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New University of Bath project seeks to make injections safer
NEWS MEDICAL Due to the complicated nature of preparing injections, mistakes are made in around a third of doses. Although these are often minor errors, it is a statistic that... 8 hours
Viagra for … Cancer Prevention? Mouse Study Has Surprising Results
LIVE SCIENCE The "little blue pill" could one day have a surprising use as a cancer prevention drug, early research in mice suggests. 9 hours
First proof a synthesized antibiotic is capable of treating superbugs
SCIENCE DAILY A 'game changing' new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesized and used to treat an infection for the first time -- and could... 12 hours
Higher-dose RT lowers risk of recurrence but does not improve survival for men with prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY High-dose radiotherapy did not improve survival for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer but did improve biochemical... 12 hours
Older adults who have slower walking speeds may have increased risk for dementia
SCIENCE DAILY Because there's currently no cure for dementia, it's important to know about risk factors that may lead to developing it. For example,... 12 hours
Lobbying pays off for small drugmaker in budget bill
ABC NEWS A provision tucked into the massive congressional budget bill will benefit a small pharmaceutical company in Washington state 12 hours
Viagra for … Cancer Prevention? Early Mouse Study Has Surprising Results
LIVE SCIENCE The "little blue pill" could one day have a surprising use as a cancer prevention drug, early research in mice suggests. 12 hours
New innovations in cell-free biotechnology
SCIENCE DAILY A new platform to conduct cell-free protein synthesis could lead to improved quality of manufactured protein therapeutics and biomaterials. 15 hours
WATCH: Could a pill help with peanut allergies?
ABC NEWS The most common food allergy affects 1 out of every 70 children and 1 of 160 adults. 16 hours
New innovations in cell-free biotechnology
PHYS.ORG A Northwestern University-led team has developed a new way to manufacture proteins outside of a cell that could have important implications in therapeutics and biomaterials. 16 hours
Medical News Today: What to know about adenomyosis
MNT Adenomyosis is a condition where cells from the uterus lining grow into the uterus muscle. It is related to endometriosis and has similar symptoms, such as heavy, painful periods. Diagnosis involves ultrasound,... 17 hours
Staphylococcus aureus: A new mechanism involved in virulence and antibiotic resistance
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has characterized a Staphylococcus aureus gene involved in virulence, biofilm formation and resistance to certain antibiotics. These results open up new avenues for... 18 hours
Metastatic cancer cells modify bone remodeling with small RNA secretion in bone metastasis
SCIENCE DAILY Prostate cancer frequently metastasizes and spreads to bone, causing severe pain, fractures, and other complications. The mechanisms that allow cancer cells to... 19 hours
Medical News Today: What to know about endometritis
MNT Endometritis is an inflammation of the uterus lining, also called the endometrium. An infection from childbirth, surgery, or an STI, such as chlamydia, are among the causes. This condition is different from... 19 hours
Hidden medical text read for the first time in a thousand years
PHYS.ORG An influential physician and a philosopher of early Western medicine, Galen of Pergamon was the doctor of emperors and gladiators. One of his many... 21 hours
Researchers develop unique technology to overcome global antibiotic resistance crisis
NEWS MEDICAL A British nanotech company has created a potentially life-changing technology that aims to overcome the global crisis of antibiotic resistance. 23 hours
Mice getting a new lease of life with anti-aging pills
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study from the researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of New South Wales, the actually cellular processes that cause aging of the... 1 day
Specific immune cells may help slow progression of ALS, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL New research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - also known as motor neuron disease - shows that specific immune cells may help slow progression of the... 1 day
The Viagra Effect: Has It Really Given Sex a Lift?
