Research News

High-fat diet postponing brain aging in mice

  • Posted on: 6 November 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(6th November, 2014); New Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this opens the possibility of treatment of children suffering from premature aging and patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The research project is headed by the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the National Institute of Health.

Giant Hope for Type I Diabetic patients - Stem cells are converted to Insulin Secreting beta cells

  • Posted on: 15 October 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(15th October, 2014); Harvard researchers announced on last Thursday that they have made a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects an estimated 3 million Americans at a cost of about $15 billion annually with human embryonic stem cells as a starting point, the scientists are for the first time able to produce, in the kind of massive quantities needed for cell transplantation and pharmaceutical purposes, human insulin-producing beta cells equivalent in most every way to normally functioning beta cells.

New Nano-Cocoons Drug Delivery System against Cancer Cells

  • Posted on: 15 October 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. The work was done by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Broad spectrum antibiotics associated with obesity risk in 2 or less year old children

  • Posted on: 1 October 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(1st October, 2014); Think before prescribing broad spectrum antibiotics in children below 2 years of age. Researchers from Philadelphia published a report on last Monday states that the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics by children before the age of 24 months was associated with increased risk of obesity in early childhood.

Simple method develops white blood cells from human skin

  • Posted on: 12 September 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(12th September, 2014); For the first time, scientists have turned human skin cells into transplantable white blood cells, soldiers of the immune system that fight infections and invaders. The work, done at the Salk Institute, could let researchers create therapies that introduce into the body new white blood cells capable of attacking diseased or cancerous cells or augmenting immune responses against other disorders.

Florida scientists made Diseased Cells to synthesize their own drug to treat muscular dystrophy

  • Posted on: 4 September 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(4th September, 2014); Florida Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have considered chemical approach to convert diseased cells to be manufacturing site of a molecule which can treat muscular dystrophy. The promising research was published recently in the international chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie.

Mississippi Baby taught important HIV Lessons

  • Posted on: 3 September 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(3rd September, 2014); The news in July that HIV had returned in a Mississippi toddler after a two-year treatment-free remission dashed the hopes of clinicians, HIV researchers and the public at large tantalized by the possibility of a cure. But a new commentary by two leading HIV experts at Johns Hopkins argues that despite its disappointing outcome, the Mississippi case and two other recent HIV "rebounds" in adults, have yielded critical lessons about the virus' most perplexing - and maddening - feature: its ability to form cure-defying viral hideouts.

Mutated polio virus cracks vaccine protection - Is that thing of concern ?

  • Posted on: 22 August 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

(22nd August, 2014); Due to effective vaccination, polio is comletely eradiated from India and World Health Organisation (WHO) presented official certification to India for its ‘Polio Free’ status in March 2014. But it seems like polio itself doesn't want to give up and wants to extend its victims. Researchers alaraming findings notified mutated poliovirus that can resist vaccine protection to a considerable extent was found in victims of an outbreak in the Congo in 2010. The pathogen could also potentially have infected many people in Germany. The results appear now in the magazine PNAS.