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The placebo effect: A new study underscores its remarkable power

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
According to new research, the effects of a placebo are so powerful that an inert pill has a good chance of reducing symptoms, even if patients know they are taking a dummy pill.

Study shows 'brain doping' is common in amateur sport

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Taking substances to enhance the brain is more popular among amateur athletes than taking drugs to boost the body.

Simulated human liver achieved in 'benchtop human' project

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2014 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Ultimately, the goal is to connect the individual organ modules chemically in a fashion that mimics the way the organs are connected in the body.

Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study links casual marijuana use with significant changes to parts of the brain.

New compound to treat depression identified

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jun, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified a compound, hydroxynorketamine, that may treat depression just as effectively as ketamine, without the unwanted side effects.

Decline in trials for Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer's disease during the past decade have failed, according to a study.

Magic Mushrooms Expand Your Mind And Amplify Your Brain’s Dreaming Areas

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2014 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition.

Kidney transplant drug halves the early risk of organ rejection

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug, called alemtuzumab, also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation.

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2014 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Daily pill for middle-aged could save 130,000 lives over 20 years in Britain alone, scientists suggest.

New drug reverses effects of Alzheimer’s disease in mice

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2014 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The compound, TC-2153, inhibits the negative effects of a protein called STEP on learning and memory. These cognitive functions are impaired in Alzheimer’s.

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Venom from scorpions or honeybees sounds like it wouldn’t do a person much good. But by directing a modified component just to tumors, researchers might leverage it into a drug.

Novel heart failure drug shows big promise

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2014 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
A study reports one of the biggest advances against heart failure in more than a decade. A drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.

Google's project to extend life, Calico, announces $1.5 billion research center

Posted in Business on 4th Sep, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Calico will work with big pharma to create and market new drugs for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's

New treatments show promise in prolonging human lifespan, but when can you get it?

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2014 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of people are taking anti-ageing drugs every day; they just don't know it.

Alzheimer’s-in-a-dish is 'first clear evidence' for amyloid hypothesis

Posted in Medicine on 14th Oct, 2014 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Finding promises to revolutionize drug discovery for neurodegenerative disorders.

US 'probes hackable flaws' in medical devices

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:49 PM
by AlexMuller
US officials have revealed they are investigating about two dozen suspected examples of medical equipment vulnerable to hack attacks, potentially putting patients' lives at risk.

How cannabis was used to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2014 11:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Cannabis is being used in a number of different therapeutic ways to bring relief for severe medical conditions.

Tiny 3D Printed Livers From Organovo Go On Sale

Posted in Medicine on 19th Nov, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea is that companies can use the printed tissue to test whether experimental drugs are safe for human livers.

Bladder cancer: 'Exciting' drug breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2014 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
A drug which makes a wide range of cancers more vulnerable to the body's immune system is "exciting" and may mark a new era, say doctors.

Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer.

New pulsed-magnetic method uses nanorods to deliver drugs

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique to magnetically deliver drug-carrying nanorods to deep targets in the body using magnetic fields could transform the way tumors are treated.

2015 human trial of nanobots to fight cancer and soon to repair spinal cords

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2014 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A human patient with late stage leukemia will be given nanobot treatment. They expect to remove the cancer within one month.

New approach could lead cancer cells down path of destruction

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have uncovered a new method that has the potential to greatly enhance the effectiveness of existing cancer treatments.

Smart nanoparticles take aim at cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2015 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in China have developed an intelligent nanoparticle system that delivers a chemotherapeutic drug directly to the nucleus of cancer cells.

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2015 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of Teixobactin could pave the way for a new generation of antibiotics because of the way it was discovered.

Micro-machines journey inside animal

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2015 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
In a case of science fiction meeting reality, microscopic machines have journeyed inside a living animal.

Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2015 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.

New fibers can deliver optogenetic signals and drugs directly into the brain while allowing simultaneous electrical readout

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jan, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT scientists have developed a new method of coping with the complexity of studying the brain.

An Anti-Aging Pill?

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2015 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Elysium Health, says it will be turning chemicals that lengthen the lives of mice and worms into over-the-counter vitamin pills that people can take to combat aging.

Implantable device targets tumors using electric fields

Posted in Medicine on 6th Feb, 2015 03:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The technique uses a small device containing a reservoir of chemotherapy that can be either implanted in the tumor or placed on the skin to create the electric field.