HISTORY Twenty years ago, the 'little blue pill' brought new vigor to the bedroom, earned billions for big pharma and inserted sex into the cultural conversation. But has it... 1 day
Lymph node metastases can invade local blood vessels, exit the node, and colonize distant organs in mice
Science Magazine Lymph node metastases in cancer patients are associated with tumor aggressiveness, poorer prognoses, and... 2 days
The microbiome in cancer immunotherapy: Diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies
Science Magazine The fine line between human health and disease can be driven by the interplay between host and microbial factors. This "metagenome" regulates cancer initiation, progression, and response to... 2 days
Cancer immunotherapy using checkpoint blockade
Science Magazine The release of negative regulators of immune activation (immune checkpoints) that limit antitumor responses has resulted in unprecedented rates of long-lasting tumor responses in patients with a variety of cancers. This can be achieved by antibodies blocking the... 2 days
Mass treatment with azithromycin may decrease yaws cases in Ghana
SCIENCE DAILY A single round of total-community treatment (TCT) with the antibiotic azithromycin applied to affected rural communities could significantly decrease yaws among the population one year later, according to... 2 days
Survey finds inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for hospitalized children
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly a third of all antibiotics prescribed for hospitalized children globally were intended to prevent potential infections rather than to treat disease, according to the results of a worldwide survey... 2 days
Antibiotics often inappropriately prescribed for hospitalized kids, global study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly a third of all antibiotics prescribed for hospitalized children globally were intended to prevent potential infections rather than to treat disease, according to new results. 2 days
Attacking lymphoma at the source
SCIENCE DAILY The efficacy of target specific therapies in lymphoma is limited to subgroups of patients. Scientists have identified a mechanism that confers resistance against a common therapy for lymphoma. They propose an alternative treatment that targets lymphoma signaling at... 2 days
Breakthrough in photonic biosensors could lead to super-accurate diagnostic and detectors
PHYS.ORG University Professor of Applied Physics Stephen Arnold and his team at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering have made a discovery that could lead... 2 days
Targeting immune cells to slow progression of ALS
SCIENCE DAILY New research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - also known as motor neuron disease - shows that specific immune cells may help slow progression of the disease, an important step towards developing... 2 days
New ocular inserts allow patient's cornea to absorb more antibiotics
NEWS MEDICAL The anatomic and physiologic structure of the eyes constitutes by itself an important barrier when administering medicine. The amount of medicine that passes through the cornea by applying... 2 days
Graphic: Opioid painkiller is top prescription in 11 states
NEWS MEDICAL Americans fill about 4.5 billion prescriptions each year, at a cost of more than $323 billion. But what are we actually buying? In 11 states, the top prescriptions are opioid... 2 days
Researchers discover new accuracies in cancer-fighting, nano drug delivery
PHYS.ORG A promising discovery for advanced cancer therapy reveals that the efficiency of drug delivery in DNA nanostructures depends on their shapes, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology... 2 days
BD to introduce new digital solution for IV chemotherapy administration process at EAHP 2018
NEWS MEDICAL BD, a leading global medical technology company, will introduce its latest advancement in end-to-end IV safety, the new BD Cato™... 2 days
Design approach developed for new catalysts for energy conversion and storage
PHYS.ORG Northwestern University researchers have discovered a new approach for creating important new catalysts to aid in clean energy conversion and storage. The design method also has... 2 days
Menopausal hormone therapy taken soon after menopause may benefit the brain
NEWS MEDICAL Taking menopausal hormone therapy soon after menopause to relieve symptoms may also benefit the brain, according to a study published in the March 21, 2018, online... 2 days
Targeting aberrantly active telomerase to treat therapy-resistant melanoma
NEWS MEDICAL A study conducted at The Wistar Institute in collaboration with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has demonstrated the efficacy of targeting aberrantly active telomerase to treat therapy-resistant melanoma. 2 days
Administering antibiotics through the cornea
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed ocular inserts which allow a patient's cornea to absorb more antibiotics than current methods. 2 days
Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacy
ABC NEWS Utah's governor has signed a bill allowing women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a... 3 days
