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New model mimics human tumors for accurate testing of cancer drugs

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have genetically engineered a new laboratory model that enables accurate testing of anti-cancer drugs by mimicking the complexity of human cancers. Using this advanced model, researchers will be able to discover the safest and most effective ways to use promising drugs called MCL-1 inhibitors in the clinic. The work […]

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Researchers develop potential drugs to help curb smoking

Washington State University researchers have created more than a dozen candidate drugs with the potential to curb smokers’ desire for nicotine by slowing how it is broken down in the body. The researchers hope the substances can help canadianpharmtabs.com people reduce their consumption of tobacco, if not quit altogether. The discovery, published in the Journal of […]

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There’s A New Antidepressant In Town, And It’s Poisoning People

Tianeptine, an unapproved drug meant to treat depression, is causing opioid-like highs — and poisonings. While overdoses and serotonin syndrome can cause serious problems in those who take antidepressants, an unapproved antidepressant is causing an alarmingly high number of calls to poison control centers in the United States. The drug, a medication called tianeptine, is […]

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Diabetes: Switching to common drugs raises risk of complications

Researchers set out to investigate how safe it is for patients with type 2 diabetes to switch from taking metformin, which is a standard “first-line” antidiabetic drug, to taking sulfonylureas, often prescribed to control blood sugar levels when metformin alone fails. They were led by Prof. Samy Suissa, from McGill University in Quebec, Canada. As […]

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Focussed ultrasound used to improve effects of cancer drugs

Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours. The new technology has been used in […]