New method identifies how drugs attack bad cells

New method identifies how drugs attack bad cells

Image: Pixabay A team of scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has demonstrated a new method to target specific proteins, protein family and especially protein-to-protein interactions. Their method is expected to prevent various diseases particularly cancers. Scientists primarily mapped out all of these proteins and identify how they reacted with one another and how […]

New Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts

New Drug Could Sustain Oxygen-Starved Hearts

Running low on oxygen is a major danger for any of your body’s tissues, but the heart is particularly sensitive to such hypoxic conditions, which can lead to long-term tissue damage or even heart attacks. In new studies conducted at UC San Francisco, a novel oxygen-delivery therapeutic restored the function of oxygen-starved heart tissue in […]

Promising new dementia treatment

Promising new dementia treatment

There is renewed hope for people living with dementia with an Australian trial involving a once-a-day pill underway. The pill called Anavex 2-73 was shown in a smaller study to relieve symptoms and slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease. “We need to remain cautious in our expectations as the earlier study was quite small, but we […]

Okanagan clinical team to research Alzheimer's Disease drug

Okanagan clinical team to research Alzheimer's Disease drug

A Kelowna clinical research team has been selected to conduct experimental trials on a new medication that would modify the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease. The Medical Arts Health Research Group will carry out a phase 3 study in the research process, which if successful would lead next to Health Canada and U.S. Food and Drug […]

Global Healthcare Contract Research Organization (Drug Discovery, Pre-Clinical, Clinical) Market Segment Forecasts …

Global Healthcare Contract Research Organization (Drug Discovery, Pre-Clinical, Clinical) Market Segment Forecasts …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 19, 2018–The “Healthcare Contract Research Organization (CRO) Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Drug Discovery, Pre-Clinical, Clinical), By Service, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 – 2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global healthcare contract research organization (CRO) market is expected to reach USD 51.3 billion by […]

'Body on a chip' could revolutionize drug research, replace animal testing

'Body on a chip' could revolutionize drug research, replace animal testing

Bringing a new drug to market takes roughly a decade and requires expensive and arduous testing on humans and animals. But a new technology developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims to cut that time by half and perhaps replace animal testing entirely. The device, roughly the size of a paperback, is nicknamed “the body on […]

Study involving hundreds of patient samples may reveal new treatment options of leukemia

Study involving hundreds of patient samples may reveal new treatment options of leukemia

Study co-authors Shannon McWeeney, Ph.D., Jeff Tyner, Ph.D., and Cristina Tognon, Ph.D. Credit: OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff After more than five years and 672 patient samples, an OHSU research team has published the largest cancer dataset of its kind for a form of leukemia. The study, “Functional Genomic Landscape of Acute Myeloid Leukemia”, published today in Nature. […]

Anthem's HealthCore and Novo Nordisk Launch Study to Understand Effectiveness of a New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Anthem's HealthCore and Novo Nordisk Launch Study to Understand Effectiveness of a New Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Novo Nordisk and HealthCore, which manufacturers the once weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist Ozempic (semaglutide), are working together to launch the first of its kind pragmatic study to understand the benefits of semaglutide as compared with all other available diabetes drugs in a real-world pragmatic clinical trial for Type 2 diabetes—one of the nation’s fastest growing […]

Engineered enzyme eliminates nicotine addiction in preclinical tests

Engineered enzyme eliminates nicotine addiction in preclinical tests

La Jolla, CA – Oct. 17, 2018 – Scientists at Scripps Research have successfully tested a potential new smoking-cessation treatment in rodents. In a study published online in Science Advances on Oct. 17, 2018, the scientists gave nicotine-dependent rats an engineered enzyme that breaks down nicotine in the bloodstream before it can reach the brain. […]