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Could This Backpack-Wearing Pigeon Really Deliver Drugs?
LIVE SCIENCE Police captured an unlikely drug smuggler — a homing pigeon — carrying a custom-made backpack loaded with what supposedly are 178 ecstasy pills. But are pigeons adept enough to navigate for deliveries? 1 day
Robotic Exoskeletons Reveal the Complexity Behind Every Step You Take
LIVE SCIENCE Harvard researchers aim to improve robotic therapy for those learning to walk again. 1 day
Bioelectricity new weapon to fight dangerous infection
SCIENCE DAILY Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had higher... 1 day
Study: Combining non-invasive ventilation and home oxygen therapy can reduce hospital readmissions for chronic COPD patients
NEWS MEDICAL Recently published advancements in pulmonary research suggest that the combination of non-invasive ventilation and home oxygen... 1 day
Improving mental health with NewMed's latest gadget
NEWS MEDICAL NewMed now stocks ELF emmit, a smartphone-operated PEMF therapy device to improve mental wellbeing. 1 day
Researchers break down plastic waste
PHYS.ORG What to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are also common to many other naturally occurring molecules as well as man-made... 1 day
Philips sponsors research to help COPD patients breathe easier
NEWS MEDICAL Recently published advancements in pulmonary research suggest that the combination of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and home oxygen therapy (HOT) can significantly prolong time to readmission or death for patients with... 2 days
Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by UCLA scientists has found that the breakthrough immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab can be more effective in improving... 2 days
'Seal Finger' Worries Prompt Antibiotics After Sea Lion Attack
LIVE SCIENCE A young girl who was pulled underwater by sea lion in Canada is now receiving treatment for an infection known as "seal finger," just to be on the safe side,... 2 days
Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care -- chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and intensive care... 2 days
Aggressive care in final days of life for advanced cancer patients not linked to better patient outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL For patients with advanced cancer, aggressive care -- chemotherapy, mechanical ventilation, acute hospitalizations and... 2 days
Simple copper complex shuts down botulinum neurotoxin poisoning
SCIENCE DAILY Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium that causes the neurointoxication, which produces one of the most potent toxins on earth and is classified as a potential bioterrorism threat. While no cure exists --... 2 days
Mettler Toledo GWP verification helps pharmaceutical company decide on weighing equipment
NEWS MEDICAL For more than 200 years, the German-based company Klosterfrau Healthcare Group has been developing, manufacturing and selling pharmaceutical products. Its portfolio combines traditional remedies with modern... 2 days
Ineffective antibiotics form strong teams against deadly super bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Combinations of three antibiotics -- that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone -- are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE pathogens when delivered together, scientists have... 2 days
Approach tested at FAU first to look at dolphin immune system
PHYS.ORG For humans, there are hundreds of antibodies available on the market today to evaluate immune status in health and diseases. However, for the more than 42... 2 days
Brain microenvironment makes HER2-positive breast cancer metastases resistant to treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A novel mechanism behind the resistance of breast cancer brain metastases to HER2- or PI3K-targeted therapies has been discovered, and a treatment strategy has now been identified that... 2 days
Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism
SCIENCE DAILY Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study has demonstrated. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment... 2 days
Spider venom reengineered for effective delivery of antibodies into cells
SCIENCE DAILY Our cells are rich in proteins which are potential targets for therapy. But study of these proteins' behavior, using externally delivered biomacromolecules, has often been stymied by the... 2 days
Triple combination of ineffective antibiotics provides new weapon to fight against super bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL In the fight against super bacteria, University at Buffalo scientists are relying on strength in numbers to win the battle against drug resistance. 2 days
Cluster headaches: searching for effective therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Cluster headaches are probably the most painful types of pain a human can suffer and it is for no small reason that this condition is also sometimes referred to as suicide headache. 2 days
Men appear to have worse chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy than women, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Men seem to have worse chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy than women despite receiving similar cancer treatments, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2017. 3 days
One in three hypertensive patients does not adhere to medications, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL One in three people who suffer from high blood pressure are failing to take medication as prescribed by their healthcare professionals, a new study... 3 days
