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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Common gene explains why some drugs fail  MNT · 23 minutes
A new study helps to explain why some Alzheimer’s drugs work in some people but not in others, and why some yet may succeed in animals... more
New organic molecule could become potent weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
An organic molecule composed of simple sugars could become a potent weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance, according to EU-funded... more
Music found to be effective in reducing anxiety prior to anesthesia  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published today in... more
Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD  MNT · 1 day
Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here. more
Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about Wellbutrin for ADHD  MNT · 1 day
Doctors sometimes prescribe Wellbutrin to treat ADHD if a person cannot take stimulants. Learn more about the efficacy and risks here. more
Music can be a viable alternative to medications in reducing anxiety before anesthesia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to a peripheral nerve block procedure, according to a... more
Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Two Ohio counties say in new court filings that drugmakers and distributors violated regulations by shipping suspicious orders of powerful prescription opioids more
The Latest: Suit: Firms didn't stop suspicious opioid orders  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Two Ohio counties say in a court filing that drugmakers and distributors ignored a requirement that companies refuse to send suspicious orders of the powerful painkillers more
Tennessee must mediate with prisoners over hepatitis C drugs  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A federal judge has ordered the state of Tennessee to mediate with a group of prisoners who are demanding treatment for their hepatitis C infections more
Boosting the discovery of new drugs to treat spinal cord injuries using zebrafish  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team led by Leonor Saúde, Principal Investigator at Instituto de Medicina Molecular, in partnership with the company Technophage, SA, has... more
Understanding the mode of action of the primaquine: New insights into a 70 year old puzzle  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have taken significant steps in understanding the way that the anti-malarial drug primaquine (PQ) works,... more
Medical News Today: What to know about the side effects of Elavil  MNT · 2 days
Elavil is a discontinued brand of the generic drug amitriptyline. Doctors may prescribe amitriptyline to treat depression and other conditions. Learn about the side... more
Transfer of oncogene in colon cancer cells demonstrated  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
For years, doctors and scientists have known very little about why patients can receive drugs successfully for months, or even years, before developing a drug resistance. Now researchers propose that there is... more
Q&A: Newly public data maps opioid crisis across US  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A trove of federal data made public for the first time this week shows that prescription opioids were shipped to places where the overdose crisis was at its worst more
Newly discovered biosynthetic pathway in bacteria recipe for drug discovery and production  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Microbes are master chefs of the biomolecular world; collectively, they harbor the ability to produce a vast array of unknown substances, some of which... more
X-ray laser sight reveals drug targets  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have published a review on serial femtosecond crystallography, one of the most promising methods for analyzing the tertiary structure of proteins. This technique has rapidly evolved over... more
Abiraterone acetate included in World Health Organisation’s Essential Medicines List for prostate cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson is delighted with the recent announcement from the World Health Organisation (WHO)... more
Using PROTACs for targeted protein degradation in drug discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
AMSBIO has introduced a new range of homogeneous proximity assays, critical enzymes and small molecule inhibitors to assess the chemical adaptor function of Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs). more
Helping robots to build new antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team from The University of Manchester have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics by using robotics. These antibiotics, known as class II polyketides, are also naturally produced by soil... more
NHS England pilot paves way for new smartphone-based UTI test  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
WOMEN who suspect they have a urinary tract infection will be able to access fast-track testing and treatment — without seeing a GP — as part of a... more
Research reveals how mirror therapy relieves phantom limb pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Easing phantom limb pain can be as simple as looking in the mirror. Scientists who have mapped how mirror therapy changes the brain may now be able to predict just... more
Some pharmacists not adhering to therapeutic guidelines, QUT study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As the role of pharmacies in providing front-line public health services grows, a QUT study has raised concerns that some are not adhering to therapeutic guidelines when distributing... more
New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets  nanowerk · 3 days
Revolutionary material could lead to 3D-printable magnetic liquid devices for the fabrication of flexible electronics, or artificial cells that deliver targeted drug therapies to diseased cells. more
FDA announces new education campaign for safe disposal of unused opioids from homes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a new education campaign to help Americans understand the important role... more
Some pharmacists fail to adhere to therapeutic guidelines, highlights study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As the role of pharmacies in providing front-line public health services grows, a QUT study has raised concerns that some are not adhering to therapeutic guidelines when distributing... more
Key metabolic changes found in patients with chemotherapy-related heart toxicity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More and more patients are being treated successfully for cancer. However, some cancer treatments that are very effective for breast cancer – medications like anthracyclines and trastuzumab –... more
Medical News Today: What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?  MNT · 3 days
Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions. more
Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region more
SIRT6 over-expression may prevent progression of diabetes, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new animal study explores an alternative sirtuin-based therapy to block the development of obesity and cardiomyopathy under conditions of excess nutrition, when diet restriction and regular exercise are not... more
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can increase men's risk of stroke and heart attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic... more
Study finds key metabolic changes in patients with chemotherapy-associated cardiotoxicity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers embarked on a study to investigate whether early changes in energy-related metabolites in the blood -- measured shortly after chemotherapy -- could be used to identify patients... more
