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Medical News Today: 15 ways to prevent pregnancy
MNT A person can choose from a wide range of methods to avoid pregnancy. Non-hormonal methods include condoms and natural family planning, where a person tracks their cycle of fertility. Hormonal methods include... 13 hours
U.K. Man With 'Worst Ever' Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Is Now Cured
LIVE SCIENCE The U.K. man who caught the "worst ever" case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea has been cured. 14 hours
Lupus treatment generates positive results in Phase III clinical trial
SCIENCE DAILY New research indicates that belimumab, a monoclonal antibody therapy that targets a component of the immune system, provides considerable benefits to patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a... 16 hours
Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer immune cell therapy has made headlines with astounding successes like saving former US President Jimmy Carter from brain cancer. But immunotherapy has also had many... 17 hours
Treatment of cancer could become possible with adenovirus
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown that adenovirus binds to a specific type of carbohydrate that is overexpressed on certain types of cancer cells. The discovery opens up new opportunities for the development of virus-based... 17 hours
High-tech microscope reveals how cancer-causing virus anchors itself to human DNA
NEWS MEDICAL Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That... 19 hours
WATCH: Are you actually allergic to penicillin?
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about a new study that suggests a majority of children who have a penicillin allergy can take penicillin-based antibiotics without a problem. 21 hours
Novel gold nanoparticle technology could guide cancer treatment in real-time
NEWS MEDICAL A new blood test using gold nanoparticles could soon give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis of how cancer treatment is progressing and help guide the on-going... 23 hours
Paracetamol and Ibuprofen More Effective than Opioids in Treating Acute Dental Pain, Review Says
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a review of more than 460... 24 hours
UT Southwestern researchers identify 170 potential therapeutic targets for lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL After testing more than 200,000 chemical compounds, UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center researchers have identified 170 chemicals that are potential candidates for development into drug therapies... 1 day
A potential "male pill" without side effects
NEWS MEDICAL A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055... 1 day
Triple-negative breast cancer found to be chemoresistant prior to treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Difficult to treat and aggressive "triple-negative" breast cancer is chemoresistant even before chemotherapy begins, a new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and the University of Texas MD... 1 day
HIV-1 viruses transmitted at birth are resistant to antibodies in mother's blood
SCIENCE DAILY Of the genetically diverse population of HIV-1 viruses present in an infected pregnant woman, the few she might transmit to her child during delivery... 1 day
Male contraceptive compound stops sperm without affecting hormones: Study in monkeys
SCIENCE DAILY A new study details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making... 2 days
Irish drugmaker Shire facing potential $60bn bidding war
PHYS.ORG Ireland's Shire Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced the prospect of a bidding war after rejecting a $60-billion takeover from Japan's Takeda, as Botox-maker Allergan revealed it was mulling an offer. 2 days
Homemade microscope reveals how a cancer-causing virus clings to our DNA
PHYS.ORG Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That... 2 days
Medical News Today: Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival
MNT Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy doubled survival in a trial of metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer lacking EGFR and ALK mutations. 2 days
Teva and Procter & Gamble Company terminate PGT Healthcare partnership
NEWS MEDICAL Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has announced that Teva and the Procter & Gamble Company have agreed to terminate the PGT Healthcare partnership that the two companies established in 2011... 2 days
Ecolab introduces Life Sciences cleanroom program in North America
NEWS MEDICAL Ecolab Inc. has launched its Life Sciences cleanroom program in North America. Developed specifically for pharmaceutical manufacturing, Ecolab's cleanroom program provides comprehensive cleaning and disinfection for both sterile and non-sterile... 2 days
Medical News Today: Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?
