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Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors

Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors

A new study, published in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, finds that a synthetic analog of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree can be used to tackle treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer. New findings may drastically improve the outlook for people who have pancreatic cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) report that […]

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Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

The results of a recent clinical trial, published in the journal The Lancet, show that a weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes. A new weight loss pill may prevent diabetes in those who are obese and overweight. More than 30 million people, or 9 percent of the population of the United States, are […]

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Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

Researchers created a database for the daily circadian rhythms of genetic activity. The findings may help physicians time the delivery of drugs in accordance with a person’s body clock, boosting treatment for cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Our body clock can influence how effective drugs are — especially for treating cardiovascular problems. Our circadian rhythm, […]

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Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective

Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective

Scientists have tested a non-addictive painkiller in primates and found it to be safe and effective. The fact that the compound was successful in a species so closely related to humans strengthens the findings, which could help solve the opioid public health crisis. A new and non-addictive painkiller may solve the U.S. opioid crisis. The […]

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MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage

MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage

A new clinical trial for the drug ibudilast offers much-needed hope for people living with multiple sclerosis — a neurological condition that affects primarily women and has limited treatment options. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to see that the new drug slows down brain shrinkage in people with MS. The results of the trial, […]

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New ‘triple pill’ could eliminate high blood pressure

New ‘triple pill’ could eliminate high blood pressure

A new combination drug may have the potential to revolutionize hypertension treatment worldwide, after a clinical trial has declared it safe to use and very effective. A recent clinical trial has confirmed that a new pill can treat hypertension more effectively than traditional therapy. In a recent clinical trial led by researchers from the George […]

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Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

Groundbreaking laboratory-grown prostate cancer cells could change the way research is carried out. They will significantly increase the speed at which new drugs can be trialed. New prostate cancer models should drive research forward. Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with around 164,000 new cases each […]