Testosterone replacement therapy associated with increased risk of stroke, heart attack  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Aging men with low testosterone levels who take testosterone replacement therapy are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, or... more
A community ponders role of drugmakers in opioid struggle  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region more
Chemotherapy drugs delivered using biodegradable paste can prolong survival in brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A combination of chemotherapy drugs during brain cancer surgery using a biodegradable paste, leads to long-term survival, researchers at the University of Nottingham have... more
Biomaterial-delivered chemotherapy leads to long-term survival in brain cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A combination of chemotherapy drugs during brain cancer surgery using a biodegradable paste, leads to long-term survival, researchers have discovered. more
'Trojan horse' anticancer drug disguises itself as fat  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors. Thinking the drugs are tasty fats, tumors invite the drug inside. Once there, the targeted... more
The Latest: Shkreli lawyer disappointed by upheld conviction  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Martin Shkreli's lawyer has expressed disappointment after a federal appeals court upheld the securities fraud conviction against the former drug company CEO. more
Rural Ohio county shows the impact of opioid influx  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region more
Court upholds 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's conviction  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A federal appeals court has upheld the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli more
Authorities: Pharmaceutical distributor indicted for opioids  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Federal authorities say a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor and others have been charged in Ohio with conspiring to distribute millions of painkiller pills more
From bugs to drugs  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study led by Prof Shoumo Bhattacharya has decoded the structure of unique proteins found in tick saliva and created new ones not found in nature, paving the way for a new generation of "Swiss-army knife' anti-inflammatory drugs, with... more
New technique reduces postoperative deficit of oxygen in the blood in patients with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
This is a randomized controlled trial with the aim of decreasing the prevalence of postoperative hypoxemia (deficiency of... more
‘Climate grief’: Fears about the planet’s future weigh on Americans’ mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Therapist Andrew Bryant says the landmark United Nations climate report last October brought a new mental health concern to his patients. more
Cancer stem cells elude the body's immune cells by deactivating danger detector  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Acute myeloid leukemia stem cells elude the body's immune cells by deactivating a danger detector. The underlying mechanisms and the potential new therapeutic approaches... more
Novel insight into microRNA function can be crucial for the development of gene therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oxford have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally... more
New drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat to outsmart tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors. more
Human genotype determines if a given Alzheimer's drug will be effective  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
University at Buffalo researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75 % of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs... more
Adolescents using multiple sources for prescription drugs at high risk for substance use disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Roughly 11% of high school seniors reported prescription drug misuse during the past year, and of those, 44% used multiple... more
Human genotype determines if a given Alzheimer's will be effective  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
University at Buffalo researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75 % of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's... more
Over 1 million years of life lost in Ohio from overdose deaths, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to... more
Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they need the most, if their health insurance plans decide to... more
Marijuana isn’t a great choice for glaucoma treatment, says expert  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Marijuana can help reduce the pressure inside the eye (IOP, or intraocular pressure). Being a euphoric drug, it is now a commonly used recreational and medicinal drug. In... more
New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they... more
ASA applauds Committee efforts to amend surprise medical bill legislation  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The American Society of Anesthesiologists applauds efforts by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) and Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) to amend surprise medical bill legislation as it passed... more
Proposed gene therapy for a heart arrhythmia, based on models made from patient cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers report creating the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients' abnormal heart rhythms in... more
First clinical proof that genotypes determine if Alzheimer's drugs will work  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's disease seemed... more
About 44% of high school seniors who misuse prescription drugs have multiple drug sources  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Roughly 11% of high school seniors reported prescription drug misuse during the past year, and of those, 44% used multiple... more
Making cancer stem cells visible to the immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Leukemia stem cells protect themselves against the immune defense by suppressing a target molecule for killer cells. This protective mechanism can be tricked with drugs. Scientists now describe a new... more
Cell types affected in brains of multiple sclerosis patients pinpointed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have discovered that a specific brain cell known as a 'projection neuron' has a central role to play in the brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS).... more
Possible drug target for deadly heart condition  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A genetic mutation linked to dilated cardiomyopathy, a dangerous enlargement of the heart's main pumping chamber, activates a biological pathway normally turned off in healthy adult hearts, according to a new study. more
Health insurance idea could help millions of Americans spend less  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New federal rule could reduce out-of-pocket costs for key drugs and services for people with chronic conditions in high-deductible health plans with health savings accounts. more
Review evaluates how AI could boost the success of clinical trials  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers examined how artificial intelligence (AI) could affect drug development in the coming decade. more
Data shows flood of opioids across US, many of them generics  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty... more
