Pharma / Biotech News
By exploiting cancer cells' innate adaptability, scientists halt invasive spread in mice by transforming malignant breast cancer cells into fat cells.
Posted on 15 January 2019 | 5:00 pm
An experimental therapy that targets two growth pathways reduced cancer cell proliferation and spread in mice with triple-negative breast cancer.
Posted on 7 January 2019 | 5:00 pm
Newly identified bacteria in Irish soil long used in folk medicine stops growth of MRSA and three other superbugs behind antibiotic-resistant infections.
Posted on 3 January 2019 | 5:00 pm
A new drug combination that spurs adult human beta cells on to regenerate at an unprecedented 5–8 percent per day is a big step toward a diabetes cure.
Posted on 2 January 2019 | 5:00 pm
A study finds a previously unknown mechanism that quietens adult stem cells and could be a disruptor of myelin repair in inflammatory diseases, such as MS.
Posted on 19 December 2018 | 5:00 pm
Kefir is credited with a range of health benefits. Recently, researchers tried to boost levels of one of its active ingredients using ultrasound.
Posted on 16 December 2018 | 11:00 am
A 'sprayable gel' embedded with nanoparticles carrying drugs that boost immunity controlled tumor recurrence at surgery site and at distant sites in mice.
Posted on 14 December 2018 | 5:00 pm
A simple way of linking vancomycin to an antimicrobial peptide led to a fivefold increase in the antibiotic's power against an infectious bacterium.
Posted on 6 November 2018 | 5:00 pm
Mice treated with small molecules that stop bacteria forming toxins survived MRSA infection without the need for antibiotics, study found.
Posted on 19 October 2018 | 5:00 pm
The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help.
Posted on 19 October 2018 | 8:00 am
Increased body levels of a compound that the liver makes could control high blood pressure without having to exercise or eat less salt, study suggests.
Posted on 18 October 2018 | 5:00 pm
Clonazepam and Xanax both belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. As a result, they are quite similar, but doctors may prescribe them for different reasons. Learn more about the differences in their uses, effects, and dosages here.
Posted on 12 October 2018 | 4:00 pm
The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina.
Posted on 10 October 2018 | 5:00 pm
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice.
Posted on 9 October 2018 | 5:00 pm
We discuss five unusual medical procedures from ancient civilizations and more recent history. The journey toward medical discovery has been a bumpy ride.
Posted on 3 October 2018 | 4:00 pm
Now that scientists agree that oligomer protein deposits cause Alzheimer's, an international team has detailed a plan for developing drugs to target them.
Posted on 26 September 2018 | 3:00 pm
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 | 5:00 pm
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 | 5:00 pm
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 | 5:00 pm
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 | 5:00 pm
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 | 3:00 pm
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 | 3:00 pm
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 | 5:00 pm
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 | 11:00 am
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 | 5:00 pm