Resveratrol, found in red grapes, may help prevent memory loss in the elderly

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Resveratrol, touted for its potential to prevent heart disease, may also help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research.

Promising peptide for traumatic brain injury, heart attack and stroke

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Strokes, heart attacks, and traumatic brain injuries have a common end: cell death and human injury due to hypoxia, or lack of oxygen.

Alzheimer's £30m research collaboration begins

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A new network of £30m research centres is being launched to spearhead the search for an Alzheimer's cure.

UK Government pledges £300m to dementia research

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2015 04:30 PM
by AlexMuller
David Cameron said an international dementia institute would be established over the next five years in a bid to make the UK a world leader for research and medical trials.

Self-healing nanogel acts as long-term drug supply

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that can be injected through a syringe to supply one or two different drugs at a time.

Treating depression helps reduce cardiovascular risk

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2015 09:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that treating moderate to severe depression with antidepressants may have an added bonus: reducing cardiovascular risks.

Senolytics: A new class of drugs with the potential to slow the aging process

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
A new class of drugs found to slow the aging process in mice could have the same effects in humans.

A new approach to treating spinal cord injuries

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2015 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Spinal cord injuries are notorious for being practically irreversible, with accidents to the area often resulting in long-term paralysis.

Apple isn’t just satisfied reinventing health care, it’s targeting clinical trials as well​

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry now sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth.

Blood test uses human stem cells to predict severe drug reactions

Posted in Medicine on 27th Mar, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a blood test using human stem cells that predicts whether new drugs will cause severe side effects.

Nanoparticles open blood-brain barrier for delivery of molecules

Posted in Hardware on 27th Mar, 2015 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Currently 98 percent of therapeutic molecules are blocked by the barrier, but a new technique opens the door to new treatments for brain diseases.

Drug company has been accused of 'blocking' a cheap eye treatment

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap and effective drug to treat an eye condition: Age-related macular degeneration.

Hallucinogenic Ayahuasca might treat depression

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2015 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have been investigating Ayahuasca as a treatment for psychological conditions such as PTSD and anxiety. Now researchers are testing it as a treatment for depression.

First human clinical trial starting for drug that can turn off the gene that causes Huntington’s disease

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2015 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A groundbreaking new drug in the treatment for Huntington's disease.

US funded Study Confirms that Chemicals in Marijuana Help Fight Brain Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2015 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
The US National Institute on Drug Abuse has officially announced that marijuana holds the power to kill cancer cells.

Dementia 'halted in mice brains'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2015 06:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Tweaking the brain's immune system with a drug has prevented mice developing dementia, a study shows.

Drugs stimulate the body’s own stem cells to replace the brain cells lost through multiple sclerosis

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2015 03:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Two drugs can stimulate regeneration of damaged brain cells and reversing paralysis in animal models of MS.

How to identify which cancer drugs work best for each patient

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
An implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy.

Implanted micropump could deliver epilepsy drugs right into the brain

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2015 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A promising new treatment for epilepsy directly targets the nerve cells, deep within the brain, that cause seizures.

Nanotech drug holds promise for treating Parkinson's

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A rapidly aging population places a new imperative on the hunt for medicines to control, or even to cure, such neurodegenerative diseases.

Scientists identify novel drug mechanism that fights brain cancer

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2015 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed and tested a molecule that has the ability to disrupt the body's regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct rather than multiply.

Pfizer partnering with Ido Bachelet on DNA nanorobots

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2015 06:29 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful, and is backed by more research in the coming years, the team’s work could signal a transformation moment in cancer treatment.

Newly identified protein may hold key to preventing diabetes-induced blindness

Posted in Medicine on 26th May, 2015 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the nasty effects diabetes can have, leading to permanent loss of vision.

Psychedelic drugs should be legally reclassified, says psychiatrist

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 09:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Pre 1967 research showed "beneficial change in many psychiatric disorders"

Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone'

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.

Immunology Cancer treatment could replace chemotherapy as the standard treatment

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Immunotherapy treatments use the immune system to attack cancerous cells.

New drug triggers tissue regeneration: Faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
A new drug repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models.