Immune cells in the retina can spontaneously regenerate
SCIENCE DAILY Immune cells called microglia can completely repopulate themselves in the retina after being nearly eliminated, according to a new study in mice. The findings point to potential therapies for controlling inflammation and... 3 days
[Research Articles] An OX40/OX40L interaction directs successful immunity to hepatitis B virus
Science Magazine Depending on age of acquisition, hepatitis B virus (HBV) can induce a cell-mediated immune response that results in either cure or progressive liver injury.... 3 days
[Editors' Choice] An EVolving approach to directed enzyme prodrug therapy for cancer
Science Magazine Gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy for cancer is made more specific via targeted extracellular vesicle-mediated mRNA delivery. 3 days
[Editors' Choice] Go with the flow: Cerebrovascular reactivity as a therapeutic target for TBI symptoms
Science Magazine Sildenafil improves cerebrovascular reactivity in patients with chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may ameliorate lingering symptoms. 3 days
[Technical Comments] Response to comment on "Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans-induced hypercitrullination links periodontal infection to autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis"
Science Magazine Antibodies to leukotoxin A are markers that link Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans–associated periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis. 3 days
New DOD grant to support testing of promising therapy for triple-negative breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A unique cell surface protein found on triple-negative type breast cancer cells called JAG1 is a promising new therapeutic target for this... 3 days
Targeting telomeres to overcome therapy resistance in advanced melanoma
SCIENCE DAILY A study has demonstrated the efficacy of targeting aberrantly active telomerase to treat therapy-resistant melanoma. 3 days
Potential drug target against large family of parasites is identified
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a key enzyme for the synthesis of glycoconjugates (sugars linked to other molecules) in Plasmodium falciparum and other intracellular parasites belonging to the large phylum... 3 days
Study uncovers potential therapeutic target against large family of parasites
NEWS MEDICAL Apicomplexa form one of the largest and most diverse groups of obligate intracellular parasites, capable of infecting almost every kind of animal. 3 days
NSAID use linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillation
NEWS MEDICAL Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an 18% increased risk of atrial fibrillation—an irregular, often rapid heart rate—in a study of middle-aged adults in Taiwan. The findings... 3 days
Medical expansion has improved health -- with one exception
SCIENCE DAILY While Americans debate the rising cost of health care, a new study of 30 countries over 27 years found that medical expansion has improved overall health -- with one major... 3 days
Medical News Today: Many non-antibiotic drugs can alter gut bacteria
MNT A new study reveals that many marketed non-antibiotic drugs affect the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance. 3 days
Many non-antibiotic drugs can alter gut bacteria
MNT A new study reveals that many marketed non-antibiotic drugs affect the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance. 3 days
Systems approaches to optimizing deep brain stimulation therapies in Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY Systems biologists, physicists, and engineers have intensively worked at computational tools to analyze, predict, and optimize the effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat chronic... 3 days
Discovery of genes could lead to development of novel therapies for EBV-related cancers
NEWS MEDICAL VCU Massey Cancer Center researchers have identified two genes that are responsible for governing the replication of the Epstein-Barr virus, an infection... 3 days
Male birth control pill passes a safety test
SCIENCE-NEWS A prototype contraceptive for men safely reduced testosterone and other reproductive hormones during a month-long treatment. 3 days
Scientists discern new bacterial resistance mechanism against peptide antibiotics
PHYS.ORG Non-ribosomal peptide antibiotics, including polymyxin, vancomycin, and teixobactin, most of which contain D-amino acids, are highly effective against multidrug-resistant bacteria. However, overusing antibiotics while ignoring the risk of resistance arising... 3 days
Medical News Today: Platypus milk: The key to preventing deadly infections?
MNT Everyone knows that the platypus is an oddball. However, platypus milk might help us find a solution to a pressing problem: antibiotic resistance. 3 days
Scientists discern new antibiotics resistance mechanism to peptide antibiotics
SCIENCE DAILY In a recent study, a group of scientists reveals both the widespread distribution and broad-spectrum resistance potential of D-stereospecific peptidases, providing a potential early indicator of antibiotic resistance to non-ribosomal... 4 days
Could Male Birth Control Finally Be On the Way?
