Research News

The combination of Anti-HIV drug does not raise preterm birth problems: study says

  • Posted on: 30 April 2018
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

A drug combination aimed at preventing transmission of HIV from a pregnant woman to her fetus likely does not increase the risk for preterm birth and early infant death, according to a re-analysis of two studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. The research appears in the New England Journal of Medicine.

New approach to snakebite treatment - looks similar as principles of homeopathy

  • Posted on: 19 April 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Researchers at LSTM's Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit are looking at treatment for snakebite in a completely different way and have shown that it is possible to treat the bite from one snake with antivenom produced from a completely different species that causes the same pathology in humans.

A vac­cine for ed­ible plants: New Research

  • Posted on: 13 April 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Novel technologies are being sought to replace the traditional pesticides used to protect plants, particularly edible plants such as cereals. A new collaborative project between the University of Helsinki and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is shedding light on the efficacy of environmentally friendly RNA-based vaccines that protect plants from diseases and pests.

Genetic cause of drug resistance against Typhoid discovered

  • Posted on: 21 February 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The genetic cause behind a strain of typhoid’s resistance to five classes of antibiotics has been uncovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators at Public Health England and Aga Khan University, Pakistan. There is currently a major outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan, and there was a case in the UK following air travel, which has been isolated and treated. This study shows the typhoid strain causing the outbreak acquired an additional piece of DNA to become resistant to multiple antibiotics, including a third-generation antibiotic.

Nitrate in drinking water increases the risk of colorectal cancer : Study shows

  • Posted on: 21 February 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

A new study from Aarhus University now shows that there is an increased risk of colon and rectal cancer in connection with nitrate in drinking water. Also at concentrations far below the current drinking water standard. The highest nitrate concentrations are mainly seen in small private water supplies.

Synthetic Cell Produces Anti-Cancer Drugs Within a Tumor : Researchers

  • Posted on: 21 February 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Technion researchers have successfully treated a cancerous tumor using a “nano-factory” – a synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer proteins within the tumor tissue. The research, which was published in Advanced Healthcare Materials, combines synthetic biology, to artificially produce proteins, and targeted drug delivery, to direct the synthetic cell to abnormal tissues.

Liver cells with whole Genome duplications protect against Cancer : Researchers

  • Posted on: 12 February 2018
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Researchers at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern have discovered that cells in the liver with whole genome duplications, known as polyploid cells, can protect the liver against cancer. The study, published online today in Developmental Cell, addresses a long-standing mystery in liver biology and could stimulate new ideas to prevent cancer.