Hope for Alzheimer's treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2015 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Studies show existing medicines could help restore protein production in brain and prevent memory loss, speeding up the search for a cure.

Antibody wipeout found to relieve chronic fatigue syndrome

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2015 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The latest study, involving 29 people with CFS, shows that repeated rituximab infusions can keep symptoms at bay for years.

Common drugs affect decisions to harm oneself and others

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2015 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Healthy people given citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others.

A drug delivery nanotech system holds promise for kidney cancer

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2015 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The device, called a mesoscale nanoparticle, could help boost the usefulness of some cancer drugs.

Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2015 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells to create a system that could serve as a model for early heart development.

New compounds identified that may treat depression rapidly with few side effects

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jul, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications.

Early signs that drug 'may delay Alzheimer's decline'

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease have emerged.

Research suggests that eye drops could spell the end of cataract surgery

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Treating cataracts by way of an eye drop might not be all that far away.

An anti-inflammatory 'smart drug' that activates only in high-inflammation areas

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
An important solution for immunosuppressed patients, older patients, and those undergoing chemotherapy.

A drug that dramatically lowers cholesterol approved by the FDA

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug is controversial because it is expected to cost about $14,000 a year.

Universal plaque-busting drug could treat various brain diseases

Posted in Science on 10th Aug, 2015 05:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A virus found in sewage has spawned a unique drug that targets plaques implicated in a host of brain-crippling diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Another promising drug for Parkinson's disease:

Posted in Science on 11th Aug, 2015 10:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug which has already been in use for decades to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow down progression of Parkinson's.

Drug protects against the effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2015 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The threat of a nuclear incident has raised awareness of the need for medicine that can prevent radiation damage.

The rise of intelligence enhancement

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Modafinil, which is typically used to treat sleep disorders, is a cognitive enhancer. Essentially, it can help normal people think better.

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, early research in the journal Nature suggests.

Antidepressant causes different brain changes in depressed and non-depressed individuals

Posted in Medicine on 5th Sep, 2015 08:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A common antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in different ways.

Jardiance, a Diabetes Drug, Cut Cardiovascular Deaths by 38%, Study Says

Posted in Medicine on 19th Sep, 2015 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
A widely used modern diabetes drug has been shown to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

A chemical relative of aspirin might help treat Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 21st Sep, 2015 09:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Salsalate, long used for rheumatoid arthritis, reduces toxic protein in mice study.

A new class of anti-obesity compounds with potential anti-diabetic properties

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Mice with pre-existing obesity lost 20 percent of their body weight and about 50 percent of their fat mass.

Timing Your Blood Pressure Meds Right Might Prevent Diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found that taking blood pressure medications at bedtime rather than waiting until morning may cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than half.

Rare 'healthy' smokers lungs explained

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2015 08:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained and the findings could lead to new drugs to improve lung function.

Drugs disguised as blood cells could target cancer

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2015 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s notoriously difficult to direct cancer drugs to only the cells you want to target; they often kill many healthy cells in the process.

Drug used to treat cancer appears to sharpen memory

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A drug that would sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer's disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive?

2015's Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Breakthroughs in Fighting Malaria and Parasites

Posted in Medicine on 5th Oct, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Two discoveries have provided a new means to combat these debilitating diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people annually.

Caffeinated plants give bees a buzz

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 05:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Many plants produce caffeine in their nectar. An experiment with artificial nectar has now shown that bees are attracted to and even drugged by the compound.

Drug-resistant malaria can infect African mosquitoes

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2015 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The scientists say the consequences of this would be dire, putting millions of lives at risk.

Nobel-winning drug 'tackles malaria'

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2015 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
A parasitic-worm-killing drug, whose discovery won the Nobel prize, may also cut cases of malaria, say researchers.

FDA approves use of engineered herpes virus to treat cancer

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2015 12:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The drug, which relies upon a genetically engineered herpes virus to attack and kill the cancerous cells, is the first virotherapy drug to gain approval.

Blood test could determine prostate cancer therapy

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2015 03:15 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test can determine whether prostate cancer patients are likely to respond to drugs, scientists say.

Researchers break blood-brain barrier with new ultrasound treatment

Posted in Medicine on 9th Nov, 2015 02:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A non-invasive way to deliver medication into the brain, opening the door to better treatments for tumours, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Scientists find key to malaria growth

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Protein molecules called cyclins cause cells to divide rapidly in the malaria parasite. Malaria is responsible for nearly half a million deaths a year.

Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer's disease shows anti-aging effects

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2015 04:10 PM
by AlexMuller
"If proven safe and effective for Alzheimer's, the anti-aging effect of J147 would be a benefit". The team aims to begin human trials next year.

UK government sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.

New Nerve Drugs May Finally Prevent Migraine Headaches

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2015 10:08 PM
by AlexMuller
The cause of migraine headaches has eluded scientists for centuries. Now a theory blaming one nerve has led to drugs that prevent attacks.

Molecule clears Alzheimer's plaques

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2015 07:01 PM
by AlexMuller
A molecule can clear Alzheimer's plaques from the brains of mice and improve learning and memory, Korean scientists have found in early tests.

'Garbage disposal' drug may slow Alzheimer’s and other diseases

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2015 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
A drug that boosts activity in the brain’s 'garbage disposal' system, can decrease levels of toxins associated with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Migraine-preventing drugs might be on the horizon

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2016 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon there might be a medication that can reduce the chance of getting a migraine, or even stop it once it’s started.

Marijuana helps Alzheimer’s patients, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2016 06:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Adding marijuana to the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease 'is safe and a promising treatment option', Israeli researchers conclude, in the latest study on the burgeoning practice.

Researchers kill drug-resistant lung cancer with 50 times less chemo

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jan, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Paclitaxel just got more effective. Researchers packaged the drug in containers derived from a patient’s immune system, protecting it from being destroyed as it reaches the tumor.

New pain-relief drug shapes as less addictive alternative to morphine

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Endomorphin could provide the pain-relieving benefits of morphine, but without the unwanted side effects,

Blood pressure medicine may improve conversational skills of individuals with autism

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The neurodevelopmental disorder impairs communication and can be treated with medications and therapies, but there is no cure.

Mind-altering drugs such as MDMA could be used to cure PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2016 04:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Post-traumatic stress disorder in the U.S. has reached crisis levels. About 8 percent of Americans experience PTSD; for veterans, that number is 30 percent.

Alzheimer's preventative drug hope

Posted in Medicine on 13th Feb, 2016 10:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.

Mini-brains to help us understand how chemicals affect the brain

Posted in Medicine on 17th Feb, 2016 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
In recent years, scientists have turned to "mini-brains", tiny lab-grown balls of brain cells, to test pharmaceuticals or better understand the causes of some diseases.

New drug could prevent impaired memory in schizophrenia sufferers

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A mutation thwarts the development of neurons that connect two parts of the brain together, the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus, while the brain is forming.

Researchers Have Discovered a Fast Way to Make Artificial Arteries for Testing Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2016 02:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Testing drugs on human tissues, without a whole human involved, can save money, time, and lives.

Rapidly building artificial arteries for testing drugs

Posted in Medicine on 28th Feb, 2016 12:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Promising drugs could be better tested before entering human trials.

Scientists finally get past the blood-brain barrier to treat cancer

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016 01:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The brain's defenses have long thwarted doctors from treating cancer.

New drug kills common brain cancer in children

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
While treatments are improving, success rates still lag behind other childhood cancers, particularly with an aggressive form of the cancer.

Alzheimer's may be prevented by antibody-releasing implant

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2016 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A new implantable capsule may provide a novel way of tackling Alzheimer's disease, preventing the buildup of harmful protein plaques in the brain.

Study reveals the possibility of curbing synapse loss in Alzheimer's

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2016 12:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Currently, there are 5 FDA-approved drugs for Alzheimer's, but they only boost cognition temporarily and do not address the causes of cognitive impairment.

New test measures cancer drugs success

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new scanning technique is being tested to see if it gives an early indication of how well cancer drugs are working on individual patients.

Neuronal structures associated with memory sprout in response to new drugs

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Drug candidates protect neurons against damage from substance implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Metformin Could Decrease Cancer Deaths

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2016 07:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Over 400 million people in the world have diabetes, 400 times higher compared to data collected in 1980.

Research identifies compound that could reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Posted in Medicine on 26th Apr, 2016 12:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A five-year study has found a way of 'reversing' symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, using fruit flies as test subjects.

