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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

Researchers Assess Use of Drug-Susceptible Parasites to Fight Drug Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new model for evaluating a potential new strategy in the fight against drug-resistant diseases has been developed by experts. The strategy would take advantage of parasite refugia--host populations ... read more

Antibody-Drug Compounds and Immunotherapy to Treat Breast Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumor cells, for several years. ... read more

Tuberculosis: Daily Antibiotics Recommended to Prevent Resistant Strains

Nov. 23, 2015 — A computer model of tuberculosis has shown that approved treatments prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week are more likely to lead to drug resistant strains than are daily antibiotic ... read more

Common Cause for Complications After Kidney Transplantation Identified

Nov. 23, 2015 — The BK polyomavirus often causes complications after kidney transplantation. A research group has now been able to show, that the immunosuppressive drug Tacrolimus directly activates the replication ... read more

'Orphan Drug' Loophole Needs Closing, Researchers Say

Nov. 19, 2015 — Health experts are calling on lawmakers and regulators to close loopholes in the Orphan Drug Act they claim give drug companies millions of dollars in unintended and misplaced subsidies and tax ... read more

Poorer Dementia Patients in England Less Likely to Be Prescribed Drugs

Nov. 19, 2015 — Dementia patients from more affluent areas in England are 27 percent more likely to be prescribed anti-dementia drugs than patients from poorer areas, finds a new study of 77,045 dementia patients ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — An insulin pill being developed by researchers may in the near future give another blood sugar management option to those who suffer from diabetes. The novel drug delivery technology may also apply ... read more

New Method Developed to Predict Response to Nanotherapeutics

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new approach has been created that uses an FDA-approved, magnetic nanoparticle and magnetic resonance imaging to identify tumors most likely to respond to drugs delivered via ... read more

New Guidelines on the Prevention/control of Multi-Drug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria

Nov. 18, 2015 — Gram-negative bacteria include common types such as E. coli that all of us carry in our bowels. When these bacteria get into other parts of the body they can cause infections, including common ... read more

Rheumatologist Suggests Number One Arthritis Drug Is Underutilized, Underdosed

Nov. 18, 2015 — Physicians are underutilizing methotrexate, the leading drug for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or not keeping patients on the drug long enough before switching them to more expensive biologic drug ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Advanced prostate cancer is a disease notoriously resistant to treatment. New research sheds light on a new mode of drug resistance to emerging therapies in metastatic prostate cancer. This discovery ... read more

Compounds Discovered With Potential to Treat Persistent Tuberculosis

Nov. 17, 2015 — In a substantial number of cases -- some two billion, in fact -- the tuberculosis bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) isn't active at all. Instead, it hides inside cell aggregates, latent and ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new method that can 'see' inside dispersed cubosomes (dispersed cubic liquid crystalline phases) with unprecedented detail. The breakthrough can help to improve ... read more

Drug Driving: Are Your Meds Affecting You?

Nov. 17, 2015 — Warning labels on medications about the dangers of driving are not enough to stop people getting behind the wheel with most driving while affected by drugs, according to Australian ... read more

Regenerative Medicine Speeds Healing of Eye Tissue Following Surgery

Nov. 16, 2015 — A new drug has been found to heal eyes in two days after corneal surgery. Originally created in France for chronic diabetic skin wounds, the heparin sulfate mimetic Cacicol (or RGTA) helps eyes heal ... read more

Public Health Leaders Urge Far-Reaching Reforms to Curb Prescription Opioid Epidemic

Nov. 16, 2015 — A group of experts has issued recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day in the ... read more

Alzheimer's Patients' Health Care Costs Higher Already Before Diagnosis: Finnish Study

Nov. 16, 2015 — The health care costs of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) start to increase already one year before the diagnosis, shows a new study. The differences in the health care costs ... read more

Parkinson Drug May Prevent, Delay AMD

Nov. 13, 2015 — A significant discovery has been made that might lead to the delay or prevention of the most common cause of blindness in the elderly: age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients who take the ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Cryptosporidium parvum is a gastrointestinal parasite that can cause moderate to severe diarrhea in children and adults, and deadly opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. Because C. parvum is ... read more

Less Effective Antimalarial Therapies Can Help Fight Malaria Better

Nov. 12, 2015 — Scientists have found that the more effective way to beat malaria is to use less effective drugs some of the time: simultaneously using a non-artemisinin therapy amongst more effective ... read more

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