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Bacterial lifestyle alters the evolution of antibiotic resistance  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
How bacteria live—whether as independent cells or in a communal biofilm—determines how they evolve antibiotic resistance, which could lead to more personalized approaches to antimicrobial therapy and infection control. more
Half the drugs in use damage gut bacteria, says new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
A startling presentation at UEG Week 2019, in Barcelona, reveals that the gut microbiome is at high risk for damage each time we use a drug... more
Pelosi's prescription for high drug prices clears committee  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Pelosi's prescription for high drug prices clears key committee and moves closer to a floor vote more
UofSC researchers find a new route for effective treatment of Gulf War Illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
A recent study led by scientists at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health has shown that adjusting GI... more
Treating Gulf War Illness with FDA-approved antiviral drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A recent study has shown that adjusting GI tract viruses by repurposing existing FDA-approved antiviral drugs offers a route for effective treatment for Gulf War Illness and its myriad of symptoms. more
Exercise can reduce artery stiffness associated with heart failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Generally, exercise is considered good for you. However, physicians and medical doctors previously prescribed bedrest to people with heart failure, fearing exercise could potentially lead to additional health problems. more
Celiac disease may now be curable with biodegradable nanoparticles  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
A phase 2 trial just concluded shows that people with celiac disease may now be able to hope for a cure, through a treatment that makes the immune system tolerant... more
Medical News Today: Could an existing heart drug help treat cancer?  MNT · 15 hours
A new study suggests that a heart drug could help treat cancer by killing a wide array of aging cells that may contribute to tumor growth... more
Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer's drug  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of... more
ASTRO and ACR release updated practice parameters for radiation therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
The American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American College of Radiology recently released seven updated practice parameters for medical providers who use radiation therapy to treat patients... more
Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly reduces opioid prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Women who undergo a hysterectomy are often prescribed at least twice as many opioids as they use - but there may be a simple way to change that. more
Alzheimer’s drug resurrected, as company claims clinical benefits  Science Magazine · 17 hours
Further analysis of trial data, particularly from people on higher doses of antibody, persuaded Biogen that its drug slows patients’ decline more
New drug-delivery technology promises efficient, targeted cancer treatment  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low dose. more
Single mutation dramatically changes structure, function of bacteria's transporter proteins  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study published in... more
New drug-delivery technology promises efficient, targeted cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low dose. more
New technology allows delivery of drugs directly to cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A precise and non-toxic treatment that targets lung cancer cells at the nanoscale is able to effectively kill the cells even at a low dose. more
Study dispels the hypothesis that metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
A clinical trial initiated by University of Kentucky researchers argues against the hypothesis that the diabetes drug metformin could help... more
Biogen to pursue FDA regulatory approval for investigational drug aducanumab  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
On behalf of the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and their family members, the Alzheimer's Association is encouraged to learn that Biogen will pursue regulatory... more
PhRMA Foundation to focus on value-driven health care in U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
The PhRMA Foundation has announced a shift in mission that will focus on building a better system of value assessment in U.S. health care – empowering patients and... more
E. coli bacteria study may provide clues about drug resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study published in... more
Q-suite motor assessment tool promising for evaluating Huntington's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
In clinical trials of adults with Huntington's disease (HD) the Q-Suite Motor Assessment Tool (Q-Motor) has proven to be helpful to detect and quantitate subtle motor abnormalities. With the anticipated... more
Single mutation dramatically changes structure and function of bacteria's transporter proteins  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study.... more
New way to wrap liquid drops could improve drug delivery  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper way to coat liquid medication, an invention that could improve how drugs are delivered in the body. more
A 'shocking' new way to treat infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
New research introduces a revolutionary treatment for these infections. The group is utilizing electrochemical therapy (ECT) to enhance the ability of antibiotics to eradicate the microbes. more
Metformin offers no strength training benefits for seniors, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
A clinical trial argues against the hypothesis that the diabetes drug metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass. The double-blind trial found that older adults who... more
