Pharmacovigilance – News and Features
Existing Drugs That May Help People Quit Smoking Identified by Machine Learning
Researchers have used machine learning to identify genes related to smoking behaviors and find existing medications that may be able to be repurposed to help people quit smoking.
New Design Principles To Improve Cancer Vaccines
New vaccine design principles that are based on adjusting the structural location of an adjuvant and the antigen on a nanoscale vaccine have been shown to greatly increase cancer vaccine performance.
New Male Contraceptive Reduces Sperm Count by 45% in Mice
A new molecule could offer non-hormonal contraceptive options for people who produce sperm, according to new research published in The American Chemical Society (ACS)’s Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
New Therapy Extends Lives of Dogs With Terminal Cancer
A new study has described a novel chemo- and immunotherapy that has proven to be a promising treatment for dogs with cancer.
Vaccine Against Marburg Virus Shows Promise in Human Study
A newly published paper shows that an experimental vaccine against Marburg virus (MARV) was safe and induced an immune response in a small, first-in-human clinical trial.
New Guidelines Aim To Prevent Heart Problems in Children Undergoing Cancer Treatment
The world’s first international clinical guidelines to help prevent and treat heart complications in children undergoing cancer treatment have been created.
Radiotherapy Is More Effective in the Afternoon for Female Lymphoma Patients, Study Suggests
A new study suggests that female patients with a type of lymphoma respond better to radiotherapy when treated in the afternoon than in the morning.
Air Quality May Be impaired by UV Disinfection Lamp Use
Measurements indicate that whenever UV lamps used for disinfection were switched on, both gas and small particle concentrations increased considerably, not returning to their original levels until 30 to 40 minutes after the lamps were switched off.
The Case for RRx-001 as a Radiation Countermeasure
This article overviews the science behind the potential use of RRx-001as a “radiation buster” with anti-inflammatory and anti-free radical properties to prevent or reduce both GI-ARS and H-ARS.
Bottlebrush-Shaped Nanoparticle Targets Cancers With Multiple Drugs
Using bottlebrush-shaped nanoparticles that can be loaded with multiple drugs, researchers calculated and delivered the optimal ratio of three cancer drugs used to treat multiple myeloma.