MNT There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might... 2 days
New cancer monitoring technology worth its weight in gold
PHYS.ORG A new blood test using gold nanoparticles could soon give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis of how cancer treatment is progressing and help guide the on-going therapy of... 2 days
NovaDigm Therapeutics initiates NDV-3A Phase 2a study for reduction of S. aureus in military trainees
NEWS MEDICAL NovaDigm Therapeutics, a company developing innovative immuno-therapeutics and preventative vaccines for fungal and bacterial infections, today announced the... 2 days
New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions
ABC NEWS New data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017 2 days
Researchers discover highly antibiotic resistant superbugs in Gulf States
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO A new wave of highly antibiotic resistant superbugs has been found in the Middle East Gulf States, discovered by University of Queensland researchers. 2 days
AMSBIO’s MC-Easy minicircle technology allows sustained transgene expression in quiescent cells and tissues
NEWS MEDICAL AMSBIO announces MC-Easy™ minicircle technology for labs looking to produce sustained transgene expression in model animal generation and gene therapy research without... 2 days
Researchers develop highly specific apoptosis assay for pharmacodynamic analyses of tumor specimens
NEWS MEDICAL Existing microscopy-based methods of detecting apoptosis, such as TUNEL (terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labeling), have limited quantitative capabilities due to insufficient signal-to-noise ratios. 2 days
G.I.s’ Drug Use in Vietnam Soared—With Their Commanders’ Help
HISTORY Substance abuse in the Vietnam War wasn’t just limited to the marijuana and heroin enlistees could buy on the black market. Military commanders also heavily prescribed pills to help improve... 2 days
New IntelliCyt Cy-Clone PLUS streamlines clone ranking and selection for cell line development
NEWS MEDICAL IntelliCyt, a Sartorius Company, and a leading provider of integrated platforms that accelerate drug discovery, antibody screening and immuno-oncology research today announced... 2 days
IntelliCyt announces acquisition by Sartorius
NEWS MEDICAL IntelliCyt, a leading provider of integrated platforms that accelerate drug discovery, antibody screening and immuno-oncology research, announced today it has been acquired by Sartorius, a leading international pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment provider. 2 days
UT Southwestern scientists discover protein linked to metastatic breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a protein that is strongly associated with metastatic breast cancer and that could be a target for future therapies. 2 days
Novel stem cell therapy may transform current paradigms for treating heart failure patients
NEWS MEDICAL Clinical trial planning is underway at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute to determine whether a novel stem cell therapy will improve heart... 2 days
High-resolution images of tumor vasculature using new technology
NEWS MEDICAL Thanks to a new method of analyzing ultrasound images, conventional scanners can be used for generating high-res images of blood vessels in tumors. This approach makes it easier to distinguish between different... 2 days
Pepper plant metabolizes antibiotic in personal care products
NEWS MEDICAL It sometimes can be hard to find toothpastes, soaps and other toiletries without antibiotics. Their popularity has caused an increase in environmental levels of antimicrobial substances, such as triclocarban (TCC), which end... 2 days
Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions
NPR A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development. 3 days
Elimination of established tumors with nanodisc-based combination chemoimmunotherapy
Science Magazine Although immune checkpoint blockade has shown initial success for various cancers, only a small subset of patients benefits from this therapy. Some chemotherapeutic drugs have been reported to induce antitumor T cell... 3 days
[Research Articles] Synthetic biology-based cellular biomedical tattoo for detection of hypercalcemia associated with cancer
Science Magazine Diagnosis marks the beginning of any successful therapy. Because many medical conditions progress asymptomatically over extended periods of time, their... 3 days
[Focus] Cholesterol, cancer, and rebooting a treatment for athletes foot
Science Magazine A key enzyme in cholesterol synthesis is placed firmly on the oncogenic map and demonstrated to be a potential therapeutic target in liver cancer by repurposing a common... 3 days
[Editors' Choice] Shaking up cellular therapy
Science Magazine Stem cell preparation technique determines the outcome of transplant therapy for myocardial infarction. 3 days
[Research Articles] CD32 is expressed on cells with transcriptionally active HIV but does not enrich for HIV DNA in resting T cells
Science Magazine The persistence of HIV... 3 days
[Research Articles] Squalene epoxidase drives NAFLD-induced hepatocellular carcinoma and is a pharmaceutical target
Science Magazine Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)–induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an emerging malignancy in the developed world; however, mechanisms that contribute to its... 3 days
Researchers identify link between physical inactivity and increased risk of dying from cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have once again identified a link between physical inactivity and an increased risk of mortality among... 3 days
People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse other prescription drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that... 3 days
Detailed images of tumor vasculature
SCIENCE DAILY Thanks to a new method of analyzing ultrasound images, conventional scanners can be used for generating high-res images of blood vessels in tumors. This approach makes it easier to distinguish between different types of tumors, and it facilitates... 3 days
Deep learning predicts drug-drug and drug-food interactions
PHYS.ORG Drug interactions, including drug-drug interactions (DDIs) and drug-food constituent interactions (DFIs), can trigger unexpected pharmacological effects, including adverse drug events (ADEs), with causal mechanisms often unknown. However, current prediction methods do not provide sufficient... 3 days
New mathematical model can predict efficiency of microbiome therapies
NEWS MEDICAL A new mathematical model can predict the effectiveness of microbiome therapies that manipulate the immune system through live bacteria and could help doctors choose the most appropriate treatment for people... 3 days
Study finds no evidence of lower intelligence in young children who had anesthesia
NEWS MEDICAL A Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence that children given anesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did... 3 days
New highly selective antitumor photodynamic therapy agents synthesized
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from Lobachevsky University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) headed by Professor Alexei Fedorov, chair of the Organic Chemistry Department, is working to create a new generation of targeted anti-cancer drugs... 3 days
Simulation of the AsqJ enzyme opens up new options for pharmaceutical chemistry
PHYS.ORG Practically all biochemical processes involve enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions. A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now for the... 3 days
Researchers establish crystal structure of gastric proton pump
PHYS.ORG The highly acidic environment in the stomach is essential for digestion. Furthermore, it acts as an important barrier to invasive pathogens. However, excessive stomach acidification leads to ulcers. Although this is not... 3 days
NYC mice carry deadly bacteria and viruses
NEWS MEDICAL Almost all types of housing and living facilities house mice. Researchers have found in their year-long study on New York City mice that many of these carry on them deadly bacteria and viruses. These... 3 days
New study maps links between 625 genes and different chemotherapy treatments
NEWS MEDICAL Despite the great successes of targeted cancer drugs and the promise of novel immunotherapies, the vast majority of people diagnosed with cancer are still first treated... 3 days
People who use medical marijuana have higher rates of prescription drug use, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that... 3 days
Scientists decipher mechanism of chemotherapy induced female infertility
NEWS MEDICAL Many chemotherapeutics act by damaging the DNA. Since cancer cells divide more often than most normal cells, they react more sensitive to DNA damaging agents. 3 days
Study reports promising novel approach to treat therapy resistant pediatric brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly pediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing... 3 days
A New Lung Cancer Drug Is Shaking Up Treatment: How Does It Work?
LIVE SCIENCE A drug that acts on the immune system appears to help extend the lives of patients with advanced lung cancer when given... 4 days
New way that HIV evades the immune system
SCIENCE DAILY HIV uses our own cellular machinery to disable a signalling pathway (an assembly line of molecules) that produces anti-viral weaponry in the body. The scientists behind the discovery believe It should open... 4 days
Preserving fertility during chemotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY One of the most significant impairments of the quality of life after a chemotherapy is infertility. Researchers have now identified the mechanism of chemotherapy-induced infertility in females. 4 days
Simulation of the AsqJ enzyme opens up new options for pharmaceutical chemistry
SCIENCE DAILY Practically all biochemical processes involve enzymes that accelerate chemical reactions. A research team has now for the first time deciphered the molecular mechanism of... 4 days
Possible novel method for stopping untreatable pediatric brain cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly pediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing the treatment to clinical testing in... 4 days
Combination therapy strengthens T cells in melanoma pre-clinical study
SCIENCE DAILY A pre-clinical study of two drugs designed to boost T cell performance, has revealed the agents, when give in combination, may enhance the immune system's ability to kill melanoma tumors... 4 days
New process to differentiate stem cells
SCIENCE DAILY As scientists try to find therapy options to fight back and neck pain, considerable interest exists in harnessing stem cells to restore nucleus pulposus, the chief material in discs. Previous research shows human induced pluripotent stem... 4 days
