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The technology behind Bitcoin may improve the medications of the future
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a prototype of an app that may potentially prescribe the optimal dose of medicine for the individual patient, as well as prevent counterfeit products. (2019-08-23)
When naproxen breaks down, toads croak
A new study in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry takes a harder look at the effects a common anti-inflammatory medication and its degradation products have on amphibians. (2019-08-12)
Research reveals bittersweet truth of how bee-friendly limonoids are made
Research by the John Innes Centre and Stanford University opens the door to azadirachtin production. (2019-08-02)
Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety
A new University at Buffalo-led study has revealed that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme related to the control of stress in the brain. (2019-07-26)
Improving the odds of synthetic chemistry success
In a new publication in Nature, University of Utah chemists Jolene Reid and Matthew Sigman show how analyzing previously published chemical reaction data can predict how hypothetical reactions may proceed, narrowing the range of conditions chemists need to explore. (2019-07-17)
Drug companies' sexually explicit ads reaching too many youngsters
A new study finds that though drug companies marketing erectile dysfunction drugs claim to be self-policing their advertising so that 90 percent of the audience viewing sexually explicit advertisements must be 18 or older, compliance is not being taken seriously. (2019-07-11)
Yale-developed scorecard promotes better clinical trial data sharing
A tool developed by researchers at Yale, Stanford, and Bioethics International can promote greater sharing of clinical trial data by pharmaceutical companies. (2019-07-10)
High rates of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis
Opioids work against severe pain but the risks of side effects and addiction are high. (2019-07-08)
UIC, AbbVie scientists develop a novel device to screen advanced crystalline materials
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and AbbVie Inc. have developed a novel device that will help scientists and pharmaceutical companies more effectively screen and test formation of drug substance -- active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). (2019-06-26)
Democrats and Republicans agree: Take politics out of health policymaking
It's no secret that Americans are politically divided, but a new report offers hope that Democrats and Republicans find common ground on at least one issue: the role of 'evidence' in developing and shaping health laws. (2019-06-18)
Cardiology medication affordability in Russia studied in a new report
Reliable information on prices and availability of medicines is the main foundation for improving access to medicines through development of public policy and evidence-based programs. (2019-06-13)
Index that tracks impact of pharmaceuticals worldwide to relaunch, focus on more diseases
The Global Health Impact Index, developed by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York to rank pharmaceutical companies based on their drugs' impact on global health, is launching a new, more-robust model that addresses even more diseases worldwide. (2019-05-06)
Antibiotics legitimately available in over-counter throat medications could contribute to increased antibiotic resistance
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that the inappropriate of use of antibiotics legitimately available in over-the-counter (OTC) throat medications could be contributing to antibiotic resistance, thereby going against World Health Organization (WHO) goals. (2019-04-11)
New formula better predicts speed of tumor growth in 12 cancers
University at Buffalo researchers have developed a new method to more accurately predict tumor growth rates, a crucial statistic used to schedule screenings and set dosing regimens in cancer treatment. (2019-04-03)
New mathematical model could be key to designing effective therapies for brain disorders
A collaboration between researchers from the UAB Institute of Neurosciences (INc) and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, published in March in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, describes a mathematical model to quantify the activity of biased G-protein-coupled receptors. (2019-03-28)
Pediatric health researchers offer insights for RSV vaccine
In healthy adults, RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, feels like the common cold with a runny nose, chest congestion and cough. (2019-03-26)
Review of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines finds majority lack patient values
Patients' voices are ignored all too often in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines, say researchers, who reviewed 70 English-language guidelines around the world and found less than 40 percent included any mention of patients' beliefs, values or preferences (BVPs). (2019-03-20)
Pharmacists have wider clinical role in casualty, concludes study
The first evaluation of pharmacists based in accident and emergency departments has concluded that with additional clinical skills, they are able to take on overall clinical responsibility for patients. (2019-03-18)
Study: Research ties common heartburn medications to kidney disease and failure
Common medications prescribed to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers are linked to increased risks for kidney failure and chronic kidney disease, found a recent University at Buffalo study. (2019-03-18)
BU conducts first experimental evaluation of pharmaceutical industry-led access program
A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers is the first to use a randomized trial design to generate rigorous evidence on the impact of a pharmaceutical industry-led medicines access program. (2019-03-05)
