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‘Sticky’ gene may help Valium calm nerves

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Between 1999 and 2017, the United States experienced a 10-fold increase in the number of people who died from…
Fruit flies help in the development of personalised medicine

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It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain…
Vaccine against RSV could be in sight, researchers say

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A vaccine for the common and sometimes deadly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been elusive, but scientists say…
Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful

October 5, 2019

Vaccines made from RNA hold great potential as a way to treat cancer or prevent a variety of…
New metabolic discovery may inform heart disease, diabetes solutions

October 5, 2019

Science may be inching closer to thwarting obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, as Cornell biochemists have…
Scientists are working on more precise and tailored statins

October 4, 2019

A huge portion of the world’s population is suffering from high cholesterol. 30 million people are taking statins…
NIA announces major $73 million Alzheimer’s grant, Emory leads international drug discovery center

October 3, 2019

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is awarding approximately $37 million over five years to a team of…
Using nanomachines to help fight the war on diabetes

October 2, 2019

Anti-diabetic drugs may become cheaper and more accessible thanks to a breakthrough from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.…
Researchers move closer to ‘magic’ cancer treatment

September 30, 2019

Imagine cancer treatment without chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Just a small aspirin-like pill. Sound like magic? That’s because…
Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial

September 30, 2019

A team led by a psychiatrist at the University of California, Riverside, has tested the orally administered investigational…
Malaria drug increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy against head and neck cancers

September 28, 2019

World War 2 was a global-scale conflict and, therefore, soldiers had to work in mosquito-ridden areas. Malaria was…
New Hepatitis C treatment approved by FDA. Shortens treatment to 8 weeks

September 27, 2019

FDA approves treatment for adults and children with all genotypes of hepatitis C and compensated cirrhosis that shortens…
Scientists found a new drug target for a novel Alzheimer’s disease treatment

September 27, 2019

Over 30 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease. It is a debilitating condition, which has no…
Arthritis Treatment Could Provide Relief for Lichen Planus Skin Rash

September 26, 2019

Constant itchy, painful bumps, scaly arms and legs, and damaged nails make lichen planus an inflammatory skin disease…
Yale researchers use immune system to attack glioblastoma

September 25, 2019

The Yale laboratory of Sidi Chen, assistant professor of genetics in the Systems Biology Institute and Yale Cancer…
New Vaccine Prevents Herpes in Mice, Guinea Pigs

September 25, 2019

A novel vaccine developed at Penn Medicine protected almost all animal subjects exposed to the virus. Researchers from…
Psoriasis drug target offers potential for osteosarcoma

September 25, 2019

A treatment for psoriasis could be repurposed to treat a rare but aggressive form of youth cancer, new…
Figure 1. Schematic of microshells enhancing HIFU in a potential glioblastoma clinical setting. Glioblastoma tumors initially suppress the immune system. Microshells enhanced image-guided HIFU to blow up the tumors and release tumor antigens. Simultaneous systemic blocking of PD-1, the break on T cells re-awakens the immune system to establish tumor immunity. Figure by James Wang/UCSD
Exploding Shells Boost Immune Response to Brain Cancer

September 24, 2019

For patients diagnosed with a certain type of brain cancer called glioblastoma, long-term survival is rare. Surgery can…
Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

September 24, 2019

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of…
Drug target for Alzheimer’s disease has dual action

September 24, 2019

UQ researchers have discovered a potential drug target for Alzheimer’s disease — an enzyme which has effects on…
New family of drugs which could combat prostate cancer identified at University of Bath

September 24, 2019

The drugs are up to 20 times more effective than existing drugs targeting the AMACR protein. A new…
Basic Cell Discovery Could Lead to Improved Drugs for Heart Failure

September 23, 2019

Michigan Medicine researchers determine that receptors inside heart cells could be targets for better beta blockers. Beta blockers are…
Eisai and Meiji Announce Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Equfina Tablets (Safinamide Mesilate) Approved In Japan

September 20, 2019

Eisai Co., Ltd. and Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd. has announced the manufacturing and marketing approval in Japan…
Study points to new drug target in fight against cancer

September 19, 2019

Researchers have identified a potential new drug target in the fight against cancer. In a study in the Proceedings of…
Aptorum Group has initiated IND-Enabling Studies for its ALS-4 Candidate for the Treatment of MRSA infections

September 18, 2019

Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM) (“Aptorum Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics to…
Researchers find new way to find antibiotics in dirt

September 18, 2019

Researchers at McMaster have designed a new way to rapidly identify antibiotics hidden in common dirt. Their method,…
Aptorum Group Announces Microbiome Drug Candidate Targeting Obesity and Drug Candidates Targeting Neuroblastoma

September 16, 2019

Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM) (“Aptorum Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics to…
Speeding up the drug discovery process to help patients

September 16, 2019

MnAn international research team has developed a new strategy that can predict the potential clinical implications of new…
Malaria could be felled by an Antarctic sea sponge

September 16, 2019

The frigid waters of the Antarctic may yield a treatment for a deadly disease that affects populations in…
Childhood behaviour linked to taking paracetamol during pregnancy

September 16, 2019

The research published in Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology examined whether there were any effects of taking paracetamol in…
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