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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

Potential New Combination Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Mar. 20, 2019 — Researchers have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world's deadliest ... read more

Common Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis May Prolong Life

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for ... read more

Scientists Identify Compounds in Coffee Which May Inhibit Prostate Cancer

Mar. 18, 2019 — For the first time, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. This is a pilot study, carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell ... read more

Chemical Probe Can Regulate Signaling Pathway and Block Cell Invasion by Arboviruses

Mar. 15, 2019 — Dysregulation of the signaling pathway known as the beta-catenin-dependent Wnt can also cause embryo malformation and contribute for the development of breast and cervical ... read more

Anti-Malarial Shows Promise in Human Clinical Study

Mar. 11, 2019 — An experimental drug, called DSM265, cured seven volunteers of a Plasmodium falciparum infection, a malaria parasite that is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The goal of this ... read more

Mar. 11, 2019 — Researchers have applied molecular evolutionary analysis to quantify the severity of negative selection pressures on genes encoding the pneumococcal choline-binding proteins (CBPs). They found ... read more

Gene Identified That Increases Risk of Antibiotic Reaction

Mar. 8, 2019 — Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk for a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to the commonly prescribed antibiotic ... read more

Germ-Fighting Catheter Coating May Help Prevent Infections

Mar. 7, 2019 — In an innovation that may ultimately help to prevent deadly bloodstream infections, a team of biomedical engineers and infectious disease specialists have developed a coating to keep intravascular ... read more

Potential Treatment for Cancer in Butterfly Disease

Mar. 7, 2019 — New research lays foundation for upcoming clinical trial for patients with epidermolysis ... read more

Researchers Develop Innovative, More Cost-Effective Method to Make Drugs

Mar. 7, 2019 — Continuous manufacturing is a modern process that promises to enable the pharmaceutical industry to scale operations more easily in order to meet demand and help reduce drug shortages. A new research ... read more

Tiny DNA Reader to Advance Development of Anticancer Drugs

Mar. 7, 2019 — Researchers have developed a novel method to determine exactly where anticancer drug molecules are incorporated into microscopic strands of DNA. By passing an electrical current between two tiny ... read more

Old Drugs Bring New Hope to a Cancer That Lacks Precision Therapy

Mar. 6, 2019 — Two older drugs, designed for other purposes, produced promising results in the treatment of mice with triple negative breast ... read more

Antibiotic Resistance Is Spreading from Wastewater Treatment Plants

Mar. 6, 2019 — The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. Researchers have found that even low concentrations of just a single type of antibiotic in ... read more

First Experimental Evaluation of Pharmaceutical Industry-Led Access Program

Mar. 5, 2019 — A new study is the first to use a randomized trial design to generate rigorous evidence on the impact of a pharmaceutical industry-led medicines access ... read more

Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

Mar. 5, 2019 — Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, ... read more

Menstrual Cycle Phase Influences Cocaine Craving

Mar. 5, 2019 — Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, according to a new ... read more

Could Genetic Breakthrough Finally Help Take the Sting out of Mouth Ulcers?

Mar. 5, 2019 — A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions. Mouth ulcers affect up to 25 ... read more

Window of Opportunity for Treatment of Early Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections

Mar. 4, 2019 — New research suggests that disease-causing microbes in young cystic fibrosis (CF) patients change rapidly within two to three years after first infection. This knowledge could lead to better ... read more

Bioluminescence Sensors Make New Approaches to Drug Discovery Possible

Mar. 1, 2019 — Researchers describe the use of 13 molecular tools for measuring different intracellular signaling pathways and evaluating the action mechanisms of new ... read more

Genetic Test to Detect Antimicrobial Resistance Developed

Feb. 28, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat ... read more

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