Scientists uncover potential trigger to kill cancer

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease.

NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2016 02:20 AM
by AlexMuller
NHS England has reiterated it will not fund a "game-changer" drug treatment that can prevent HIV.

Supplements may prevent and reverse damage to aging brain

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
It's a mixture scientists believe could someday slow the progress of catastrophic neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, ALS and Parkinson's.

Some Antidepressants Might Actually Be Harmful to Children and Teens

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2016 09:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The effectiveness and risks of these drugs remain unclear due to the small number of clinical trials, many of which are flawed.

Ultrasound Opens the Brain to Promising Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jun, 2016 04:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Opening the blood-brain barrier with ultrasound helps remove the amyloid-β protein thought to be responsible for Alzheimer’s even without using any drugs.

A Drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jun, 2016 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists said we were now in an explosive stage of merging advances in computing with medicine.

Statin drugs reduce infection risk in stroke patients

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2016 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Statins reduced the risk of infection by 58 percent.

Heart Drug Could Limit Diabetes Blindness

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2016 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
There are an estimated 422 million people globally who have been diagnosed with diabetes. One of the most common complications of the disease is vision loss.

Marijuana compound removes alzheimer’s plaque from brain cells, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jun, 2016 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease may now be added to a list of diseases with promising treatment from cannabis, a new study says.

Drug combo that helps immune system attack cancer

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2016 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
'Cancers can remain inconspicuous in the body for months to years before causing major problems, leading the immune system to coexist rather than to attack cancers'

New cancer gene-drug combinations ripe for precision medicine

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Such combinations are expected to kill cancer cells, which have mutations, but not healthy cells, which do not.

First 'gold-standard' trial of ketamine's anti-depressant effects launched

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2016 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Clinical trial in Australia and New Zealand will compare response to multiple doses of the drug with placebo.

Decoy drug could prevent cancer's spread

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs.

Gene Therapy produces Dopamine in the Brain as path to Parkinsons treatment

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The Massachusetts company, is testing the idea in Parkinson’s patients who’ve agreed to undergo brain surgery and an injection of new DNA.

Ketamine component produces improvement in resistant depression within 2 hours

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2016 09:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Esketamine, component of the general anesthetic ketamine, shows rapid and significant improvement in depressive patients.

New immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as 'game changer'

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2016 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
An immunotherapy drug has been described as a potential "game-changer" in promising results presented at the European Cancer Congress.

New Study Finds Knowingly Taking Placebo Pills Eases Pain

Posted in Medicine on 18th Oct, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Fake pills reduced pain and disability in patients with low back pain.

New Alzheimer’s drug developed by Merck clears milestone in human clinical Trial

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2016 03:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain plaque inhibitor is now being tested in larger studies for efficacy against the neurodegenerative disease.

Hopes for a new Alzheimer's drug have been dashed

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2016 02:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A major trial of a drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has ended in failure.

Alzheimer's treatment within reach after successful drug trial

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2016 02:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Tablet that switches off production of toxic amyloid proteins could be first treatment licensed in a decade if it is also shown to slow mental decline.

How diabetes drug metformin prevents, suppresses cancer growth

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2016 04:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Ancient genetic pathway suggests new ways to fight cancers and support healthy ageing.

New chemical front found in battle against anxiety

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2017 01:29 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the National Institutes for Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect over 18 percent of the population in the United States alone.

Research Shows that Cannabis Could be a Non-Addictive Method for Pain Relief

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jan, 2017 02:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Research proposes an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that utilises the medicinal properties of cannabis.

The Cognitive Benefits of Smart Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2017 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Some nootropics can have a very beneficial impact on mental and physical functionality.

3 Exciting Biotech Trends to Watch Closely in 2017

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2017 10:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Even as political landscapes change, science and technology continue to push forward.

Marijuana could hold the key to treating Alzheimer's but drug laws stand in the way

Posted in Medicine on 11th Mar, 2017 03:09 PM
by Alex Muller
Cannabinoids can help remove dangerous dementia proteins from brain cells, researchers say.

'Huge advance' in fighting world's biggest killer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2017 09:46 AM
by Alex Muller
An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors.

A protein in spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2017 05:46 PM
by Alex Muller
A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research.

Cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2017 01:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Regular low doses of THC dramatically boosted memory and learning in older mice, say scientists, who plan a clinical trial in humans later this year.

'Heart attack risk' for common painkillers

Posted in Medicine on 11th May, 2017 05:16 PM
by Alex Muller
A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of common anti-inflammatory painkillers - such as ibuprofen - and heart attacks.

Clinical Review: Psilocybin therapy could be significantly better than current psychiatric treatments

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in magic mushrooms.

Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2017 05:44 PM
by Alex Muller
US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world's most threatening superbugs.

Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use in England

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A drug which could prolong life for people with advanced kidney cancer has been approved for use on the NHS in England and Wales.

'Living Drug' That Harnesses Immune System Clears Hurdle

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2017 04:16 PM
by Alex Muller
A new kind of cancer treatment that uses genetically engineered cells from a patient's immune system to attack their cancer easily cleared a crucial hurdle Wednesday.

Ketamine has 'truly remarkable' effect on depression

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2017 03:13 PM
by Alex Muller
After six months, 43% of the subjects said they had no significant symptoms of depression

Study: Psilocybin helps depressed patients 're-connect' to the world

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2017 05:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin is the primary mind-altering substance in psychedelic magic mushrooms.

'Ego Dissolving' Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist With Mental Health

Posted in Science on 9th Aug, 2017 05:13 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for treating mental health disorders.

3D Printed Blood Vessels Offer New Possibilities for Testing Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 11th Aug, 2017 04:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Bioprinting enthusiasts envision a future where we’ll be able to print functional human organs on demand, putting an end to transplant waiting lists.

Those at greater risk of having schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis

Posted in Medicine on 18th Aug, 2017 06:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found a causal link between those with the mental condition and users of the drug.

Metformin could be the first FDA approved antiaging drug

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2017 06:24 AM
by Alex Muller
Most surprising of all, Metformin-takers seemed to get cancer far less frequently.

Anti-inflammatory drugs may lower heart attack risk, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 28th Aug, 2017 04:21 AM
by Alex Muller
US scientists find heart attack survivors given canakinumab injections have fewer future heart attacks and lower cancer risk.

US clears first 'living drug' for tough childhood leukemia

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2017 05:41 PM
by Alex Muller
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy leukemia.

'Breakthrough' Can Eradicate Tumors Claim Researchers

Posted in Science on 31st Aug, 2017 02:54 AM
by Alex Muller
A newly discovered process to kill cancer cells can eradicate tumors and reduce the risk of side effects and recurrence of the disease, claim a group of researchers in the Scotland.

Asthma Medicine Halves Risk of Parkinson´s

Posted in Medicine on 1st Sep, 2017 03:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Using data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson´s disease.

How a simple ethanol injection could revolutionise some cancer treatments

Posted in Medicine on 4th Sep, 2017 09:05 AM
by Alex Muller
A new type of ethanol solution that can be injected directly into a variety of tumours.

FDA Breaks New Ground With First Approved Gene Therapy for Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 14th Sep, 2017 06:42 PM
by Alex Muller
'It was so improbable that this would ever be a commercially approved therapy,'

New drug effective against malaria

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2017 04:54 PM
by Alex Muller
Promising clinical trial results could give doctors a new tool against drug-resistant strains of malaria parasite.

How the poliovirus can be used to battle lethal cancers

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2017 06:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A technique developed several years ago involving an engineered hybrid of poliovirus and rhinovirus has shown great promise in treating a lethal form of brain cancer.

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

Posted in Medicine on 24th Sep, 2017 12:14 PM
by Alex Muller
This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs.

New approach for AIDS: Lock HIV in reservoir cells, to die through apoptosis

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2017 03:52 PM
by Alex Muller
With the successful suppression of the AIDS virus (HIV) through medication, the focus turns toward its eradication.

3D 'body-on-a-chip' project aims to accelerate drug testing, reduce costs

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2017 04:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have engineered miniature 3D human hearts, lungs, and livers to achieve more realistic testing.

Psychedelic mushrooms may work magic on depression

Posted in Science on 14th Oct, 2017 04:01 PM
by Alex Muller
'We have shown for the first time clear changes in brain activity in depressed people treated with psilocybin after failing to respond to conventional treatments'

MDMA Advances Another Step As Tool to Treat PTSD

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2017 04:14 AM
by Alex Muller
3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) holds promise to once again become a therapeutic tool.

