Scientists in the US are developing powerful new drugs by using sound waves to make their chemical components levitate in mid-air. It's part of a new technique that researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory hope will lead to the creation of drugs more effective than those currently available.
TheStreet (July 21, 2014) New research shows Gilead Science's drug Sovaldi helps in curing hepatitis C in those who suffer from HIV. In a medical study, the combination of Gilead's Hep C drug with anti-viral drug Ribavirin ... watch video
TheStreet (May 9, 2014) The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of ... watch video
Newsy (Oct. 30, 2015) Marijuana's popularity is rising in the U.S. due in part to its medical benefits. But it's worth remembering the drug can also have negative effects.
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TheStreet (May 5, 2014) Pfizer shares are slipping after the drug maker posted first-quarter profits 15% lower than a year earlier and revenue down 9%. Net income of 57 cents a share beat expectations by 2 cents, but $11.3 ... watch video
TheStreet (June 3, 2014) Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement between New York State and GW Pharmaceuticals to develop a clinical trial for children with treatment-resistant epilepsy. GW Pharmaceuticals is known for ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (July 29, 2014) Pfizer, the world's largest drug maker, cut full-year revenue forecasts because generics could cut into sales of its anti-arthritis drug, Celebrex. Fred Katayama reports.
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Feb. 9, 2016 In the first study to examine the severity of LGBT bullying over time and its impact on mental health, researchers found that while most LGBT teens are experiencing relief in bullying, about a third ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Status epilepticus -- continuous or rapid sequential seizure activity for 30 minutes or more -- is a medical emergency with a high mortality rate in both children and adults. ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Patients with COPD demonstrated gray matter decreases in areas of the brain that process breathlessness, fear and sensitivity to pain. The study found patients with COPD show regionally decreased ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators have found. The study evaluated 1,227 patients scheduled for courses ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 A new way of mapping the collection of RNA read-outs that are expressed by a cell's active genes has been devised to shed additional light on the role of RNAs in cells. These ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 Scientists have for the first time been able to identify the origins of some severe disease-causing mutations within the testicles of healthy men. This discovery will help our understanding of how ... read more
Feb. 8, 2016 Declines in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing differed among urologist and primary care physician visits in a study that compared testing before and after a 2011 recommendation from the US ... read more
Feb. 9, 2016 Researchers have successfully identified how certain genes can contribute towards a person's susceptibility to stress fracture injuries. This research provides a platform for further research into ... read more
Aug. 4, 2014 Researchers have developed a technique for generating acoustic bottles in open air that can bend the paths of sound waves along prescribed convex trajectories. These self-bending bottle beams hold ... read more
July 16, 2013 Researchers are able to make objects such as particles and liquid droplets fly in mid-air by letting them ride on acoustic waves. For the first time, they have been able to also control the movement ... read more