Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common COVID-19 antibiotic no more effective than placebo

A UC San Francisco study has found that the antibiotic azithromycin was no more effective than a placebo in preventing symptoms of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized patients, and may increase their chance of hospitalization, ...

Oncology & Cancer

LIM domain only 1: One gene, many roles in cancer

Humans have long been plagued by a myriad of deadly cancers. Parallelly, they attempted different permutations and combinations of treatments to cure the disease. Attempts involving biomolecular targets have come to the fore ...

Medications

Developing antiviral drugs is not easy—here's why

The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, recently announced the creation of an antivirus taskforce to "supercharge" the development of new antiviral drugs. At a Downing Street press conference, Johnson said: "The majority of ...

Medical research

Using nanobodies to block a tick-borne bacterial infection

Tiny molecules called nanobodies, which can be designed to mimic antibody structures and functions, may be the key to blocking a tick-borne bacterial infection that remains out of reach of almost all antibiotics, new research ...

Health

Drug attenuates weight gain in animals fed a high-fat diet

A drug originally developed to treat bacterial infections has proved capable of boosting the metabolism and attenuating the weight gain induced by a fatty diet in tests with mice. The study was conducted at the University ...

Medical research

Discoveries reshape understanding of gut microbiome

The human gut is home to microorganisms that outnumber our cells by a factor of 10 to 1. Now, discoveries by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have redefined how the so-called gut microbiome operates ...

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