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Which Drugs Are Being Used To Treat COVID-19?
News   May 27, 2020

With doctors and researchers around the world searching for effective treatments for COVID-19, many drugs approved to treat other diseases are being used in hopes that they’ll be effective against the virus. Researchers have cataloged every use documented in medical literature so far.

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Team Inhibits Molecule in Myeloid Cells To Shrink Tumors
News   May 27, 2020

Inhibiting a molecule hijacked by tumor cells to suppress the immune system shrank tumors in cell and mouse models.

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Compounds Pave Way to Possible Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
News   May 27, 2020

Researchers have identified two classes of compounds that prevent most of the effects of interferon-α (IFNα) on human beta cells, paving the way for potential future clinical trials of treatments for Type 1 diabetes (T1D).

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Trial Investigates Remdesivir–Baricitinib Combo as COVID-19 Treatment
News   May 27, 2020

Following on from remdesivir’s promising results from previous studies, a new trial is now investigating remdesivir in combination with baricitinib or placebo as a treatment for COVID-19, in a double-blind, randomized trial.

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A High-resolution 3D View Inside Tumors
News   May 27, 2020

Researchers have now succeeded in visualizing spatial changes within tumors using optoacoustics. This method could be helpful for the future development of new anticancer drugs.

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Anti-malarial Drug Shows Potential as Brain Cancer Treatment in Preclinical Models
News   May 27, 2020

In vitro studies have uncovered new insights that could help increase the effectiveness of the most common current treatments with the addition of lumefantrine, an FDA-approved drug used to treat malaria.

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Remdesivir Will Be Made Available to COVID-19 Patients Meeting Certain Clinical Criteria
News   May 26, 2020

The anti-viral drug remdesivir will be made available to select NHS patients meeting certain clinical criteria to support their recovery from COVID-19.

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Platinum-based Chemo May Improve Survival in Certain Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Patients
News   May 26, 2020

Patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who had germline or somatic mutations in DNA repair genes had better clinical outcomes after platinum-based chemotherapy, compared with patients that did not have these mutations, according to a new study.

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Not Enough Women and Older Adults in Cholesterol Drug Trials, Study Suggests
News   May 26, 2020

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that although some progress has been made, women and older adults are still underrepresented in lipid lowering therapy trials compared with their disease burden.

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Inherited Genetics Can Drive Spread of Skin Cancer
News   May 26, 2020

Sometimes cancer stays put, but often it metastasizes to other locations within the body. It has long been suspected that genetic mutations arising inside tumor cells drive this potentially devastating turn of events. A new study now suggests that differences in a single gene, carried within someone’s genome from birth, can alter progression of melanoma, a type of skin cancer.

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