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Pharmacology News
August 10, 2020

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Chemist's New Process Fast-Tracks Drug Treatments for Viral Infections and Cancer

Discovering antiviral and anticancer drugs will soon be faster and cheaper thanks to new ...

Strong Link Found Between Abnormal Liver Tests and Poor COVID-19 Outcomes

Researchers found that patients with COVID-19 presented with abnormal liver tests at much higher rates than suggested by earlier studies. They also discovered that higher levels of liver enzymes -- ...

Smartwatch Tracks Medication Levels to Personalize Treatments

Engineers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat. This wearable technology could be ...

Peptide Makes Drug-Resistant Bacteria Sensitive to Antibiotics Again

Scientists have developed a synthetic peptide that can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again when used together with traditional antibiotics, offering hope for the prospect ...
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COVID-19 Should Be Treated as an Acute Inflammatory Disease, Scientist Suggests

A team of scientists conducted a comprehensive analysis of worldwide COVID-19 data to identify key strategies moving forward to develop effective therapeutics. The scientists suggest that COVID-19 ...

Tool Could Improve Success in Translating Drugs from Animal Studies to Humans

A new computational tool could help better determine which drugs should move from animal testing to humans. It could also sooner detect a reason why a drug might fail, guiding how a clinical trial ...

Researcher Seeks Safer, More Effective Leukemia Treatment

A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study. The ...

Drug Discovery: First Rational Strategy to Find Molecular Glue Degraders

Targeted protein degradation (TPD) represents a novel paradigm in drug discovery that could lead to more efficient medicines to treat diseases such as cancer. 'Molecular glue degrader'are ...

Experts Make Weak Recommendation for Remdesivir in Severe COVID-19

In a new article, experts make a weak recommendation for the use of remdesivir in patients with severe COVID-19, and strongly support continued enrollment of patients into ongoing clinical trials of ...

Botox Injections May Lessen Depression

By analyzing the FDA database of adverse drug effects, researchers discovered that people who received Botox injections -- not just in the forehead -- reported depression significantly less often ...

New Drug Targets for Lethal Brain Cancer Discovered

More than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma - the most aggressive type of brain cancer - offer promising new drug targets. Researchers engineered a new mouse model to show for the ...

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Improved Function of Heart's Arteries

In a pilot study of people living with HIV or high levels of cholesterol, researchers found that a six-week course of a cholesterol-lowering medication improved the function of the coronary arteries ...

Discovery Will Allow More Sophisticated Work at Nanoscale

The movement of fluids through small capillaries and channels is crucial for processes ranging from blood flow through the brain to power generation and electronic cooling systems, but that movement ...

Computational Gene Study Suggests New Pathway for COVID-19 Inflammatory Response

Researchers used the supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to analyze genes from cells in the lung fluid of nine COVID-19 patients compared with 40 control ...

Artificial Intelligence Could Speed Up and Improve Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Research examines how the routine use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare could help to relieve the economic impact neurodegenerative diseases, such as ...

Novel Diabetes Drug Candidate Shows Promising Properties in Human Islets and Mouse Models

Researchers have discovered a new drug candidate that offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes. Tested on isolated human and mouse pancreatic islets, mouse and rat cell cultures and ...

Researchers Discover Cell Communication Mechanism That Drives Cancer Adaptation

Researchers have uncovered a new mechanism by which cancer cells adapt to the stresses they encounter as they grow and respond to ...

Medieval Medicine Remedy Could Provide New Treatment for Modern Day Infections

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing battle for scientists to overcome, as more antimicrobials are urgently needed to treat biofilm-associated infections. However scientists say research into ...

New Machine Learning Method Allows Hospitals to Share Patient Data -- Privately

Researchers have shown that an approach called federated learning is successful in the context of brain imaging, by being able to analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of brain tumor ...

The Mystery of the Less Deadly Mosquito Nets

Research shows that insecticide-treated mosquito nets, the mainstay in the global battle against malaria, are not providing the protection they once did - and scientists say that's a cause for ...

The Big Gulp: Inside-out Protection of Parasitic Worms Against Host Defenses

A team of developmental biologists at the Morgridge Institute for Research has discovered a means by which schistosomes, parasitic worms that infect more than 200 million people in tropical climates, ...

Stopping Listeria Reproduction 'in Its Tracks'

Listeria contaminations can send food processing facilities into full crisis mode with mass product recalls, federal warnings and even hospitalization or death for people who consume the contaminated ...

MicroRNA Shows Promise for Hair Regrowth

Researchers have identified a microRNA (miRNA) that could promote hair regeneration. This miRNA -- miR-218-5p -- plays an important role in regulating the pathway involved in follicle regeneration, ...

Protecting Beta Cells Against Stress May Guard Against Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have found an unusual strategy that eventually may help to guard transplanted beta cells or to slow the original onset of type 1 ...

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