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Pharmacovigilance – News and Features

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Drugs Commonly Used To Treat Enlarged Prostate May Also Decrease Dementia Risk

A new study suggests that certain drugs commonly used to treat enlarged prostate may also decrease the risk for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
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Including Nuts May Help, Not Hinder, Weight Loss Diets

New research from the University of South Australia shows that including nuts in calorie-controlled weight loss diets does not hinder weight loss, and instead may have the opposite effect.
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Industry Insight

What FDA Approval of MDMA Could Mean for the Future of Psychedelic Therapy

To learn more about the FDA's pending decision on MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, Technology Networks interviewed Dr. Sam Clark, CEO of Terran Biosciences, who leads one of the industry’s largest psychedelic development programs.
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News

Nanodroplets and Ultrasound Beams Trigger Drug Delivery at Exactly the Right Spot

In preclinical experiments, researchers optimized a targeted drug delivery method where nanocarriers release their cargo at exactly the desired location.
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News

Gene-Editing Therapy Yields Positive Results for Sickle Cell Patients

An experimental one-time gene-editing cell therapy for sickle cell disease has shown promise in trials.
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Promising Approach To Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence Identified

Researchers have identified a mechanism that wakes up dormant breast cancer cells and demonstrated that preventing the mechanism can significantly improve treatment outcomes.
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Algae-Based Microbots Deliver Cancer Drugs Directly to Lung Tumors

Combining biology and nanotechnology, researchers have developed algae-based “microbots” to deliver drugs directly to lung tumors in mice – with the approach showing promise for reducing tumor growth and increasing survival.
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Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Colorectal Cancer in Trial

Results from a new trial indicate that immunotherapy could successfully be used to treat the most common form of colorectal cancer.
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Glowing Dye May Help Surgeons Cut Out Prostate Cancer

A fluorescent dye may provide surgeons with a “second pair of eyes” in surgery, helping to remove prostate cancer tumors without damaging healthy tissue.
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Antimalarial Compounds Show Promise in Treating PCOS

PCOS affects 10–13% of women worldwide. A new study, published in Science, investigates the therapeutic potential of antimalarial compounds for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
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