Although neglected diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden, they are targeted by only a small proportion of the new drugs developed every year. Between January 2012 and September 2018, a total of 256 new drugs entered the market, but only eight (3.1%) were designed to treat neglected diseases. This value exceeds the […]Continue Reading ...
Two new guidelines about the treatment and management of psoriasis have been released by the American Academy of Dermatology, providing physicians with new evidence-based standards of how to treat the disease through the use of biologic medications and in recognizing the subsequent physical and mental comorbidities that occur with many patients. Psoriasis is a chronic […]Continue Reading ...
UT Southwestern researchers have identified two proteins that act as gatekeepers to dampen a potentially life-threatening immune response to chronic infection. The proteins – the transcription factors SIX1 and SIX2 – activate cellular pathways required for fetal development and later switch to a new role in which they repress these pathways in adult immune system […]Continue Reading ...
University of Otago scientists have discovered a way to view the immune cell “landscape” of bowel cancer tumours, paving the way towards more individualised medicine and treatment for many other diseases in future. In a paper recently published and featuring on the cover of the Journal of Immunology, the scientists have shown the incredible diversity […]Continue Reading ...
We are repeatedly exposed to the influenza virus via infections, vaccinations and our communal environments. The annual flu shot is believed to be the best line of defense, and doctors recommend vaccinations every year because the flu virus is in a constant state of adaptation and mutation, rendering older vaccines obsolete. The conventional wisdom guiding […]Continue Reading ...
Mar 19 2019 At Pittcon 2019, Bruker this week highlights new and innovative analytical systems and high-value applied market solutions for food analysis, pharma applications, materials science research and quality control, clinical and preclinical research, and advances in scientific software solutions. Frank H. Laukien, Ph.D., Bruker’s President and CEO, commented: Our new analytical instruments and […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — Responding to the steep, recent rise in the use of addictive e-cigarettes among kids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it would go ahead with efforts to restrict sales of some types of flavored vaping products to minors. The new restrictions were first announced in November. Under […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that could pave the way for the next generation of optical tweezers. A team of researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Bristol and Exeter, have created a new method of moving microscopic objects around using micro-robotics. Currently, optical tweezers – which are used to study proteins, biological molecular […]Continue Reading ...
Small children may one day avoid invasive, painful and often traumatic esophageal tube-testing for gut damage and celiac disease with a new method of simply blowing into a glass tube to provide effective diagnoses. Research published today in international journal Scientific Reports describes an exciting new breath test that could have global implications on how […]Continue Reading ...
A new algae-based treatment could reduce the need for amputation in people with critical limb ischaemia, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation, published today in the journal npj Regenerative Medicine. Researchers at St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College London have made small capsules from brown algae which hold macrophages, a type […]Continue Reading ...
In an article published today by SAGE Publishing, investigators from The Nagourney Cancer Institute and The Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, announced a new approach to identifying effective treatments for patients with advanced metastatic cancers. A drug commonly used to treat kidney and liver cancer was discovered effective for breast cancer, which […]Continue Reading ...
A team of worldwide researchers including engineers from the University of Utah have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments. This new procedure involves the use of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Canadian researchers, working in partnership with Brazilian colleagues, have developed 13 bioluminescence sensors for use in testing the effectiveness of new medical drugs in the laboratory. The study, published in the journal Science Signaling, paves the way for characterizing and testing new drugs. The biosensors are based on the action of […]Continue Reading ...
A large clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed heart valve performed better than surgery in patients who were good candidates for surgery.Continue Reading ...
Mar 15 2019 Metrohm is pleased to present the latest compliant handheld Raman solution for the pharmaceutical industry. Mira P offers enhanced resolution, new immersion sampling and validation accessories, and ergonomic features that improve user experience. Mira P is fast, easy, and accurate helping users optimize the inspection of incoming goods, formulation verification, and process […]Continue Reading ...
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