Pharmaceuticals
Why Do Medicines Have Expiration Dates?  LIVE SCIENCE · 51 minutes
How long a drug remains effective after its expiration date is often a matter of debate. more
Medical News Today: Cystic fibrosis: Existing drug may improve lung function  MNT · 5 hours
According to a recent study, a commonly used antifungal medication could be useful for treating lung infections related to cystic fibrosis. more
Colombia's coca growers facing stark choices over crops  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Decades into the US-led war on drugs, coca plantations continue to surge like a green tide across ally Colombia's Catatumbo region. more
Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Treating women with thyroid antibodies but a normal thyroid function with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to... more
Ovary function is preserved in transgender men at one year of testosterone therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Transgender men preserve their fertility potential even after one year of treatment with the male hormone testosterone, according to a new study. more
Generic weight-loss drug may be safe and effective for long-term treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a new study. more
Bisphosphonates increasingly prescribed to the women most likely to benefit  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
In recent years, women who start taking bisphosphonates (BPs) to treat osteoporosis and prevent fracture have trended from younger to older and from having osteopenia to having osteoporosis,... more
Medical News Today: Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?  MNT · 1 day
A recent study investigates whether prescribing healthful food could, in time, save money and improve health. The results are surprising. more
Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). They don't, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions... more
Anti-TB drugs can increase susceptibility to Mtb reinfection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Current treatments for tuberculosis are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. They don't, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions in TB... more
Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
elective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed medication for major depressive disorder, yet scientists still do not understand why the treatment does not work... more
Women have a new weapon against postpartum depression, but it’s costly  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
The newly approved drug brexanolone simulates a natural hormone to alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression. more
Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. more
Long-term use of inexpensive weight-loss drug may be safe and effective  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a study conducted... more
Single-molecule polarization microscopy of DNA intercalators sheds light on the structure of S-DNA  Science Magazine · 2 days
DNA structural transitions facilitate genomic processes, mediate drug-DNA interactions, and inform the development of emerging DNA-based biotechnology such as programmable materials and... more
Potential new therapy for liver diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study. more
Model learns how individual amino acids determine protein function  MIT · 2 days
Technique could improve machine-learning tasks in protein design, drug testing, and other applications. more
Medical News Today: Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial  MNT · 2 days
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications. more
New approach to prescribing antibiotics could curb resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at Rice University have proposed a new approach to understanding how to prescribe antibiotics in a way that will help to curb antibiotic resistance. more
When neurons are out of shape, antidepressants may not work  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed medication for major depressive disorder (MDD), yet scientists still do not understand why the treatment does not work... more
How does estrogen protect bones? Unraveling a pathway to menopausal bone loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Women who have reached menopause are at a greater risk of developing osteoporosis, which can lead to bone fractures and long-term impairment of mobility.... more
Sleep problems, Alzheimer's disease are linked, but which comes first?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer's... more
Using the Mastermind strategy in brain research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The brain is a complex organ, and researching medicine to treat brain disorders is equally if not more complex. Elizabeth (Liesbeth) de Lange, Professor of Predictive Pharmacology, calls for a structured approach. more
Pork essentially free of veterinary drug residues  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a basic survey of more than a thousand pork kidney samples, almost no veterinary drug residues were found and none at levels that even approached U. S. regulatory limits, according to a study... more
Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The U.S. Surgeon General’s office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. more
New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Although neglected diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden, they are targeted by only a small proportion of the new drugs developed every year. more
Understanding maintenance of quiescent stem cells in chronic myelogenous leukemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Most patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia can be treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors. These drugs are highly effective and lead to deep remission and prolonged survival. more
Naltrexone implant more effective in reducing relapses in HIV patients with opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When patients with HIV who are also battling opioid dependence go without addiction treatment, they are more likely to stop taking their... more
Repurposing drugs to outsmart cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In an article published today by SAGE Publishing, investigators from The Nagourney Cancer Institute and The Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, announced a new approach to identifying effective treatments for patients with advanced metastatic cancers.... more
New device approved by FDA for treating patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Optimizer Smart system for treating patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not suited... more
City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer and diabetes, will showcase ongoing studies and data on chimeric... more
Presence of bacteria in urine does not always point to infection, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to... more
Lian wins ENGINE grant for stem-cell-based therapy to treat Type 1 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Xiaojun "Lance" Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was one of three recipients of the College of Engineering's ENGineering for Innovation & Entrepreneurship grant... more
Fluctuating growth rate of bacteria helps it to develop resistance against antibiotic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
If an antibiotic doesn't kill all the bacteria that infects a patient, the surviving bugs may be particularly adept at timing their resurgence. more
Mobile health apps can pose unprecedented risk to consumers' privacy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Mobile health apps are a booming market targeted at both patients and health professionals. Medicines-related apps help patients track their prescriptions and remember to take their pills. more
