Pharmaceuticals
Utah scraps state-run dispensary system for medical cannabis  ABC NEWS · 56 minutes
Utah legislators are drafting a bill that would scrap a planned state-run medical cannabis dispensary system after facing mounting pressure from county attorneys who said the system put public employees at risk... more
New model developed to optimize and personalize radiotherapy for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 60 minutes
A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with... more
Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 60 minutes
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Biomaterials smarten up with CRISPR  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The CRISPR-Cas system has become the go-to tool for researchers who study genes in an ever-growing list of organisms, and is being used to develop new gene therapies that potentially can correct a defect at a single nucleotide... more
Experiments illuminate key component of plants' immune systems  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Plants, like humans and animals, have over millions of years evolved complex immune systems that fend off invading pathogens. But unlike many animals, plants lack adaptive immunity conferred by antibodies. This means... more
Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument, as well as for detecting the touch of,... more
Mexican marijuana traffickers are poisoning California forests with a banned pesticide, officials say  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
California law enforcement has learned that Mexican drug traffickers are using a dangerous pesticide banned in the United States to grow marijuana... more
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the... more
Comparison of three similar frontline breast cancer drugs reveals important differences  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 hours
First head-to-head comparison of CDK4/6 inhibitors in cell line and animal models of breast cancer reveals important differences, including one drug that exhibits unique, potentially advantageous... more
Computer model could help test new sickle cell drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
A new computer model that captures the dynamics of the red blood cell sickling process could help in evaluating drugs for treating sickle cell disease. more
Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut. This discovery constitutes a paradigm shift and opens the possibility to design... more
Magnets are being used to extract algal molecules for the beauty, bioplastics industries  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Entrepreneurs in the aquaculture sector face a problem—extracting all the valuable molecules from seaweed and algal cells is still really difficult. But... more
Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
In an extensive "data mining" analysis of British medical records, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center conclude that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost--albeit slightly--the... more
Shopping abroad for cheaper medication? Here’s what you need to know  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
In its effort to temper the sky-high prices Americans pay for many vital medications, the Trump administration last month unveiled a plan that would legalize the... more
UC San Diego researchers identify new therapeutic approach to kill cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Epithelial cancers, such as cancers of the lung and pancreas, use the ανβ3 molecule to gain drug resistance to standard cancer therapies and to... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
International study identifies new drug target for treating glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A new international study co-led by Cleveland Clinic has identified a new drug target for treating glioblastoma. This target is part of a never-before defined cellular pathway found to contribute... more
UCI study finds link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding... more
Massage Therapy Foundation announces research grant to address pain and opioid use in veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
The Massage Therapy Foundation has awarded $210,000 for a research grant to the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain... more
Enable Injections enters into a development agreement with Genentech  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Enable Injections, Inc., a company developing and manufacturing investigational wearable infusion devices for combination products, today announced it has entered into a development agreement with Genentech, a member of the... more
Medical News Today: Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?  MNT · 18 hours
Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Can essential oils ease endometriosis symptoms?  MNT · 18 hours
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here. more
Medical News Today: Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link  MNT · 18 hours
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer. more
New cyclization reactions for synthesizing macrocyclic drug leads  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Scientists have developed a new method to synthesize and screen thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of chemicals that are of great interest in the pharmaceutical industry. more
New pharmaceutical target reverses osteoporosis in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Biomedical engineers have discovered that an adenosine receptor called A2B can be pharmaceutically activated to reverse bone degradation caused by osteoporosis in mouse models of the disease. more
Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
A team of scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine and The Rockefeller University has illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for... more
Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
Scientists have illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for mechanical stimuli such as touch, bladder fullness, and blood pressure. The... more
[Focus] Neoantigen quality, not quantity  Science Magazine · 23 hours
Prioritizing expressed clonal neoantigens in genes required for cancer cell survival may reduce the likelihood of resistance to neoantigen therapies. more
[Research Articles] Treating murine inflammatory diseases with an anti-erythrocyte antibody  Science Magazine · 23 hours
Treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases typically involves immune suppression. In an opposite strategy, we show that administration of the highly inflammatory erythrocyte-specific antibody Ter119 into mice remodels... more
Quantitative prediction of erythrocyte sickling for the development of advanced sickle cell therapies  Science Magazine · 1 day
Sickle cell disease is induced by a mutation that converts normal adult hemoglobin to sickle hemoglobin (HbS) and engenders intracellular polymerization of... more
New cyclization reactions for synthesizing macrocyclic drug leads  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Scientists at EPFL have developed a new method to synthesize and screen thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of chemicals that are of great interest in the pharmaceutical industry. The study is... more
Hazardous patterns of prescription opioid misuse in the US  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Among adults aged 18 years and older, 31 percent used prescription opioids only as prescribed by a physician medically and 4 percent misused them. Thus, the overwhelming majority (88 percent)... more
