Pharmaceuticals
US approves new drug to manage sickle cell disease  ABC NEWS · 3 hours
U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can help manage extremely painful sickle cell disease flareups more
US approves drug to prevent sickle cell pain, organ damage  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can prevent extremely painful sickle cell disease flareups more
What to know about hallucinations  MNT · 5 hours
Hallucinations are sensory experiences that exist only in the mind. There are many types of hallucinations and possible causes, including drugs and mental illnesses. Learn more here. more
Relevant social stimulus may diminish the preference to drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA), specialized in addictive disorders, have demonstrated in an animal model that the presence of a relevant social stimulus... more
Ketogenic diet activates protective {gamma}{delta} T cell responses against influenza virus infection  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Influenza A virus (IAV) infection–associated morbidity and mortality are a key global health care concern, necessitating the identification of new therapies capable of reducing... more
General and selective deoxygenation by hydrogen using a reusable earth-abundant metal catalyst  Science Magazine · 6 hours
Chemoselective deoxygenation by hydrogen is particularly challenging but crucial for an efficient late-stage modification of functionality-laden fine chemicals, natural products, or pharmaceuticals and the... more
FDA warns Dollar Tree about flagged Chinese manufacturers  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
The FDA has again warned Dollar Tree’s parent company about importing drugs and cosmetics that could be tainted due to improper product testing during manufacturing more
Study shows importance of targeted antibody treatment for patients with wet macular degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Wet age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Breakthrough treatments come with a steep price... more
Newly identified antibody has potential to stop, reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Scientists at the University of Sheffield, working in collaboration with drug and vaccine developer Kymab Ltd, Cambridge, have identified a novel antibody that has the potential... more
Medical News Today: What to know about hallucinations  MNT · 6 hours
Hallucinations are sensory experiences that exist only in the mind. There are many types of hallucinations and possible causes, including drugs and mental illnesses. Learn more here. more
UCI researchers develop new cell therapy to improve memory, prevent seizures after TBI  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic... more
Research breakthrough may lead to new therapeutic targets for cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study the behavior of complex systems. Computational approaches are widely adopted in the bioimedical sciences and can be... more
Mining 'darkest' parts of the genome in cancer cells yields gold  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Mining the rich uncharted territory of the genome or genetic material of a cancer cell has yielded gold for Princess Margaret scientists: new protein targets for... more
Bacterial protein impairs important cellular processes  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Areas of skin that have been damaged by an injury are ideal niches for the concentration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium which impairs the healing process in tissue and creates favorable conditions for infections. Because of... more
LUNAC announces spin out with £2.65 million funding to develop advanced anticoagulants  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
LUNAC Therapeutics today announced it has spun out of the University of Leeds with £2.65M funding in the first close of a Series A... more
New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury. more
Squid open up new antimicrobial drug possibilities  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
If you like viewing pictures of adorable animals on the internet, it's possible you've run across the Hawaiian bobtail squid, a glowing, squishy, golf-ball-sized cephalopod that prompted the Ocean Conservancy to call it the... more
A new way to create pumpkin spice products, drugs, cosmetics  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
"Like oil and water" doesn't apply just to personal relationships that aren't working. It also applies to the challenges scientists face when combining spices and other products that... more
New role for dopamine in gene transcription and cell proliferation  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
The dopamine D2 receptor has a previously unobserved role in modulating Wnt expression and control of cell proliferation, according to a new study. The research could have implications... more
A step closer to cancer precision medicine  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Researchers have developed a computational model, Combined Essentiality Scoring (CES), that enables accurate identification of essential genes in cancer cells for development of anti-cancer drugs. more
Scientists reverse learning and memory deficits with drugs in animal model of Down syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
In a surprising finding using the standard animal model of Down syndrome (DS), scientists were able to correct the learning... more
Surgeon general’s marijuana warning omits crucial context  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, put a new spin on long-standing admonitions about the drug. more
'Nudging' heart patients to take their statins leads to better adherence and better outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers found that simple 'nudges' in the form... more
A potential new way to diagnose male infertility and pharmaceutical treatment options  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
New research has discovered infertile men have identifiable patterns of epigenetic molecules or biomarkers attached to their sperm DNA that aren't present in fertile... more
SP Industries acquires assets of i-Dositecno  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
SP Industries, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, pharmaceutical fill-finish manufacturing solutions, laboratory supplies and glassware, announced today that it has acquired the assets of privately held i-Dositecno. more
Adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs linked with death rates from heroin poisoning  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found a consistent association between the adoption of state... more
