A Look at Cancer Drug Development with Dr. Harvey Berger

A Look at Cancer Drug Development with Dr. Harvey Berger

In recent years, the number of new cancer drugs on the market has risen quite rapidly, with many more in development and actively being tested in clinical trials around the globe. But drug development can take many years to see the idea of a new therapy in a lab to a tested, approved treatment on […]

Former Alexion Executives Raise $37M To Form New Rare Drug Company

Former Alexion Executives Raise $37M To Form New Rare Drug Company

Three former heads of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. have established a new rare disease drug company in Farmington with $37 million in early stage funds, the company announced Wednesday. Rallybio was co-founded in January by Alexion’s former global head of research and development, Martin Mackay, as well as a former head of research, Stephen Uden, and […]

Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds

Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds

But a new study suggests that some classes of anticholinergic drugs — particularly those used to treat depression, Parkinson’s and urinary incontinence — carry a higher risk than others. Anticholinergic drugs function by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerves and muscles. They are prescribed […]

Pre-clinical research may slow or reverse effects of Parkinson's, patients weigh in

Pre-clinical research may slow or reverse effects of Parkinson's, patients weigh in

A man with Parkinson’s disease sits on his hand during an interview. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. —  There may be a potential breakthrough in the fight against Parkinson’s. ABC 33/40′ with two people who live with the disease about new findings from Purdue University researchers. Published in the scientific journal Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, the researchers […]

New Uses for Existing Antiviral Drugs

New Uses for Existing Antiviral Drugs

Zika virus. Ebola virus. Influenza. SARS and MERS corona viruses. Existing and emerging viral diseases are an increasing problem, particularly in developing countries. The World Health Organization has called for better control of viral diseases, but developing drugs for this purpose can be challenging. Now, a multinational team of scientists and clinicians led by Denis […]