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Pharmacology - 18.02.2022
The UB leads a European project to fight against new synthetic drugs
The UB leads a European project to fight against new synthetic drugs
Promoting the fight against the use of drugs of abuse, anticipating to the appearance of new psychoactive drugs and assessing the risks these have on human health are the main objectives of the Europ

Health - Pharmacology - 18.02.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 18.02.2022
Infectious agent offers protection against liver cancer
Infectious agent offers protection against liver cancer
Joint study by MHH and HZI: vaccine proves safe and effective against liver fibrosis and liver cancer Liver cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. So far, the treatment options for two types of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), have been inadequate, while the number of new cases has been rising.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.02.2022
New guidelines for endometriosis set to help millions of women with chronic condition
Scientists from UCL and UCLH have informed a new set of clinical guidelines to aid better diagnosis and management of endometriosis - a chronic condition that causes severe pelvic pain and reduced fertility for millions of women worldwide.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.02.2022
Global study launched to evaluate effects of Covid-19 variants and vaccination in pregnancy
INTERCOVID-2022: The University of Oxford is to launch the 2022 round of the global study to evaluate the effects of Covid-19 variants and vaccination in pregnancy.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.02.2022
$1.46m NHMRC funding to support bringing research to life
Two Monash researchers have received federal government funding to progress their projects towards the development of treatments for blocked arteries, and intravenous drug delivery in stroke patients.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.02.2022
HIV Incidence Rising Steeply Among People Who Inject Drugs in Tijuana
UC San Diego researchers find that -drug tourism- fueled increased rate of infection, despite extended border closure due to COVID-19 pandemic; findings call for improved prevention measures on both

Health - Pharmacology - 10.02.2022
Engineering quality of life for people with advanced cancers
Engineering quality of life for people with advanced cancers
A major £7 million research collaboration between UCL, the University of Leeds and Imperial College London has been launched to develop a new imaging and keyhole surgery approach to treating secondary bone tumours of the spine.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.02.2022
ANTICOV: Clinical Trial for COVID-19 in Low-resource Settings to Test a New Drug Combination
ANTICOV: Clinical Trial for COVID-19 in Low-resource Settings to Test a New Drug Combination
The need for effective COVID-19 treatments remains particularly acute, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where access to vaccines is still extremely limited.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.02.2022
Diabetes drugs could save thousands of lives
Stock-photo-closeup-of-a-young-caucasian-man-with-a-blue-circle-symbol-of-the-diabetes-in-his-forefinger-in-1223612143.jpg closeup of a young caucasian man with a blue circle, symbol of the diabetes, in his forefinger, in support of this disease New research has linked two types of less-often prescribed diabetes drugs with lower chances of potentially fatal heart problems - including heart attack, heart failure and stroke - in people with type 2 diabetes without established heart disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 09.02.2022
VUB Hematology and UZ Brussel win prizes
The Hematology-Immunology research group at VUB and the Hematology department UZ Brussel have received three awards for their research into better treatment of blood cancer.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.02.2022

Pharmacology - Health - 08.02.2022
Over-the-counter meds offer same level of pain relief as opioids: study
A new North American study has found over-the-counter medications are just as effective as opioids for patient pain management following carpal tunnel surgery.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.02.2022
Covid safe? It's our ancestors we should be thanking
Covid safe? It’s our ancestors we should be thanking
We owe a vote of thanks to our ancestors for inventing some of the most important measures to keep us safe during the Covid 19 pandemic, argues a University of Manchester scientist in a new book.

Health - Pharmacology - 08.02.2022
Research partnership to tackle obesity epidemic with medicinal cannabis
Curtin University and Perth-based company, Little Green Pharma Ltd (LGP), have joined forces to explore the use of medicinal cannabis treatment options for obesity and related health issues.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.02.2022
Q and A with the experts: COVID-19 home treatment approved
Professor Kelly Grindrod answers questions about Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid By Health Canada has approved Pfizer's Paxlovid as the first oral and at-home prescription medication to treat COVID-19 in Canada.

Health - Pharmacology - 04.02.2022
Research collaboration launched to focus on repurposing existing anti-viral therapies to treat COVID-19
A new £1.6m collaborative project has been launched to rapidly identify new treatments for COVID-19. The project, led by Queen's University Belfast and funded by the Medical Research Council, will bring together experts from Queen's, the University of Liverpool and the University of Oxford. The team will use a data-driven approach to identify novel drug combinations that are effective in tackling SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.02.2022
Better communication should lead to more appropriate care for young cancer patients
"The goal is to improve communication between young cancer patients (between 10 and 18 years old), their parents and the medical staff, and thereby also optimise care," says Anne van Driessche, third

Health - Pharmacology - 03.02.2022
Researchers study partial failure of immunotherapy
The teams of VUB professors Bart Neyns, Sandra Tuyaerts and Karine Breckpot will join research groups from UCL, Bordet Institute and ULB in their search for factors that explain why current immunotherapies fail in all patients.

