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Health - Pharmacology - 08.07.2020
From lung scarring to heart damage, COVID-19 may leave lingering marks
A preventive medicine specialist receives Saccharin spray during contamination suit testing at the Coronavirus Surge Facility in Philadelphia.

Social Sciences - Pharmacology - 08.07.2020
New guidance launched to help people from Punjabi community with alcohol problems
New guidance on setting up a specialist project for people from the Punjabi community with alcohol problems has been published.

Health - Pharmacology - 06.07.2020
"We have the here and now. That’s all we really have."
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is still a relatively young approach from behavioral therapy, but has already proven itself in the treatment of a wide range of mental disorders.

Pharmacology - 03.07.2020
Over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs could be damaging the health of runners
Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as over-the-counter ibuprofen, are commonly used by runners to ease post-exercise aches, pains or injuries, but carry a risk of harm according to a new study into the use of the pain killers by recreational runners in the UK. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) block the production of inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins, which reduces pain and inflammation, however they also block protective prostaglandins in the stomach and prostaglandins that help maintain kidney function.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 01.07.2020
Unit analyses causes of male infertility
Unit analyses causes of male infertility
In what is a great success for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Münster, the Clinical Research Unit "Male Germ Cells" will continue to receive funding - amounting to 5.7 million euros - from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Health - Pharmacology - 30.06.2020
Meeting challenges through basic research
Meeting challenges through basic research
Many scientists are currently undertaking work on the Sars-CoV-2 virus. But hundreds of projects supported by the SNSF are already contributing to finding answers to the current health crisis. In Switzerland and around the world, the novel coronavirus has become a priority for scientific research. Projects supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are no exception.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.06.2020
Transplant patient recovers from COVID-19 after receiving donated plasma
UChicago Medicine's use of plasma from COVID-19 survivors believed to be first-of-its-kind procedure A year after his successful lung transplant, Edgardo Diaz, 30, found himself back in the hospital with COVID-19.

Pharmacology - Health - 29.06.2020
New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery
New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery
A new type of artificial heart valve, made of long-lived polymers, could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require lifelong blood-thinning medication after valve replacement surgery. These impressive results show the PoliValve is a promising alternative for valve replacement surgery Geoff Moggridge The valve, called PoliValve, has been developed by scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.06.2020
Children at risk from falling UK vaccination rates, warn doctors
Children risk becoming 'unseen victims of the COVID-19 pandemic', with evidence suggesting they may be missing routine vaccinations, warn researchers.

Pharmacology - Health - 26.06.2020
Novartis Cosentyx gains positive CHMP opinion for pediatric psoriasis, reinforcing established efficacy and safety profile
EMA CHMP positive opinion paves way for Cosentyx to become a first-line systemic treatment in pediatric psoriasis   CHMP opinion based on two Phase III studies showing Cosentyx provides fast and stro

Pharmacology - Health - 26.06.2020
Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for new Xolair indication to treat severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
If approved, Xolair (omalizumab) will provide patients who have severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, not adequately controlled by intranasal corticosteroids, with the first anti-immunoglo

Health - Pharmacology - 25.06.2020
Learning from the history of vaccines, disease
Learning from the history of vaccines, disease
In a graduate seminar taught by Stanford medical anthropologist S. Lochlann Jain, students examined how previous epidemics - such as yellow fever, smallpox, polio and AIDS - can illuminate the social dynamics and politics of the era.

Pharmacology - Health - 25.06.2020
Hydroxychloroquine shortages: when the enthusiasm for a potential cure affects patients
Amid initial public and scientific optimism for hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a potential treatment for COVID-19, health care professionals raised concerns about shortages of this inexpensive drug, which is widely used in the treatment of several rheumatic diseases such as arthritis.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.06.2020
UW-Madison and UW Health quickly launch a number of COVID-19 clinical trials
As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was deemed a pandemic, research institutions across the United States rapidly shifted focus to studies aimed at understanding the virus and finding treatments.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.06.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 24.06.2020
Extracts of the Plant A. annua are Active Against SARS-CoV-2
Extracts of the Plant A. annua are Active Against SARS-CoV-2
Cooperation between scientists from the Max Planck Institute, University of Kentucky and Freie Universität Berlin No 107/2020 from Jun 24, 2020 Chemists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and In

