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

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 | 5:00 pm

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 | 4:00 pm

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 12 March 2019 | 5:00 pm

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 | 5:00 pm

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 5 March 2019 | 5:00 pm

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 | 5:00 pm

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