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Pharma / Biotech News

Cancer: Using cell metabolism to fight stubborn tumors

Targeting cell metabolism could stop cancer cells from using a survival mechanism called autophagy to escape treatment and seed new tumors, says new study.

Posted on 30 August 2018 | 4:00 pm

What are the side effects of antibiotics?

Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. However, they can cause side effects, such as digestive issues, fungal infections, and drug interactions. Some people experience severe reactions, including anaphylaxis and antibiotic resistant infections. Learn about the side effects of antibiotics here.

Posted on 23 August 2018 | 4:00 pm

Experimental drug may treat 'undruggable' cancers

Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 4:00 pm

Can you mix cephalexin and alcohol?

Cephalexin, also spelled cefalexin, is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as first-generation cephalosporins, which doctors use to treat a range of bacterial infections. While some antibiotics are not safe to take when consuming alcohol, cephalexin does not usually cause adverse reactions.

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 4:00 pm

Cancer cells are weaker when made more acidic

New research suggests that making the insides of cancer cells more acidic upsets their metabolism. This vulnerability could offer new therapy targets.

Posted on 2 August 2018 | 2:00 pm

New antibiotic found in common weed

Researchers have found a new type of antibiotic on the leaf of a common weed and suggest that this little-explored ecosystem could yield many new drugs.

Posted on 1 August 2018 | 2:00 pm

Blocking one enzyme could help treat many chronic disorders

New drugs for diverse inflammatory diseases — from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to cancer and osteoarthritis — may come from the discovery of a new target.

Posted on 27 July 2018 | 4:00 pm

Commonly used yeast could cause drug-resistant infections

A yeast that has been used in industry for hundreds of years has recently been identified as the exact same species that causes drug-resistant infections.

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 10:00 am

Potential new MS drug could regenerate myelin

A study finds that blocking the M3R receptor improves myelination in mice implanted with human progenitor cells, maybe leading to clinical trials in MS.

Posted on 19 July 2018 | 4:00 pm

How to get rid of an amoxicillin rash

A reaction to amoxicillin, a medication used to treat bacterial infections, causes an amoxicillin rash. A side effect of amoxicillin can be a rash that may be mild or severe. Treatment options include medication, applying oatmeal to the rash, and drinking plenty of water. Learn more about an amoxicillin rash here.

Posted on 14 July 2018 | 11:00 am

Cancer: 'Intelligent drug delivery' is on its way

Scientists have demonstrated a precision targeting system that only releases anticancer drugs when it encounters two tumor conditions in the right order.

Posted on 9 July 2018 | 3:00 pm

Prostate cancer: New drug for aggressive, resistant cases

Enzalutamide reduced metastasis or death risk by 71 percent in phase III trial of castration-resistant nonmetastatic prostate cancer with escalating PSA.

Posted on 29 June 2018 | 4:00 pm

Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?

A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease.

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 4:00 pm

Type 2 diabetes: New pill could 'mimic the effects of surgery'

A material that temporarily coats the small intestine and can be taken in pill form before a meal reduced glucose response by 47 percent in rats.

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 4:00 pm

This 'light-activated' drug could treat Parkinson's

A drug activated in the brain using light delivered by implanted optical fiber improved motor function and reduced Parkinson's symptoms in mice.

Posted on 11 June 2018 | 4:00 pm

Atherosclerosis: Could there be a best time of day for medication?

New research finds that the biological processes of atherosclerosis vary according to time of day and may have implications for timing of medication.

Posted on 4 June 2018 | 4:00 pm

One shot may block chemo pain for several weeks

One injection of a protein into the spines of mice reversed pain states induced by chemotherapy for 2 months by altering pain processes in cells.

Posted on 29 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

Could Viagra and a flu shot kill cancer?

A Viagra, Cialis, and inactivated flu vaccine combination reduced cancer spread in a mouse model of post-surgery metastasis by helping the immune system.

Posted on 21 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice.

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.

Posted on 12 April 2018 | 2:00 pm

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.

Posted on 4 April 2018 | 2:00 pm

Prostate cancer: How a full stomach could improve treatment

A new study finds that the prostate cancer drug Zytiga is more effective, as well as cheaper, when taken with food, as opposed to on an empty stomach.

Posted on 2 April 2018 | 7:00 am

Alzheimer's: This antibody may halt brain injury

A study shows how an antibody that targets the APOE protein halved brain levels of plaque in mice with Alzheimer's disease without harming APOE in the blood.

Posted on 28 March 2018 | 2:00 pm

Many non-antibiotic drugs can alter gut bacteria

A new study reveals that many marketed non-antibiotic drugs affect the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance.

Posted on 21 March 2018 | 2:00 pm

Targeting these brain cells may aid weight loss

Scientists may have found a new obesity treatment, after exploring mice's 'feed or flee' responses and finding that they could target the 'control switch.'

Posted on 19 March 2018 | 7:00 am

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