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Health - Pharmacology - 12:08
Moonshot initiative to develop affordable COVID-19 antivirals gets funding boost
The COVID Moonshot, a non-profit, open-science consortium of scientists from around the world dedicated to the discovery of globally affordable and easily-manufactured antiviral drugs against COVID-1

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 27.09.2021
Withdrawal from Psychostimulants Restructures Functional Architecture of Brain
In mouse studies, single-cell whole brain imaging found methamphetamines, cocaine and nicotine all changed neural networks - a key to developing addiction treatments Addictive psychostimulants, from nicotine in cigarettes to illicit drugs like methamphetamine and cocaine, affect different regions of the brain.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.09.2021
Roche launches three respiratory test panels on cobas 6800/8800 Systems in CE markets to help identify multiple pathogens with overlapping symptoms in patients
Acute respiratory infections are one of the leading causes of death and disability globally, presenting substantial health challenges especially for infants, the elderly and the immunocompromised.

Pharmacology - Campus - 22.09.2021

Pharmacology - Health - 21.09.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 20.09.2021
Early trial of multivariant COVID-19 vaccine booster begins in Manchester
A phase one trial of a multivariant COVID-19 Vaccine has been launched by US pharmaceutical company Gritstone in collaboration with The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.09.2021
New combination of old drugs improves survival of prostate cancer
New combination of old drugs improves survival of prostate cancer
Giving the drug abiraterone alongside standard hormone therapy helps men with high-risk prostate cancer that has not spread elsewhere in the body to live longer, according to preliminary results of a UCL-led trial.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.09.2021
Novartis presents new Kisqali data showing longest median overall survival ever reported in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer
With the MONALEESA-2 final analysis, only Kisqali has reported statistically significant overall survival (OS) benefit with an aromatase inhibitor for postmenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced bre

Pharmacology - Health - 17.09.2021
Novartis announces findings from a real-world study of alpelisib demonstrating clinical benefit in people with PIK3CA-Related Overgrowth Spectrum (PROS)
PROS is a spectrum of rare disorders caused by PIK3CA mutations and is characterized by atypical, visible overgrowths and anomalies in blood vessels, the lymphatic system and other tissues At 24 week

Health - Pharmacology - 17.09.2021
Novartis reports positive health-related quality of life data for 177Lu-PSMA-617 radioligand therapy in patients with advanced prostate cancer at ESMO 2021
New quality of life data for 177 Lu-PSMA-617 plus standard of care shows delay in worsening of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and pain in heavily pre-treated patients with PSMA-positive metas

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 17.09.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 15.09.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 14.09.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 13.09.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 13.09.2021
Scientists in new COVID-19 study
University of Birmingham researchers are part of a new study seeking to understand why some people become infected with COVID-19 after vaccination or prior infection while others do not.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.09.2021
COVID vaccine mandates need to be justified and fair to succeed
Mandatory vaccination proposals must be backed by "strong justification", and less restrictive avenues to increase uptake must be "meaningfully attempted" first, write Professor Julie Leask and co-authors in the MJA.

Pharmacology - Health - 10.09.2021
Do a Mom’s Medications Affect Her Breast Milk and Baby? New Center Investigates
UC San Diego School of Medicine awarded $6.1M to study effects of maternal antibiotic use on infant health in new collaborative research center funded by National Institutes of Health More tha

Health - Pharmacology - 10.09.2021
Most Aussie parents keen to get kids COVID jabs
Most Aussie parents keen to get kids COVID jabs
Almost four-in-five Australian parents and carers say they are likely to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 once vaccinations are available, new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.09.2021
Majority of older adults say health care workers should have to get COVID-19 vaccine
Poll taken before new federal policy announced shows strong support across the board among people age 50 to 80, with some exceptions A new poll finds strong support among older Americans for requiring health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.09.2021
Bacteria blasting cancer treatment shows promise
Bacteria blasting cancer treatment shows promise
A low-cost, non-toxic cancer treatment has been developed by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU).   The treatment uses dead bacteria to help kick-start the immune system and shrin

Campus - Pharmacology - 08.09.2021
Daily marijuana use among US college students reaches new 40-year high
Daily marijuana use among US college students reaches new 40-year high
National study also shows increases in hallucinogen use, reaching highest level among college students since early 1980s Daily marijuana use increased in 2020 to an all-time high among U.S&per

Health - Pharmacology - 07.09.2021
Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS
Planned surgery in an independent sector hospital in England, and funded by the NHS, is associated with shorter lengths of stay and lower readmission rates than the same treatment in NHS hospitals, finds research led by the University of Birmingham.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.09.2021
’No need to panic’ about viral variant found in South Africa
Scientists in South Africa have discovered a new viral variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.09.2021
Dog vaccination essential for preventing rabies spread to humans and animals
A coordinated and sustained programme of dog vaccination against rabies, is effective in preventing transmission of the deadly virus to humans and among animals, and remains key to rabies elimination. New research, led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with Ifakara Health Institute and Imperial College London, published today in Applied Ecology, found that rabies incidence in both humans and domestic dogs decreased during a period of sustained dog vaccination in southeast Tanzania, despite incidences of ongoing wildlife rabies infections.

Health - Pharmacology - 31.08.2021
Human Mini-Lungs Grown in Lab Dishes are Closest Yet to Real Thing
Realistic mini-lungs, grown in lab dishes using adult stem cells, feature all cell types that make up the human organ, allowing for "Phase 0" testing of new treatments for respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States in early 2020, scientists have struggled to find laboratory models of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the respiratory virus that causes COVID-19.

Pharmacology - Health - 30.08.2021
Novartis Leqvio * (inclisiran) analyses show effective and sustained LDL-C reduction in two sub-populations of patients with ASCVD
Separate post hoc analyses of pooled Phase III ORION-9, -10 and -11 data show twice-yearly** Leqvio (inclisiran) consistently reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with athe

Health - Pharmacology - 26.08.2021
Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record
Global COVID-19 surgery study scoops scientific world record
A study led by University of Birmingham experts has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the world's largest scientific collaboration - involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.08.2021
Woman who has lived with 30 year cough receives world-first dose of potential new treatment
A 70-year-old woman, forced to live with cough since her 40s, is 'excited' to be the first person in the world to receive a potential new cough treatment at the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF) .

Health - Pharmacology - 26.08.2021

Health - Pharmacology - 25.08.2021
Tailoring Treatment of Patients with the Lung Disease COPD
Patients with COPD are treated with drugs to improve the breathing ability in combination with inhaled corticosteroids to reduce the risk of acute worsening of the lung conditions. But the balance between reduced exacerbations and increased adverse effects of the drugs depends on the dose and on patient characteristics.
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