Cancer drugs may help the liver recover from common painkiller overdoses

Cancer drugs may help the liver recover from common painkiller overdoses

Experimental anticancer drugs may help protect against liver damage caused by acetaminophen overdoses. In mice poisoned with the common painkiller, the drugs prevented liver cells from entering a sort of pre-death state known as senescence. The drugs also widened the treatment window: Mice need to get the drug doctors currently use to counteract an overdose […]

Innovation and collaboration: key catalysts for scientific break-throughs

Innovation and collaboration: key catalysts for scientific break-throughs

During my time at Illumina I had a realisation: restricted access to data, and an industry-wide aversion to collaboration, was delaying and in some instances preventing the discovery of treatments and cures for cancer, as well as consistently hampering progress and innovation across biomedical research. Even publicly available data for research, which is growing at […]

HIV drug research in Wales to cut infection risk

HIV drug research in Wales to cut infection risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The PrEP drugs can cut HIV infection rates by over 80% A new study into a “game-changing” drugs to prevent HIV infections hopes to pinpoint ways to make them even more effective. The drugs – known as PrEP – have been proven to reduce the chance of acquiring an […]

New lead for Alzheimer's research proposed

New lead for Alzheimer's research proposed

Researchers identified a connection between the way neurons handle iron and mutations that may cause inherited Alzheimer’s disease… A team of scientists have suggested a link between the rare genetic mutations that cause Alzheimer’s disease and iron in our cells. Alzheimer’s disease is known to be the most common cause of dementia, and with 850,000 […]

Irish scientists make major breakthrough in breast cancer research

Irish scientists make major breakthrough in breast cancer research

Irish scientists have identified why there is a high relapse rate after chemotherapy in women who have the most aggressive form of breast cancer. The breakthrough has enabled the researchers at NUI Galway to develop a drug with potential for clinical use, which not only improves the effectiveness of the initial chemotherapy treatment but also […]

New Triple-Combo Pill Aids Blood Pressure: Study

New Triple-Combo Pill Aids Blood Pressure: Study

Tips for a Healthier Heart By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according […]

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