Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood test hope for bowel diseases

Scientists have identified chemical changes in the DNA of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases that could improve screening for the conditions.

Medications

Third world is swamped with fake TB drugs, study finds

Africa, India and other developing countries are awash in fake or sub-standard drugs for tuberculosis, fuelling the rise of treatment-resistant strains of TB, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

Medications

Discovering new uses for old drugs

With the cost of putting a single new drug on the pharmacy shelves topping a staggering $1 billion, scientists are reporting development of a way to determine if an already-approved drug might be used to treat a different ...

Oncology & Cancer

Target set on cancer gene MCL1

A research team pursuing one of the most commonly altered genes in cancer has laid a critical foundation for understanding this gene that could point the way toward developing drugs against it. A recent study of cancer genetics ...

Genetics

Researchers characterize epigenetic fingerprint of 1,628 people

Until a decade, it was believed that differences between people were due solely to the existence of genetic changes, which are alterations in the sequence of our genes. The discoveries made during these last ten years show ...

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