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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Micro-RNA May Amplify Effectiveness of Sorafenib in Difficult Liver Cancer Cases

Feb. 17, 2017 — Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its ... read more

Mental Shortcuts: Many Physicians Choose Insomnia Meds Based on Habit

Feb. 15, 2017 — Clinical decision-making and treatment choice is a complex cognitive process influenced by multiple variables, report ... read more

New Antibiotic from Bacteria Found on Kenyan Ant Could Help Beat MRSA

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ like MRSA according to ... read more

Statin Side Effects Are Strongest Predictor of Failure to Meet Cholesterol Targets

Feb. 15, 2017 — Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to new research. Other predictors were statin non-adherence and use of ... read more

Do Children Inherit Drug Protection from Parents Exposed to Nicotine or Drugs?

Feb. 14, 2017 — A father's nicotine use may have a significant impact on children's risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — Researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant -- the first of its kind in Canada -- that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — One big challenge targeted drug delivery faces today is efficiently “loading” a drug into a carrier without compromising the carrier’s structural integrity. A promising method is to deform a ... read more

Drug Used to Combat Pain Medication Side Effects May Help With Gastrointestinal Recovery

Feb. 13, 2017 — A drug given to reduce the side effects of strong post-surgery pain medications resulting in a reduced length of hospital stay for patients who have undergone major gastrointestinal or bladder cancer ... read more

Taking a High-Priced Cancer Drug With a Low-Fat Meal Can Cut Cost by 75%

Feb. 13, 2017 — Taking one-fourth the standard dose of a widely used drug for prostate cancer with a low-fat breakfast can be as effective – and four times less expensive – as taking the standard dose as ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A breakthrough trial testing a new drug resulted in improved survival rates for dogs diagnosed with a cancer called hemangiosarcoma ... read more

Study Describes Drug That Could Prevent Infertility in Cancer Patients

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study shows promising evidence that a medication previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients can also keep them from becoming infertile. Losing fertility is a frequent problem ... read more

Data Mining Tools for Personalized Cancer Treatment

Feb. 13, 2017 — In an European lab, drug testing is done, testing various leukemia drugs with patient samples instead of the patients themselves. This enables the researchers to test different drug combinations ... read more

Drug Could Prevent Infertility in Cancer Patients

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new study shows promising evidence that a medication previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients can also keep them from becoming infertile. Losing fertility is a frequent problem ... read more

Feb. 11, 2017 — It’s all about the layers, say scientists. Encapsulating a drug in corn protein nanoparticles and then covering with them milk protein can make children’s medications better tasting and ... read more

Newfound Effect of Cancer Drug May Expand Its Use

Feb. 10, 2017 — A drug first designed to prevent cancer cells from multiplying has a second effect: it switches immune cells that turn down the body's attack on tumors back into the kind that amplify ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — 'Bench-to-bedside' describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study describes what could be considered a ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive species common in Florida -- contain an extract with the power to disarm dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, scientists ... read more

Device Emulates Human Kidney Function

Feb. 9, 2017 — Instead of running tests on live kidneys, researchers have developed a model kidney for working out the kinks in medicines and treatments. The reusable, multi-layered and microfluidic device ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new compound employs a unique mechanism of action that has safely and effectively suppressed tumors in animal ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Modeling human organs on a small scale has been a major goal of researchers focused on improving the discovery of drug compounds that can target specific tissue cells, such as cancerous tumors. Now ... read more

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