News tagged with toxic effects
Thioridazine kills cancer stem cells in human while avoiding toxic side-effects of conventional cancer treatments
A team of scientists at McMaster University has discovered a drug, thioridazine, successfully kills cancer stem cells in the human while avoiding the toxic side-effects of conventional cancer treatments.
Cancer May 24, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (55) | 5 |
(Medical Xpress)—A drug for bipolar disorder that works like lithium, the most common and effective treatment for the condition, but without lithium's toxicity and problem side-effects has been identified ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 09, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Scientists have used the venom of Africa's lethal black mamba to produce a surprising outcome in mice which they hope to replicate in humans—effective pain relief without toxic side effects.
Medical research Oct 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0
An inexpensive "orphan drug" used to treat sleep disorders appears to be a potent inhibitor of cancer cells, according to a new study led by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Their novel approach, using ...
Cancer May 21, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 3 |
An experimental oral drug given to mice after a spinal cord injury was effective at improving limb movement after the injury, a new study shows.
Neuroscience Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
In a paper published today in Nature's open access journal Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno report that male pseudoscorpions treated with the antibiotic tetracycline suffer ...
Medical research Apr 27, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
With the remains of a recent lottery winner having been exhumed for foul play related to cyanide poisoning, future winners might wonder what they can do to avoid the same fate. A new report in The FASEB Journal involving zebrafish ...
Medical research Apr 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Drugs containing platinum are among the most powerful and widely used cancer drugs. However, such drugs have toxic side effects, and cancer cells can eventually become resistant to them.
Cancer Jul 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored normal blood sugar metabolism in diabetic mice using a compound the body makes naturally. The finding suggests that it may one day be possible ...
Medical research Oct 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Cardiomyocytes, the workhorse cells that make up the beating heart, can now be made cheaply and abundantly in the laboratory.
Medical research May 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
New research into the cell-damaging effects of Huntington's disease suggests a potentially new approach for identifying possible therapeutic targets for treating the nerve-destroying disorder.
Genetics Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have discovered that the commonly used antidepressant drug paroxetine could also become a therapy for the vascular complications of diabetes.
Diabetes Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Botox is best known for its use in cosmetic procedures, but this potent neurotoxin could be transformed into an extraordinary drug to treat a raft of debilitating conditions, a leading scientist will tell ...
Medical research Mar 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Size really does matter according to scientists looking for ways to cure Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 22, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Sick children, especially those with some dehydration from flu or other illnesses, risk significant kidney injury if given drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers said Friday.
Medications Jan 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |