Medical research

New model of the GI tract could speed drug development

MIT engineers have devised a way to speed up the development of new drugs by rapidly testing how well they are absorbed in the small intestine. This approach could also be used to find new ways to improve the absorption of ...

Neuroscience

High fat foods can increase CBD absorption into the body

While oral cannabidiol (CBD) capsules were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients with seizures in 2018, very little was known about the effect of food on CBD absorption.

Cardiology

ACC: Faster absorption of crushed prasugrel in STEMI

(HealthDay)—Crushed prasugrel correlates with faster drug absorption for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI), according to a study ...

Medical research

Uncovering factors at the heart of muscle weakness

The most cited professor at Kanazawa University, Ikumi Tamai, has dedicated his career to investigating the molecules and genes responsible for cardiomyopathy, muscle weakness, and Reye's syndrome. His key discoveries relate ...

Medications

New online tool helps industry identify drug interactions

Drug interactions and drug side effects occur all-too-often in patients' lives. Now there's a new online resource to help guide pharmaceutical developers as they endeavor to improve testing for potentially harmful drug interactions ...

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