Transient and long-term disruption of gut microbes after antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Antibiotic treatment is known to disrupt the community structure of intestinal microbes -- the 500 to 1,000 bacterial species that have a mainly beneficial influence in humans. A study now... more
Study blunts hopes that diabetes drug could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
A new clinical trial dispels the hypothesis that the diabetes drug metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass. more
Antibiotic treatment can cause transient and long-term disruption of gut microbes  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
Trillions of microbes in the intestine aid human health, including digestion of breast milk, breaking down fiber and helping control the immune system. more
New encapsulation technology could improve drug delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper way to coat liquid medication, an invention that could improve how drugs are delivered in the body. more
Machine learning's next frontier: Epigenetic drug discovery  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Scientists have developed a machine-learning algorithm that gleans information from microscope images -- allowing for high-throughput epigenetic drug screens that could unlock new treatments for cancer, heart disease, mental illness and more. more
Company says it will seek approval of Alzheimer's drug  ABC NEWS · 23 hours
The drug company Biogen Inc. says it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the... more
Scientists work to mitigate fire danger in Santa Fe Watershed  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Scientists at The University New Mexico are working to help mitigate fire danger in Santa Fe watershed utilizing two scenarios involving thinning and conducting prescribed burns. Under both... more
New way to wrap liquid drops could improve drug delivery  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper way to coat liquid medication, an invention that could improve how drugs are delivered in the body. more
One in three patients may experience side effects from ketamine infusions for pain management  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate the United States, ketamine use has grown as a pain management alternative, yet... more
Cold plasma jets as promising tool for minimally invasive cancer therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Modern advances in oncology have significantly improved cancer survival rates. However, personalized treatment methods are necessary, since tumors may behave differently for different patients. more
CHOP offers help and cure for children with overly picky eating habits  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Families dealing with the stress and frustration of their child's overly picky eating habits may have a new addition to their parental toolbox. more
Closures affect 1 in 8 pharmacies in the US  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Despite an overall increase in the number of pharmacies in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015, one in eight pharmacies, or 9,654, had closed during this period. Independent pharmacies in... more
Antibiotic resistance doubles in just two decades  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Antibiotic resistance poses a grave challenge to many previously curable infectious diseases. At present, antibiotic resistance is proving to increase at a much faster rate compared to the development of new therapies. more
Cantabio, LIH jointly investigate DJ-1 targeting compounds in immune associated diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
DJ-1 is well known as an important target for the treatment of a number of diseases such as Parkinson's disease. Cantabio has been developing novel small... more
1 in 8 pharmacies in the U.S. affected by closures  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that despite an overall increase in the number of pharmacies in... more
The Latest: State lawyers: We're confident of opioid deal  ABC NEWS · 2 days
State attorneys general who are negotiating with drug companies say they're confident that other state and local governments will sign on to a settlement in principle with five companies over... more
Pregnant women with anemia more likely to need blood transfusions after cesarean delivery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Pregnant women with anemia are twice as likely to need blood transfusions after a cesarean delivery, as those without the condition, according... more
Researchers identify new mechanism by which cancer cells become resistant to ferroptosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An international team of researchers has found a different way cancer becomes resistant to chemotherapy, suggesting a new target for drugs. more
Pluripotent stem cells help advance understanding of how Huntington's disease develops  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal hereditary disease for which there is no cure. A novel study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, using pluripotent stem... more
Training parents is key to helping children eat a variety of foods  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Families dealing with the stress and frustration of their child's overly picky eating habits may have a new addition to their parental toolbox. Pediatric... more
New method may offer effective treatment for pancreatic cancer with fewer side effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Patients with pancreatic cancer often receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy,... more
Uncovering the principles behind RNA folding  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Northwestern Engineering research team led by Professor Julius Lucks has uncovered a new understanding of how RNA molecules act as cellular 'biosensors' to monitor and respond to changes in the environment by controlling gene expression.... more
Coloring and open-studio art therapy benefits stressed caregivers of cancer patients, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A cancer diagnosis is incredibly stressful for the person receiving the diagnosis. But those caring for the patient, both informally and formally,... more
Resistance to last resort drug arose in patient over 3 weeks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
French investigators have described development of resistance to one of the last resort therapies used to treat extremely drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. That resistance arose in a... more
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the toll of opioids, averting what would... more
Listening in to how proteins talk and learning their language  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Synthetic biologists have taken evolution of proteins into their own hands by changing some that occur in nature or even by synthesizing them from scratch. Such engineered proteins... more
DNA-reeling bacteria yield new insight on how superbugs acquire drug-resistance  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new study from Indiana University has revealed a previously unknown role a protein plays in helping bacteria reel in DNA in their environment—like a fisherman pulling up... more
DNA-reeling bacteria yield new insight on how superbugs acquire drug-resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study has revealed a protein's role in helping bacteria 'reel in' DNA from their environment to acquire new traits, such as antibiotic resistance. more
New generation of intelligent bio-interfaces could overcome aspects of spinal cord injury  nanowerk · 2 days
Envisioned technologies would integrate injury stabilization, regenerative therapy, and functional restoration to support new standard of care for spinal cord injury. more
Images offer most detailed glimpse yet into how skin senses temperature  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Columbia University researchers have captured new detailed images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states. The findings will help us understand the... more
Drug combination reverses hypersensitivity to noise  MIT · 2 days
Findings in mice suggest targeting certain brain circuits could offer new ways to treat some neurological disorders. more
Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade  MIT · 2 days
Study shows tumors with softer, larger cells at their periphery are more likely to spread; may suggest new route for cancer therapy. more
The art of cancer caregiving: How art therapies benefits those caring for cancer patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A recent study showed coloring and open-studio art therapy benefits stressed caregivers of cancer patients. more
Breaking the stroma barrier: Study shows a new way to hit cancer with radiation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are commonly used to treat cancer, but are not always effective and can have toxic side... more
The Latest: Attorneys general still want big deal on opioids  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A group of state attorneys general say they're still pushing to finalize a nationwide settlement over the toll of opioids with companies in the drug industry more
Companies reach $260 million deal to settle opioids lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the nation's opioid crisis more
The Latest: Companies reach deal to settle opioids lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit related to the nation's opioid crisis more
Enabling selective carbon-carbon bond formation at the inherently inert position of enol silyl ethers  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nagoya University researchers have discovered a new way to modify reactants that have been widely studied and utilized for over... more
Prevention better than cure at preventing young users from getting involved in cybercrime  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Highly-targeted messaging campaigns from law enforcement can be surprisingly effective at dissuading young gamers from getting involved in cybercrime, a new study... more
Companies reach tentative deal to settle opioids lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit related to the nation's opioid crisis more
One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
One in five patients is prescribed opioids after having a pacemaker or similar device implanted, according to a large US study conducted... more
Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Nearly one-third of children who had surgery to remove their tonsils did not need opioids to get adequate pain relief during and after surgery,... more
Binghamton biomedical professor receives $1.2 million in grants toward diabetes cure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A biomedical engineering professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York is trying to find a cure for diabetes from several different angles, and three... more
1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution  ABC NEWS · 2 days
First federal trial on U.S. opioid crisis is to focus on how powerful prescription painkillers were distributed more
Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy is suggesting other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle lawsuits seeking to hold the industry accountable for the national... more
Gut microbiota may 'prevent and cure' rotavirus  MNT · 3 days
Scientists have found gut bacteria in mice that could cure rotavirus infections, which cause the death of hundreds of thousands of children each year. more
Medical News Today: Gut microbiota may 'prevent and cure' rotavirus  MNT · 3 days
Scientists have found gut bacteria in mice that could cure rotavirus infections, which cause the death of hundreds of thousands of children each year. more
Systematic review: Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, suggests a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 annual... more
Most women of childbearing age may be less skeptical about the safety of CBD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
While most women of childbearing age understand drinking alcohol while pregnant is harmful, they may be less skeptical about the... more
