MS drug could reduce painful side effects of common cancer treatment

MS drug could reduce painful side effects of common cancer treatment

Researchers have discovered why many multiple myeloma patients experience severe pain when treated with the anticancer drug bortezomib… Researchers have discovered why many multiple myeloma patients experience severe pain when treated with the anticancer drug bortezomib. The study suggests that a drug already approved to treat multiple sclerosis could mitigate this effect, allowing myeloma patients […]

Factbox – Who are Hong Kong's top biotech IPO hopefuls?

Factbox – Who are Hong Kong's top biotech IPO hopefuls?

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Biotechs without revenue can apply to list in Hong Kong from Monday under new rules aimed at attracting listings, mostly from China’s fast-developing market. The move is part of a bold effort to rival New York’s Nasdaq, the biggest and best-known finance hub for biotech companies. Companies (in alphabetical order) that […]

Irish brothers hoping to cure cancer with drug made from deadly snake venom find it benefits 66 per cent of terminally ill …

Irish brothers hoping to cure cancer with drug made from deadly snake venom find it benefits 66 per cent of terminally ill …

snakes alive! Dubliners Dr Paul and John Reid started Celtic Biotech in 2003 and developed a drug using a protein in rattlesnake venom that attacks cancer cells TWO Irish brothers trying to cure cancer using snake venom have had a major breakthrough — after terminally ill testers gave it the thumbs up. Dr Paul and John […]

Cancer drugs to be covered by government procurement

Cancer drugs to be covered by government procurement

(ECNS)– China will launch three measures on May 1 to lower the retail price of cancer drugs, said Zeng Yixin, deputy director of the National Health Commission. Zeng said the country will reduce the tariff rate for imported drugs to zero, purchase anti-cancer drugs covered by the medical insurance system through government procurement and also […]

Multiple sclerosis drug could reduce painful side effects of common cancer treatment

Multiple sclerosis drug could reduce painful side effects of common cancer treatment

Researchers from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have discovered why many multiple myeloma patients experience severe pain when treated with the anticancer drug bortezomib. The study, which will be published April 27 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that a drug already approved to treat multiple sclerosis could mitigate this effect, allowing […]

Telomerase discovery paves way for drugs to combat aging and cancer

Telomerase discovery paves way for drugs to combat aging and cancer

By Sally Robertson, BScApril 27, 2018 Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have published the first detailed image of the molecular structure of human telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens chromosomes and extends the lifespan of a cell. Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock.com Telomerase adds short regions of DNA called telomeres to the ends of chromosomes, which […]

Cancer Drug Helps Treat Tuberculosis

Cancer Drug Helps Treat Tuberculosis

Biomedical engineers have discovered an unlikely potential ally in the global fight against tuberculosis — an FDA-approved drug originally designed to treat cancer.Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are naturally produced by animals to break down connective tissue for a wide array of biological processes such as wound repair, growth and tissue development. Many diseases, however, can hijack […]