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 |
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 |
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
(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 |
Silvery, ductile, malleable and so very, very useful, aluminium is the most common metal in the Earth's crust. But despite its importance (or perhaps because of it), there are fears that this metal causes ...
Health Apr 01, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 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 |
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 |
University of Illinois scientists report the first identification of a cellular mechanism linked to the toxicity of a major class of drinking water disinfection byproducts. This study, published in Environmental Sc ...
Health Oct 24, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Innovative technology being pioneered at Cardiff to speed up the discovery of new drugs to tackle lung diseases could also dramatically reduce testing on animals.
Medical research Nov 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 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 |
(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 |
Colon cleansing - it's been described as a natural way to enhance well-being, but Georgetown University doctors say there's no evidence to back that claim. In fact, their review of scientific literature, published today ...
Cancer Aug 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The oxygen and food we consume are converted into energy by tiny organelles present in each cell, the mitochondria. These 'power plants' must be continuously supplied with fuel, to maintain all vital functions. A team led ...
Medical research May 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The French parliament voted Thursday to ban the use of bisphenol A, a chemical thought to have a toxic effect on the brain and nervous system, in baby food packaging next year and all food containers in 2015.
Health Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0