Courteousness of health care provider can ease the discomfort during blood draws  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Having blood drawn by a courteous health care provider can really take the sting out of those procedures, suggests a study being presented at... more
Unnecessary opioid prescribing after cesarean delivery remains high  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nearly 90% of women who did not use opioids in the hospital after cesarean delivery were nonetheless discharged with a prescription for opioids, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019... more
Laughing gas can help manage labor pain without side effects to the baby  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Women report being very satisfied with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to manage labor pain, experiencing no adverse side effects to the baby,... more
Colorectal surgery patients in ERAS program report less pain, use fewer opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Colorectal surgery patients who were a part of an enhanced recovery after surgery program had less pain, while using nearly half as many opioids,... more
OPAT adherence device took top prize at IDEA Incubator competition  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A device designed to improve adherence to outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy took top prize at the second IDEA Incubator, a competition showcasing inventions, products and devices to improve... more
Naloxone distribution increases rapidly after availability of kits at Ontario pharmacies  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The distribution of naloxone kits in Ontario increased rapidly after they were made available free of charge through community pharmacies and reached almost 68,000 people in... more
Oncology pharmacists play a major role in treating cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
One of the hallmarks of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center like Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the only such designated center in the state, is... more
What to know about serotonin syndrome  MNT · 5 days
Serotonin syndrome occurs when a person takes one or more drugs that cause a buildup of serotonin in the body. Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatments of serotonin syndrome here. more
CEOs, attorneys general trying to reach opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Chief executives of a handful of pharmaceutical and drug distribution companies are negotiating with government attorneys to see if they can reach a settlement ahead of the first federal trial over the... more
Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Drugmaker Sanofi latest to recall over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac because of possible contamination more
Researchers identify compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma-initiating cells has been identified, raising hopes of producing drugs capable of eradicating refractory tumors with low toxicity. more
Medical News Today: What to know about serotonin syndrome  MNT · 5 days
Serotonin syndrome occurs when a person takes one or more drugs that cause a buildup of serotonin in the body. Find out the causes, symptoms, and treatments of serotonin syndrome... more
California invalidates 1,400 pharmacist license test scores  ABC NEWS · 5 days
California authorities have invalidated test scores of 1,400 pharmacists because more than 100 questions from the state licensing exam were leaked online more
A compound effective to chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma-initiating cells (GICs) has been identified, raising hopes of producing drugs capable of eradicating refractory tumors with low toxicity. more
In Hamburg, ‘Gesundheit’ means more than a wish for good health  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers around the world hail Germany for its robust health care system: universal coverage, plentiful primary care, low drug prices and minimal out-of-pocket costs for residents. more
Impacts of Neurofeedback Therapy on Neurodegenerative Disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
News-Medical spoke to Marvin Berman, Ph.D., the Founder and President of Quietmind Foundation, about neurofeedback therapy and its potential to develop and improve future treatments for neurogenerative disorders. more
Targeted therapy to help children with deadly nerve cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have identified a targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma, a deadly pediatric nerve cancer, who would otherwise have no treatment options, according to a new study. more
Yale scientists build powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Yale Cancer Center scientists have built a powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer, a disease that often is untreatable if it progresses after surgery... more
Adding plant-based compound to gene therapy could improve treatment outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Gene therapy has broadened the treatment possibilities for those with immune system deficiencies and blood-based conditions, such as sickle cell anemia and leukemia. more
Training social workers to address and respond to the opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Nancy Ochoa was 15 years old the first time she used heroin with a group of friends. At 16, four months after the birth of her... more
Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women  MNT · 6 days
New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women. more
Medical News Today: Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women  MNT · 6 days
New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women. more
A simpler way to make some medicines  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Organic chemists have figured out how to synthesize the most common molecule arrangement in medicine, a scientific discovery that could change the way a number of drugs -- including one most commonly used to... more
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