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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new manganese-based catalyst that can change the structure of drug-like molecules to make new drugs, advancing the pace and efficiency of drug ... read more

Jan. 9, 2019 — Catheters are used today to deliver drugs directly to tumors to avoid broadcasting toxic chemotherapy agents throughout the body. Nevertheless, half of the drug can escape to the rest of the body, ... read more

New Anti-Wolbachia Drug With Potential to Treat Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers have successfully optimized a hit from a whole cell screening of a 10000-compound library to deliver the first novel fully synthetic and rationally designed anti-Wolbachia drug, AWZ1066S, ... read more

Rising Drug Prices Linked to Older Products -- Not Just Newer, Better Medications

Jan. 7, 2019 — Drug companies cite R&D as the reason for ever-increasing drug prices, but a new study shows it's actually price hikes on older drugs that's driving the ... read more

Senescent Cell Research Moves Into Human Trials

Jan. 7, 2019 — Researchers have published findings from a safety and feasibility clinical trial on the removal of senescent cells from a small group of patients with pulmonary ... read more

Improved Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders, Chronic Pain, Mood Disorders

Jan. 3, 2019 — Scientists are making drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders. They discovered that two peptides -- which are ... read more

Dec. 31, 2018 — Helping the immune system clear away old cells in aging mice helped restore youthful ... read more

Dec. 27, 2018 — Researchers analyzing soil from Ireland long thought to have medicinal properties have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top ... read more

Urine Drug Testing May Be Important in Early Phases of Addiction Treatment

Dec. 20, 2018 — A new study shows that urine drug testing can be a useful tool to treat patients with opioid use disorder in a primary care ... read more

Threat of 'Nightmare Bacteria' Exhibiting Resistance to Last-Resort Antibiotic Colistin

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers examined the dissemination of colistin-resistant bacteria among residents of rural communities in Vietnam to find that the prevalence of colistin-resistant Escherichia coli in the ... read more

Chemical Synthesis Breakthrough Holds Promise for Future Antibiotics

Dec. 20, 2018 — Chemistry researchers have developed a novel way to synthesize and optimize a naturally-occurring antibiotic compound that could one day be used to fight lethal drug-resistant infections such as ... read more

Edging Closer to Personalized Medicine for Patients With Irregular Heartbeat

Dec. 19, 2018 — Biomedical engineers have determined which patients would benefit the most from a commonly used drug ... read more

Dec. 19, 2018 — Researchers have developed novel ferrocene-based molecules that impair the malaria parasite's metabolic function leading to parasite ... read more

Biologists Identify Promising Drug for ALS Treatment

Dec. 18, 2018 — Scientists have found a new application for an existing drug, with potential to slow progression of amyotrophic lateral ... read more

Buruli Ulcer: Promising New Drug Candidate Against a Forgotten Disease

Dec. 18, 2018 — Buruli ulcer is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) resulting in debilitating skin lesions, disabilities and stigmatisation. The current antibiotic treatment is long and has severe adverse side ... read more

Dec. 18, 2018 — Sofosbuvir is already used to treat hepatitis C and has passed all human use approval tests, so it can be fairly easily deployed if the chikungunya epidemic forecast for the next two years ... read more

Widespread, Occasional Use of Antibiotics in US Linked With Resistance

Dec. 18, 2018 — The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the U.S. appears more closely linked with their occasional use by many people than by their repeated use among smaller numbers of people, ... read more

Dec. 17, 2018 — Interactions with water dominate how drug molecules bind to targets, but it's tricky to model these interactions, limiting the accuracy of drug design. Scientists have now described a novel ... read more

Sutimlimab Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat, Rare Blood Disorder

Dec. 17, 2018 — In a first-in-human clinical trial, the investigational drug sutimlimab appeared to be effective in treating cold agglutinin disease, a rare chronic blood disorder for which there are currently no ... read more

Whether a Urinary Tract Infection Recurs May Depend on the Bacterial Strain

Dec. 13, 2018 — Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these infections ... read more

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