HISTORY A new pill shows promise. Why has it taken so long? 4 days
Patients on replacement therapy with thyroid hormone may have more comorbidities
NEWS MEDICAL People who take replacement thyroid hormone may have more comorbidities and lower quality of life than those who don't take the hormone, a large population-based study... 4 days
Ultrasound to enhance cancer drug delivery
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers are testing the use of pulsed sound waves to direct and focus cancer drug therapies. 4 days
Antibiotics could benefit women suffering from chronic bladder pain
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotics can successfully help rid a patient of chronic urinary tract infection symptoms. This is the finding of a new clinical study led by Sheela Swamy of University College London... 4 days
Antibiotics could be key to relieving chronic bladder pain
SCIENCE DAILY Antibiotics can successfully help rid a patient of chronic urinary tract infection symptoms, according to a new clinical study. The research highlights the growing concern of many practitioners that the... 4 days
Making intricate images with bacterial communities
SCIENCE DAILY A technique for growing sticky films of bacteria into elaborate microscopic images could reveal how potentially dangerous biofilms grow and transmit antibiotic resistance, and could lead to novel biomaterials or synthetic microbial communities. 4 days
Silver nanoparticles in clothing wash out—and may threaten human health and the environment
PHYS.ORG Humans have known since ancient times that silver kills or stops the growth of many microorganisms. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is... 4 days
Adjuvant AC chemotherapy found to be effective in treating HRD-positive breast cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL People with tough-to-treat triple negative breast cancer, whose tumors also don't allow for double-strand DNA repair, fare better when treated with a... 4 days
Weight loss surgery widely underutilized among young patients with severe obesity
NEWS MEDICAL Among U.S. teenagers and young adults with severe obesity, a new study finds that only a small percentage undergo weight loss surgery, even though it is... 4 days
Natural sniper kills hospital bacterium
PHYS.ORG Bacteria produce proteins to take out specific competitors. One of these proteins can kill the hospital bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbial geneticists at KU Leuven, Belgium, have unraveled how this protein launches its attack and ensures that the bacteria... 4 days
Newly discovered antibodies 'nip' malaria in the bud
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a new class of antibodies that potently block malaria parasites in the initial phase of the infection thus, conferring a sterilizing immunity. These antibodies bind to the surface of... 4 days
Natural sniper kills hospital bacterium
SCIENCE DAILY Bacteria produce proteins to take out specific competitors. One of these proteins can kill the hospital bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbial geneticists have unraveled how this protein launches its attack and ensures that the bacteria die very quickly. In... 4 days
Music therapy helps treat combat-related psychological injuries in military personnel
NEWS MEDICAL A new paper published in Music Therapy Perspectives examines the importance of music therapy in military healthcare. 4 days
American Gene Technologies receives second immuno-oncology patent
NEWS MEDICAL American Gene Technologies International Inc., a leading gene and cell therapy company, today announced receipt of a second immuno-oncology patent on the stimulation of gamma delta T cells for treating solid tumors in epithelial... 4 days
Verge joins Genomics England’s Discovery Forum industry partnership
NEWS MEDICAL Genomics England and Verge Genomics, a leading artificial intelligence therapeutics company, announced today that Verge will join Genomics England’s Discovery Forum industry partnership. The partnership aims to translate groundbreaking research into innovative... 4 days
Tiny gels sop up intestinal toxins
PHYS.ORG Bacterial infections that target the intestine can cause conditions that range from uncomfortable to deadly. While it's easy to blame the bacteria, it's actually the toxins the bacteria produce that trigger inflammation, diarrhea, fever and cramps.... 4 days
Molecular doorstop could be key to new tuberculosis drugs
SCIENCE DAILY In discovering how an antibiotic kills the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, scientists open the door to new treatments for the disease -- and possibly others, as well. 4 days
SSRIs may be more effective option for treating anxious youth, UC research shows
NEWS MEDICAL For children and adolescents who require medication to treat anxiety, there are two primary classes of antidepressants that are prescribed: selective serotonin... 4 days
Newly described human antibody prevents malaria in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a human antibody that protected mice from infection with the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The research findings provide the basis for future testing in humans to determine if... 4 days
Researchers find the heart to be capable of arrhythmia termination after local gene therapy
NEWS MEDICAL The heart is capable of terminating arrhythmias itself after local gene therapy, potentially avoiding the need for patients to undergo... 4 days
Heart can terminate atrial fibrillation itself after local gene therapy
SCIENCE DAILY The heart is capable of terminating arrhythmias itself after local gene therapy, potentially avoiding the need for patients to undergo painful electric shocks, according to a proof-of-concept study. 4 days
Wives of many prostate cancer sufferers made ill or feel undermined by the disease
SCIENCE DAILY Many wives of advanced prostate cancer sufferers feel that their lives are being undermined by their husband’s illness, with nearly... 4 days
LSD blurs boundaries between the experience of self and other
SCIENCE DAILY LSD reduces the borders  between the experience of our own self and others, and thereby affects social interactions. Researchers have now found that the serotonin 2A receptor in... 5 days
New osteoarthritis genes discovered
SCIENCE DAILY In the largest study of its kind, nine novel genes for osteoarthritis have been discovered. Results could open the door to new targeted therapies for this debilitating disease in the future. 5 days
Male Birth Control Pill Blocks 'Sperm Hormones,' But Will It Work?
