Rigorous study explains how a single gut bacteria species can eat Parkinson’s disease drug

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

The striking study offers a new insight into why medicines do not work the same way in every person, and better understanding these mechanisms may suggest ways to significantly improve the efficacy drugs we have already developed, instead of producing entirely new ones.

Oakland City Council decriminalizes all "natural psychedelics" in landmark resolution

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

A resolution decriminalizing the adult use of all entheogenic plants, including magic mushrooms, cactus and any natural materials used to produce ayahuasca.

Drug-resistant infections could be starved of nutrients using existing medicines

Posted in Medicine on 27th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Rather than developing new antifungal drugs, the team found that existing drugs used for other purposes could instead be used against fungi through other means.

Dual clinical trials suggest vasopressin hormone therapy can treat autism

Posted in Medicine on 3rd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Both blocking and boosting vasopressin does seems to confer social improvements in some autistic subjects

Common blood pressure medication may be repurposed to treat dementia and Parkinson’s

Posted in Medicine on 30th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The drug was effective in inducing autophagy and in enhancing the clearance of toxic proteins across all animal models.