Study finds that taking statins for heart disease cuts risk of second serious event in half, yet only 6 percent of patients are following as directed.
The back-and-forth relationship between insects and their food plants may drive tropical biodiversity evolution according to work on Barro Colorado Island's 50 hectare plot in Panama.
Introducing hepatitis B vaccine in preadolescents meant a decline in the disease incidence rate by 52 percent according to a study in which the University of Barcelona took part. The study analyzed the efficiency and impact of the vaccination program set in Catalonia, Spain, 21 years ago. The results show that after introducing the program, the incidence rate in general population went from 2.5 per 100,000 people in 1991 to 1.2 per 100,000 people in 2014.
The majority of oral medications available to consumers contain ingredients that can affect sensitive individuals.
Eliminating ASCT2 selectively stops the growth of leukemia cells, while having limited effects on healthy blood cells and hematopoetic (blood-forming) stem cells.
A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney.
The Food and Drug Administration wants the pharmaceutical industry to get away from making drugs using the traditional batch method, saying the continuous process allows manufacturers to more easily scale operations to meet demand and should help reduce drug shortages. David H. Thompson, a Purdue University chemistry professor, has written a research paper about how to make a generic form of lomustine. The continuous manufacturing process can be applied to many other products.
Research into a new breakthrough therapy in the fight against sepsis has shown that the drug has potential to stop all sepsis-causing bacteria from triggering organ damage in the early stages of the condition.
Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics -- but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study by a team at The Ohio State University is offering new clues about the science behind those bandages, and researchers say the findings could help lead to better wound treatment.
The group of Nuno Maulide, recently named the Scientist of the Year 2018 in Austria, in collaboration with the group of Harald Sitte, has now reported a facile method for the replacement of hydrogen with fluorine in important drug molecules. This new discovery enables the fine-tuning of existing (and potential new) pharmaceuticals to endow them with improved pharmacological properties. The results have been recently published in the renowned journal Nature Chemistry.