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Health - Pharmacology - 03.07.2019
Smartphone network helps uncover hundreds of anti-cancer molecules in our food
Smartphone network helps uncover hundreds of anti-cancer molecules in our food
A crowdsourcing project which uses thousands of idling smartphones has helped to uncover anti-cancer properties of everyday foods and medicines. The project, led by researchers at Imperial College London, uses artificial intelligence to crunch huge volumes of data on a ‘cloud computing' network of smartphones while they charge overnight.

Chemistry - Pharmacology - 02.07.2019
Chemists give chance a helping hand
Chemists give chance a helping hand
Whether they are synthetic materials such as PET and Teflon, medicines or flavourings, life without synthetically produced compounds is barely conceivable in our everyday lives today. The chemical industry depends on efficient, long-term methods of producing synthetically derived molecules. For this purpose, chemists often use catalysts, i.e. additives with which they can facilitate and control chemical reactions.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.07.2019
Heart attack patients with diabetes may benefit from cholesterol-lowering drug
Injections of a cholesterol-cutting drug could reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with diabetes who have had a recent heart attack. Regular injections of a cholesterol-cutting drug could reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with diabetes and who have had a recent heart attack.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.07.2019
Wisconsin Medicaid expansion lowered antidiabetic drug costs 70%
School of Pharmacy researchers Nam Hyo Kim and Kevin Look found that Wisconsin's partial expansion of Medicaid in 2014 dramatically cut costs for antidiabetic medications for childless adults. Kim and Look partnered with UW School of Medicine and Public Health professor Marguerite Burns. Photo by Sally Griffith-Oh Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services expects 40 percent of Wisconsin adults to develop it in their lifetime.

Pharmacology - Chemistry - 01.07.2019
Relieving two headaches with one process
A team led by John Ralph (left), a professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and research scientist Steve Karlen has been awarded a patent for a method to synthesize acetaminophen-the active ingredient in Tylenol-from a natural compound derived from plant material. Photo by Chelsea Mamott With a new method to synthesize a popular pain-relieving medication from plants rather than fossil fuels, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to relieve two headaches at once.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 28.06.2019
One at a time
One at a time
It is becoming much more common for patients to be treated with several different medications. It is often necessary for the patient to take them at fixed intervals - a limitation that makes everyday life difficult and increases the risk of doses being skipped or forgotten.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.06.2019
Medicines made of solid gold to help the immune system
Medicines made of solid gold to help the immune system
By studying the effects of gold nanoparticles on the immune cells related to antibody production,  researchers at UNIGE, at Swansea University and at the NCCR "Bio-inspired Materials" are paving the way for more effective vaccines and therapies. Over the past twenty years, the use of nanoparticles in medicine has steadily increased.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.06.2019
Interventions for Schistosomiasis Elimination in Zanzibar
Interventions for Schistosomiasis Elimination in Zanzibar
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease with a huge impact on global health. More than 200 million people are infected, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers from Swiss TPH, the Natural History Museum London and partner institutions in Zanzibar have published a study on interventions for schistosomiasis elimination in Zanzibar, which found that while schistosomiasis was eliminated as a public health problem in over 90% of the study regions, transmission is not yet interrupted and reinfection occurs.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.06.2019
Hydrogel developed at EPFL offers real promise in treating diabetes
Hydrogel developed at EPFL offers real promise in treating diabetes
Researchers at EPFL have developed a hydrogel that offers unrivaled protection against transplanted cell rejection. The School's Technology Transfer Office has licensed the new product to Cell-Caps, a Geneva-based startup specialized in cell encapsulation for treating diabetes. Transplanted tissue often comes under attack from the body's immune system and struggles to survive in the hostile host environment.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.06.2019
Molecular key to how cancer spreads
Yale researchers have discovered how metastasis, the spread of cancer cells throughout the body, is triggered on the molecular level, and have developed a tool with the potential to detect those triggers in patients with certain cancers. The discovery could lead to new ways for treating cancer. The study was led by Andre Levchenko , the John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Yale Systems Biology Institute at Yale's West Campus.

Pharmacology - 25.06.2019
Spinach Extract Improves Athletic Performance
Freie Universität Berlin Contributes to Research Project Backed by the World Anti-Doping Agency No 193/2019 from Jun 25, 2019 According to a study conducted by a group of international researchers, including experts from Freie Universität Berlin, a chemical extract from spinach plants can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 24.06.2019
New Therapy Promotes Vascular Repair Following Stroke
New Therapy Promotes Vascular Repair Following Stroke
Following a stroke, antibodies that inhibit the signaling molecule Nogo-A can help repair blood vessels in the affected brain regions. This also promotes the regaining of motor functions, researchers at the University of Zurich have shown in a mouse model. The study opens up new avenues for treatment.

Pharmacology - 20.06.2019
Connecting the dots: nitrogen dioxide over Siberian pipelines
Connecting the dots: nitrogen dioxide over Siberian pipelines
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal emissions of nitrogen dioxide along a Siberian natural gas pipeline that connects the Urengoy gas field - the second-largest gas field in the world - with Europe. The Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhhorod pipeline is one of Russia's main natural gas export pipelines.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.06.2019
Federal guidelines may restrict women’s access to effective HIV protection
Restrictive recommendations for pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) systematically disqualified nearly all women at risk for HIV and/or motivated to use the medication, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health and George Washington University have found.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 17.06.2019
Preventing drugs from being transported
Certain membrane proteins specialise in transporting molecules out of cells - a problem for the efficacy of cancer medication and antibiotics. An international research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. The transport proteins, called ABC exporters, are present, for instance, in the cell membranes of bacteria and in large quantities in cancer cells and are responsible for transporting small molecules out of the cells.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 17.06.2019
Tracking life’s first step: Two molecules ’awaken’ brand new genome
Within hours after fertilization, a unique genome forms from chromosomes contributed by the egg and sperm. However, this new genome is initially inactive and must be "awakened" to begin the transcription of its DNA and start embryonic development. How life's first step happens has long fascinated developmental biologists.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.06.2019
Compound with anti-aging effects passes human trial
Compound with anti-aging effects passes human trial
Urolithin A, a metabolite of biomolecules found in pomegranates and other fruits, could help slow certain aging processes. EPFL spin-off Amazentis, in conjunction with EPFL and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, has published a paper Metabolism outlining the results of their clinical trial. It is a fact of life that skeletal muscles begin to lose strength and mass once a person reaches the age of 50.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.06.2019
New drug target for liver disease treatment
New drug target for liver disease treatment
A possible drug target for chronic liver disease has been identified by an international research collaboration involving a University of Queensland team. Professor Matt Sweet and Dr Divya Ramnath from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) worked with the study's senior author Dr Ekihiro Seki from Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, to identify genes linked to the progression of chronic liver disease.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 13.06.2019
GlaxoSmithKline taps UC’s CRISPR expertise to speed drug discovery
Jennifer Doudna and Jonathan Weissman are the key players in a new collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline to apply CRISPR techniques to the discovery of new drug targets, potentially leading to new therapies for genetic diseases.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.06.2019
Immunotherapy drug shows potential to cure advanced lung cancer
In a new study including Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers, the cancer immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda), increased survival for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), a disease once considered an aggressive, and uniformly fatal cancer. The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago.

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