Research News

Novice microbes found with Botulinum toxins

  • Posted on: 27 January 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Enterococci are hardy microbes that thrive in the gastrointestinal tracts of nearly all land animals, including our own, and generally cause no harm. But their ruggedness has lately made them leading causes of multi-drug-resistant infections, especially in settings like hospitals where antibiotic use disrupts the natural balance of intestinal microbes.

Scientists found Birth control pill for Men

  • Posted on: 18 January 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Women have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Now, scientists report a rat study in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry that shows they finally have a good lead for a male birth control pill. It's based on ouabain, a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows.

ADHD medications may reduce risk of STI occurred through ADHD

  • Posted on: 4 January 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescent and young adult populations by about three times, reports a study published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP)

Alcohol hurts DNA and enhances cancer risk

  • Posted on: 4 January 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases your risk of cancer, according to research part-funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Nature today.

Mitochondrial protein in cardiac muscle cells linked to heart failure : Research

  • Posted on: 6 December 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Reducing a protein found in the mitochondria of cardiac muscle cells initiates cardiac dysfunction and heart failure, a finding that could provide insight for new treatments for cardiovascular diseases, a study led by Georgia State University has shown.

Adoptive cell therapy shows durable anti-tumor response

  • Posted on: 10 November 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

In recent years, the search for new cancer treatments has increasingly focused on immunotherapies that harness the body's own defenses to fight tumors. Adoptive cell therapy (ACT) is a powerful immunotherapeutic strategy that can effectively control some cancers but that also has drawbacks. To administer ACT, T cells are withdrawn from a patient and cultivated in a laboratory (ex vivo) for weeks or months, until a massive number of cells are available to be injected back into the patient. During ex vivo cultivation, the T cells often lose potency and life span.

HPV Vaccine Prevents Uncommon Childhood Respiratory Disease

  • Posted on: 10 November 2017
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The vaccine that protects against cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus (HPV) also prevents an uncommon but incurable childhood respiratory disease, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings suggest that the chronic and difficult-to-treat condition, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, is disappearing in Australian children as a result of the nation’s highly successful HPV vaccination program.

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