Study unravels how insulin interacts with its receptor  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Since the discovery of insulin nearly 100 years ago, scientists have explored how it interacts with its receptor with the goal of improving the ability of therapeutic insulins to mimic the way... more
Research shows how bacteria associated with Crohn's disease tolerate antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Bacteria associated with Crohn's disease rely on multiple stress responses to survive, multiply, and tolerate antibiotics within white blood cells called macrophages, according to a study published November... more
Study examines how drug promotion rules influence physician prescribing practices  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Findings from a new study led by researchers at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes,... more
US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack  ABC NEWS · 1 day
US health experts recommend wider use of prescription-strength fish oil to help prevent heart problems more
Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumor treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can... more
New treatment stops peanut allergy for 6 weeks with single dose  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A small study published in the journal JCI Insight on November 14, 2019, suggests that antibody treatment could help people with severe allergy to peanuts eat... more
How Crohn's disease-associated bacteria tolerate antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Bacteria associated with Crohn's disease rely on multiple stress responses to survive, multiply, and tolerate antibiotics within white blood cells called macrophages, according to a new study. more
US experts back fish oil drug to prevent heart attack  ABC NEWS · 1 day
US health experts recommend wider use prescription-strength fish oil to help prevent heart problems more
Lithium corrects radiation damage to brain in young cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study on mice, published online in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, on November 14, 2019, shows that the intermittent use of lithium, which is widely used to... more
California: More than 47% of schools do not have athletic trainers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A study published today in the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers' Association's peer-reviewed scientific publication, finds that more than 47 percent of schools... more
Urban hotspots of opioid abuse among high-schoolers revealed  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused... more
Chemists use light to build biologically active compounds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Many biologically active molecules, including synthetic drugs, contain a central, nitrogen-containing chemical structure with a three-dimensional shape. However, there are hardly any suitable methods to produce them, which also makes it difficult... more
Study reveals urban hotspots of high-schoolers' opioid abuse  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study has found that in several cities and counties the proportion of high-schoolers who have ever used heroin or misused prescription opioids is much higher than the national average. more
Integral Molecular receives NIH contract for $5.5 million to advance vaccine discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Integral Molecular a contract (75N93019C00073) which will provide up to $5.5M over the next... more
Promising method to identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have discovered a promising method to identify aggressive breast cancer tumors that will respond to... more
Activation of the ISR mediates the behavioral and neurophysiological abnormalities in Down syndrome  Science Magazine · 1 day
Down syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Protein homeostasis is essential for normal brain function, but little... more
FDA grants acceptance to application for selumetinib as treatment for neurofibromatosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
AstraZeneca and MSD (Merck) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted acceptance to file status of its application for the MEK... more
Study on sea sponge opens up possibilities to create new antitumor drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Chemists from Far Eastern Federal University's School of Natural Sciences developed a new method to synthesize biologically active derivatives of fascaplysin -- cytotoxic pigment... more
Medical News Today: Swedish massage vs. deep tissue massage: What's the difference?  MNT · 1 day
Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are two popular forms of massage therapy. Read on to learn about their differences and intended uses. more
Breakthrough in malaria research  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Cell biologists have systematically investigated the genome of the malaria parasite Plasmodium throughout its life cycle in a large-scale experiment. The researchers were able to identify hundreds of targets that are urgently needed in drug and vaccine development to eradicate... more
The ways astronauts prep for spaceflight could benefit cancer patients, say researchers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
During spaceflight, astronauts experience similar physical stress as cancer patients undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. Researchers suggest that by mimicking... more
Chemists use light to build biologically active compounds  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Some of the most biologically active molecules, including synthetic drugs, contain a central, nitrogen-containing chemical structure called an isoquinuclidine. This core has a three-dimensional shape which means it has the potential to... more
Antibiotic Resistance Threats report highlights significant gaps and impact of federal investments  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control today shows that while recent federal investments to combat... more
New computational model could help in the development of anti-cancer drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute for Molecular Medicine at the University of Helsinki have developed a computational model, Combined Essentiality Scoring (CES)... more
Medicines pose global environmental risk, experts warn  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Residues from billions of doses of antibiotics, painkillers and antidepressants pose a significant risk to freshwater ecosystems and the global food chain, a new analysis said Thursday. more
Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The success of antiretroviral therapies has extended the lives of people living with HIV, long enough for other chronic health... more
Blocking a molecule could delay the progression of multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Over 77,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis, a disease whose causes still remain unknown. Presently, they have no hope for a cure. more
Tailor-made carbon can help scientists find hereditary diseases and the right doses of medication  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Sensors manufactured with carbon-based materials can provide uniquely accurate and real-time information on hereditary diseases or the concentrations of drugs... more
Simple 'nudges' help improve heart patients' adherence to statins  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Statins are an effective medication for treating patients with heart disease - they cut the risk of a second major adverse cardiac event by almost 50 percent. But only about... more
ELeCt-ing a better candidate for chemo delivery  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Chemo drugs are notoriously toxic, in part because so little of the drug actually gets to its target organ, requiring high doses. Scientists have now found a way to deliver nanoparticles filled with chemo... more
Survey highlights overuse of antibiotics in aged-care homes in Australia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
On any given day, almost 10% of residents in aged-care homes in Australia are using an antibiotic, but only around 3% have any signs or symptoms of infection. more
LG Chem Life Sciences expands collaboration with Avacta  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Avacta Group plc, the developer of Affimer® biotherapeutics and reagents, is pleased to provide an update on the Affimer therapeutics development partnership and license agreement with LG Chem Life Sciences, part of... more
Turbine secures institutional financing of €3m to expand potential of simulation-first drug discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Turbine, a simulation-based drug discovery company today announced the closing of an institutional financing round led by Delin Ventures. more
Secondary surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer patients does not result in longer survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported that secondary tumor-reduction, or cytoreduction, surgery followed by chemotherapy did not... more
Phage therapy shows promise for alcoholic liver disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers linked a gut bacteria toxin to worse clinical outcomes in patients with alcoholic liver disease, and discovered that treatment with bacteriophages clears the bacteria and eliminates the disease in mice. more
Slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Over 77,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis, a disease whose causes still remain unknown. Presently, they have no hope for a cure. Researchers have now identified a molecule named ALCAM which, once blocked, delays the... more
Discovery: New biomarker for cancer stem cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Medical researchers have discovered a new biomarker in cancer stem cells that govern cancer survival and spread, and it's raising hope that drug discovery to kill cancer stem cells could follow suit. more
Precisely poking cells en masse to cure cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A novel microfluidic device addresses one of the most costly steps in the engineered cell therapy manufacturing process, namely gene delivery. Deterministic mechanoporation, or DMP, uses fluid flow to pull each cell... more
Most diet trials amend their desired study outcomes along the way  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ever wonder why science can't settle simple diet-related questions? In part it's because most clinical trials involving diet, even those published in good journals, lack the... more
Inhaled immunosuppressant could improve prognosis of lung transplant patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers found that lung transplant recipients who had early signs of organ rejection could increase their chances of survival by using an inhaled form... more
Overdoses possible in some student deaths on USC campus  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Police investigators are looking into drug overdoses as a potential cause of death among some of the nine students who have died this semester at the University Southern California more
Regular co-use of pain and sleep medications may increase risk of frailty in older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from the Oregon Research Institute and Florida Atlantic University are the first to demonstrate statistically significant links... more
Study shows potential of phage therapy to treat alcoholic liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that specifically destroy bacteria. In the early 20th century, researchers experimented with phages as a potential method for treating bacterial infections. more
Caution: blood infections traced to probiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Probiotics aren’t harmless, says a new study published on November 7, 2019 in the journal Nature Medicine. In fact, some patients may be put at serious risk by the bacteria in probiotics. Doctors should weigh the... more
Deterministic mechanoporation of cells en masse to cure cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
What if you could cure cancer by re-engineering patients' cells to better target and destroy their own tumors? With the advent of powerful new cellular engineering technologies, this is no... more
Machine learning algorithm predicts life expectancy in heart failure patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When Avi Yagil, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego flew home from Europe in 2012, he thought he had caught a cold from... more
Cleveland Clinic researchers identify novel target for anti-fibrotic therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a new study published in Science Signaling, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a novel target for new therapies that may help to treat or prevent a host of fibrotic... more
These Two Drug-Resistant Microbes Are New 'Urgent Threats' to Americans' Health  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
A new report reveals that drug-resistant germs infect and kill more people than previous estimates suggested. more
Fracture risk for patients taking multiple medications  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
