Medications

Green synthesis of drug candidate for inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), characterized by a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, is currently treated with steroids and antibody drugs. However, steroids have side effects, such as delayed healing, and antibody ...

Medications

Developing drugs with the aid of artificial intelligence

Developing new drugs is a difficult process. With the aid of artificial intelligence, Pharmaceutical scientist Xuhan Liu has developed methods that can help make drug design cheaper and faster. His Ph.D. defense is on 15 ...

Genetics

Uncovering cellular mechanisms of genetic skin diseases

Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered a novel mechanism linking an intercellular adhesion molecule with genetic inflammatory skin diseases, according to findings published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Are scientists homing in on a cure for Parkinson's disease?

A molecule that shows promise in preventing Parkinson's disease has been refined by scientists at the University of Bath in the UK, and has the potential to be developed into a drug to treat the deadly neurodegenerative disease.

Neuroscience

Ways to enhance neurolysin activity in the brain

Ischemic stroke, the second leading cause of death worldwide, occurs when a vessel to the brain is blocked, reducing blood flow to the brain and depriving it of critical supplies of oxygen and nutrients. This process leads ...

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