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"Dramatic" success in clinical trials of asthma treatment

According to the AAFA, around 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, about one in every 13 people. This long-term disease causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, resulting in restriction and discomfort when breathing or even death in some severe cases. Currently, there is no cure for Read More...

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Bacterial enzymes may be the future of medicine

We may think of machines as nuts, bolts, and maybe a CPU. Microorganisms, though, create many proteins and enzymes which perform a very machine-like function. A famous example of this is CRISPR-Cas9, which was originally an evolutionary adaptation observed in microorganisms. While Read More...

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Is this the age of "digital drugs?"

A lot of us love a change in perspective. Whether that’s an adrenaline surge from risky behavior or someone taking a trip with magic mushrooms to explore their deeper selves, people are always coming up with new ways to shift their state of mind. The latest trend in mind-shifting isn't in taking Read More...

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Infrared light can discern the safety of "twisted" drugs

Did you know that molecules twist? Certain drugs and supplements indicate which way the molecules in the product twist, with an L or a D before the names, indicating either a twist clockwise or counterclockwise. There is usually a specific kind of twist the human body wants depending on the Read More...

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UK university gives free kits that test for spiked drinks to students

Going out with friends for a night out on the town is a luxury (especially these days) that everyone should have the right to enjoy without the niggling fear in the back of their minds that they may be targeted by actors of sexual violence and abuse. Many people, especially women, are told by Read More...

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New nasal spray treatment could help prevent Alzheimer’s

According to the World Health Organization, around 55 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. Although there’s currently no cure, researchers are unabatedly looking for treatments that could improve the lives of dementia patients and their care-givers. Working towards that end, researchers Read More...

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New technique speeds up infection treatment and fights drug-resistant bacteria

Drug-resistant bacteria are a growing challenge for the medical community, but choosing effective antibiotics right off the bat can reduce the growth of these bacteria and help patients recover more quickly from illness. Fortunately, researchers from universities and hospitals across Europe have Read More...

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Revolutionary software translates chemist’s words into drug recipes

For years, chemist Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow has dreamed of a future where researchers can distribute and produce molecules as easily as they email and print PDFs. That future has arrived thanks to Cronin and his colleagues, who have designed a system of chemical computers or Read More...

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Ebola drug treatments show incredible results in breakthrough trial

Throughout the past year, scientists have been testing new drugs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in an attempt to combat the most recent Ebola outbreak. But it wasn't until recently that these drugs started producing incredible results, according to the BBC. Health experts have said that Read More...

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Caterpillar is new weapon for war on drugs

Colombia, one of the world’s top producers of cocaine, plans to resort to an organic agriculture trick to destroy its most problematic crop — coca. The chemical herbicide glyphosate, which the government has been routinely using to spray the illegal plants, was recently declared carcinogen by Read More...