Ball pits used in children's physical therapy may contribute to germ transmission  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Beware the ball pit. Ball pits used in children's physical therapy - similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families - may... more
Researchers identify a more effective treatment for cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from Mount Sinai and IBM have discovered a novel clue in explaining how cancer cells with identical genomes can respond differently to the same therapy. more
FDA chief calls for stricter scrutiny of electronic health records  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called for tighter scrutiny of electronic health records systems, which have prompted thousands of reports of patient injuries and... more
Pharmaceutical and personal care products may result in new contaminants in waterways  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When you flush the toilet, you probably don't think about the traces of the medicine and personal care products in your body that are... more
A change in focus could enable the development of new treatments for Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London, urges scientists that are looking to finding a cure for... more
Big data study identifies drugs that increase risk of psychosis in youth with ADHD  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers evaluated the two most common ADHD treatments and found that, although the risk of psychosis is low, it is... more
Bacteria bide their time when antibiotics attack  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have built a model to predict how long, on average, it takes to eradicate a bacterial infection with antibiotics. The model could help doctors fight resistance by prescribing antibiotics that neither over- or... more
Neglected diseases continue to require attention despite progress  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Few novel drugs have been developed to treat neglected diseases in recent decades, Brazilian researchers warn. more
First evidence bacterial-induced apoptosis in algae  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Biologists show the first evidence of apoptosis, or programmed cell death in algae. The outcomes have broad-reaching implications, from the development of targeted antibiotics to the production of biofuels in industry. more
New drug combination shows promise for common pediatric brain tumor  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new combination treatment aimed at resistant and recurrent low-grade gliomas slowed tumor growth and killed tumor cells in laboratory and mouse models. more
Bacteria in urine: Not always an indication of infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines. more
Naltrexone implant helps HIV patients with opioid dependence prevent relapse  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better... more
Research implicates causative genes in osteoporosis, suggesting new targets for future therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have harnessed powerful data analysis tools and three-dimensional studies of genomic geography to implicate new risk genes for osteoporosis, the chronic bone-weakening condition... more
Solving the efficiency of Gram-negative bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered how antibiotic-resistant bacteria construct their defense system -- a finding that could lead to new treatments for currently untreatable infections. more
Magnetic micro-boats  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers have created magnetic microparticles, with a newly developed method, that could pave the way for building micro-motors or guiding drugs in the human body to a target, like a tumor. The preparation of such structures as well as their... more
Pathogenic, drug-resistant bacteria found in wastewater treatment plants  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. In a new study, researchers conducted a survey of 20 municipal wastewater plants in England,... more
The evolution of brain tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas. At least one of these three cancer drivers was present in all tumors investigated. The tumors develop for... more
Antibodies stabilize plaque in arteries  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on mice shows that the antibodies stabilize the plaque that accumulates on the artery walls, which reduces the risk of it rupturing and... more
Study shows first evidence bacterial-induced apoptosis in algae  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study by UAlberta biologists shows the first evidence of apoptosis, or programmed cell death in algae. The outcomes have broad-reaching implications, from the development of targeted antibiotics to the production... more
Key to greater efficacy in cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers reveal that the number of mitochondria in a cell is, in great part, associated with how the cancer responds to drug therapy. more
Examining ball pits as a playground for pathogenic germs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Ball pits used in children's physical therapy -- similar to those made popular by restaurants catering to families -- may contribute to germ transmission between patients, according to new research. more
Autologous grafting of cryopreserved prepubertal rhesus testis produces sperm and offspring  Science Magazine · 3 days
Testicular tissue cryopreservation is an experimental method to preserve the fertility of prepubertal patients before they initiate gonadotoxic therapies for cancer or other conditions. Here we... more
Inverse-designed metastructures that solve equations  Science Magazine · 3 days
Metastructures hold the potential to bring a new twist to the field of spatial-domain optical analog computing: migrating from free-space and bulky systems into conceptually wavelength-sized elements. We introduce a metamaterial platform capable of solving integral equations using... more
Pathogenic, drug-resistant bacteria found in wastewater treatment plants  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. Strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) are generally harmless in healthy people, but... more
Bacteria bide their time when antibiotics attack  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
If an antibiotic doesn't kill all the bacteria that infects a patient, the surviving bugs may be particularly adept at timing their resurgence. more
Solving the efficiency of Gram-negative bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Superbugs, also known as Gram-negative bacteria, are causing a global health crisis. Each year in the United States, at least two million people contract an antibiotic-resistant infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Of... more
CRISPR/Cas libraries open new avenues in cancer research  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
CRISPR/Cas enables the targeted deactivation of genes by cutting DNA at pre-determined sites. This is accomplished by providing the Cas enzyme with a genetic zip code. Using an entire library of zip... more
Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well complete removal of prostate  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while preserving more sexual and... more
Study estimates health and economic impacts of healthy food prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Healthy food prescriptions through Medicare and Medicaid could generate substantial health gains and be highly cost-effective, according to a study published March 19 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
