Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Belgian llama holds key to possible corona treatment

Scientists the world over are scrambling to perfect an anti-viral treatment for the novel coronavirus, and following what might seem to be some unusual trails.

Medications

Hydroxychloroquine seems not to cut ventilator use in COVID-19

There is no evidence that use of hydroxychloroquine alone (HC) or with azithromycin (HC+AZ) reduces the risks for mechanical ventilation or death from any cause in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study ...

Oncology & Cancer

RNA drugs one step closer to be being used in cancer treatment

In recent years, RNA molecules, with the ability to affect or turn off pathogenic genes, have become promising drug candidates in several areas. However, it has been a challenge to develop techniques to deliver the RNA molecules ...

Oncology & Cancer

Racial disparity in prostate cancer survival tied to region

(HealthDay)—National, race-based differences in prostate cancer survival are due to regional variation, even for low-risk prostate cancer, according to a study published online March 31 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When corporate acquisitions mean fewer ventilators

Research by Yale SOM's Florian Ederer and Song Ma has shown that companies often purchase competitors, not to acquire their ideas and products, but to shut them down—a phenomenon that they have dubbed "killer acquisitions." ...

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