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US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal... more
FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug  ABC NEWS · 2 days
US regulators have approved the 1st generic nasal spray version of the overdose reversing drug Narcan more
On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform... more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
In rare cases, immune system fails despite HIV suppression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is usually effective at suppressing HIV, allowing the immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. Scientists have now identified a rare,... more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
The role of digital technologies in mobilizing the alt-right  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In "Misogynistic Men Online: How the Red Pill Helped Elect Trump," published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Pierce Alexander Dignam and Deana A. Rohlinger examine the... more
On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening... more
Microfluidic-based drug screening chip identifies antibiotic interactions in eight hours  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. more
Counting antigens with gold nanoparticles  nanowerk · 2 days
Researchers propose a gold nanoparticle (GNP) probe-assisted sandwich-counting strategy in vitro that relies on a GNP probe, an antibody-functionalized chip to 'count' antigen molecules using a scanning electron microscope. more
Medical News Today: Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer  MNT · 2 days
A recent study concludes that when a person takes vitamin D alongside standard chemotherapy, it might reduce the growth rate of colorectal cancer. more
Molecular target UNC45A is essential for cancer cell proliferation and tumor growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Identifying a protein that plays a key role in cancer cell growth is a first step toward the development of a targeted cancer therapy.... more
More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Patients with chronic kidney disease, and dialysis patients especially, have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. Kidney transplantation is the best renal... more
Molecular target UNC45A is essential for cancer but not normal cell proliferation  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Identifying a protein that plays a key role in cancer cell growth is a first step toward the development of a targeted cancer therapy.... more
Scientists identify rare, paradoxical response to antiretroviral therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Antiretroviral therapy is usually very effective at suppressing HIV in the body, allowing a person's immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. more
Drug that treats high blood pressure shows promise against neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in... more
Triple negative breast cancer develop resistance to chemotherapy by turning on molecular pathway  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that triple negative breast cancer cells can develop resistance to... more
Study compares effectiveness and cost of gene therapy and HSCT in major beta-thalassemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Gene therapy offers the promise of a cure for beta-thalassemia and a new study has shown that it is associated with fewer... more
Experimental antiplatelet compound for acute stroke shows promise  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An experimental compound inhibited clot formation without increased bleeding, a common side effect of current anticlotting therapies, in a phase I study. First-in-human study shows the anticlotting drug was well-tolerated without serious... more
How the hepatitis B virus establishes persistent infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research sheds light on how a hepatitis B viral protein stimulates the expansion of immune cells that impair antiviral responses. The findings potentially explain how the hepatitis B virus (HBV) establishes... more
Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medicines  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research.... more
Blood pressure drug shows promise for treating Parkinson's and dementia in animal study  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure has shown promise against conditions such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in... more
Rare 'Bubble Boy Disease' Likely Cured with New Gene Therapy  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Eight infants with a severe immune disorder, known as "bubble boy disease," appear to be cured of the disease thanks to an experimental gene therapy. more
Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids more
Diabetes drug may reverse heart failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have demonstrated that the recently developed antidiabetic drug empagliflozin can treat and reverse the progression of heart failure in non-diabetic animal models. Their study also shows that this drug can make the heart produce more... more
General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found that general anesthesia induces unconsciousness by hijacking the neural circuitry that makes us fall sleep. They traced this neural circuitry back to a cluster of cells at... more
Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective  MNT · 3 days
New research in cell cultures and mice reveals a surprising link between the essential amino acid leucine and resistance to... more
New gene therapy cures babies with fatal 'Bubble Boy' disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new gene therapy created by US researchers appears to have cured eight infant boys born with a rare genetic disorder referred to as “Bubble Boy” disease. more
Breakthrough antibody treatment suppresses HIV without antivirals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new research paper describes how an antibody that prevents HIV binding to human immune cells was shown to be able to suppress levels of HIV for up to four months. more
Novel antibody may suppress HIV for up to four months  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Regular infusions of an antibody that blocks the HIV binding site on human immune cells may have suppressed levels of HIV for up to four months in people... more
Light and peptides: New method diversifies natural building blocks of life  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Discovering new biological targets is a critical part of our ongoing battle against diseases. Over the years, scientists have made impressive progress towards the understanding of... more
New automated biological sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Professor Thomas Gervais of Polytechnique Montréal and his students Pierre-Alexandre Goyette and Étienne Boulais, in partnership with the team led by Professor David Juncker of McGill University, have... more
Medical News Today: Seaweed extract may help design new drugs  MNT · 3 days
Drug resistance is a large and growing problem. On the hunt for fresh sources of drugs, scientists have turned to the seaweed in underwater forests. more
Scientists enter research collaboration to find a cure for cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cancer is a disease that afflicts an alarming number of people, with one in two being diagnosed with a type of cancer during their lifetime. more
Study identifies how enterococci bacteria cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant... more
Gene therapy restores immunity in infants with rare immunodeficiency disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A small clinical trial has shown that gene therapy can safely correct the immune systems of infants newly diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening inherited disorder in which infection-fighting... more
Bacterial therapy in a dish  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Biomedical engineers have developed a system that can study 10s to 100s of programmed bacteria within mini-tissues in a dish, condensing study time from months to days. The speed and high throughput of their technology allows for stable... more
Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease  NPR · 4 days
The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe compromised immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques. more
Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Eight babies who were born without a working germ-fighting system had their disease corrected by a gene therapy that ironically was made from one of the... more
Researchers pinpoint tumor-related protein, slow progression of cancers  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study has identified a potential strategy for treating multiple forms of cancerous tumors: targeting a protein that maliciously rewires immune cells and impedes cancer therapies. The researchers showed that inhibiting... more
Medical News Today: Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics?  MNT · 4 days
Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol... more
Olanzapine: A potent agonist at the hM4D(Gi) DREADD amenable to clinical translation of chemogenetics  Science Magazine · 4 days
Designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs (DREADDs) derived from muscarinic receptors not only are a powerful tool to test... more
[Editors' Choice] Targeting senescence within the Alzheimers plaque  Science Magazine · 4 days
Amyloid β drives senescence of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, presenting a potential therapeutic target. more
[Research Articles] In utero gene editing for monogenic lung disease  Science Magazine · 4 days
Monogenic lung diseases that are caused by mutations in surfactant genes of the pulmonary epithelium are marked by perinatal lethal respiratory failure or chronic diffuse parenchymal lung disease... more
Doctor's dosing prompts a look at more hospital regulation  ABC NEWS · 4 days
State officials are considering how Ohio might increase regulation of hospitals following allegations that a doctor ordered potentially fatal doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who then died more
60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs more
How Enterococcus faecalis bacteria causes antibiotic resistant infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. This study examined one of the first sustained hospital outbreaks of a multidrug-resistant bacterium,... more
Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to resist radiation therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Treg cells turn off the immune system. Three recent studies show that targeting tregs may increase the effectiveness of anti-cancer immunotherapies. more
Boosting muscle stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and aging muscles  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have uncovered a molecular signaling pathway involving Stat3 and Fam3a proteins that regulates how muscle stem cells decide whether to self-renew or differentiate -- an... more
Carriers deliver controllable cancer chemotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Cancer kills more than half a million men, women, and children each year in the U.S, and chemotherapy is only slightly more discriminating than the disease it treats. As a result, many cancer treatments kill cells throughout the... more
New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A Virtual Reality Therapy game which could introduce relief for patients suffering from chronic pain and mobility issues... more
Crystallizing knowledge with a learning machine  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Transforming a new drug from a set of liquid ingredients in a lab to a pill in a box can be an exercise in complex chemistry. To better understand how drug ingredients crystallize, UConn researchers mined... more
Study tests high-tech, non-pharmaceutical way to address ADHD and distractibility  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Nearly 10 percent of children ages 2-17 in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in the U.S., a condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, distractibility... more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  nanowerk · 4 days
Engineers have developed and tested a new drug-delivery system that senses high oxidant levels and responds by administering just the right amount of antioxidant to restore this delicate balance. more
C-Path and CDISC release global Therapeutic Area Standard for HIV research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Critical Path Institute and CDISC are pleased to announce the release of a global Therapeutic Area Standard that specifies how to structure commonly collected data... more
Research sheds light on how leukemia cells become resistant to drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Three children Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, treated for leukemia during his fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital still haunt him more than a decade later. more
Researchers create new small molecules that may combat equine encephalitis viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Viruses without a preventative vaccine or treatment option pose a looming threat. But for viruses in this category that have already been weaponized and are recognized... more
Partner status influences link between sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are some of the more common adverse events of post-breast cancer treatment therapies and often lead to... more
Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The commonly used diabetes drug metformin could reverse the harmful thickening of heart muscle that leads to cardiovascular disease, according... more
Geneva Exhibition committee gives gold medals to two medications developed by Kazan  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The compounds are among the eight prospective medications developed by Kazan University's Pharmaceutics Center. more
New drug-delivery system senses high oxidant levels, responds to body chemistry and environment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. more
FDA orders surgical mesh manufacturers to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered the manufacturers of all remaining surgical mesh products indicated for... more
Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribed antibiotics to 40 percent of patients in a major Veterans Affairs healthcare system, a higher figure than in previous studies examining outpatient antibiotic... more
Research shows mindful body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research from the University of Washington. People in... more
Researchers discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria... more
Magic mouthwash effectively reduces mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
"Magic mouthwash," an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of... more
Mass drug administration can offer community-level protection against malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have provided the first evidence that mass drug administration can grant community-level protection against Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria. more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. However, when their concentrations become too high, inflammation and tissue damage can occur. Engineers have now... more
Magic mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
'Magic mouthwash,' an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for... more
Child welfare: Uninformed, overwhelmed clients; unrealistic agency expectations  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Contracted private agencies provide approximately 33 percent of foster care placement services and 59 percent of family preservation services. State child welfare agencies are increasingly turning to them for a range of... more
Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Oxidants found within living organisms are byproducts of metabolism and are essential to wound-healing and immunity. However, when their concentrations become too high, inflammation and tissue damage can occur. University of Illinois... more
Mindful body awareness training during treatment for drug addiction helps prevent relapse  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research. People in the study made marked improvement,... more
Probing the mystery of drug resistance: New hope for leukemia's toughest cases  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A medical researcher has made it his mission to figure out why leukemia treatments cure some patients but not others. He and his team... more
New arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers have now discovered a new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains... more
Medical News Today: Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?  MNT · 5 days
How many people with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies? And do these interfere with conventional treatments? A new study... more
CVS fined $535K for filling forged Percocet prescriptions  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Drugstore chain CVS Health has agreed to pay a $535,000 penalty to resolve federal allegations that it filled 39 prescriptions for narcotic medications that its pharmacists knew were forged more
Computer-based memory games may be beneficial for individuals with fragile X syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In the largest non-pharmacological trial ever in children with fragile X syndrome, UC Davis researchers found that large-scale, in-home cognitive interventions are feasible and... more
Artificial intelligence project identifies existing drugs that have potential to treat AMD  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The initial results from an artificial intelligence project show a number of existing drugs have the potential to reduce sight loss from age-related macular... more
Ensuring 100% Accuracy in Antibody Protein Sequencing  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The purpose of antibody protein sequencing is to accurately deduce every single amino acid present in the primary sequence. This is an issue with isoleucine and leucine which have the same molecular weight. Rapid... more
Half of patients on statins fail to reach 'healthy' cholesterol level after 2 years  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Half of patients prescribed statins in primary care fail to reach 'healthy' cholesterol levels after two years of treatment with... more
Initial gene analysis could result in more effective antipsychotic treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An initial gene analysis may yield better outcomes when patients are treated with the antipsychotic drugs risperidone and aripiprazole. more
Indicators of despair rising among Americans entering midlife  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Indicators of despair--depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse--are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups, according to new research led by Lauren Gaydosh,... more
Spatial orgnization of the genome can be altered using small molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have discovered that the spatial organization of the genome can be altered using small molecule compounds which are considered as promising anti-cancer drugs. more
Medical News Today: 11 home remedies for gout  MNT · 6 days
Gout is a type of arthritis that causes painful symptoms. There is no cure for gout, but people can manage the condition with medication and home remedies. Learn about the best home... more
Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers from Colorado have found that people who regularly use cannabis are more likely to be tolerant to anesthetic agents and may require higher doses to achieve same effects as... more
Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Indicators of despair -- depression, suicidal ideation, drug use and alcohol abuse -- are rising among Americans in their late 30s and early 40s across most demographic groups,... more
Drug lowers kidney failure risk in diabetic patients, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new landmark clinical trial shows that a drug lowers the risk of kidney failure by a third in people with Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease. more
Researchers uncover cellular resistance mechanisms to BRAF inhibitors in melanoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer, but recent advances in targeted therapies have improved the prognosis for many patients. Unfortunately, for some patients... more
Gene-based factor VIIa prevents bleeding episodes in animals with hemophilia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Hematology researchers have further refined how a treatment currently used on an urgent basis to control bleeding in hemophilia patients holds promise as a preventive treatment as well.... more
Study tests high-tech, non-pharmaceutical way to address ADHD and distractibility
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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Ensuring 100% Accuracy in Antibody Protein Sequencing
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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment
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A new bacteria-killing weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance
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Martian soil detox could lead to new medicines
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