Early Treatment Effective for Lung Disease Side-Effects of New Cancer Drug
According to a study, lung disease caused by a novel cancer drug can be effectively treated using approaches that focus on early detection and prompt management.
New Genetic Mutation Linked to Intellectual Disability
Researchers report a new genetic mutation related to intellectual disability and discovered an excitatory synaptic activation signaling mechanism related to the mutation.
Plant Molecule Sops up Iron-Rich Heme
According to a study, peptides in legume plants collect all available heme, sending bacteria into iron-starvation mode to increase ammonia production, the form of nitrogen useful for plants.
Curing Corneal Blindness With Bioengineered Pig Skin Implants
Scientists have restored the vision of 20 people with corneal disease using bioengineered collagen implants derived from pig skin, as an alternative to donated human corneas which are in short supply.
Enlarged Prostate Drug May Have Potential for Motor Neuron Disease
A drug currently used to treat an enlarged prostate could be repurposed to protect against the death of neurons in motor neuron disease.
New Antibiotic Candidate Fights Off Over 300 Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Researchers report a new molecule that inhibits drug-resistant bacteria in lab experiments, as well as in mice with pneumonia and urinary tract infections, which could one day be used to treat challenging infections in humans.
Mystery “Jumping” Gene Helps Mice Survive Infections
A transposable element or "jumping" gene in mice has been shown to control the immune system in response to viral infection, promoting host survival.
New Drug Shrinks Breast Cancer Metastases in Brain
A study has shown that active brain metastases in breast cancer patients can be regressed by a novel class of drug known as T-Dxd – a chemical conjugate of an antibody and a chemotherapy drug.
Mathematical Model Predicts Best Drug Combinations for Osteoporosis
Scientists have developed a new mathematical model that may help doctors determine the best combination of medicines for osteoporosis patients and the order in which they should be taken.
Experimental Drug Reduces Death From Aneurysm Rupture in Mice
An experimental drug therapy protects mice from sudden death due to the rupture of a major blood vessel in the abdomen known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine.