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Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial

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Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial Investigational ALS drug prolongs patient survival in clinical trial Credit: CC0 Public Domain An experimental medication that was recently shown to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, has now demonstrated the potential …

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Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target

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Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target The SARS-CoV-2-PLpro enzyme is visualized with an inset of viral inhibitor interaction. Blocking the enzyme’s effects may prove fruitful in stopping coronavirus infections. Credit: Shaun K. Olsen, PhD, laboratory at The University of Texas …

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EU regulator greenlights first injectable HIV drug

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EU regulator greenlights first injectable HIV drug EU regulator greenlights first injectable HIV drug HIV-1 Virus. Credit: J Roberto Trujillo/Wikipedia The EU’s medicines regulator on Friday gave the green light for the first injectable treatment for the HIV virus that causes AIDS, which could change the lives of millions of …

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Researchers identify a potential therapeutic target for drug addiction

Researchers identify a potential therapeutic target for drug addiction Researchers identify a potential therapeutic target for drug addiction Credit: CC0 Public Domain Drugs of abuse, like cocaine, are very addictive due in part to their cellular interaction, creating strong cellular memories in the brain that promote compulsive behaviors. Researchers have …

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Virus-mimicking drug helps immune system target cunning cancer cells

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Virus-mimicking drug helps immune system target cunning cancer cells Virus-mimicking drug helps immune system target cunning cancer cells Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a drug that activates the body’s natural defenses by behaving like a virus may also make certain …

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Drug deaths in England and Wales rise for eighth consecutive year

Drug deaths in England and Wales rise for eighth consecutive year

Drug deaths in England and Wales rise for eighth consecutive year Drug deaths in England and Wales rise for eighth consecutive year Credit: Wasin Borisut/Shutterstock Coronavirus is a public health crisis for all of society, but for the past decade, people who use drugs—especially those dependent on opioids—have been facing …

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‘Significant’ COVID-19 drug breakthrough

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‘Significant’ COVID-19 drug breakthrough ‘Significant’ COVID-19 drug breakthrough Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new inhalation treatment for preventing the spread of COVID-19 is potentially far more effective than currently existing versions, according to new research carried out at the University of St Andrews. ILC Therapeutics, a Scottish biotech company, has …

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Hong Kong scientists say anti-microbe drug successful against coronavirus

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Hong Kong scientists say anti-microbe drug successful against coronavirus Hong Kong scientists say anti-microbe drug successful against coronavirus Credit: CC0 Public Domain An affordable anti-microbial drug used to treat stomach ulcers and bacterial infections has shown promise in combatting the coronavirus in animals, scientists in Hong Kong announced Monday. Researchers …

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An old drug with unique cardioprotective properties

Metoprolol: an old drug with unique cardioprotective properties

An old drug with unique cardioprotective properties An old drug with unique cardioprotective properties The figure shows how metoprolol-binding triggers a unique beta-1 adrenergic receptor (red) conformational change, exposing phosphorylation targets (white), that might be responsible of its cardioprotective effect Credit: CNIC/EHJ A drug costing less than 2 euros per …

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