Doctors May Have Found a New Use for Ketamine

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2017 08:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Ketamine has emerged as a promising therapeutic drug.

Rigorous Study Finds Antidepressants Worsen Long-Term Outcomes

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2017 05:57 AM
by Alex Muller
A new study has found that taking antidepressant medications resulted in more severe depression symptoms after nine years.

Drug 'melts away' fat inside arteries

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2017 08:48 AM
by Alex Muller
A new drug being trialled for treating breast cancer and diabetes has been shown to 'melt away' the fat inside arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Radical new approach to schizophrenia treatment begins trial

Posted in Medicine on 5th Nov, 2017 04:00 AM
by Alex Muller
As evidence emerges that schizophrenia could be an immune system disease, two-year trial will use antibody drug currently used for MS.

Traditional Amazonian drug linked to improved sense of wellbeing

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2017 12:46 PM
by Alex Muller
A psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America improves people’s general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression.

Patients On Medical Cannabis More Likely To Quit Opioids, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2017 11:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Patients who can legally treat themselves with medical cannabis stop using prescription opioids or use fewer opiates to care for chronic pain.

Marijuana May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2017 09:23 PM
by Alex Muller
THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients

How Clinical Trials Are Making the Case for MDMA in Psychotherapy

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2017 01:34 PM
by Alex Muller
'MDMA expands awareness and produces feelings of trust and intimacy. It also reduces fear. All these things could make it really helpful for psychotherapy'

Anti-aging drugs only a few years away

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2017 10:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Here are some some near term candidates for anti-aging biotech:

FDA approves gene therapy to fix mutations that can lead to blindness

Posted in Medicine on 21st Dec, 2017 05:33 AM
by Alex Muller
Luxturna is the first gene therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration that treats a medical condition -- in this case, blindness -- by fixing a mistake in a patient's DNA.

Magic mushroom might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jan, 2018 08:46 AM
by Alex Muller
Research suggests that psilocybin therapy helps alleviate treatment-resistant depression.

Bitcoin Could Bankroll MDMA Into the Mainstream as a Therapy Drug

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2018 12:18 PM
by Alex Muller
If funding arrives and all goes to plan, it’s expected that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will give MDMA-assisted therapy its stamp of approval by 2021.

Can psychedelic drugs such as magic mushroom 'reconnect' depressed patients with their emotions?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jan, 2018 07:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Research suggests psilocybin can help relieve the symptoms of depression, without the 'dulling' of emotions linked with antidepressants.

Drug shown to reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2018 05:48 AM
by Alex Muller
QUT researchers have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reboot and reverse the damaging impacts of heavy alcohol consumption on regeneration of brain cells.

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Posted in Science on 22nd Feb, 2018 02:29 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have settled one of medicine's biggest debates after a huge study found that anti-depressants work.

Cannabinoids are easier on the brain than alcohol, study finds

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2018 02:42 AM
by Alex Muller
'while marijuana may also have some negative consequences, it definitely is nowhere near the negative consequences of alcohol'

Where marijuana is legal, opioid prescriptions fall, studies find

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Apr, 2018 06:23 AM
by Alex Muller
As more states legalise medical and recreational marijuana, doctors may be replacing opioid prescriptions with suggestions to visit a local marijuana dispensary.

Magic mushroom treatment improves emotional face recognition in depressed patients

Posted in Medicine on 21st May, 2018 04:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Psilocybin-based treatment can improve emotional processing in depressed patients.

Drug Discovery Accelerated By Using Deep Neural Networks

Posted in Medicine on 27th May, 2018 03:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Recent Intel collaboration with Novartis on the use of deep neural networks to accelerate high content screening – a key element of early drug discovery.

Google introduces AI for drug discovery protein recognition

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jul, 2018 10:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Protein crystallization determines the shape of cells and can play a role in discovery of drugs to treat various illnesses.

How to predict the side effects of millions of drug combinations

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2018 02:13 AM
by Alex Muller
Doctors have no idea, but Stanford University computer scientists have figured it out, using artificial intelligence.

Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer effects

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2018 10:41 AM
by Alex Muller
A new British Journal of Pharmacology review has examined their potential for the direct treatment of cancer.

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