Addiction

Researchers flush out worrying trend of designer drug use

In a sign that designer drugs are becoming more prevalent in Australia, synthetic cathinones—commonly known as 'bath salts'—have been detected in the nation's wastewater in the largest study of its kind in the country.

Medical research

New approach to treating arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

Researchers from Peter Mac have discovered an innovative way to dampen severe inflammation in mice, uncovering a potential new therapeutic approach for inflammatory and autoimmune conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study gauges efficacy of drugs against pork tapeworm

Taenia solium—also called pork tapeworm—is a parasite which causes disease around the world, particularly in very poor communities with deficient santiation and where pigs roam free. Researchers have now analyzed the ...

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Designer drugs to inhibit hepatitis A virus

Structure-based drug design revealed that a compound previously investigated for the treatment of head-and-neck cancer could function as a lead compound for the development of drugs to treat hepatitis A virus infection, according ...

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