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Sex and gender analysis improves science, Stanford scholars say

November 7, 2019

Whether it’s designing equipment or developing drugs, scientists often fail to consider how gendered preferences, biases, and assumptions…
Pancreatic cancer discovery reveals how the aggressive cancer rules fuels its growth

September 30, 2019

A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help…
Coca-Cola does not contain cocaine anymore, but there still is a connection to the production of the drug

March 15, 2019

Coca-Cola is one of the world‘s favourite drinks. It is also a huge success story, which took over…
NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenge 4: Biological Assays for Translational Innovation in Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

December 29, 2018

Challenge 4 aims to address the need for novel, physiologically relevant biological assays that can accurately replicate the…
NCATS ASPIRE Challenge 3: Predictive Algorithms for Translational Innovation in Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

December 29, 2018

Challenge 3 aims to address the need for open source, advanced machine learning algorithms that would facilitate the…
NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenge 1: Integrated Chemistry Database for Translational Innovation in Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

December 28, 2018

Challenge 1 aims to address the need for an open-source, controlled-access database that incorporates all currently available chemical,…
Searching in soil, scientists find a new way to combat tuberculosis

November 13, 2018

For decades, doctors have been using antibiotics to fight tuberculosis (TB). And consistently, the microbe responsible for the…
Study finds multiple sclerosis drug slows brain shrinkage

September 7, 2018

Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) revealed that ibudilast was better…
AI Just made it Possible to Predict the Side Effects of Millions of Drug Combinations

July 11, 2018

Millions of people around the world are taking multiple drugs on a daily basis and doctors are often…
Opioid Crisis: This Doctor’s Street-Level Views Could Change the Course of the Epidemic

June 19, 2018

A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses, marking a 22 percent…
Identifying the building blocks for drug development

May 8, 2018

Biochemist Dr Jody Mason has been awarded a prestigious Pioneer Award from Cancer Research UK to work on a new…
New Study Identifies Effective Treatments for Persistent Asthma

March 20, 2018

When it comes to treating teens and adults with persistent asthma, using a single corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator…
Seeding Startups

February 19, 2018

A research team at Harvard has shown how an immense amount of data can be stored in custom-built strands of…
NIH researchers report first 3D structure of DHHC enzymes

January 16, 2018

The first three-dimensional structure of DHHC proteins — enzymes involved in many cellular processes, including cancer — explains…
Potential new target for anti-malarial drugs identified

June 19, 2017

A newly described protein could be an effective target for combating drug-resistant malaria parasites. The protein, the transcription…
Study: Ketamine fails to treat pain, can cause hallucinations

June 2, 2017

To blunt postoperative pain and reduce the need for opioid drugs following surgery, anesthesiologists often give patients low…
Commercializing structural biology knowledge can save money and speed drug discovery

June 2, 2017

HarkerBIO is a “shining star” in the growing biotech ecosystem taking shape on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.…
“Narco-deforestation” study links loss of Central American tropical forests to cocaine

May 17, 2017

Central American tropical forests are beginning to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening the livelihood of indigenous peoples…
Lawrence Livermore unveils ‘heart-on-a-chip’

May 12, 2017

Prescription drugs have enabled millions of Americans with chronic medical conditions to live longer and more fulfilling lives,…
New NIST Data to Aid Production and Storage of ‘Fascinating’ Medication

May 4, 2017

Amantadine hydrochloride may be the most common medication you’ve never heard of. This compound has been around for…
Combination therapy could provide new treatment option for ovarian cancer

May 3, 2017

Researchers have been trying to understand why up to 85 percent of women experience recurrence of high-grade serous…
Immune cells play crucial role in brain cancer development

May 3, 2017

Brain tumors recruit immune cells derived from bone marrow to transform what began as benign masses into deadly…
Scientists discover two repurposed drugs that arrest neurodegeneration in mice

April 26, 2017

A team of scientists who a few years ago identified a major pathway that leads to brain cell…
Researchers Develop New Tools to Optimize CHO Cell Lines for Making Biologic Drugs

April 18, 2017

Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells are the most commonly used cells to produce biologics — protein-based drugs for…
CRISPR mines bacterial genome for hidden pharmaceutical treasure

April 11, 2017

In the fight against disease, many weapons in the medicinal arsenal have been plundered from bacteria themselves. Using…
UCLA researchers discover a new cause of high plasma triglycerides

April 7, 2017

People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn’t…
Teens prone to drug experimentation won’t necessarily become addicted

March 20, 2017

Adolescents who lack self-control, have attention deficits, or demonstrate poor “executive function” are more likely to experiment with…
Asthma drugs could prevent deadly form of pneumonia, research suggests

February 24, 2017

Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia…
Study shows long-term implications of amphetamine use

February 10, 2017

Research carried out by scientists from The University of Western Australia has shown the detrimental effects of long-term…
Atomic-scale view of bacterial proteins offers path to new tuberculosis drugs

February 5, 2017

With the first detailed analysis of a cellular component from a close relative of the pathogen that causes…
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