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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

June 29, 2015 — A new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions--before they show up in medical databases like PubMed-- has been developed by researchers. It includes the searching millions ... read more

New Detection Method for a Key Drug Resistant Hepatitis C Virus Mutation

June 29, 2015 — A rapid, sensitive, and accurate method to detect drug resistant hepatitis C virus (HCV) mutants has been developed. Researchers have established a system to rapidly and accurately measure the ... read more

SSRI Antidepressants Taken for Menopausal Symptoms May Boost Bone Fracture Risk

June 26, 2015 — The class of antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), taken to curb menopausal symptoms, may boost bone fracture risk, suggests new ... read more

June 25, 2015 — The acidity of urine -- as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet -- may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research may have ... read more

Compound in Magnolia May Combat Head and Neck Cancers

June 25, 2015 — As one of the compounds in magnolia extract, honokiol has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat anxiety and other conditions. More recently, scientists have ... read more

Revisiting the Restriction of Antibiotics

June 25, 2015 — Antibiotic resistance, and multi-drug resistance, is a major public health threat. A new study finds conditions where restricting certain antibiotics may increase the frequency of multiple drug ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Sleeping sickness threatens millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is considered fatal if untreated, but treatment options are limited. Existing drugs have serious side effects, and ... read more

Solving the Next Step in the Mystery of Prions

June 25, 2015 — Working towards the ultimate goal to develop therapeutics to treat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and BSE (Mad Cow Disease), scientists are investigating the physical ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A study supports a surprising alternative approach to controlling asthma: targeting certain sensory nerve endings in the lungs. The researchers show that specialized sensory neurons called ... read more

New Target Identified for Inhibiting Malaria Parasite Invasion

June 25, 2015 — A malaria parasite protein called calcineurin is essential for parasite invasion into red blood cells, a new study has found. Human calcineurin is already a proven target for drugs treating other ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Adult fruit flies given a cancer drug live 12 percent longer than average, according to a study researching healthy aging. The drug targets a specific cellular process that occurs in animals, ... read more

Potential Drug Lessens Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease Model

June 25, 2015 — The first test in a mammalian model of a potential new class of drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease shows abatement of neurodegeneration in the brains of test rats and no significant ... read more

June 25, 2015 — As a tumor grows, its cancerous cells ramp up an energy-harvesting process to support its hasty development. This process, called autophagy, is normally used by a cell to recycle damaged organelles ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A key part of the Ebola virus life cycle has been revealed at a higher resolution than ever before. The research sheds light on how Ebola virus assembles--and how researchers might stop the ... read more

microRNA May Provide Therapy Against Pancreatic Cancer

June 25, 2015 — Cancer researchers have found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The need for new therapies for pancreatic cancer patients is great as only 7 ... read more

Pilot Program in Pediatric Long-Term Care Facility Halves Topical Antibiotic Use

June 25, 2015 — A pilot antibiotic stewardship program at a pediatric long-term care facility brought about a 59 percent decrease in use of a topical antibiotic and an 83 percent decrease in orders for antibiotics ... read more

New Nanotechnology Drug to Control Blindness

June 25, 2015 — A innovative product in the form of droplets, reduces the cost of current medications, scientists say. It is a nanotechnology product, which works with last generation liposomes particles, ... read more

June 25, 2015 — The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson's patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt this insidious process. Researchers have now managed to grow ... read more

Medical Research Not Addressing Patient, Clinician Priorities

June 24, 2015 — Research on treatments for health problems, such as diabetes, stroke and schizophrenia, is not being focused on the treatments considered most important by patients and clinicians, according to a ... read more

Needle Exchanges Can Prevent More HIV Outbreaks Like One in Indiana

June 24, 2015 — Congress needs to immediately lift the ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs to counter the threat of HIV outbreaks among injection drug users like the one that has seen an alarming ... read more

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