Pharmaceutical residues in fresh water pose a growing environmental risk
Over the past 20 years, concentrations of pharmaceuticals have increased in freshwater sources all over the world, as research by environmental experts at Radboud University has revealed. (2019-02-22)
US patient advocacy groups received majority of pharma donations in multi-country study
A new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers found that U.S.-based patient advocacy organizations received a disproportionate amount of contributions made by the world's 10 largest pharmaceutical companies in 2016. (2019-02-22)
Neuroendocrine tumors: Choosing the best treatment
An increasing number of anti-cancer drugs are made available each year. (2019-02-14)
Ingestible injections made possible by a tortoise-inspired drug delivery device
A new ingestible device, inspired by the self-orienting shape of the leopard tortoise's shell, may soon be used to administer drugs by injecting them through the stomach wall. (2019-02-07)
Treatment for obesity and fatty liver disease may be in reach
Professor Amiram Goldblum and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute for Drug Research have discovered 27 new molecules. (2019-01-31)
New computational method reduces risk of drug formulation
A team of researchers has developed a new method to calculate and predict how drug molecules in molecular crystals arrange themselves under changing energetic conditions. (2019-01-31)
NTU and SUTD researchers discover asymmetric chemical reaction with intriguing reaction pathways
Singaporean research teams from NTU and SUTD have developed an asymmetric catalytic reaction, which provides access to synthetically challenging molecular structures and features an unusual reaction pathway. (2019-01-28)
On its own, Trump admin's price disclosure policy unlikely to help curb drug prices
The Trump administration's proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to publish drug prices in TV ads is unlikely to help control drug prices, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. (2019-01-22)
Price disclosure legislation unlikely to lower drug costs
The Trump administration's proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to publish drug prices in TV ads is unlikely to help control drug prices, according to a study publishing Jan. (2019-01-22)
New study shows physician-targeted marketing is associated with increase in opioid overdose deaths
New research from NYU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center published online Jan. (2019-01-18)
Nebraska leads $11 million study to develop radiation exposure drugs
Academic and medical researchers at the University of Nebraska are partnering with the Department of Defense to develop drug compounds that protect against and treat radiation exposure. (2019-01-14)
L-proline catalyzed synthesis
Here, we report a simple and efficient method for the synthesis of different unsymmetrical N,N'-disubstituted urea and N-substituted urea derivatives using L-Proline as a green catalyst. (2019-01-12)
A new approach to automation of chemical synthesis
Researchers have used a robotic platform to produce -- with no physical intervention -- three pharmaceutical compounds with yields and purities comparable to those achieved by manual efforts, they say. (2018-11-29)
Drug development stakeholders call for improved pharmaceutical testing
Published in Drug Discovery Today, 'Advancing Nonclinical Innovation and Safety in Pharmaceutical Testing' identifies the necessary steps that will lead to safer and more effective medicines, guided by a greater focus on human-based in vitro and in silico methods, which allow scientists to observe human cells, tissues, and biological processes, and their interaction with potential medications. (2018-11-21)
Arming drug hunters, chemists design new reaction for drug discovery
Colorado State University organic chemists have forged a powerful new tool for drug hunters -- a simple, elegantly designed chemical reaction that could fling open an underexplored wing of biologically relevant chemistry. (2018-11-15)
Clinical and environmental factors impact absorption of common sunscreen ingredient
New research, Evaluation of Reapplication and Controlled Heat Exposure on Oxybenzone Permeation from Commercial Sunscreen Using Excised Human Abdominal Skin, presented today at the 2018 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) PharmSci 360 Meeting demonstrates that heat and reapplication influences different sunscreen products containing the same amount of a key ingredient, oxybenzone, potentially affecting safety and toxicity of the UV filters included in sunscreens. (2018-11-07)
Drug pollution concentrates in stream bugs, passes to predators in water and on land
Sixty-nine pharmaceutical compounds have been detected in stream insects, some at concentrations that may threaten animals that feed on them, such as trout and platypus. (2018-11-06)
Team studying rare disorder discovers novel way to target melanoma
While studying a rare genetic disorder called NGLY1 deficiency, UNT Health Science Center researchers discovered a new targeted treatment for combating melanoma, a skin cancer that kills about 9,000 people in the United States each year. (2018-11-05)
Science/Science Careers' survey ranks top biotech, biopharma, and pharma employers
The Science and Science Careers' 2018 annual Top Employers Survey polled employees in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and related industries to determine the 20 best employers in these industries as well as their driving characteristics. (2018-10-25)
Accelerating drug discovery by crowdsourcing confidential data
Leveraging modern cryptographic and machine learning tools, researchers seeking to accelerate drug discovery have developed a way for multiple pharmaceutical companies and laboratories to collaborate without revealing confidential data. (2018-10-18)
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