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New tuberculosis drug may shorten treatment time for patients

A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis has been shown to be more effective against TB than isoniazid, a decades-old drug which is currently one of the standard treatments. In mouse studies, the new drug showed a much lower tendency to develop resistance, and it remains in the tissues where the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria reside for […]

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New drug brings unexpected hope in targeting cancer cells

An unexpected finding in pre-clinical platelet studies by Baker Institute researchers could provide a novel approach to targeting and destroying difficult-to-treat cancer cells, providing new therapeutic options for a range of cancers. This latest finding, published in the journal Theranostics, was discovered while studying activated platelets in the setting of heart disease and may now […]

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Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells

A simple drug cocktail that converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain injuries. A team of researchers at Penn State identified a set of four, or even three, molecules that could convert glial cells—which normally provide support and insulation for neurons—into new […]

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Drug that clears out dead cells left mice more active

Could this be the fountain of youth? Drug that clears out dead cells left mice more active with lower levels of inflammation Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel investigated how the immune system clears away ageing cells  These cells are not completely dead but are irreparably damaged  They administered a drug that […]

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FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 — A new warning has been added to the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) after rare reports of patients suffering strokes and tears in the lining of the arteries in the head and neck, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Most patients with these issues developed symptoms within a day […]

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Drug Studies in Children Often Go Unfinished: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 — Drug approvals for adults often require future studies in children, but many of these studies are never completed, a new analysis finds. “More than 50 percent of all drugs approved by the FDA lack information on how to safely and effectively use the drug in children,” said study author Dr. […]