Medical News Today: Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?  MNT · 4 days
Ativan and Xanax are benzodiazepine drugs that help treat anxiety and panic disorders. This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them. more
Inflammation up-regulates cochlear expression of TRPV1 to potentiate drug-induced hearing loss  Science Magazine · 4 days
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are essential for treating life-threatening bacterial infections, despite the risk of lifelong hearing loss. Infections induce inflammation and up-regulate expression of candidate aminoglycoside-permeant cation... more
[Focus] Diverse compositions and functions of chromatin remodeling machines in cancer  Science Magazine · 4 days
Human cancer genetics power biochemical and functional interrogation of chromatin remodeling complexes, informing therapeutic opportunities. more
[Research Articles] Calpain 9 as a therapeutic target in TGF{beta}-induced mesenchymal transition and fibrosis  Science Magazine · 4 days
Fibrosis is a common pathologic outcome of chronic disease resulting in the replacement of normal tissue parenchyma with a collagen-rich... more
[Editors' Choice] A mitochondrial Pac-man drug to tackle aging  Science Magazine · 4 days
Urolithin A, an activator of mitophagy, is safe to use and increases skeletal muscle mitochondrial gene expression in elderly individuals. more
Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Isotretinoin (also known by its former brand name as Accutane or Roaccutane) is an extremely effective acne medication that can help patients whose severe acne has not responded to other... more
Improving the odds of synthetic chemistry success  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Chemistry is more than just mixing compound A with compound B to make compound C. There are catalysts that affect the reaction rate, as well as the physical conditions of the reaction and any... more
New insight into microRNA function can give gene therapy a boost  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally in cells, i.e. microRNAs, are also abundant in cell nuclei. Previously, microRNAs were mainly thought to be... more
Study: Surveillance for antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues to be core focus for healthcare facilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Below is a summary of a study published online today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. This article will be freely available... more
Can a cannabis-based drug treat cannabis dependence?  MNT · 4 days
Researchers have found a cannabis-based replacement therapy that effectively treats cannabis dependence, a new clinical trial suggests. more
Medical News Today: Can a cannabis-based drug treat cannabis dependence?  MNT · 4 days
Researchers have found a cannabis-based replacement therapy that effectively treats cannabis dependence, a new clinical trial suggests. more
Scientists discover how resistance to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil arises  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Australian researchers have unlocked the mystery as to why the chemotherapy drug 5-Fluorouracil is not effective at treating certain cancers. more
New insight into microRNA function can give gene therapy a boost  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oxford have shown that small RNA molecules occurring naturally in cells, i.e. microRNAs, are also... more
How kissing as a risk factor may explain the high global incidence of gonorrhea  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In 2016, there were 87 million people diagnosed with gonorrhea, the most antibiotic resistant of all the STIs. There is... more
Unmasking mutant cancer cells  MIT · 4 days
A new dosing regimen for an old cancer drug shows new promise as an immunotherapy. more
FDA approves antibacterial drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections, intra-abdominal infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Recarbrio (imipenem, cilastatin and relebactam), an antibacterial drug product to treat adults with complicated urinary tract... more
The fun way to manipulate atoms  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
With their potential to perform calculations far beyond the reach of conventional supercomputers, machines harnessing certain quantum physics phenomena are expected to change the way the world solves complex problems. They will help scientists develop more... more
Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?  MNT · 5 days
What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research investigates. more
Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital report creating the first human tissue model of an inherited heart arrhythmia, replicating two patients' abnormal heart rhythms in a dish,... more
Medical News Today: Microdosing psychedelics: Does the evidence live up to the hype?  MNT · 5 days
What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research... more
Don't Miss the Blood-Brain Barrier Drug Delivery (B3DD) Summit this August  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The B3DD Summit will be held in Boston from August 13-15, 2019. This news story provides an overview of what you can expect at this year's... more
Medical News Today: ALS: 'Unique' cells could open up new avenues for therapy  MNT · 5 days
A new study has found 'never before reported' cells in the spines of people with ALS. The discovery may lead to a... more
ALS: 'Unique' cells could open up new avenues for therapy  MNT · 5 days
A new study has found 'never before reported' cells in the spines of people with ALS. The discovery may lead to a better understanding of the condition. more
Rutgers researchers create new device to see if targeted cancer therapy is working  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Rutgers researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients. more
Family members' drugs may be risk factor for overdose in individuals without prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses were responsible for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016. more
AI-enabled device detects if targeted chemotherapy is working  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new portable device that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and biosensors can rapidly detect if cancer cells thrive after chemotherapy treatment. more
Medical News Today: What to know about sleep aids  MNT · 5 days
People who have difficulty falling or staying asleep may wish to try using sleep aids. Various over-the-counter, prescription, and natural sleep aids are available. Lifestyle techniques to improve sleep hygiene... more
Stroke should be treated 15 minutes earlier to save lives, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A team of researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) wanted to determine the association... more
New therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Nearly three million people in the United States experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year, and there are no pre or post-TBI treatment options... more
Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Newly released federal data shows that drug companies shipped more prescription opioids as an overdose crisis grew more
Gene modulation goes wireless hacking the "boss gene"  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers from the University at Buffalo have successfully used technology to wirelessly tweak the functioning of a gene FGFR1. This gene is vital in the growth of embryos into adults. Their experiments... more
How the quest for a scalable quantum computer is helping fight cancer
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