There is a strong association between the number of fracture-associated drugs (FADs) older patients receive and their risk of sustaining a hip fracture, according to a new study. more
Researchers find mechanism that controls the growth of B1-cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Directly after birth, the immune system completes production of a subtype of antibody-producing immune cells, B-1, that are to last for a lifetime. No more B1-cells are formed after that... more
New biomarker discovered in cancer stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In the world of cancer biology, not all biomarkers are created equal. These molecules that alert doctors that an abnormal process may be underway can appear as an array of aberrant proteins, such as... more
Precisely poking cells en masse to cure cancer  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What if you could cure cancer by re-engineering patients' cells to better target and destroy their own tumors? With the advent of powerful new cellular engineering technologies, this is no longer the... more
ELeCt-ing a better candidate for chemo delivery  nanowerk · 2 days
Drug-loaded nanoparticles bound to circulating red blood cells inhibit lung cancer metastasis. more
Pacemaker-like device improves heart function in patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
With the advent of new therapies, cancer patients are surviving longer than ever before -- but the incidence of side-effect chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy (CHIC), or weakness of the heart... more
Receiving multiple fracture-associated drugs may increase hip fracture risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
There is a strong association between the number of fracture-associated drugs (FADs) older patients receive and their risk of sustaining a broken bone, according to a new Dartmouth study published... more
Clinical analysis reveals high expression of apoptosis protein in chemoresistant TNBC  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
78 TNBC biopsies from patients with different responses to chemotherapy were analysed for API-5 expression before any treatment. more
ELeCt-ing a better candidate for chemo delivery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Chemotherapy has been the backbone of cancer treatment for decades, but it is notorious for its toxicity to healthy cells, severe side effects, and poor targeting of the intended tumors. Efforts to improve chemotherapy's... more
Erythrocyte leveraged chemotherapy (ELeCt): Nanoparticle assembly on erythrocyte surface to combat lung metastasis  Science Magazine · 2 days
Despite being the mainstay of cancer treatment, chemotherapy has shown limited efficacy for the treatment of lung metastasis due to ineffective targeting... more
[Research Articles] Targeting redox heterogeneity to counteract drug tolerance in replicating Mycobacterium tuberculosis  Science Magazine · 2 days
The capacity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) to tolerate multiple antibiotics represents a major problem in tuberculosis (TB) management. Heterogeneity in Mtb populations... more
Researchers develop novel mathematical framework for mapping out drug interaction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Combining two or more drugs can be an effective treatment of diverse diseases, such as cancer. Yet, at the same time, the wrong drug combination can cause major... more
Medical News Today: Diabetes: Why some anti-inflammatories may increase risk  MNT · 2 days
Recent findings suggest that glucocorticoids — a class of anti-inflammatory drugs that doctors often prescribe — may increase the risk of diabetes. more
Medical News Today: What to know about hair loss and Accutane  MNT · 2 days
Accutane, a drug that helps treat severe acne, contains isotretinoin. Isotretinoin may cause side effects, including hair loss. Learn more about why Accutane may cause hair... more
US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling  ABC NEWS · 2 days
There’s some surprising news in a federal report: U.S. deaths from drug-resistant “superbug” infections appear to be going down more
Researchers take major step towards developing a viable vaccine for malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers have narrowed down the malaria proteins and disease-fighting antibodies that could be used to develop a vaccine against the most severe forms of malaria. more
Novel mathematical framework provides a deeper understanding of how drugs interact  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Combining two or more drugs can be an effective treatment of diverse diseases, such as cancer. Yet, at the same time, the wrong drug combination can... more
Novel mathematical framework provides a deeper understanding of how drugs interact  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new methodology characterizing more precisely how drugs influence each other when combined during treatment. Their analysis of over 30k drug pairs applied... more
Bacteriophages could treat E. coli without damaging the gut, new study says  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers in the US have developed a new therapy that uses a unique bacteriophage to treat E. coli infections. more
Antidepressants polluting the water can change fish behavior  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Monash scientists who found that pharmaceutical pollutants in waterways altered reproductive behavior, anxiety levels, activity and antipredator responses of fish have now discovered for the first time that such toxicity is... more
Kratom may be effective, but not entirely safe to treat alcohol use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Lawmakers across the United States continue to debate the safety of kratom, an opioid-containing plant that has been listed as a "drug... more
New tool could help detect smaller concentrations of drug powders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In 2017, more than 28,000 cases of fatal overdoses in the United States involved fentanyl. Just a pinch of the synthetic opioid, estimated to be 100 times stronger... more
Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves heart function in cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors -- mostly women with breast cancer -- who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy... more
Drug discount cards could lead to higher health care spending  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reveals that brand-name drug discount cards are leading to higher health care spending in Canada--increased costs... more
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