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 | 9:00 am

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 | 3:00 am

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 | 6:00 pm

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 | 10:00 pm

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 | 6:00 pm

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 | 6:00 pm

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 | 6:00 pm

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 | 12:00 pm

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 | 6:00 pm

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 | 12:00 pm

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