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Getting Closer to Using Beer Hops to Fight Disease

Hops, those little cone-shaped buds that give beer its bitter flavor, pack a surprisingly healthful punch. They are widely studied for their ability to halt bacterial growth and disease. Now, researchers report that they are close to synthesizing the healthful hops compounds in the lab, which could help scientists more easily create medicines from these compounds. The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Chemistry/Physics/Materials Sciences, Biology, Developmental/Reproductive Biology, Fertility, Pharmaceutical Science, Physiology

A step toward a birth control pill for men

Women can choose from many birth control methods, including numerous oral contraceptives, but there’s never been an analogous pill for men. That’s not for lack of trying: For many years, scientists have attempted to formulate a male pill. Finally, a group of researchers has taken a step toward that goal by tweaking some experimental compounds that show promise. The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Anti Malaria, Malaria

NIH-Funded Researchers Develop Promising Candidate for Next-Generation Anti-Malarial Drug

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An international team that includes NIH-funded researchers at Stanford University has developed a therapeutic compound that is effective in inhibiting Plasmodium falciparum, one of five species of parasite that infects people with malaria, and the strain which causes the highest number of malaria deaths.

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The Wistar Institute and PhoreMost, Ltd., Partner to Drug the Undruggable

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Global Collaboration Contributes to Building a Pipeline of Validated Drug Targets

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Kidney Cancer, Sorafenib, Sunitinib, ECOG-ACRIN, abramson cancer center, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Widely Used Kidney Cancer Drugs Can't Stop Recurrence

Two widely used targeted therapy drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of metastatic kidney cancer—sorafenib and sunitinib—are no more effective than a placebo in preventing return of the disease to increase life spans of patients suffering from advanced kidney cancer after surgery, according to a new multi-institutional study in the Lancet led by a researcher at the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Oxytocin, University Of Haifa, Dr. Sharon Palgi, Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory, PTSD

Oxytocin Can Improve Compassion in People with Symptoms of PTSD

“Until now, several theoretical studies proposed that the oxytocinergic system functions abnormally among patients with PTSD and that intranasal OT may potentially serve as an effective pharmacological intervention for ameliorating symptoms of PTSD, but very few studies have examined the effects of OT administration among these patients, and to the best of our knowledge the effects of OT on empathy and compassion among patients with PTSD have never been assessed. For this reason, the findings of the present study are both significant and innovative”, the researchers concluded

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University At Buffalo, dental medicine, antidepressant drugs , Antidepressant Medication, Teeth, dental implant, Failure

Antidepressants Linked to Tooth Implant Failure, New Study Finds

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Antidepressants, commonly used to treat anxiety, pain and other disorders, quadruple the risk of dental implant failure, according to a new pilot study by University at Buffalo researchers.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center, Precision Medicine, David Threadgill

Precision Medicine: Can We Afford It? Can We Afford Not to Explore It?

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Imagine that the next time your doctor orders a round of tests, in addition to cholesterol and vitamin D, she also orders a genome sequence. It sounds like science fiction, but the day might come sooner than you think.

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CDC, Centers For Disease Control, supergerms, Superbugs, Antibiotic, antibiotic overuse

How @UChicagomed Keeps Watchful Eye to Prevent Antibiotic Overuse: #Supergerms #CDC

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Pennsylvania, Drug Abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Health, overdose prevention, Addiction, Heroin, Opioid

Tracking the Tracker: the Long Road for Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Prescription drug abuse is at a crisis level in Pennsylvania. In this story from the Pennsylvania Health News Service, the history of the crisis and the long political path the Commonwealth took to build a prescription drug monitoring system for physician use is examined.







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