Pharma

Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients. Researchers found that ketamine's...
by Columbia University Medical Center
2:32pm
12.15.2017
An antibiotic candidate compound shelved in the 1970s in favor of more worthwhile drugs could be worth a second look, new research has found.
by University of Leeds
2:25pm
12.15.2017
Advertisement
A new study shows that plants react to anesthetics similarly to the way animals and humans do, suggesting plants are ideal objects for testing anesthetics...
by Oxford University Press
10:03am
12.11.2017
Updated methods would help doctors decide when to prescribe the antibiotics used to clear the infection and help avoid severe long-term health problems.
by Rutgers University
9:44am
12.7.2017
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana....
by Andrew Selsky
9:22am
12.7.2017
Advertisement
With the onslaught of wearable technologies in the past few years, it was only a matter of time before technologies formerly reserved for the doctor’s office...
Editor-in-Chief
|
@LabEquipment
8:01am
12.1.2017
Drugmaker Sanofi says that its dengue vaccine, the world’s first, should only be given to people who have previously been sickened by the virus, according to...
by Associated Press
1:52pm
11.30.2017
Advertisement
A drug that stimulates neuron pruning can nudge mice away from habit-driven behaviors when combined with retraining, neuroscientists have found.
by Emory Health Sciences
1:41pm
11.30.2017
A proposal to slash funding for the National Institutes of Health could severely impair the development of new, life-saving drugs, according to a new analysis...
by Washington University in St. Louis
9:13am
11.20.2017
The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse.
by Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
1:44pm
11.15.2017
Advertisement
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure...
by Associated Press
9:35am
11.14.2017
Turning to an industry he’s rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health and human...
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
1:46pm
11.13.2017
Advertisement
Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead?
by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
9:44am
11.8.2017
Scientists working to develop a "game-changing" new antibiotic have made a significant advance toward creating commercially viable drug treatments.
by University of Lincoln
9:48am
11.6.2017
Influenza remains a global public health threat that cycles around the globe each year, based on seasons and strains. The viral varieties constantly mutate and...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
2:52pm
11.2.2017
Advertisement
Researchers have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate that, in an animal model, stimulated an immune response against sugars that form a protective...
by University of Maryland
2:09pm
10.27.2017
A systematic review of published studies on the use of medical cannabis in children and adolescents finds a notable lack of studies and a minimal number of the...
by Massachusetts General Hospital
9:15am
10.27.2017
Advertisement
A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to new...
by University of Leeds
2:45pm
10.23.2017
In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was less than 1 million....
by University at Buffalo
2:24pm
10.20.2017
Cancer, HIV and tuberculosis are among the many serious diseases that are frequently treated with combinations of three or more drugs, over months or even...
by Tufts University
10:25am
10.17.2017
Advertisement
Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few years were later shown to help patients live longer or improved...
by Maria Cheng, Associated Press
9:44am
10.5.2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening a new front in its efforts to reduce high drug prices by encouraging development of generic versions of hard-...
by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press
8:46am
10.3.2017
Advertisement
It's that time of year again: Temperatures drop, sleeves go up, and the needles come out. If scientists have their way, however, the annual ritual of the flu...
by Rockefeller University
9:04am
10.2.2017
Liraglutide injection, a prescription medication used to treat type-2 diabetes and obesity is associated with marked slowing of stomach emptying and is an...
by Mayo Clinic
9:48am
9.26.2017
A report launched last week by the World Health Organization shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of...
by World Health Organization
9:29am
9.25.2017
Advertisement
A supervisory pharmacist who oversaw shoddy work that led to a meningitis outbreak that killed dozens and sickened hundreds across the nation is on trial this...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
8:52am
9.19.2017
Engineers at MIT have developed a novel technique that would allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended period of time with...
Managing Editor
|
@LabEquipment
2:49pm
9.18.2017
Advertisement
Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug, a...
by Washington University in St. Louis
9:01am
9.18.2017
Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings.
by McMaster University
3:06pm
9.14.2017
The coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this...
by University of Bonn
9:16am
9.14.2017
Chlamydia antigens produced through a hyper-targeted method by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the biotech company Synthetic...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
3:04pm
9.13.2017
A chemically modified version of the common blood thinner heparin may be the first promising method of preventing the harmful cascade of destruction to brain...
by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1:01pm
9.13.2017
Scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson’s. The drug...
by Michigan State University
1:55pm
9.7.2017
An antimicrobial compound made by honeybees could become the basis for new antibiotics, according to new research. No new antibiotics have been discovered for...
by University of Illinois at Chicago
1:49pm
9.7.2017
An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study.
by Cornell University
9:13am
9.7.2017
Scientists may have found a clue to why people living with HIV have double the likelihood of developing heart disease. The findings also show that an...
by University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences
9:29am
9.1.2017
In February, a Southern Illinois University press release touted a “game changer” herpes vaccine made by one of its associate professors, a three-shot...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
3:08pm
8.31.2017
The long-term use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth in young, healthy individuals engaging in weight training, according to...
by Karolinska Institutet
9:35am
8.30.2017
Five vials of a live vaccine virus used to inoculate against smallpox were seized by the U.S. Marshals from stem cell treatment centers in California that had...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
1:57pm
8.29.2017
When growing cells in the lab, researchers routinely add antibiotics to prevent contamination. But a new study raises a red flag against this standard practice...
by University of California, San Francisco
9:15am
8.29.2017
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for...
by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press
3:04pm
8.28.2017
An outbreak of measles, a disease eradicated from the U.S. nearly two decades ago, began in Minnesota in March. It infected 79 people up until last month. The...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
10:33am
8.23.2017
That statin you’ve been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole host of...
by Duke University
1:35pm
8.22.2017
Mylan jacked up the price of a life-saving EpiPen by 400 percent over six years – but knowingly claimed it was a generic to avoid paying a full Medicaid rebate...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
3:07pm
8.17.2017
A team of scientists discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-...
by University of Texas at Austin
2:28pm
8.17.2017
Advertisement