- Scorpion Venom Could Lead To New Cancer Treatment
Okay, but that's not the way to extract it. fabriceh_com, CC BY-NC-SA By Benjamin Burke, University of Hull In the development of new drugs, taking something from nature and modifying it has been a successful tactic employed by medicinal chemists for ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 6 2015 - 2:31pm
- Fixing 'leaky' Blood Vessels To Combat Severe Respiratory Ailments
Leaky blood vessels in the lung can lead to acute respiratory distress. Shutterstock By Jalees Rehman, University of Illinois at Chicago ...
Article - The Conversation - Jan 18 2015 - 1:30pm
- Industry Clinical Trial Results More Likely To Be Disclosed Than Academic Ones
Academics have written a lot of articles claiming their competitors in the private sector selectively publish trials that favor their own interests don't care as much about transparency as academia, but is that really true? When it comes to investiga ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2015 - 6:43pm
- Glucose-Lowering Therapies To Treat Diabetes May Trigger Heart Failure
An examination of clinical trials covering more than 95,000 patients has found that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. Heart failure ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2015 - 9:08pm
- AstraZeneca's Antibiotic Spin Off
I just came back from Boston and the annual meeting of BAARN – the Boston Area Antibiotic Resistance Network symposium held at the Broad Institute. The meeting was interesting but the atmosphere was funereal. Many of those losing their jobs with the clos ...
Article - David Shlaes - Mar 20 2015 - 9:05am
- Human Respiratory Tissue Model For Toxicity Of Inhaled Pollutants
A 3-dimensional model of human respiratory tissue has been shown to be effective for measuring the impact of chemicals, like those found in cigarette smoke or other aerosols, on the lung. More effective lab-based tests are required to reduce the need for ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 29 2015 - 11:58am
- Statins Or No Statins?
Cholesterol-lowering statins have transformed the treatment of heart disease. But while the decision to use the drugs in patients with a history of heart attacks and strokes is mostly clear-cut, that choice can be a far trickier proposition for the tens o ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2015 - 2:24am
- Low T In Females
Testosterone replacement therapies are controversial in males so extending it to females will likely be even more so. But research involving mice suggests an association between low levels of androgens (which includes testosterone) and atherosclerosis and ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2015 - 4:30pm
- Muscle Regeneration After Traumatic Injury- No Donor Tissue Needed
Loss of muscle volume is a common debilitating outcome of traumatic orthopedic injury, resulting in muscle weakness and loss of limb function. The current best solution is muscle graft but a new therapeutic approach uses small pieces of autologous muscle ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2015 - 10:00am
- How To Conduct A Personalized Pancreas Cancer Clinical Trial
After performing thousands of unsuccessful experiments in his attempt to perfect the light bulb, Thomas Edison famously remarked: "I have not failed, not once. I've discovered ten thousand ways that don't work." Australian leaders of a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2015 - 9:16am