Medical research

Ultra-thin fibres designed to protect nerves after brain surgery

Brain surgery poses a major threat to nerve cells. Even slight injuries can kill the sensitive cells. The drug nimodipine could help prevent this. It is currently being used to treat cerebral haemorrhages. The drug relaxes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lockdown in 3 Madagascar cities set to ease

The coronavirus lockdown imposed in Madagascar's three main cities was to be progressively lifted from Monday, President Andry Rajoelina said, adding that a Malgache "remedy" for the disease had been successfully tested.

Medications

Nigeria's reliance on drug imports in the time of COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has been slow in Nigeria compared to other countries on the continent. Nevertheless, the federal government has taken steps in readiness for a more rapid outbreak. Schools have been closed, public ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Analysis: Household cleaning products effective against coronavirus

COVID-19 has only been around for a few months, so at this point scientists don't know that much about it. But more is being learned every day. We now know, for example, it can live on surfaces for up to nine days and survives ...

Medications

Improving competition and reducing costs of bio-pharmaceuticals

Georgia State Law associate professor Yaniv Heled focuses his career on the intersection of biotechnology and the law. For nearly a decade, he has dedicated much of his research to the regulation of bio-pharmaceuticals (also ...

Medical research

Inactive pill ingredients could raise the dose of your medication

The average medication contains a mix of eight "inactive" ingredients added to pills to make them taste better, last longer, and stabilize the active ingredients within. Some of those additives are now getting a closer look ...

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