Tag: "drug" at medical news
TB Alliance announces new drug discovery program with GlaxoSmithKline
...is (TB). The program significantly enhances the TB drug
pipeline by adding several novel classes of compou...n. Briefings from the TB Alliance on status of TB drug
pipeline and discussion with GlaxoSmithKline, patient and public health groups. A Q&A session for jo...
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...cts, which have plagued many promising Alzheimer's drug
candidates, Good says. She notes, for instance, that experimental vaccines targeting beta amyloid proteins have been tried in animals, but these have triggered severe immune responses that have prevented their use. "We are currently trying to make de...
Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers
...to treat patients. Khavari said he could imagine a drug
that blocks the collagen VII fragment being used pre-emptively to prevent skin cancer from spreading in people who are highly susceptible, such as children with RDEB or people who are chronically immune suppressed due to organ transplantation. Despit...
Patient with drug-resistant form of HIV identified
...t can mutate to escape immune attack or to acquire drug
resistance with surprising speed. One lesson to be...ps, such as men who have sex with men, intravenous drug
users, and sex workers and their clients."...
Medically supervised drug injection facilities safer for users
...ities that provide medical supervision for illicit drug
injections could reduce syringe sharing among user...er injection facility in September 2003. Injection drug
users in the facility can access sterile injecting equipment, inject preobtained illicit drugs under...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
... treatment practices, including recommendations on drug
and procedure usage. Professor Priori states, "W... and guidelines focus on such data in recommending drug
dosages and procedures. Thus women are being treated as if they are men, despite the notable differ...
Benign separation process being advanced for pharmaceutical industry
...separation processes has not been available to the drug
industry. Now Virginia Tech researchers with suppo...rcritical fluid chromatography (SFC) to be used in drug
development. The research will be presented at the 229th American Chemical Society national meeting ...
Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
...cognize methamphetamine and boost tolerance to the drug
through an unusual vaccine-like mechanism. Their f...IV. The new study is the first to suggest that the drug
can engage the body's defense system to attack methamphetamine in such a way that makes users inclin...
Use of potentially inappropriate medications among elderly common in some European countries
...icle. It is likely to increase the risk of adverse drug
events, which are estimated to be the fifth most c...c (medication used to reduce anxiety or agitation) drug
use (1.8 times increased risk), and depression (1.3 times increased risk). The odds of potentially i...
Mayo Clinic discovers 'new pathway' against pancreatic cancer
...atic cells more sensitive to gemcitabine, the sole drug
available for treating pancreatic cancer. This discovery may lead to new drug
development strategies for other cancers. Additional research will tell whether these same actors pl...
Does the college experience damage your brain?
...will speak on the use of meditation to treat ADHD, drug
addiction, and depression. The conference will also inaugurate the University's Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition-the first university lab dedicated to research on meditation and brain functioning in college students....
New ways to design safer & more effective topical (transdermal) drug delivery announced in the PNAS
...e the design of safer and more efficacious topical drug
delivery systems. Certain molecules, called chemi...e SC is a significant barrier to the absorption of drug
molecules across the skin. CPEs help drug
molecules penetrate into the skin by changing the structur...
Government wasting your taxpayer money on ineffective drug cure
...ugh there is no adequate scientific proof that the drug
is effective, according to an article published in...s, however the criteria established for use of the drug
is minimal. Even with this minimal criteria, CMS rejected 97% of the claims submitted in the first ...
HIV-1 spread through six transmission lines in the UK
... introduction of routine HIV-1 gene sequencing for drug
resistance. Scientists used this data to follow the changing number of infected individuals through time and estimate the demographic parameters shaping the epidemic. During the exponential growth phase, the transmission chains had an average growth...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
... answer numerous questions about their alcohol and drug
use, as well as their character traits and mood states, and to perform verbal IQ, working memory and vigilance tasks. Those individuals identified as binge drinkers reported less-positive moods than did non-binge drinkers. In addition, female binge...
Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue
...t signal molecules deep within the body to deliver drug
therapy," says Brewer, associate professor of chemistry. Matthew Mongelli of Maywood N.J., a postdoctoral associate in chemistry, and his colleagues in chemistry and biology at Virginia Tech, have been working with Theralase Technologies Inc. to desi...
Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
...rs for aging that would allow the FDA to approve a drug
designed to slow the aging process. Although Congress supplemented scarce aging research dollars by establishing the National Institute on Aging in 1974, that money has predominately gone to disease specific research, such as Alzheimer's disease, or...
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
...n risk giving their infant an unsafe amount of the drug
by way of their milk. Michael J. Avram, as... appeared in her breast milk within 24 hours after drug
administration because the dose is diluted by extensive distribution throughout the tissues of the b...
Rasagiline reduces disability for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease
...son's patients on levodopa treatment an additional drug
called rasagiline once daily can improve their mot...ce daily regimen was convenient to administer. The drug
was well tolerated in the old-age group (d70). Professor Rascol states: "This study has shown that r...
Drug abuse treatment slashes HIV-related sex behaviors in urban meth addicts
...udy evaluated the effectiveness of four behavioral drug
abuse treatments in reducing methamphetamine use a...demic in the United States is integrally linked to drug
use. Effective drug
abuse treatments that produce lasting behavioral changes among addicts at risk o...
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