Campus - Pharmacology - 03.02.2022
University of Toronto’s Discovery Pharmacy launches naloxone program for university community
The Discovery Pharmacy at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy is now providing free take-home naloxone kits to the University of Toronto community and offering group naloxone training for offices and programs across the university.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 02.02.2022
Statement from Barcelona Science Park and University of Barcelona regarding project under Research Challenges programme
Institucional The Barcelona Science Park is home to a company that is heading up a project through the Research Challenges programme, of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, aiming to develop a drug to treat hepatic fibrosis and myelofibrosis.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.02.2022
Helping cancer patients fulfil their desire to have children
Professors Michel De Vos and Ellen Anckaert work at UZ Brussel and are affiliated with VUB.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.02.2022
Later Hit: Does Cannabis Ease Pain, Speed Recovery in Injured Athletes?
Novel clinical trial, funded by NFL, will tackle the popular, but mostly anecdotal, idea that cannabis provides post-game therapeutic benefit to elite athletes who are hurting Increasingly, professio

Health - Pharmacology - 01.02.2022
Global vaccine equity key to ending COVID-19 pandemic
As the COVID-19 crisis continues around the world, public health and infectious disease experts at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are pushing for global vaccine equity to end the pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 31.01.2022
Opinion: Could probiotics help fight off Covid-19?
Opinion: Could probiotics help fight off Covid-19?
Probiotics are added to food with the aim of benefitting gut health, however research also suggests they may benefit our immune system and could even help fight Covid-19.

Pharmacology - Chemistry - 28.01.2022
New insights into predicting the efficacy of active ingredients in drug development
Drugs consist of molecules developed in the drug laboratory that bind to their target, usually a protein, and thus exert their effect. The actual duration of binding of a drug molecule to its target protein varies depending on the drug. The lifetime of the drug-target complex can play a critical role in the efficacy of a drug, as a long residence time at the target can be crucial for the drug's action in some cases.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.01.2022
Persistence of severe hepatic fibrosis despite substantial weight loss with bariatric surgery
Persistence of severe hepatic fibrosis despite substantial weight loss with bariatric surgery
A research team from AP-HP, Inserm and Sorbonne University carried out work, within the IHU ICAN, on the effects of bariatric surgery on the severity of liver damage in patients with NASH (Non-Alcoho

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 27.01.2022
Collaborative research approach set to accelerate treatment of rare kidney condition
Collaborative research approach set to accelerate treatment of rare kidney condition
Partnership with Kidney Research UK and a £2.55 million investment from the Stoneygate Trust aims to deliver a world leading research programme Using patient data along with a new platform of technologies to test new treatments such as gene therapy, researchers aim to deliver major results within five years' time A new research programme dedicated to the study and treatment of Alport syndrome will begin work in early 2022, with a physical hub based at the University of Manchester.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 26.01.2022
New way to make microparticles could accelerate drug development, production of new cell strains
New way to make microparticles could accelerate drug development, production of new cell strains
FINDINGS UCLA scientists have devised a method for producing intricately shaped hydrogel microparticles at a rate of more than 40 million per hour — at least 10 times faster than the current standard approach. BACKGROUND Hydrogel microparticles hold promise for a range of uses in biomedicine, including for repairing tissue, acting as miniature versions of petri dishes for growing cells, and as vehicles for delivering therapeutic drugs.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.01.2022
Volunteers needed for human challenge trial to study immune response to Covid-19
Volunteers needed for human challenge trial to study immune response to Covid-19
Oxford researchers are seeking participants for a trial to discover what happens when people who have either already had Covid-19 or who have been vaccinated are exposed to the original strain of virus. Researchers at the University of Oxford are looking for volunteers to take part in a human challenge trial to look at what kind of immune response can stop people from becoming infected with the original strain of the virus.

Pharmacology - Psychology - 26.01.2022
Pressing Reset on Depression
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) offers hope for antidepressant-resistant disorders A device shaped like a ping-pong paddle delicately brushes the left side of Teresa Lindhardt's forehead.

Health - Pharmacology - 26.01.2022

Health - Pharmacology - 26.01.2022
Trial of wearable health technology for cancer patients opens
A new trial opens in Greater Manchester today which is to test cutting-edge wearable technologies involving patients who have received cancer treatment. The commercially-available health sensors and devices produce a digital fingerprint of vital signs that could allow doctors to assess the progress of their patients.

Pharmacology - Health - 24.01.2022
Use of Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab raises concerns about Medicare spending
FINDINGS A UCLA-led cost analysis of the controversial new Alzheimer's disease drug aducanumab shows that ancillary care services, such as additional MRIs and neurologist visits to monitor the potent

Pharmacology - Health - 20.01.2022
Lack of trust in public figures linked to COVID vaccine hesitancy says new research
New research says lack of trust in public sector officials has played a key role in low uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations amongst groups termed "high risk." According to research from the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds, vaccine hesitancy was greatest among people from lower socio-economic and/or ethnic minority backgrounds.