Study challenges use of whole-brain radiation for small-cell lung cancer patients with brain metastases
NEWS MEDICAL Lung cancer often metastasizes to the brain. Historically, brain metastases have been treated with whole-brain radiation therapy. 4 days
Finding better way to quantify neuropathy symptoms and treatment efficacy
NEWS MEDICAL Most of the roughly 15.5 million cancer survivors in the U.S. receive chemotherapy, and roughly 65 percent develop some degree of the chemotherapy-induced nerve damage known as peripheral... 4 days
Inhibiting Specific Protein Might Prevent Heart Failure
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute used an experimental targeted molecular therapy to block a matrix-forming protein, called... 4 days
Of mice and disease: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in NYC house mice
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that New York City house mice carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be... 4 days
Researchers discover new mechanism of antibiotic resistance in leprosy and tuberculosis
PHYS.ORG A Virginia Tech research team in collaboration with researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia have discovered a mechanism responsible for antibiotic resistance in the bacteria that... 4 days
Improved method of delivering anti-cancer drugs
PHYS.ORG A new non-toxic method for delivering anti-cancer drugs to specific parts of the human body could mean the end of the severe and nasty side effects associated with many cancer therapies, according to researchers at Cardiff... 4 days
Research reveals why people with tetraplegia more likely to suffer from sleep apnea
NEWS MEDICAL New research published in The Journal of Physiology has indicated why people with paralysis of their limbs and torso are more likely... 4 days
Sleep restriction therapy does not interfere with insomnia patient’s driving ability, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL The use of Sleep Restriction Therapy to help treat adults with insomnia is under-recognized – despite encouraging results since it was first... 4 days
IBA and RaySearch to display first online adaptive proton therapy workflow at ESTRO
NEWS MEDICAL RaySearch, the global leader in software for cancer treatment, and IBA, the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment... 4 days
Antimicrobial therapy can prevent occurrence of pneumococcal septicemia
NEWS MEDICAL Antimicrobial therapy targeting specific cells in the immune system could prevent sepsis and life-threatening disease in people suffering from pneumonia, new research led by the University of Leicester has shown. 4 days
GE rides gene therapy wave with ready-made viral drug factories
REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - General Electric is raising its bet on biotechnology with the launch of prefabricated... 4 days
Painkillers in Pregnancy May Harm Baby’s Future Fertility: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new study, published in the April edition of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, taking painkillers... 4 days
Middle ear infection can lead to deadly neurological complications
NEWS MEDICAL While antibiotics have greatly reduced the dangers of ear infections, serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur, according to an article in the... 4 days
Listening to music enhances effect of anti-hypertensive drugs
NEWS MEDICAL In addition to remembering to take the medication prescribed by their cardiologists at the right times and going to the trouble of making healthy lifestyle changes, patients with high blood pressure (hypertension)... 4 days
Popular ASRA Coags app helps physicians protect patients taking anticoagulants
NEWS MEDICAL The popular ASRA Coags app has just been updated to combine the latest regional anesthesia/acute pain medicine and chronic pain medicine drugs, procedures, and interventions. 4 days
Deficiency of innate immune adaptor TRIF shortens survival time of ALS mice
NEWS MEDICAL Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease damaging motor neurons in brain and spinal cords. ALS patients show progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, leading... 4 days
Safety violations compound pain of painkiller shortages
NEWS MEDICAL Safety violations at a major compounding pharmacy are exacerbating hospital shortages of key painkillers, particularly in California where health officials have taken the "extraordinary" step of prohibiting sales from one of its plants. 4 days
Is whole-brain radiation still best for brain metastases from small-cell lung cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY A new study compares outcomes of 5,752 small-cell lung cancer patients who received whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) with those of 200 patients who received... 5 days
Ear infections can lead to meningitis, brain abscess and other neurological complications
SCIENCE DAILY While antibiotics have greatly reduced the dangers of ear infections, serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur. 5 days
Potential cost savings for early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY A large study showed that for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, screening is associated with a reduction in healthcare costs due to fewer admissions and... 5 days