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists say they're getting closer to developing a birth control pill for men. 5 days
Physicists bring order to liquid droplets, offering promise for pharmaceutical development
PHYS.ORG A team of physicists has developed a method to generate and self-organize liquids into well-defined patterns, a breakthrough that offers potential new pathways for the development... 5 days
Rheumatoid arthritis meets precision medicine
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are bringing precision medicine to rheumatoid arthritis for the first time by using genetic profiling of joint tissue to see which drugs will work for which patients, reports a new multi-site study. In the near future, patients... 5 days
Epidural stimulation can safely, effectively normalize blood pressure in patients with SCI
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with severe spinal cord injury (SCI) often experience chronically low blood pressure that negatively affects their health, their quality of life and their... 5 days
Progress toward a new flu treatment, thanks to a small tweak
SCIENCE DAILY This year's aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not... 5 days
Programming DNA to deliver cancer drugs
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and off. This technology could lead to the development of new cancer therapies and other drugs. 5 days
For menopause sex discomfort, gel worked as well as hormone
ABC NEWS Study finds gels worked as well as prescription hormone tablets at reducing symptoms of menopause-related sexual discomfort 5 days
Working to safeguard the public against viruses and antibiotic resistant bacteria
PHYS.ORG Scientists working to reduce risk the risks to the public from exposure to viruses and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the water environment shared their research and... 5 days
Progress toward a new flu treatment, thanks to a small tweak
PHYS.ORG This year's unexpectedly aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still... 5 days
Male birth control pill taken once a day shows success
NEWS MEDICAL A new birth control pill for men with a hormonal component has shown efficacy and safety in preventing pregnancies when used once daily for a month. The study... 5 days
Dimethandrolone undecanoate shows promise as a male birth control pill
SCIENCE DAILY A new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, study researchers say. 5 days
Stem cell therapy may help reverse effects of premature menopause, restore fertility
SCIENCE DAILY Young women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) may be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to rejuvenate their ovaries and avoid... 5 days
Experts issue recommendations to improve testosterone prescribing practices
SCIENCE DAILY New scientific evidence has strengthened the case for reserving testosterone therapy for well-documented cases of hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce enough testosterone, experts concluded in an updated Clinical... 5 days
Platypus milk may help combat antibiotic resistance
NEWS MEDICAL According to researchers, milk obtained from the duck-billed platypus could soon be used to fight antibiotic resistance. The new study report was published in the journal Structural Biology Communications. 6 days
Higher doses of radiation don't improve survival in prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that higher doses of radiation do not improve survival for many patients with prostate cancer, compared with the standard radiation treatment. The analysis included... 1 week
5 doctors charged with taking kickbacks to tout painkiller
ABC NEWS 5 New York doctors have been charged with taking bribes and kickbacks from an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company to prescribe large volumes of a highly addictive painkiller 1 week
Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestation
SCIENCE DAILY Although the problem of whether fetuses are able to feel pain or not is still controversial, researchers in Spain have found that... 1 week
The other opioid crisis: Hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors
NEWS MEDICAL Even as opioids flood American communities and fuel widespread addiction, hospitals are facing a dangerous shortage of the powerful painkillers needed by patients in... 1 week
A small protein with many applications
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University have collaboratively developed and described a llama antibody that might have significant impact for future diagnostics and treatment... 1 week
Medical News Today: What causes acne on the jawline?
MNT A range of factors can cause acne on the jawline. While there is no cure, there are many effective treatments. But can it be prevented? Learn more, here. 1 week
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