Ranbaxy Laboratories, Healthcare Industry, Food and Drug Administration

Merced Sun-Star

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

The potentially Ebola-related death last week of a Liberian government official whose wife and children live in Minnesota has heightened concerns and inspired a fundraising drive to send medical supplies to Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

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