'Undruggable' cancers treated by slowing growth could be 'holy grail', researchers say

'Undruggable' cancers treated by slowing growth could be 'holy grail', researchers say

Cancers which have been written off as “undruggable” by scientists because they appear impervious to conventional treatments have had their growth slowed or even reversed by an experimental new drug. Lab experiments with lung, skin, colon and pancreatic cancer cells found the recently discovered drug could drastically slow their growth, with similar effects seen in test […]

Researchers develop AI platform to rapidly identify optimal personalised drug combinations for myeloma patients

Researchers develop AI platform to rapidly identify optimal personalised drug combinations for myeloma patients

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from NUS has developed an AI technology platform that could enable doctors to prescribe personalised treatments for myeloma patients (From left: Professor Chng Wee Joo; Dr Edward Chow; Dr Masturah Rashid; and Professor Dean Ho). Credit: National University of Singapore A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) […]

Edging toward a cure — the fitful path of Alzheimer's research

Edging toward a cure — the fitful path of Alzheimer's research

It’s been a topsy-turvy time for Alzheimer’s research, with a recent string of disappointing results — but welcome doses of good news, too. To get a perspective on the ups and downs in the quest for a cure, I turned to Dr. Michelle Papka. Because she has a front-row seat on the roller-coaster. Papka, the […]

Choroidal Neovascularization | A Drug Pipeline Analysis Report 2018 | Technavio

Choroidal Neovascularization | A Drug Pipeline Analysis Report 2018 | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 13, 2018–Technavio has announced their latest pipeline analysis report on the drug pipeline for . The report includes a detailed analysis of the pipeline molecules under investigation within the defined data collection period to treat choroidal neovascularization. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180813005248/en/ Technavio has published a new […]

The Large Hidden Costs of Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

The Large Hidden Costs of Medicare's Prescription Drug Program

At a glance, Medicare’s prescription drug program — also called Medicare Part D — looks like the perfect example of a successful public-private partnership. Drug benefits are entirely provided by private insurance plans, with generous government subsidies. There are lots of plans to choose from. It’s a wildly popular voluntary program, with 73 percent of […]

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research new Clot buster set to revolutionise the treatment of strokes

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research new Clot buster set to revolutionise the treatment of strokes

PEGylated Streptokinase has been precisely engineered through decades of research for enhanced proteolytic stability and extended plasma half-life, fibrin-specificity and associated clot specificity. The Ministry of Science and Technology released a press statement that announced a new Clot Buster, PEGylated Streptokinase, was developed by Dr Girish Sahni, DG, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR and his team […]

Failed antibiotics team up to defeat superbugs

Failed antibiotics team up to defeat superbugs

The new work from BIDMC falls into that latter category. The researchers set out to test whether pairing up drugs could help them take down superbugs, even if they’re no longer effective individually. Their focus was on colistin, an antibiotic that was discontinued decades ago due to its toxicity to the kidneys. In desperation, scientists […]

Scientists claim Viagra could new miracle cure for BLINDNESS

Scientists claim Viagra could new miracle cure for BLINDNESS

IT might be hard to believe, but erectile dysfunction medication Viagra could make the blind see again. Scientists claim the little blue pills could actively repair damaged eyes and stop further loss of vision. PA:Press Association ‘Miracle’ sex drug Viagra might also cure blindness Tests by researchers at Colombia University in New York suggest the […]

These Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Mental Health Disorders

These Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Mental Health Disorders

They aren’t drugs you’d ever expect to see scribbled on a doctor’s prescription pad: ecstasy, “magic” mushrooms, ayahuasca. But in recent years, a number of small studies have explored the potential for psychedelic drugs to treat certain mental health conditions. And the results suggest that, along with talk therapy, the drugs may benefit […]