Latest news from the Pharma & Biotech Industry

  1. What ingredients are in vaccines?

    In this Special Feature article, we explore the various components that go into modern vaccines and discuss the purpose of these ingredients.

    Posted on 14 December 2019 | 9:00 am
  2. More batches of common hypertension drug taken off the market

    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is withdrawing more batches of Losartan potassium tablets, USP and Losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets, USP.

    Posted on 27 September 2019 | 1:00 pm
  3. New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial

    The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side effects.

    Posted on 12 July 2019 | 6:00 pm
  4. Switching off this enzyme reversed prediabetes in mice

    A new study shows that deactivating an enzyme that alters ceramides can prevent insulin resistance and fatty liver as well as reverse prediabetes in mice.

    Posted on 9 July 2019 | 7:00 pm
  5. How vitamin D helps fight treatment-resistant cancer

    Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows.

    Posted on 19 June 2019 | 7:00 pm
  6. Why scientists are searching the ocean for new drugs

    Medical researchers are increasingly turning their attention to the ocean in their search for new drugs. In this Spotlight, we ask why.

    Posted on 8 June 2019 | 10:00 am
  7. What are the side effects and risks of Ritalin?

    Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. Ritalin can cause side effects and has the potential for misuse and addiction. Researchers are investigating the long-term safety and effectiveness of this drug in children and adolescents. Learn more here.

    Posted on 31 May 2019 | 4:00 am
  8. Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures

    A nonintoxicating, synthetic CBD that is not easy to convert to THC and comprises inexpensive, noncannabis ingredients treated seizures safely in rats.

    Posted on 30 May 2019 | 7:00 pm
  9. What to know about clindamycin

    Clindamycin is an antibiotic drug. This article provides an overview of clindamycin, including what it can treat, how much doctors recommend taking, and possible adverse effects and interactions.

    Posted on 29 May 2019 | 11:00 pm
  10. Scientists discover anti-aging potential in old drug

    The discovery of a second cell target for the immunosuppressant rapamycin could help its development as an anti-aging, neuroprotective drug.

    Posted on 29 May 2019 | 7:00 pm
  11. Novel Alzheimer's drug passes first phase of human testing

    A drug that tackles toxic protein buildup in Alzheimer's disease in a novel way has passed phase 1 of clinical trials, which tests safety in humans.

    Posted on 15 May 2019 | 9:00 am
  12. Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson's?

    At blood levels that are typical in humans, an approved high blood pressure drug was able to clear toxic proteins of Parkinson's disease from mouse brains.

    Posted on 23 April 2019 | 9:00 am
  13. Seaweed extract may help design new drugs

    Drug resistance is a large and growing problem. On the hunt for fresh sources of drugs, scientists have turned to the seaweed in underwater forests.

    Posted on 18 April 2019 | 3:00 pm
  14. Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?

    Could targeting the protein neuronostatin prevent or treat dangerous low blood sugar in people with diabetes who use insulin? A new study investigates.

    Posted on 8 April 2019 | 9:00 am
  15. Fish slime: An answer to antibiotic resistance?

    Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly pressing issue for humanity. A recent study dives into the constituents of fish slime to hunt for new antibiotics.

    Posted on 1 April 2019 | 3:00 am
  16. Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

    A molecule that stops two proteins from interacting and impairing heart function halted heart failure and improved heart pumping capacity in rats.

    Posted on 15 March 2019 | 9:00 am
  17. 93 percent of medications contain 'potential allergens'

    Many of the so-called inactive ingredients present in medications could have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some people.

    Posted on 15 March 2019 | 8:00 am
  18. IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising

    Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation.

    Posted on 15 March 2019 | 9:00 am
  19. New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack

    Cell death from a heart attack damages heart muscle. Blocking MAP4K4 — a protein that is key to this process — greatly reduced heart injury in mice.

    Posted on 11 March 2019 | 9:00 am
  20. Pancreatic cancer: Two-hit treatment approach shows promise

    Autophagy inhibitors could be more potent against pancreatic cancer by first applying a drug that makes the cancer cells dependent on autophagy for energy.

    Posted on 05 March 2019 | 9:00 am
  21. Alzheimer's: 'Holy herb' extract shows promise as future treatment

    A laboratory screen found that a compound in the Yerba santa medicinal plant protects against several age-related triggers of death in mouse nerve cells.

    Posted on 22 February 2019 | 9:00 am
  22. Bacteria living on insects could provide new antibiotics

    Insects harbor bacteria that protect them from infection. Tapping this source could yield new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of drug resistance.

    Posted on 20 February 2019 | 9:00 am
  23. Simple drug formula regenerates brain cells

    Scientists have shown how a drug cocktail of four compounds can convert glia, or support cells, next to damaged neurons into new working neurons.

    Posted on 11 February 2019 | 9:00 am
  24. Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

    Scientists have identified a number of synthetic cannabinoid compounds that can halt the growth of several types of human colorectal cancer cells.

    Posted on 08 February 2019 | 9:00 am
  25. What types of HIV medications are there?

    There are many types of HIV medications, including antiretroviral drugs, which stop the virus from replicating. Learn more about the variety of HIV medications here.

    Posted on 28 January 2019 | 10:00 am
Previous Page