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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Human Antiviral 'GS-441524' Shows Great Promise Against Infectious Disease in Cats

Feb. 13, 2019 — The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly bringing benefit ... read more

Online Support for GPs Reduces Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions

Feb. 12, 2019 — New research shows that electronically-delivered prescribing feedback and online decision support for GPs reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory ... read more

Insurance Rules Make It Harder to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Feb. 12, 2019 — Insurance industry cost-control measures may be worsening the nation's opioid epidemic by limiting access to a key medication that treats addiction, according to ... read more

Cancer Comparison Across Species Highlights New Drug Targets

Feb. 12, 2019 — Cancer genes in mucosal melanoma, a rare and poorly understood subtype of melanoma, have been compared in humans, dogs and horses for the first time. Researchers sequenced the genomes of the same ... read more

How Viagra Puts a Brake on a Master Growth Regulator to Treat Heart Disease

Feb. 12, 2019 — When normal cells grow, divide or do any job in the body, they do so in response to a whole slew of internal sensors that measure nutrients and energy supply, and environmental cues that inform what ... read more

Investing in Antibiotics Critical to Saving Lives During Pandemic Influenza Outbreaks

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers have developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers detailed the function of cone snail insulins, bringing them one step closer to developing a faster-acting insulin to treat ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — A research team has now removed a major barrier for the use of kidney organoids as a tool to model kidney diseases, test drug toxicities and eventually for the creation of organ replacements, the ... read more

New Alzheimer's Therapy With Brain Blood Flow Discovery?

Feb. 11, 2019 — By discovering the culprit behind decreased blood flow in the brain of people with Alzheimer's, biomedical engineers at have made possible promising new therapies for the ... read more

Masterswitch Discovered in Body's Immune System

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists have discovered a critical part of the body's immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans. The study ... read more

New Tuberculosis Drug May Shorten Treatment Time for Patients

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis has been shown to be more effective against TB than isoniazid, a decades-old drug which is currently one of the standard treatments. In mouse studies, ... read more

Changes in Lung Cells Seen Almost Immediately After Contact With Low-Molecular Weight PAHs

Feb. 11, 2019 — A new study shows cancer-promoting changes in lung cells as soon as 30 minutes after exposure to low-molecular weight PAHs, adding further evidence that regulators may be underestimating the risk of ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Fears around leaving infectious diseases untreated and poorly enforced antibiotic supply controls could hamper efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in low to middle income countries, according to ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Engineers have devised a new, non-invasive way to monitor the stiffness of single living cells, using acoustic waves. Their technique could be used to study many biological phenomena, such as cell ... read more

New Research Insights Hold Promise for Kids With DMD

Feb. 11, 2019 — Prednisone, the current standard of care used to treat kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), reduces chronic inflammation but has harsh side effects. Eplerenone, a heart failure drug, is used ... read more

Antibody Could Increase Cure Rate for Blood, Immune Disorders

Feb. 11, 2019 — An antibody-based treatment can gently and effectively eliminate diseased blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow to prepare for the transplantation of healthy stem cells, according to a study in ... read more

Potent Marijuana Edibles Can Pose a Major Unrecognized Risk to Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Feb. 11, 2019 — With widespread legalization and increasing use, more care, education a research needed about how each marijuana formulation may affect and sometimes compromise the cardiovascular system of our aging ... read more

How Exercise May Protect Against Alzheimer's

Feb. 8, 2019 — A hormone called irisin -- produced during exercise -- may protect neurons against Alzheimer's ... read more

Genome Scientists Develop Novel Approaches to Studying Widespread Form of Malaria

Feb. 8, 2019 — Scientists have developed a novel way with genome sequences to study and better understand transmission, treat and ultimately eradicate Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of ... read more

Women's Hormones Play Role in Drug Addiction, Higher Relapse Rates

Feb. 8, 2019 — Female-specific interventions are needed, but in the meantime, treatment centers could use this study to educate women about their stronger mental connections to places and ... read more

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