Innate immune adaptor TRIF confers neuroprotection in ALS
SCIENCE DAILY Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease damaging motor neurons in brain and spinal cords. ALS patients show progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, leading to a fatal respiratory muscle paralysis. There... 5 days
Genetically altered broadly neutralizing antibodies protect monkeys from HIV-like virus
SCIENCE DAILY Two genetically modified broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) protected rhesus macaques from an HIV-like virus, report scientists. After introducing genetic mutations into two potent HIV bNAbs, researchers prepared intravenous... 5 days
Antimicrobial therapy can prevent sepsis in pneumonia patients
SCIENCE DAILY Research sheds light on initial phase of infectious disease and potential for prevention of pneumococcal septicaemia. 5 days
Artificial antimicrobial peptides may help fight against drug-resistant bacteria
NEWS MEDICAL During the past several years, many strains of bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and very few new drugs have been added to the antibiotic arsenal. 5 days
Course set to overcome mismatch between lab-designed nanomaterials and nature's complexity
PHYS.ORG Cells and the machinery they encase are soft matter—shape-shifting multicomponent systems with an overwhelming richness of forms. But, these squishy packages are hard targets for potential... 5 days
Grafted brain organoids provide insight into neurological disorders
PHYS.ORG Many neurological disorders—Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism, even depression—have lagged behind in new therapies. Because the brain is so complex, it can be difficult to discover new drugs and even when a drug is... 5 days
Formidable duo: Protective effect of CD9 and CD81 in COPD and accelerated aging
SCIENCE DAILY Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of accelerated lung aging, but the mechanism remains unclear. Researchers studied the aging-like phenotype... 5 days
Combination therapy doubles survival in metastatic lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, combined with chemotherapy, doubles survival in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSNSCLC) lacking genetic changes in the EGFR or ALK genes, when compared to chemotherapy alone,... 5 days
Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study
ABC NEWS New research suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have scored some of their biggest wins until now... 5 days
SYGNIS AG extends manufacturing capability for Lightning-Link technology
NEWS MEDICAL SYGNIS AG, the Group which includes Expedeon Holdings, Expedeon, and C.B.S. Scientific Company, today announced it has extended the manufacturing capability for its Lightning-Link technology, currently marketed under the Expedeon brand, to... 5 days
Sugar withdrawal—killing the leishmania parasite
PHYS.ORG Findings on how parasites cope with stress on a cellular level could aid the development of drugs that combat leishmaniasis, a tropical disease neglected by the pharmaceutical industry. 5 days
Medical News Today: Best exercises for fibromyalgia
MNT Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic, widespread pain. While there is no cure, there are many strategies to help manage symptoms, including exercise. In this article, we look at how people can reduce... 5 days
Pulsed corona discharge removes pharmaceutical residues from wastewater
PHYS.ORG A doctoral dissertation by a candidate at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) examines the removal of harmful organic substances such as pharmaceutical residues from wastewater using only electricity. According to practical tests,... 5 days
Artificial antimicrobial peptides could help overcome drug-resistant bacteria
PHYS.ORG During the past several years, many strains of bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and very few new drugs have been added to the antibiotic arsenal. 5 days
Painkiller use during pregnancy could affect unborn child's fertility in later life
NEWS MEDICAL Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests. 5 days
First-in-human clinical trial of new targeted therapy drug reports promising responses for multiple cancers
SCIENCE DAILY A phase I, first-in-human study reveals for the first time, an investigational drug that is effective and safe for patients... 6 days
Tech dream still alive at TED gathering despite Facebook debacle
PHYS.ORG A month after news of the data fiasco at Facebook dampened enthusiasm for the idea that innovation can cure all ills, the tech dream was still alive at... 7 days
Breakthrough study promises to bring gene-editing technology much closer to therapeutic reality
NEWS MEDICAL Imagine a future where a guided biomachine put into your body seeks out defective gene sequences in each cell and edits in the correct... 1 week
Federal appeals court strikes down drug price-gouging law
ABC NEWS A federal appeals court has struck down Maryland's first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging 1 week
Researchers discover highly antibiotic resistant superbugs in Gulf States
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PrEP campaign aims to block HIV infection and save lives in D.C.
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Topical antibiotic triggers unexpected antiviral response
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