How to make kefir more healthful using sound

Kefir is credited with a range of health benefits. Recently, researchers tried to boost levels of one of its active ingredients using ultrasound.

Posted on 16 December 2018 | 12:00 pm

Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery

A 'sprayable gel' embedded with nanoparticles carrying drugs that boost immunity controlled tumor recurrence at surgery site and at distant sites in mice.

Posted on 14 December 2018 | 6:00 pm

'Simple modification' could help antibiotics overcome resistance

A simple way of linking vancomycin to an antimicrobial peptide led to a fivefold increase in the antibiotic's power against an infectious bacterium.

Posted on 6 November 2018 | 6:00 pm

Antibiotic resistance: Breakthrough study offers solution

Mice treated with small molecules that stop bacteria forming toxins survived MRSA infection without the need for antibiotics, study found.

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 7:00 pm

How a 150-year old drug might help battle cancer

The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help.

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 10:00 am

High blood pressure control with 'exercise in a pill'

Increased body levels of a compound that the liver makes could control high blood pressure without having to exercise or eat less salt, study suggests.

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 7:00 pm

What is the difference between clonazepam and Xanax?

Clonazepam and Xanax both belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. As a result, they are quite similar, but doctors may prescribe them for different reasons. Learn more about the differences in their uses, effects, and dosages here.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 6:00 pm

Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study

The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina.

Posted on 10 October 2018 | 7:00 pm

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer

An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice.

Posted on 9 October 2018 | 7:00 pm

5 bizarre medical techniques from history

We discuss five unusual medical procedures from ancient civilizations and more recent history. The journey toward medical discovery has been a bumpy ride.

Posted on 3 October 2018 | 6:00 pm

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