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Why scientists are searching the ocean for new drugs published Sat, 08 Jun 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Medical researchers are increasingly turning their attention to the ocean in their search for new drugs. In this Spotlight, we ask why.


In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health? published Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Scientists often use animal models such as mice and rats in biomedical research. But what can these studies tell us about human health?


Depression: Esketamine trial leaves 'more questions than answers' published Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A clinical trial for intranasal esketamine found it effective and safe for severe depression, leading to an FDA approval. But is this the end of the road?


Novel Alzheimer's drug passes first phase of human testing published Wed, 15 May 2019 09:00:00 PDT
A drug that tackles toxic protein buildup in Alzheimer's disease in a novel way has passed phase 1 of clinical trials, which tests safety in humans.


How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer published Mon, 06 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
Research into the medicinal herbs of Mauritius shows that we may still have much to learn about the anticancer properties of many of the island plants.


Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes published Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A new test-of-concept study suggests that using personalized combination therapy could improve the outcome for people with stubborn metastatic cancer.


Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms published Sun, 14 Apr 2019 00:00:00 PDT
New research suggests that a drug that scientists initially developed to treat major depressive disorder may be an effective therapy for opioid addiction.


Dementia: Amyloid PET scans can improve diagnosis and care published Wed, 03 Apr 2019 09:00:00 PDT
Using brain scans that can detect hallmarks of Alzheimer's could improve diagnosis and clinical care of people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment.


Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial published Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A minimally invasive procedure that disables nerves leading to the kidneys maintained reduced blood pressure for 6 months with less prescribed medications.


Parkinson's: Study reveals how cancer drug reduces toxic protein in brain published Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:00:00 PDT
An analysis of trial results reveals the mechanism through which the cancer drug nilotinib increases brain dopamine in people with Parkinson's disease.


New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression published Tue, 12 Mar 2019 07:00:00 PDT
A pilot clinical trial has found that a new type of electrical stimulation therapy can be very effective in treating the symptoms of major depression.


New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs published Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:00:00 PDT
The results of a preclinical trial show that a new drug may stop sepsis, which is a potentially fatal condition, from progressing.


New treatment under trial could restore brain cells in Parkinson's published Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:00:00 PDT
A series of clinical trials have concluded that a new therapy, alongside a novel method of delivery, could be effective in treating Parkinson's disease.


New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers published Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers.


Stem cell transplant slows down MS progression published Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 PDT
Clinical trial compares stem cell transplantation with existing disease-modifying therapies and finds that the former is more effective at slowing down MS.


Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger published Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:00:00 PDT
Most currently available sleeping pills are so strong that the people who take them could sleep through the sound of a very loud fire alarm.


Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells published Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:00:00 PDT
New research finds that combining the drug metformin with an antihypertensive drug cuts off the energy supply to cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth.


Future of Alzheimer's therapy: What is the best approach? published Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:00:00 PDT
A new comprehensive review assesses current clinical trials for Alzheimer's drugs and advises on the best therapeutic approach going forward.


This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia published Sun, 09 Dec 2018 03:00:00 PDT
New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.


How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk published Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 PDT
A new clinical trial suggests that taking aspirin and an omega-3 fatty acid can decrease the number of precancerous growths in the colon.


'Breakthrough' treatment for peanut allergy awaits FDA check published Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:00:00 PDT
Millions of people live with peanut allergy, for which there is currently no available treatment. Thanks to a new study, though, this may soon change.


New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy published Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:00:00 PDT
A new clinical trial finds that a novel drug can boost the strength of radiation therapy in the fight against cancer with 'minimal side effects.'


Vitamin D, fish oil supplements of little benefit to heart health published Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:00:00 PDT
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer.


Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent published Sat, 03 Nov 2018 00:00:00 PDT
An existing drug that people use to treat seizures can significantly reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in a small number of participants.


New drug kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical trial published Sat, 27 Oct 2018 00:00:00 PDT
A new antibiotic able to kill drug-resistant bacteria proves to be safe and effective in a phase II clinical trial, offering fresh hope in a global crisis.





 

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