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A New Old Therapy

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A controlled phage therapy can target drug-resistant bacteria while sidestepping potential unintended consequences. The fight against drug-resistant pathogens…
Exosomes promote remarkable recovery in stroke

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It’s been almost a quarter-century since the first drug was approved for stroke. But what’s even more striking…
Investigational drugs block bone loss in mice receiving chemotherapy

4 days ago

Bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis and fractures is a major problem for cancer patients who receive…
How bacterial evolution of antibiotic arsenals is providing new blueprints for drug designers

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Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that two very different species of bacteria have evolved distinct, powerful…
Long-term medication for schizophrenia is safe

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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and their colleagues in Germany, the USA and Finland have studied the safety of…
Recurrent miscarriage: diabetes drug could lead to new treatment

January 9, 2020

A drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by…
Finding a new way to fight late-stage sepsis

January 7, 2020

Researchers manipulate natural process to boost cells’ antibacterial properties. Researchers have developed a way to prop up a…
Breakthrough study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines

January 6, 2020

A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and…
The 'tumor-on-a-chip' device allows creating 3-dimensional cell cultures, which make drug testing more accurate. Image credit: Kyoto University/Yokokawa Lab
Scientists developed a ‘tumor-on-a-chip’ device to make drug testing more accurate

January 4, 2020

Finding a cure for cancer is a continuous process, which involves a tonne of research and trials. There…
Inflammation predicts response to anti-depression medication

January 3, 2020

Children and teens with bipolar depression responded better to an antipsychotic medicine if they had increased markers of…
Building on his lab’s expertise in human liver pathogens, Alexander Ploss and his team have pioneered new screening platforms and new methods to evaluate therapeutic candidates against hepatitis B and E viruses, which cause life-threatening infections. Videography by Evelyn Tu, Flying Camel Media; video produced by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Identifying new drugs to cure hepatitis B and E virus infection

January 2, 2020

A new approach for discovering antivirals against hepatitis B and E viruses aims to identify new drug candidates…
Buzzing Through the Blood-Brain Barrier

December 31, 2019

UConn engineers have designed a non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help medication move from blood vessels into brain…
Secret behind diabetes drug’s benefits revealed

December 26, 2019

Researchers at McMaster University have unlocked one of the secrets behind the many benefits of metformin. One of…
U.S. FDA Approves Eisai’s Dayvigo (Lemborexant) for Treatment of Insomnia in Adult Patients

December 23, 2019

Eisai Co., Ltd. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the new drug application for…
BCMA-Targeted Immunotherapy Can Lead to Durable Responses in Multiple Myeloma

December 23, 2019

Experimental, off-the-shelf immunotherapy that combines a targeted antibody and chemotherapy can lead to potentially durable responses in multiple…
Research reveals new drug target for autoimmune disease

December 20, 2019

Investigating a rare genetic immune condition has allowed researchers to uncover a new drug target for a range…
Breakthrough research offers new hope to lupus patients

December 20, 2019

A ‘life-changing’ potential new drug could be available to lupus patients in the future thanks to ‘breakthrough’ research.…
Researchers support new strategies for HIV control

December 19, 2019

The search for a cure to AIDS has partly focused on ways to eradicate infected cells. Now, new…
Scientists find way to supercharge protein production

December 19, 2019

Medicines such as insulin for diabetes and clotting factors for hemophilia are hard to synthesize in the lab.…
Novel Methods for Propagating Viral Strains in Cell Culture

December 19, 2019

African swine fever virus (ASFv) is a highly contagious disease for which there are no known cures or…
Old Drug Offers New Hope for Children with Devastating Disorder

December 18, 2019

A drug that once helped obese adults lose weight, but was withdrawn from the market due to heart…
Treatment successfully delivers drug across the blood-brain barrier directly to brain tumor in mice

December 17, 2019

One of most potent drugs for treatment of glioblastoma, the most deadly type of brain tumor, can’t be…
Stroke Drug Boosts Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

December 17, 2019

Four months after treating them, Yasuhiro Shiga, MD, PhD, checked on his rats. Walking into the lab, he…
Free tool simplifies cancer research

December 17, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method for identifying which proteins are affected by specific drugs.…
Study examines HIV drug’s potential to treat Alzheimer’s

December 16, 2019

A drug used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS is showing promise as a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease,…
NIH Renews Funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group

December 16, 2019

As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become more urgent threats worldwide, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part…
Tropical flower offers potential new route for treating pancreatic cancer

December 13, 2019

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers. Following diagnosis, patients have an average survival…
To the brain, straight from the vein

December 13, 2019

A team of researchers from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes—“cargo” molecules within the…
The Danger Behind Certain Biologics

December 12, 2019

Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s disease plague tens of millions of Americans and are…
Immunotherapy drug improves outcomes for some children with relapsed leukemia

December 11, 2019

New findings from a clinical trial show that treatment with the immunotherapy drug blinatumomab is superior to standard…
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