CRISPR/Cas libraries open new avenues in cancer research  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
CRISPR/Cas enables the targeted deactivation of genes by cutting DNA at pre-determined sites. This is accomplished by providing the Cas enzyme with a genetic zip code. Using an entire library of zip... more
Multi-drug resistant UTIs—is the answer in our food?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the world's most common bacterial infections, affecting around 50 per cent of women and five per cent of men. They can present as low-level cystitis or... more
A new ketamine-based antidepressant raises hope — and questions  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Little is known about the long-term effects on people of a newly approved antidepressant based on the anesthetic ketamine. more
IgG antibodies play unexpected role in atherosclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. more
Alzheimer's patients using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
People with Alzheimer's disease using antiepileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, a new study from the University... more
Fentanyl-Linked Deaths: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic's Third Wave  NPR · 3 days
Overdose deaths involving fentanyl are rising — up 113 percent on average each year from 2013 to 2016. Dealers are adding cheap fentanyl to the illicit drug supply, and some users get... more
Newly engineered nanoscale protein micelles can be tracked by MRI  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of researchers from New York University has engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by magnetic resonance imaging. more
Combined glucocorticoid and antioxidant therapy could benefit premature babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered to mothers threatened with preterm birth or to premature babies could further improve clinical treatment... more
Selective destruction of prostate tumor as effective as complete prostate removal  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, led by prostate cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Eric Walser, have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate... more
Role of immunological imprinting in elicitation of new antibodies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
We are repeatedly exposed to the influenza virus via infections, vaccinations and our communal environments. The annual flu shot is believed to be the best line of defense, and doctors... more
Appropriate doffing of personal protective equipment may reduce healthcare worker contamination  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
More than one-third of healthcare workers were contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms after caring for patients colonized or infected with the bacteria, according to a study... more
ADHD drug raising risk of psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study has found that teenagers and youngsters who are treated with amphetamines such as Adderall are at a greater risk of developing psychosis compared to patients who are on other drugs such as Ritalin.... more
New Australian drug trial achieves remarkable results in patients with acute myeloid leukemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The prognosis for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia is poor: very few achieve remission and for those that don't the option... more
New drugs on PBS for Parkinson's, MND and Cutaneous T cell lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Under Australia's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), soon many of the rare diseases and their treatments are set to become cheaper. more
New technique detects fake drugs from video taken as sample undergoes disturbance  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
If we could tell authentic from counterfeit or adulterated drugs and foods just by looking at them, we could save money and lives every... more
FDA approves brexanolone, first drug developed to treat postpartum depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Approximately 1 in 9 women in the United States experiences symptoms of postpartum depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
Researchers discover possible new therapeutic strategy for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world's deadliest cancers. more
Fentanyl-Linked Deaths: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic's Third Wave Begins  NPR · 4 days
Overdose deaths involving fentanyl are rising — up 113 percent on average each year from 2013 to 2016. Dealers are adding cheap fentanyl to the illicit drug supply, and some... more
Potential new combination treatment for pancreatic cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world's deadliest cancers. more
Visualizing better cancer treatment with nanoscale protein micelles  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). more
First postpartum depression drug gets FDA nod  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Sage therapeutics’ Zulresso became the first drug approved for postpartum depression by the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). This cause the shares of Sage to rise by over 5 percent on Tuesday... more
How Does the New Postpartum Depression Drug Work?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The first FDA-approved drug for postpartum depression is here. But how exactly does the drug work, and what makes it different from other medications for depression? more
Protein linked to cancer growth drives deadly lung disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to new research. The discovery, made in laboratory mice and human... more
Premature babies could benefit from combined glucocorticoid and antioxidant therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered to mothers threatened with preterm birth or to premature babies could further improve clinical treatment and help increase... more
Research paves way for new source for leukemia drug  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Chemistry researchers have patented a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them. more
Research paves way for new source for leukemia drug  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Chemistry researchers at Oregon State University have patented a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces them. more
Radiomics predicts who will benefit from chemotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Using data from computed tomography (CT) images, researchers may be able to predict which lung cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy, according to a new study. more
pH-dependent gating mechanism of the Helicobacter pylori urea channel revealed by cryo-EM  Science Magazine · 4 days
The urea channel of Helicobacter pylori (HpUreI) is an ideal drug target for preventing gastric cancer but incomplete understanding of its gating mechanism has... more
Newly developed reversible MAO-B inhibitor circumvents the shortcomings of irreversible inhibitors in Alzheimers disease  Science Magazine · 4 days
Monoamine oxidase–B (MAO-B) has recently emerged as a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) because of its association with... more
[Research Articles] Delta-like protein 3 expression and therapeutic targeting in neuroendocrine prostate cancer  Science Magazine · 4 days
Histologic transformation to small cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer occurs in a subset of patients with advanced prostate cancer as a mechanism of... more
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A data-driven prescription for Madagascar’s broken health system
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Second man cured of HIV
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