Medical research

Novel nano-engineered microneedles for HIV drug delivery

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Queen's University Belfast have been awarded over £1m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC) to examine the use of nano-engineered microarray patches ...

Neuroscience

How to improve multiple sclerosis therapy

Medications currently used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) can merely reduce relapses during the initial relapsing-remitting phase. Many patients, however, develop progressive MS at a later stage, with disability becoming ...

Cardiology

Certain pain medications linked to increased heart risks

Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with an 18% increased risk of atrial fibrillation—an irregular, often rapid heart rate—in a study of middle-aged adults in Taiwan. The findings are published ...

Other

Are women really under-represented in clinical trials?

Several studies have reported a lack of gender diversity in clinical trials, with trials including mostly adult males; however, a recent review of publicly available registration data of clinical trials at the US Food and ...

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