Medical research

Old drugs hint at new ways to beat chronic pain

Pain is an important alarm system that alerts us to tissue damage and prompts us to withdraw from harmful situations. Pain is expected to subside as injuries heal, but many patients experience persistent pain long after recovery. ...

Medical research

Investigating mRNA-based antibiotics

In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, mRNA-based vaccines have impressively demonstrated their potential. Using this technology, scientists were able to rapidly develop and bring to market vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 ...

Medical research

Increased flexibility seen in preapproval evidence for new drugs

The characteristics of acceptable preapproval evidence were more flexible for novel drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2020, according to a research letter published online May 17 in JAMA Network Open.

Oncology & Cancer

New therapeutic target for hematologic malignancies identified

Inhibition of Ubiquitin Specific Peptidase 47 (USP47) was identified as a novel therapeutic target for hematologic malignancies bearing mutant oncoprotein EZH2, according to scientists from the Hefei Institutes of Physical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID treatment has improved, but many wish for an easy pill

If Priscila Medina had gotten COVID-19 a year ago, she would have had no treatments proven safe and effective to try. But when the 30-year-old nurse arrived at a Long Island hospital last month, so short of breath she could ...

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