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10 Oct 2016 - 12 Oct 2016
12 Nov 2016 - 16 Nov 2016

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Drug Discovery

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Image: Micrograph showing immunostained amyloid beta (brown) in senile plaques of the cerebral cortex (upper left of image) and cerebral blood vessels (right of image) (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Novel Human Monoclonal Antibody Shows Promise for Treating Alzheimer's Disease

A human monoclonal antibody that targets aggregated forms of amyloid-beta (Abeta) protein was shown in a phase Ib clinical study to reduce amyloid plaques in patients with early Alzheimer's disease and... Read more


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Image: A space-filling model of the anticonvulsant drug carbamazepine (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Wastewater May Contaminate Crops with Potentially Dangerous Pharmaceuticals

Reclaimed wastewater used to irrigate crops is contaminated with pharmaceutical residues that can be detected in the urine of those who consumed such produce. Investigators at the Hebrew University... Read more


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Agreement to Boost Development of Novel RNA-Based Personalized Cancer Vaccines

A strategic collaboration and license agreement is set to boost the development and commercialization of novel messenger RNA (mRNA)-based personalized cancer vaccines. Merck and Co. (Kenilworth, NJ, USA) and Moderna Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA, USA) announced the agreement, which kicks off with Merck making an upfront... Read more
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