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New drug helps reduce inflammation in patients in early stages of stroke

New drug helps reduce inflammation in patients in early stages of stroke

Researchers at the University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, UK, have shown that an anti-inflammatory drug, which has been given to...
Single-pill HIV-1 treatment receives positive support

Single-pill HIV-1 treatment receives positive support

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products (CHMP) for Human Use of the European Medicines...
Siponimod drug can reduce disability progression of multiple sclerosis

Siponimod drug can reduce disability progression of multiple sclerosis

New trial results revealed this week have confirmed that the drug siponimod can reduce the risk of disability progression in those with secondary progressive...
Does drug effectiveness depend on the individual?

Does drug effectiveness depend on the individual?

Researchers at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have demonstrated that there is no definitive reason as to why drug effectiveness varies between people, but rather many...
Synthetic molecule kills five types of deadly drug-resistant superbugs

Synthetic molecule kills five types of deadly drug-resistant superbugs

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, and IBM Research have developed a synthetic...
Increasing inhaled steroid doses not effective for severe asthma symptoms

Increasing inhaled steroid doses not effective for severe asthma symptoms

Researchers have found that increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms are exacerbated does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups in children. The study,...
Could a blood test predict if breast cancer drug palbociclib is helping?

Could a blood test predict if breast cancer drug palbociclib is helping?

A new study has found a blood test for cancer DNA which could help predict if a woman is responding to the new breast...
20% of antibiotics prescriptions are inappropriate

20% of antibiotics prescriptions are inappropriate

As antibiotic resistance continues to be more prevalent, new research published by Public Health England has revealed that at least 20% of all antibiotics...
Antidepressants do work, says new study

Antidepressants do work, says new study

A new study has called an end to a long-lasting debate regarding antidepressants, revealing that they are indeed effective at reducing symptoms of acute...
A new family of antibiotics found in dirt samples

A new family of antibiotics found in dirt samples

Scientists at Rockefeller University, US, have discovered a new family of antibiotics in samples of soil which could prove significant in the battle against...
Jean-Charles Soria receives cancer drug development reward

Jean-Charles Soria receives cancer drug development award

Professor Jean-Charles Soria has been awarded the TAT 2018 Honorary Award for cancer drug development across molecular targeted agents, precision medicine and immunotherapy. In the...
Older antibiotic compounds to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance: older compounds to tackle a modern issue

Scientists at the University of Leeds, UK, are looking at previously discarded chemical compounds to see if there is anything that could help develop...
Does aspirin have crucial anticancer properties?

Does aspirin have crucial anticancer properties?

An international study has been launched by Cancer Research UK to answer the final questions before aspirin could be recommended to reduce cancer risk. Studies...
Is it time to rethink how we treat lymphatic filariasis in urban areas?

Is it time to rethink how we treat lymphatic filariasis in urban areas?

New research published today raises questions regarding the effectiveness of the large-scale distribution of medication to treat lymphatic filariasis (LF) in urban areas. Researchers from...
Antibiotic resistance at higher levels worldwide

Antibiotic resistance at higher levels worldwide

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) first surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a variety of serious bacterial infections across...
Hormone therapy may stop depression during menopause

Could a new drug improve HIV treatment?

A new HIV treatment could reduce medication intake from a daily routine to a much less strenuous weekly basis, according to new research. 37 million...
Alternative therapies could reduce antibiotic resistance

Alternative therapies could reduce antibiotic resistance

US researchers have said that new treatments for mild infections could help slow the mutation of severe bacterial infections with less antibiotic resistance. In a...
Antibiotic resistance: ‘Sleeping’ bacteria identified

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Sleeping’ bacteria identified

‘Sleeper cells’, which can survive doses of antibiotics and lie resting in a dormant state, may hold a key to understanding antibiotic resistance, research...

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