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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

Safe Space for Illegal Drug Consumption in Baltimore Would Save $6 Million a Year

May 25, 2017 — $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single 'safe consumption' space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore, a new cost-benefit analysis ... read more

New Drug Therapy Could Improve Brain Function and Life Expectancy of ALS Patients

May 25, 2017 — A researcher has successfully redesigned a portion of MabThera, an FDA-approved drug used to treat certain autoimmune diseases and types of cancer, into a new molecule to treat ALS, outlines a new ... read more

Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer

May 23, 2017 — Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those ... read more

May 23, 2017 — Scientists have used a drug being developed to fight solid tumors to restore normal metabolism in flu-infected cells and reduce viral production without the threat of drug ... read more

New Cancer Drug Can Prevent Reactions to Common Airborne Allergens

May 23, 2017 — A cancer drug for patients with certain types of leukemia and lymphoma can also prevent reactions to some of the most common airborne allergies, according to a recent study. The promising data from ... read more

Directly Observed Therapy for Multidrug-Resistant TB Decreases Mortality Rate

May 22, 2017 — Directly observed therapy (DOT) for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) was associated with a 77 percent decrease in mortality in the United States, compared to self-administered therapy from ... read more

Erectile Dysfunction Medicines Do Not Cause Melanoma, Analysis of Large Studies Finds

May 19, 2017 — Use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, a new report ... read more

Mesothelioma: New Trial to Fight Cancer Caused by Asbestos

May 19, 2017 — Patients with a hard-to-treat type of cancer are being given new hope in a ground-breaking clinical ... read more

Designing Better Drugs to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

May 18, 2017 — Research is paving the way for safer and more effective drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, reducing side effects and the need for insulin ... read more

New Zika Virus Inhibitor Identified

May 16, 2017 — A new compound could serve as basis for drugs to prevent neurological complications of Zika, report ... read more

How to Accurately Assess Use of New Psychoactive Drugs Such as 'Bath Salts'

May 16, 2017 — Researchers surveyed individuals entering NYC EDM parties about their drug usage, with almost one out of ten participants who reported no 'bath salt' use as per the gate question then ... read more

May 16, 2017 — An international study has discovered the molecular mechanism by which the potentially deadly superbug 'Golden Staph' evades antibiotic treatment, providing the first important clues on how ... read more

Antibody Biosensor Offers Unlimited Point-of-Care Drug Monitoring

May 16, 2017 — A team of scientists has developed several antibody-based biosensors that have the potential to help healthcare centers in developing countries or even patients in their own homes keep track of drug ... read more

Prototype Drug Uses Novel Mechanism to Treat Lung Cancers

May 16, 2017 — Lung cancer tumors were prevented in mice by a novel small molecule that directly activates a tumor suppressor protein, report researchers in a new ... read more

Nonprescription Use of Ritalin Linked to Adverse Side Effects, Study Finds

May 15, 2017 — New research has explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and ... read more

First 'Nanotherapeutics' Delivered to a Tumor

May 15, 2017 — For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might ... read more

Breakthrough Study Stops Fat-Eating Prostate Cancer Cells

May 15, 2017 — Patients with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) usually have a poor prognosis. In part, this is due to the cancer’s ability to resist anti-androgen therapy. A study shows that combining a ... read more

Revolutionary Eye Drops to Treat Age-Related Blindness

May 15, 2017 — A type of eye drop has been developed that could potentially revolutionize the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness, age-related macular ... read more

Diabetes Drug May Help Symptoms of Autism-Associated Condition

May 15, 2017 — Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some ... read more

Patient Often Prescribed Potentially Futile Drugs in Their Final Months of Life

May 15, 2017 — Older adults often receive drugs of questionable benefit during their last months of life, according to the first study conducted on the burden of end-of-life medications across an entire population. ... read more

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