Health - Pharmacology - 23.06.2020
Parliamentarians hear of 'high chance' of coronavirus vaccine
Parliamentarians hear of ’high chance’ of coronavirus vaccine
Two of Imperial's leading coronavirus experts gave evidence to the House of Lords about their research to tackle COVID-19 Professor Robin Shattock, who is developing a vaccine for COVID-19 and Profes

Health - Pharmacology - 23.06.2020
First volunteer receives Imperial COVID-19 vaccine
The first healthy volunteer has now received a candidate coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers. The clinical team, who delivered a small dose of the vaccine to the participant at a West London facility, are closely monitoring the participant and report they are in good health, with no safety concerns.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.06.2020
Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Spin-off Artidis announces successful clinical trial
Breast Cancer Diagnostics: Spin-off Artidis announces successful clinical trial
The company Artidis, a University of Basel spin-off, has announced that it developed a test procedure that can detect breast cancer with a very high sensitivity. This is demonstrated by a clinical trial that investigated whether a nanomechanical biomarker of tissue samples is suitable for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Pharmacology - Health - 23.06.2020
Global deal follows UQ superbug drug discoveries
Global deal follows UQ superbug drug discoveries
Antibiotics discovered at The University of Queensland will be fast-tracked under a $A16 million international research deal.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.06.2020
Computational pharmacology to combat the coronavirus
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world population hard, spreading throughout the globe since the beginning of the year and claiming more than 450,000 victims. The entire scientific community is engaged in an unprecedented effort to curb the progression of the disease, for which no specific cure is yet available.

Health - Pharmacology - 19.06.2020
Missed eye appointments may increase sight loss post-lockdown
The COVID-19 lockdown is threatening the sight of thousands of elderly people across the UK as eye clinics have reported more than a 70% reduction in new referrals and a high rate of missed appointments, finds a new study co-led by UCL.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 19.06.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 19.06.2020

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2020
Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ravi Gupta
"This virus is probably going to be circulating for years - it will take a long time to sort out." In a building that has been largely empty for the past three months, Ravi Gupta has been working non-stop alongside other virus experts.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2020
Novartis expands Africa Sickle Cell Disease program to Uganda and Tanzania
New collaborations aim to reduce the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) in East Africa and improve access to high quality care   Program continues progress in Ghana with more than 2000 patients bein

Health - Pharmacology - 18.06.2020
New treatment plan may increase cardiac survival and reduce stroke risk
Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that affects two to four percent of the population. A new project will use digital tools to provide personalised support for patients to navigate their condition.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.06.2020
How Australians use medical cannabis since legislation: new survey
Australians report using medicinal cannabis for chronic pain, mental health and sleep with the majority sourcing cannabis illicitly, despite medicinal cannabis being legal, a new survey from the University of Sydney has revealed.

Pharmacology - Health - 17.06.2020
Novartis Cosentyx receives FDA approval for new indication to treat active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis
FDA approval for Cosentyx is based on the Phase III PREVENT trial,  demonstrating efficacy in active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), which is part of the axial spondyloarthritis

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2020
Liver perfusion could save 7 in 10 rejected donor livers
A major study investigating the effectiveness of liver perfusion as a technique to improve the function of donor livers that would have otherwise been rejected has shown that up to 7 in every 10 could be used after just 4-6 hours of the assessment. The study, ‘ Transplantation of discarded livers following viability testing with normothermic machine perfusion' , published today , could have significant implications for the liver transplant waiting list and the commissioning of local transplant services.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.06.2020
$20 million gift to establish a cancer immunotherapy laboratory
A $20 million gift to the University of Sydney from the CLEARbridge Foundation will fund a new Professorial Chair, a laboratory, and vital supporting resources to drive immunotherapy research.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.06.2020
Imperial to begin first human trials of new COVID-19 vaccine
Imperial to begin first human trials of new COVID-19 vaccine
Clinical researchers are this week set to begin human trials of a new coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers at Imperial College London.

Health - Pharmacology - 12.06.2020
Understanding the link between Covid-19 and cardiovascular diseases  
Scientists at UCL will lead two 'flagship' studies, announced by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which will investigate the link between Covid-19 and heart disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.06.2020
Blood protein predicts poor COVID-19 outcomes
Low levels of the blood protein renalase predict poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19, Yale researchers report.

Pharmacology - Health - 11.06.2020
US FDA approves updated Novartis Beovu label, to include additional safety information
Novartis worked with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update Beovu (brolucizumab) prescribing information to guide healthcare professionals in their treatment of wet AMD patients 1   The upda
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