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Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatment
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A discovery by researchers from the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences and NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre could lead to new treatments for severe acne. Scientists found 15 genome regions linked to developing the condition.

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New study reports key steps towards development of acne vaccine
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A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports important steps that have been taken towards the development of an acne vaccine.

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Paratek Initiates Phase 1b Study of Omadacycline in Urinary Tract Infection
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BOSTON, May 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTK) announced today the dosing of the first patient in its Phase 1b study of omadacycline in patients with Urinary Tract Infections (UTI). This study will explore a range …

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University of Alberta study shows that cholesterol medication may slow tumour …
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Reducing "bad cholesterol" may inhibit the growth of cancerous tumours, according to a recently published study by a University of Alberta doctor. The data suggests that tumours use lipids from lipoproteins as "building blocks," and tumours can prompt …

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Pfizer Cholesterol Drug Meets Co-Primary Endpoints in Latest Study
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The study showed that the co-primary endpoints—the percent change in LDL cholesterol reduction compared with a placebo and the proportion of patients who successfully operated a pre-filled pen to deliver the drug—both met protocol-defined standards …

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Teens with cerebral palsy could benefit from cellulite-fighting technology – study
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Teens with cerebral palsy could benefit from cellulite-fighting technology – study. share. Source: One News. Teens with cerebral palsy could benefit from cellulite-fighting technology – study. 01:40 …

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“Good” cholesterol can sometimes be bad, study finds
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High-density lipoprotein (HDL), the molecular packages that scavenge excess amounts of cholesterol from around the body and ferry it to the liver where it gets broken down, has long been considered “good” cholesterol. That's in contrast to the “bad” …

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Irish study finds drug increases low blood pressure risk
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A new study has found that a type of drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure in older people can actually increase the risk of patients experiencing low blood pressure after standing. The finding by researchers at Trinity College Dublin is …

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Study: Special infant formulas don't shield against asthma, allergies
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"Allergies and autoimmune diseases [such as asthma and type 1 diabetes] are on the rise, and it would be nice if we did have a clear route to preventing them," said Dr. Ron Marino, associate chairman of pediatrics at Winthrop-University Hospital in …

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