Medications

A novel drug delivery system for controlled release of aspirin

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science has designed a novel chemical compound that can be tailored to release aspirin over a desired duration inside the body. It also has several advantages ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

TB Alliance moves two novel tuberculosis drugs into human trials

TBA-7371 and sutezolid entered phase 1 clinical trials, TB Alliance announced today. Both compounds have proceeded through early preclinical development and were granted "Investigative New Drug" status by the U.S. Food and ...

Cancer

Compound shows promise in treating melanoma

While past attempts to treat melanoma failed to meet expectations, an international team of researchers are hopeful that a compound they tested on both mice and on human cells in a petri dish takes a positive step toward ...

Medical research

Antiviral inhibits epidemic SARS, MERS and animal coronaviruses

A new antiviral drug candidate inhibits a broad range of coronaviruses, including the SARS and MERS coronaviruses, a multi-institutional team of investigators reports this week in Science Translational Medicine. The findings ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Plant reveals anti-Alzheimer's compounds

Japanese scientists have developed a method to isolate and identify active compounds in plant medicines, which accurately accounts for drug behavior in the body. Using the technique, they have identified several active compounds ...

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