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Pharmacovigilance – News and Features


COVID-19 Abzymes Could Explain Long COVID

UVA Health researchers have discovered a potential explanation for some of the most perplexing mysteries of COVID-19 and long COVID. The surprising findings could lead to new treatments for the difficult acute effects of COVID-19.
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Mechanism That May Improve Platinum-Based Cancer Drugs Discovered

Cisplatin is effective at killing cancer and has been used for decades, but can cause toxic side effects. Researchers have now identified a protein that, when targeted, enables cisplatin-resistant cancer cells to become responsive to treatment, allowing for the use of lower doses.
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Scientists Make an Implantable Battery That Runs on the Body’s Own Oxygen

The biocompatible, implantable sodium—oxygen battery has been used successfully in a new animal trial.
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Hidden Brain Changes Occur in People With Heart Disease

A new analysis involving over 13,000 people has found changes to blood vessels in the brain that can increase the risk of stroke and dementia are common in people with a range of heart conditions, regardless of whether they have experienced a stroke.
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Industry Insight

Setting the Stage for Multipurpose Drugs

We spoke with Dr. Bryan Oronsky, chief development officer at EpicentRx, to discover more about the promise of multipurpose drugs and the potential of EpicentRx’s nibrozetone (RRx-001) for several conditions.
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No Evidence That CBD Products Reduce Chronic Pain, Study Finds

A new study has concluded that there is no evidence that cannabidiol (CBD) products reduce chronic pain, suggesting that they are not value for money and even have the potential to harm health.
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Cancer Drug Shows Potential for Treating Tuberculosis

A cancer drug could also be used to treat tuberculosis, new research has found.
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Researchers Conduct First Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Dolphins

Scientists have successfully carried out pioneering fecal microbiota transplantations on Navy bottlenose dolphins that showed signs of gastrointestinal disease.
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Pill May Improve Muscle Strength in Myasthenia Gravis, Study Finds

A new pill could improve muscle strength for people with myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune condition.
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Industry Insight

Bridging Academia and Industry: The Evolution of 3D Models in Drug Development

The industry's search for alternatives to traditional preclinical drug testing methods has led to a growing interest in the potential of three-dimensional (3D) in vitro models. To delve deeper into this subject, Technology Networks spoke with Madhu Lal-Nag, chief scientific officer at InSphero, a 3D in vitro model company with a mission to “modernize drug discovery in ways that inspire researchers everywhere to reach their full potential and fuel a new era of breakthrough therapies.”