Updated : Sep 20, 2019 in Research Articles

Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of medulloblastoma in mouse models than existing treatments…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ageing research to accelerate with experimental validation in AI-powered drug discovery

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, London, UK: The Biogerontology Research Foundation salutes its Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor Alex Zhavoronkov on leading a team of researchers…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs

The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80 per cent to avoid the development and…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Comparing opioid prescription fills after surgery across countries

Bottom Line: Higher proportions of patients in the United States and Canada filled opioid prescriptions after surgery compared with Sweden. This analysis examined differences in…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

‘Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – Anti Allergy Agents’, indexed in Scopus

The eBook, 'Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Anti Allergy Agents', published by Bentham eBooks, has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. Scopus is the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

USPSTF recommendation on medications to reduce breast cancer risk

Bottom Line: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) added aromatase inhibitors to its recommendation that clinicians offer medications to reduce the risk of breast…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

AI learns the language of chemistry to predict how to make medicines

University of Cambridge researchers have shown that an algorithm can predict the outcomes of complex chemical reactions with over 90% accuracy, outperforming trained chemists. The…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

A breakthrough in imaginative AI with experimental validation to accelerate drug discovery

September 3rd, 2019, London, UK: Deep Knowledge Analytics salutes its parent company, Deep Knowledge Ventures, in the landmark Nature Biotechnology publication of its portfolio company,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients

Immediately following severe burns, bacteria reach the wound from different sources, including the patient's skin, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tracts and health care-related human contact. Within…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use

As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study reports that prescriptions are not backed up…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Breast cancer can form ‘sleeper cells’ after drug treatment

Breast cancer medicines may force some cancer cells into 'sleeper mode', allowing them to potentially come back to life years after initial treatment. These are…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Novel molecules designed by artificial intelligence in 21 days are validated in mice

Highlights: The traditional drug discovery starts with the testing of thousands of small molecules in order to get to just a few lead-like molecules and…

Updated : Aug 31, 2019 in Uncategorized

Diabetes medication shows potential to reduce heart disease

TORONTO, August 31, 2019 - A new study from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada shed lights on how a class of medications that help…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

$2M from NIH to extract meaningful data from CRISPR screens

Protein-coding genes comprise a mere 1% of DNA. While the other 99% of DNA was once derided as "junk," it has become increasingly apparent that…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Does appointment time influence primary care opioid prescribing?

Bottom Line: Physicians at primary care appointments were more likely to prescribe opioids for pain later in the day and as appointments ran more behind…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Better chemistry through tiny antennae

Tokyo, Japan - A research team at The University of Tokyo has introduced a powerful method for actively breaking chemical bonds using excitations in tiny…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Popular pain medication associated with greater risk of hypoglycemia

Since its approval in 1995, the opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) has become a widely prescribed remedy for osteoarthritis and other painful indications,…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

MUSC’s Patrick Woster joins Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame

Patrick M. Woster, Ph.D., SmartState® Chair in Drug Discovery and chair of the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences at the Medical University of…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Teen birth control use linked to depression risk in adulthood

Women who used oral contraceptives during adolescence are more likely to develop depression as adults, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. In…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Little-used drug combination may extend the lives of lung transplant patients

Baltimore, Md., August 28, 2019 - Lung transplantation can prolong the lives of patients with end-stage lung disease, but the median survival rate after lung…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

U of T researchers engineer antibodies that unlock body’s regenerative potential

Our body makes antibodies to fight infections. But the synthetic versions of these molecules could hold the key to stimulating the body's ability to regenerate.…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

How to practice safer sunscreening

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2019 -- Scientists are using nanoparticle screening on personal care products and finding previously thought toxic chemicals may not be harmful.…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Shingles vaccination of older adults cost-effective in Canada

Vaccinating older adults against shingles in Canada is likely cost-effective, according to a study in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) , and the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Physicians slow to use effective new antibiotics against superbugs

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2019 - New, more effective antibiotics are being prescribed in only about a quarter of infections by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

One-third of pre-approved prescription drugs have not completed the FDA approval process

CATONSVILLE, MD, August 26, 2019 - The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Accelerated Approval Program was created in 1992 to significantly accelerate the ability to…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

New paper creates omega-3 calculator for researchers to specify EPA+DHA doses in studies

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition will make it possible for researchers to calculate how much omega-3 EPA and DHA…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Grant awarded to MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D.

BAR HARBOR, MAINE -- The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that James A. Coffman, Ph.D. , has received a two-year grant totaling $166,000 from the…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

The technology behind Bitcoin may improve the medications of the future

BLOCKCHAIN. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a prototype of an app that may potentially prescribe the optimal dose of medicine for the…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

K+ Channel Study Could Help Develop Drugs for Life-Threatening Conditions

In every living cell, from free-living bacterium to neurons in the human brain, highly specialized small conduits, known as potassium (K+) channels, are responsible for…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

It’s Fab! A hidden touch of antibody

"In our immune system, antibodies recognize viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells through their Fab arms, initiating recruitment of leucocytes for the destruction of these…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

The substance found in brown coal can help combat viruses

Scientists from Russia demonstrated a novel approach leveraging the combination of high-resolution mass spectrometry and chemoinformatics to identify biologically active molecular components of humic substances…