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Tuberculosis: Lineage Traced And Compared to Early Human Migration

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin, the University of Iowa and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has carried out genetic studies of tuberculosis to learn more about its lineage and to compare it with transmission pathways through early human migration.

They have outlined their study and results in a paper available on the bioRxiv preprint server. Team lead Caitlin Pepperell also presented the group's findings at this year's ASM Microbe 2018 meeting.

Hope for a Syphilis Vaccine, New Study

Despite efforts to eradicate it, syphilis is on the rise. Until now, most health agencies focused on treating infected people and their sex partners but new discoveries may make a vaccine possible, UConn Health researchers report in the issue of mBio.

New Approach For Faster and Effective Drug Discovery

A unique project to develop technology to drive fast and effective drug discovery was announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark. Based at the Rosalind Franklin Institute in Harwell, Oxfordshire, this new project will pioneer fully-automated hands-free molecular discovery to produce new drugs up to ten times faster and transform the UK’s pharmaceutical industry.

Deadly Drug Epidemics in America

Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin. From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued nearly every avenue in the drug supply and prescription sales chain — a strategy now cast as reckless and illegal in more than 1,500 federal civil lawsuits from communities in Florida to Wisconsin to California that allege the drug has fueled a national epidemic of addiction.

Applicability of Digital Trends to Injection Systems Evaluated

The purpose of the challenge is to develop innovative, future-focused and sustainable solutions for the injection of medicines that are even better streamlined to user needs than current methods. Promising ideas emanating from the initiative will be further pursued in the context of Vetter’s innovation process.