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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Antibiotics Developed in 1960s Show Promise for TB Therapy

Sep. 28, 2016 — First generation cephalosporins—antibiotics introduced as a treatment against bacterial infections in 1963—now show promise for tuberculosis (TB) therapy, according to new research. Tuberculosis, ... read more

Sharpshooting Nanoparticles Hit the Target

Sep. 22, 2016 — Multi stimuli-responsive nanocapsules selectively deliver drugs to exactly where they are needed, say researchers. The researchers created the multifunctional nanocapsules by wrapping magnetic iron ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — A compound has been found that blocks the growth of a fungus that causes deadly lung infections and allergic reactions in people with compromised immune ... read more

Testing Ecopipam's Effectiveness in Treating Stuttering

Sep. 22, 2016 — Stuttering, an interruption in the flow of speech, affects about three million Americans. Currently, no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug treatments are available. In an attempt to ... read more

Shedding Light on the Mutational Landscape of the Most Common Pediatric Cancer

Sep. 21, 2016 — Genomic alterations have been discovered in pediatric relapsed ALL that cause both therapy resistance and improved clinical response to multi-agent chemotherapy ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Scientists have de-mystified the molecular workings of the multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera®. The drug is the most widely prescribed pill-based therapy for MS, but its biological mechanism remains ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — A novel multi-potent drug removes arginine from the blood and kills cancer cells, report scientists. Arginine is an essential amino acid for the growth of cancer ... read more

Calls for Greater Transparency in the Release of Clinical Trial Data

Sep. 20, 2016 — Researchers have called for greater transparency in the public release of clinical trial data after a study revealed significant under-reporting of side effects in medical ... read more

Research Finally Reveals Reason for Perplexing Red Skin Disease

Sep. 20, 2016 — There aren't any effective treatments for the disease with the hard-to-pronounce-name, ichthyosis. The rare and perplexing genetic disease causes skin to be disfigured by redness and dark scales ... read more

Eteplirsen Approved in US for Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Sep. 20, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to grant accelerated approval for eteplirsen, the first disease-modifying drug to treat the most common childhood form of muscular ... read more

Potential Schizophrenia 'Switch' Found

Sep. 19, 2016 — A key mechanism that explains how compounds they're developing can suppress schizophrenia-like symptoms in mice without side effects has been discovered by researchers. An estimated 3 million ... read more

Scope and Characteristics of Adverse Drug Reactions in the General Population

Sep. 19, 2016 — In a study of 1000 adult patients with unplanned admission to a tertiary hospital, the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) at the time of admission was 12.4 percent, and the prevalence of ... read more

Scientists Enhance Ability of Antibiotics to Defeat Resistant Types of Bacteria Using Molecules Called PPMOs

Sep. 17, 2016 — Researchers have developed a strategy to overcome a key defense that drug-resistant bacteria use to fend off antibiotic attack. Antibiotic resistance has become a major public health problem; the ... read more

Repurposed Deworming Drugs Could Combat C. Difficile Epidemic, Study Suggests

Sep. 16, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a potential new weapon against Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes hundreds of thousands of severe intestinal infections in the U.S. every year and is frequently ... read more

Size Is Everything When It Comes to High Blood Pressure

Sep. 16, 2016 — The body’s smallest organ dictates your blood pressure. The size of a grain of rice, the carotid body, located between two major arteries that feed the brain with blood, has been found to control ... read more

'Open Science' Paves New Pathway to Develop Malaria Drugs

Sep. 15, 2016 — Malaria remains one of the world’s leading causes of mortality in developing countries. Last year alone, it killed more than 400,000 people, mostly young children. An international consortium of ... read more

New Way of Testing Drugs Could Speed Up Development of Breast Cancer Treatments

Sep. 15, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new way to test hundreds of cancer drugs very quickly, which could drastically cut the time it takes to find potential breast cancer treatments, according to a ... read more

Nightclub Goers More Likely to Use New Designer Drugs

Sep. 15, 2016 — Novel Psychoactive Substances are synthetic or “designer” drugs which have increased in popularity in recent years. Few studies in the U.S. have focused on use among one of the highest-risk ... read more

Drug-Loaded Synthetic Nanoparticles Can Distinguish Lung Cancer Cells from Healthy Cells

Sep. 15, 2016 — A synthetic polymer that can transport a drug into lung cancer cells without going inside of normal lung cells has now been successfully developed by scientists, a new report ... read more

Multi-Drug-Resistant TB Cure Rates Higher Than Expected in Europe

Sep. 14, 2016 — Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research ... read more

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