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Pharmacovigilance – News and Features

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Magnolia Berry Compound Shows Promise for Colon Cancer in Preclinical Models

A new study has discovered a naturally occurring compound found in a fruit has the potential to be an effective alternative treatment for colon cancer.
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Melting DNA Can Detect Pathogens Faster and More Accurately Than Blood Tests

A new analysis method can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and more accurately than blood cultures, which are the current state of the art for infection diagnosis.
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Drug Limits Dangerous Food Allergy Reactions in Children

A new drug can prevent dangerous allergic reactions to small quantities of allergy-triggering foods, making life saver for children with allergies.
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“Hexaplex” Flu Vaccine Approach Tested in Mice

A University at Buffalo-led research team is developing a new recombinant flu vaccine that has the potential to compete with existing vaccines.

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Target for Reversible, Non-Hormonal Male Birth Control Identified in Mice

Researchers from the Salk Institute have uncovered a protein complex that regulates gene expression during sperm production and discovered an oral non-hormonal drug that reversibly stops this process in mice, without obvious side effects.
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“Olive Oil” Drug May Benefit Some Brain Cancer Patients, Study Suggests

A unique drug derived from oleic acid – found naturally in olive oil – has shown promise for patients with advanced glioblastoma in a Phase 1/2 study.
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Harnessing Bird Retrotransposon To Improve Gene Therapy

A new approach uses a retrotransposon from birds to insert genes into "safe harbors" in the genome, holding promise for gene therapy.
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Gold Nanocrystal Treatment Shows Promise for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Gold nanocrystals suspended in a water buffer represent a novel therapeutic agent for neurodegenerative conditions. This nanomedicine, called CNM-Au8, is being investigated to treat patients with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
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Model Identifies Potential Drug Combinations To Avoid

A new model has been designed to identify drugs that should not be prescribed together. It has already identified common drugs – an antibiotic and a blood thinner – that may interfere with each other.
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High-Protein Diet Could Drive Heart Disease

A new study published in Nature Metabolism investigated the potentially adverse effects of a high protein diet, which is often promoted as a “healthy lifestyle”.
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