BGU researchers redesign portion of FDA-approved drug into new molecule to treat ALS
NEWS MEDICAL Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers are developing a new therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis using part of an existing FDA-approved drug that restores... 3 days
Stem cell therapy using Helix transendocardial delivery system provides better results, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL BioCardia, Inc. today announced publication of a study in the International Heart Journal. According to the study, delivery of stem cell therapy... 3 days
Cognitive behavioral therapy can help cure many common phobias
NEWS MEDICAL Everyone fears something. In fact, it is estimated that more than 19 million Americans suffer from specific phobia. 3 days
TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin
NEWS MEDICAL Botulinum neurotoxin is probably best known to Americans as BOTOX, a cosmetic medicine, rather than as a cause of potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses. 3 days
[Reports] The Src/c-Abl pathway is a potential therapeutic target in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Science Magazine Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal disease causing progressive loss of motor neurons, still has no effective treatment. We developed a phenotypic... 3 days
[Research Articles] The brain microenvironment mediates resistance in luminal breast cancer to PI3K inhibition through HER3 activation
Science Magazine Although targeted therapies are often effective systemically, they fail to adequately control brain metastases.... 3 days
Shedding light on how humans walk... with robots
PHYS.ORG Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it's even harder for adults who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other condition, requiring months of intensive, often... 3 days
Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others
NEWS MEDICAL A recent study has demonstrated that intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others. This is an important first step... 3 days
Special delivery: Macromolecules via spider's 'bite'
PHYS.ORG Our cells are rich in proteins which are potential targets for therapy. But study of these proteins' behavior, using externally delivered biomacromolecules, has often been stymied by the difficulty of gaining access to the interiors of... 3 days
Innovus Pharma announces launch of AllerVarx for relieving nasal, ocular symptoms in allergic patients
NEWS MEDICAL Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an emerging commercial-stage pharmaceutical company that delivers safe, innovative and effective over-the-counter medicine and consumer care products... 3 days
Drugs for reflux disease in infants may come with unintended consequences
SCIENCE-NEWS Infants prescribed proton-pump inhibitors for reflux disease may be at higher risk for broken bones later on. 4 days
WFSA launches new online resource tool mapping total number of anesthesia providers worldwide
NEWS MEDICAL Today the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists officially launched a landmark online resource tool mapping the total number of anesthesia providers worldwide. 4 days
New test could help physicians identify appropriate treatment for people with gonorrhea
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that... 4 days
New study offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer undergo surgery to remove as many of the tumors as possible. However, it is usually impossible... 4 days
UCLA scientists develop chemical reaction that could yield new fuels and pharmaceuticals
NEWS MEDICAL When scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven't previously existed. 4 days
UCLA scientists develop new chemical reaction that could yield new fuels and pharmaceuticals
NEWS MEDICAL When scientists develop the chemical formulas for new products such as fuels and medications, they often must first create molecules that haven't... 4 days
Study points to new pharmacologic approach to target chemo-resistant lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. 4 days
Cooking for longer time and adding onion could improve beneficial effects of tomato sofrito
NEWS MEDICAL Cooking tomato sofrito for a longer time -around an hour- and adding onion to this typical sauce of the Mediterranean... 4 days
Drug market problems lead to shortage of essential antibiotics for treating sick children
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotics used to treat a variety of common bacterial infections are becoming more difficult to access, mostly because the drugs are less... 4 days
Man sentenced to 6 years in prison for peddling fake cures
ABC NEWS A dual citizen from Pakistan and the United Kingdom has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for selling drugs that he falsely claimed would... 4 days
Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat
LIVE SCIENCE Eating a few ounces of chocolate a week may be a sweet way to lower your risk of atrial fibrillation, a new study finds. 4 days
Genetic mutation trade-offs lead to parallel evolution
PHYS.ORG Organisms in nature adapt and evolve in complex environments. For example, when subjected to changes in nutrients, antibiotics, and predation, microbes in the wild face the challenge of adapting multiple traits at the same... 4 days
A CLOUD of possibilities: Finding new therapies by combining drugs
PHYS.ORG The CeMM Library of Unique Drugs (CLOUD) is the first condensed set of FDA-approved drugs representing all clinical compounds. Its potential was shown in a combinatorial high throughput... 4 days
Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment
NEWS MEDICAL The new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference has found that about 22.1%, approximately one in four adults, failed to respond to antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia... 4 days
Medical News Today: Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects
MNT Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. In this article, learn about the types of radiation therapy, as well as the risks involved. 4 days
UT Southwestern research shows potential of new DNA vaccine in preventing Alzheimer’s disease
NEWS MEDICAL A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated... 5 days
Supercomputer study unlocks secrets of brain and safer anesthetics
MNT Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to safer and more effective drugs and anaesthetics. 5 days
New research combines metals and organic acids as viable alternative to antibiotics
NEWS MEDICAL Antibiotics are an effective means of treating bacterial contamination. But extensive use of antibiotic substances in medicine and agriculture has resulted in increasingly antibiotic-resistant... 5 days
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Statins are increasingly prescribed to geriatric patients to stave off premature death from heart disease despite a lack of evidence that this practice benefits... 5 days
Supercomputer study of the brain could lead to safer and more effective anesthetics
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to... 5 days
Team finds new antibiotic resistance gene in Salmonella from broiler chickens
PHYS.ORG A team of investigators from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph, Ontario, has discovered a gene that confers resistance to the important broad-spectrum antibiotic, fosfomycin. The researchers... 5 days
Researchers develop new biomedical polymer to treat atherosclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Ben-Gurion University and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation... 5 days
Speeding up quality control for biologics
PHYS.ORG Drugs manufactured by living cells, also called biologics, are one of the fastest-growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. These drugs, often antibodies or other proteins, are being used to treat cancer, arthritis, and many other diseases. 5 days
Standardized assessment for students graduating from UK medical schools
SCIENCE DAILY A new study describes a standardized assessment that ensures that students who graduate from UK medical schools have achieved a minimum standard of knowledge and skill related to prescribing medications. 5 days
Exercise therapy found to have positive effects for patients with chronic diseases
NEWS MEDICAL There is strong evidence of that aerobic exercise, strength training, and condition-specific therapeutic exercise affect positively on the functional capacity of patients with chronic... 5 days
finding a cure for als Finding a cure for ALS
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO ALS is a neurodegenerative disease in which motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. As ALS progresses, neurons are unable to send impulses to muscles, making voluntary muscle movement difficult, including standing, walking and sitting,... 5 days
Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia
NEWS MEDICAL Approximately one in four (22.1 percent) adults prescribed an antibiotic in an outpatient setting (such as a doctor's... 5 days
Overcrowded emergency rooms may delay sepsis treatment, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study, patients with sepsis, a life-threatening complication of an infection, had delays approaching one hour in being given antibiotics when seen in emergency rooms that were... 6 days
Medical News Today: Five tips for treating bacterial vaginosis at home
MNT While bacterial vaginosis can usually be treated with antibiotics, some women prefer to try home remedies first. Are they effective? What are the risks? 6 days
Directly observed therapy linked to decrease in mortality among MDR TB patients
NEWS MEDICAL 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... 6 days
Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL The incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary... 6 days
New nano-polymer could prevent heart failure
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular... 6 days
Rush clinical trial offers new immunotherapy combination to patients fighting kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Rush University Medical Center is among the first hospitals in the nation, and the only one in Illinois, to provide patients fighting advanced kidney access to a new... 6 days
Researchers urge caution in treating injured young athletes with cell-based therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Physicians, parents and coaches should be cautious when considering treating injured young athletes with platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells or other types of regenerative medicine,... 6 days
Cedars-Sinai researchers analyze social media posts to find medication concerns of IBD patients
NEWS MEDICAL Cedars-Sinai researchers analyzed thousands of social media posts to determine the biggest concerns patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have about their... 6 days
Cybersecurity experts gather to try to prevent future attacks like WannaCry
PHYS.ORG An entire team of experts works at the Mayo Clinic to ensure that 25,000 networked medical devices - everything from digital cameras to proton beam therapy... 1 week
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