Researchers convert pro-tumor macrophages into cancer killers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers identified a new therapeutic approach in mouse models that halts drug resistance and cancer progression by using an antibody that induces the immune system via macrophages to seek and kill cancer cells. more
Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People  NPR · 1 day
A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't... more
What factors influence how antibiotics are accessed and used in less well-off countries  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
It is often assumed that people use antibiotics inappropriately because they don't understand enough about the spread of drug resistant superbugs. A... more
New drug target for glioblastoma  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new international study has identified a new drug target for treating glioblastoma. This target is part of a never-before defined cellular pathway found to contribute to the spread and proliferation of a dangerous subset of cancer cells,... more
It's Fab! A hidden touch of antibody  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Antibodies are key players in our immune system and have been used as biopharmaceuticals. The collaborative groups including researchers have found previously unknown contact sites in the antibody molecule that are involved in its... more
Antibiotic resistance: Take action now before it's too late  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
One of the biggest global challenges of the 21st century has brought members of the international research community together to assess the next steps for research. more
Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers... more
Research team discovers gene critical for human eye, brain and limb development  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
An international collaboration led by a team at Oxford Brookes University has identified an important new gene which could open up new doors for... more
Researchers make potential breakthrough in cancer drug development  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Victoria University of Wellington research team has developed an exciting new lead in the search for cancer treatments, creating alternative versions in the laboratory of a rare natural compound that targets... more
Northern Antibiotics working on a new molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Each year, around 60,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Europe and the U.S., and this number is growing. more
Drug that treat human breast cancer might also work for canine lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Despite those velvet paintings of poker-playing dogs smoking pipes, cigars and cigarettes, our canine friends really don't use tobacco. But like many... more
FDA clears its IND for new immunotherapeutic for treating prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Calibr, the drug development division of Scripps Research, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared its investigational new drug application for CCW702,... more
University of Florida scientists aim to develop new antimicrobials for cows, humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
University of Florida scientists believe they can develop new antimicrobials that will benefit dairy cattle and, eventually, humans by treating bacteria that normally resist... more
Drug-related emergencies prevalent among people who attend electronic dance music parties  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
People who frequent electronic dance music parties often use multiple drugs simultaneously and experience adverse effects with some ending up in the emergency department, say researchers... more
Researchers analyze precise mechanism of binding reaction in PUVA therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The term 'PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation'. Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from umbelliferous plants such as giant hogweeds. more
New lab-on-a-chip could help development of novel anti-clotting therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A tiny lab the size of a postage stamp could be the next big thing in the search for safer anti-clotting drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes. more
Study explores motives, experiences of young people using New Psychoactive Substances  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A research study into New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - formerly referred to as 'legal highs' - provides new evidence about why young people were attracted to... more
Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug... more
Mathematical framework turns any sheet of material into any shape using kirigami cuts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet of material into any prescribed shape, inspired by the paper craft... more
2 drug companies settle with counties in opioid-crisis suit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Two drugmakers have reached settlements on claims filed by the first two Ohio counties set to go to trial in the national opioid lawsuit. more
Mathematical framework turns any sheet of material into any shape using kirigami cuts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a mathematical framework that can turn... more
Treating dogs with human breast cancer drug  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Like many women who develop a particular type of breast cancer, the same gene -- HER2 -- also appears to be the cause of lung cancer in many dogs. Researchers found that neratinib --... more
Malaria expert warns of need for malaria drug to treat severe cases in US  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The US each year sees more than 1,500 cases of malaria, and currently there is limited access to an intravenously-administered... more
Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage from adolescent alcohol exposure in rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during... more
Novel combination of drugs may overcome drug-resistant cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study suggests that a combination of three drugs, including a new class of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase inhibitors, could overcome cross-therapy resistance. more
Pharmaceutical company settles with counties in opioid suit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Endo Pharmaceuticals says it has reached a settlement in its claims with the first two Ohio counties set to go to trial in the national opioid lawsuit. more
Mini kidneys grown from stem cells give new insights into kidney disease and therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Medical researchers have grown 'miniature kidneys' in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop... more
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physical chemists have clarified which chemical reactions take place during PUVA therapy. The therapy involves light-induced damage to the DNA of diseased... more
The journey of the pollen  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
When insects carry the pollen from one flower to another to pollinate them, the pollen must attach to and detach from different surfaces. Scientists have discovered that the mechanisms are far more complex than previously assumed. They differ... more
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The term "PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation.' Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from umbelliferous plants such... more
Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists have found strong evidence that three genes from Lactobacillus species can mediate adhesion to the vaginal epithelium. more
A new path to cancer therapy: developing simultaneous multiplexed gene editing technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have developed a new gene editing system that could be used for anticancer immunotherapy through the simultaneous suppression of proteins that interfere with... more
Lab-on-a-chip drives search for new drugs to prevent blood clots  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The effectiveness of current anti-clotting medication can be limited due to the risk of complications. This is driving a need for alternatives that can both prevent the formation... more
Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. Although known to be associated with overly excitable neurons in the spinal cord, the mechanisms... more
New addiction research center receives trove of molecules from embattled opioidmaker  Science Magazine · 2 days
Purdue Pharma will share drug candidates and blood samples with Oklahoma State University, the beneficiary of a previous legal settlement more
Lab-on-a-chip drives search for new drugs to prevent blood clots  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A tiny lab the size of a postage stamp could be the next big thing in the search for safer anti-clotting drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes. more
A new path to cancer therapy: Developing simultaneous multiplexed gene editing technology  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Dr. Mihue Jang and her group at the Center for Theragnosis of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, President Byung-gwon Lee) announced... more
Researchers find possible causes for lacking of effective therapy for multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Medications currently used to treat multiple sclerosis can merely reduce relapses during the initial relapsing-remitting phase. more
Lighting up proteins with Immuno-SABER  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new DNA-nanotechnology-based approach called Immuno-SABER, that combines the protein targeting specificity of commonly available antibodies with a DNA-based signal-amplification strategy that enables the highly multiplexed visualization of many proteins in the same sample with... more
Spending on illicit drugs in US nears $150 billion annually  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Spending on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine fluctuated between $120 billion and $145 billion each year from 2006 to 2016, rivaling what Americans spend each year on alcohol,... more
Abcam collaborates with Visikol to develop new tools for improved tissue clearing and 3D imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Abcam, a global innovator in life science reagents and tools, and Visikol, a contract research organization focused on... more
Albumedix announces evaluation agreement with a top pharma collaborator  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Novartis and Albumedix Ltd. have entered into an agreement to evaluate the development of several first-in-class therapeutics using Albumedix’s Veltis technology platform and associated technologies. more
Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to... more
Germany's Bayer sells Animal Health unit for $7.6 bn  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
German chemical and pharmaceutical group Bayer said Tuesday it was selling its Animal Health business unit to US-based drug firm Elanco for $7.6 billion to create an industry giant. more
Nanoparticle relieved symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in mice  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy have developed a nanoparticle that alters the gut microbiome and alleviates symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in mice more effectively than... more
A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Most pharmaceuticals must either be ingested or injected into the body to do their work. Either way, it takes some time for them to reach their intended targets, and they... more
NewMed teams up with the experts to offer PEMF devices for healthcare professionals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
NewMed Ltd., based in Kent, has teamed up with a number of complementary and alternative healthcare experts following the launch of their... more
Sweetdreams with the new EarthPulse PEMF range  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
NewMed are excited to announce the addition of EarthPulse to their localized Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy product range. more
Senior elite British gymnast, James Hall, recommends PEMF therapy to achieve champion state  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When multi award-winning gymnast, James Hall, suffered a fall at the 2019 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships and injured his shoulder, he knew... more
NewMed's new PEMF product education guide  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
So after a lot of time and effort, NewMed have released their new PEMF (Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field) therapy education guide. more
NHS approved to cover PEMF therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The UK’s National Health System, funded by the government, has approved an application to cover and pay for a low-level PEMF therapy device. more
FDA approves cold atmospheric plasma technology for first-ever use in clinical trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cold atmospheric plasma technology, currently the only way to remove microscopic cancer tumors remaining from surgery, has been approved by the U.S. Food and... more
Magnetically targeted drugs  nanowerk · 3 days
Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas. more
Study shows synergistic effects of drugs that inhibit cell division in pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, with patients surviving on average less than a year once the disease has spread. more
FDA approves new drug to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xenleta (lefamulin) to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. more
US attorney seeks to block plan for supervised drug center  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Photos of young people lost to the opioid crisis are perched outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside weighs a plan for a... more
Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Two weeks after Louisiana patients started receiving medical marijuana, pharmacies haven't reported any supply chain problems and the program appears to be going smoothly more
Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Prices for brand-name prescription medicines are still climbing, just not quite as much more
SLU researchers receive $2.1 million to find non-addictive pain medications  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Neuropathic pain affects between 15 and 20 million people in the U.S. This type of pain can occur after injuries to the nervous system due to trauma, disease... more
Targeting cell division in pancreatic cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Study provides new evidence of synergistic effects of drugs that inhibit cell division and support for further clinical trials. more
A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting  MIT · 3 days
Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas. more
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