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Trophos completes patient enrolment in a first study of olesoxime in relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Topline results for olesoxime as add–on therapy to Interferon beta are expected in early 2014



Clearing up the facts on egg-based vaccine production

Vaccines serve as a critical line of defense in disease prevention and control. As global communities interact more, there is a pronounced importance on rapidly delivering greater quantities of vaccine that reach more people as quickly as possible.



EKF showcases novel end stage renal disease test at ADA 2013

EKF Diagnostics, the global point-of-care diagnostics business, will showcase a novel test to accurately identify diabetic patients at high risk of progression to end stage renal disease (ESRD) up to 10 years in advance of currently available tests.



Antibiotics may increase eczema risk in children, study reveals

Use of antibiotics in early life may increase the risk of developing eczema by up to 40 per cent, according to a new study involving researchers from The University of Nottingham, in the British Journal of Dermatology.



£250k prize offered to encourage human toxicology breakthrough

A £250k prize is being offered to encourage researchers to deliver a breakthrough in toxicology research that could ultimately lead to the replacement of animals used in product safety testing.



Patients at risk of heart disease set to benefit from clinical trial

Patients suffering from high blood pressure - the single most important risk for death worldwide - could be helped by a UK-wide clinical trial aimed at improving treatments.



$2 million for research into oral disease

A collaborative research project that could significantly improve our understanding of the role of Candida albicans in gum and jaw disease has been awarded $2 million by the US National Institutes for Health (NIH).



OGT develops optimised rare disease sequencing and analysis service

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), a provider of innovative clinical genetics and diagnostic solutions to advance molecular medicine, has extended its Genefficiency™ Sequencing Service to provide a dedicated service for investigating rare diseases .



Major trial gives hope to Motor Neurone Disease sufferers

Patients suffering from a devastating disease are being given fresh hope through an innovative trial being led by the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.



Drug screening assays in living zebrafish disease models

Microplate reader systems enable development of in vitro and in silico assays that allow high throughput screening



Developing protein-based assays for early disease detection

Agilent Technologies Inc and Integrated Diagnostics have announced a strategic partnership



Validate new risk loci for Graves disease

Researchers use Fluidigm 96.96 Dynamic Array IFC and the EP1 System to re-genotype selected SNPs for the replication study



Inflammatory bowel disease

Lipid Therapeutics announces positive topline Phase IIb results with LT-02 in patients with ulcerative colitis



Extension of Alzheimer's disease vaccine development collaboration

AFFiRiS announced completion of preclinical work packages and related payments of from GSK to AFFiRi



Prototype drug targets metabolism, halts disease that limits bone marrow transplantation

Findings challenge a long-standing model of how activated cells of the immune system make ATP, opening the door for fundamentally new approaches to combat immune diseases



Disease genes that followed the Silk Road identified

Scientists have identified key genes responsible for a severe inflammatory disease that has spread along the old silk trading routes from the Far East to the edge of Europe.



Dairy Farmers Can Fight Johne's Disease Threat

Two tips for preventing Johne's disease on dairy farms: Use stainless steel water troughs and add chlorine to the water.



Degenerative disease trigger identified

A mechanism that regulates stem-cell differentiation in mice testes suggests a similar process that may trigger degenerative disease in humans, according to a physiologist.



Wild Potato Germplasm Holds Key to Disease Resistance

Wild potato germplasm that offers resistance to some major potato diseases has been identified by a team of scientists.



Alcohol linked to faster HIV disease progression

HIV disease tends to progress at a faster rate in infected individuals who consume two or more alcoholic drinks a day, according to an important new paper.



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