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October 26, 2016

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October 26, 2016

Drug Use in Business Bathrooms in New York City Surveyed

Oct. 24, 2016 — This is the first quantitative study of business manager encounters with drug use which suggests overdose recognition and naloxone training, combined with the operation of supervised injection ... read more

Polymer Scaffolds Build a Better Pill to Swallow

Oct. 21, 2016 — Nanoparticle drugs can make it easier for medications to reach their targets, say researchers. The researchers have developed a polymeric 'scaffold' that helps drugs that often have trouble ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Co-D Therapeutics, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinoff, is developing a three-drug cocktail to battle a wide range of cancers. The first target for Co-D is angiosarcoma, a rare and lethal ... read more

How an Untested Drugs Scandal Could Lead to Better Clinical Practice

Oct. 17, 2016 — Cancer researchers and patients from all over the world can learn valuable lessons from a recent Brazilian scientific scandal, according to a new policy paper. In Brazil, the distribution by ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers have used nematode worms as a model to identify a new target of the type 2 diabetes drug metformin. Ion exchanger protein NHX-5 and its related protein in fruit flies are potential ... read more

Cannabis Excess Linked to Bone Disease, Fractures

Oct. 12, 2016 — People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, research has found. The study also found that heavy cannabis users have a lower body ... read more

Dangerous Drug Interactions Uncovered With Data Science

Oct. 10, 2016 — Safe when taken on their own, some prescription drugs become deadly when combined. Many of these interactions are well known, but others remain hidden to doctors, drug companies, and patients. ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A new study in partnership with scientists in Africa has uncovered evidence that supplements and their antioxidants may reduce the effectiveness of prescription medications. The researchers examined ... read more

Personalized Medicine: Smart Drug Clears Fat from Liver, Blood

Oct. 10, 2016 — Scientists have developed a ‘smart’ drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. Similar to a trojan horse, the drug enters the liver with a trick: It ... read more

Mystery of Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance Unravelled

Oct. 7, 2016 — The first detailed biochemical characterization of a flavoenzyme involved in antibiotic resistance has now been revealed by ... read more

Aberrant Tau Proteins Put Neuronal Networks to Sleep

Oct. 7, 2016 — Researchers present new findings on the role of the protein Tau in certain brain diseases. Their report, which is based on laboratory studies, suggests that the drug “Rolofylline” could possibly ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — The natural presence of fatty acids in the human body leads to increased resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to a class of antimicrobials that target bacterial fatty acid biosynthesis, scientists ... read more

Impulsivity, Sensation Seeking Increase Risk of Alcohol and Drug Use Among Youths

Oct. 6, 2016 — Adolescence can be a challenging time for both young people and their parents. Adolescents often face temptations to experiment with various substances and, unfortunately, this is the time when ... read more

Cancer Treatment as a Double-Edged Sword

Oct. 5, 2016 — Findings by cancer researchers shed light on why treated cancers recur. The discovery could provide the key for reducing recurrence, and allow anti-cancer drugs to do their intended ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — It was the Softenon disaster that made the pharmaceutical industry fully aware of the importance of knowing the enantiomeric purity and chirality of drugs and their metabolites. This disaster ... read more

Disease-Causing Gut Bacteria Common in Children

Oct. 4, 2016 — A type of bacteria, which can cause diarrhea and inhibit growth in children in developing countries, has been found in 14% of a sample of children in an industrialized country. However, the children ... read more

Bladder Cancer Research Rife With New Approaches

Oct. 4, 2016 — The FDA approval of Tecentriq ushered in the first new treatment for advanced bladder cancer in 30 ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Many types of cancer become drug resistant, making them difficult to treat. Researchers have identified a strategy to selectively sensitize certain cancer cells to radiation therapy that may improve ... read more

Blocking Ran Protein Reverses Resistance of Lung and Breast Cancers

Oct. 4, 2016 — A new way has been discovered to prevent chemotherapy resistance in lung cancer by blocking a protein found in cancer cells. Suppressing this protein, called Ran-GTP, also causes cancer cells already ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — For the first time, scientists show how bacterial superantigen toxins work, and how short peptides can block them and save ... read more

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