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US specialist eyes using old drugs to treat more infections


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The prohibitive cost of placing a single new drug on the shelves, amounting to $1 billion, is prompting scientists to look at existing drugs to ... Read more...

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Drug helps monkeys shed weight, holds hope for humans


November 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) Obese rhesus monkeys lost on average a little more than a tenth of their body weight four weeks after taking an experimental drug that selectively destroys ... Read more...

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New experimental drug slows down growth of ovarian cancer


April 16th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has found that an experimental drug that blocks two points of a crucial cancer cell signalling pathway inhibits the growth of ovarian cancer cells.The study ... Read more...

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New drug hope for lung cancer sufferers


March 29th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) Lung cancer sufferers, who have stopped responding to chemotherapy, could benefit from a new drug which is undergoing tests. The experimental drug, known as LY2181308, aims ... Read more...

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Drug may help preserve brain function following cardiac arrest


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): New research suggests that an experimental drug, which targets a brain system that controls inflammation, might help preserve neurological function in people who survive sudden cardiac arrest.Survival rates ... Read more...

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Nano drug promising in treatment of chronic wounds


February 9th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Scientists have developed a low cost, nanometer-sized drug to treat chronic wounds including diabetic foot ulcers or burns. Poor blood circulation arising from diabetes often results in skin ... Read more...

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‘Smart’ lung cancer drug shows promise


October 28th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): Physician-scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently found that a new oral drug caused dramatic shrinkage of a patient's rare, aggressive form of soft-tissue cancer that was driven by ... Read more...

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One-off pill to cure malaria


September 5th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Malaria could be a thing of the past, thanks to a powerful new pill in the offing. Just a single dose of an experimental drug was found to clear ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Single-dose malaria drug


September 4th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Just one dose of a new experimental drug could cure malaria, scientists at U.S. National Institutes of Health have reported.Malaria is spread by night-biting mosquitoes, which infect people ... Read more...

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Skin cancer pill shrinks tumour in 80 percent cases


August 26th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) A pill that retards the spread of advanced skin cancer is showing "remarkable" results in early trials. The experimental drug helped shrink tumours in 80 percent of the ... Read more...

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‘Good’ cholesterol may not always be beneficial


May 26th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) More 'good' cholesterol might not always be beneficial for your health, says a new study. We've all heard about the importance of raising HDL, so-called 'good' cholesterol, and lowering ... Read more...

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‘Good’ cholesterol is not always good for health


May 26th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): The so-called "good" cholesterol, or HDL is not always a good thing, at least for a certain group of patients, says a new study.It is widely known that ... Read more...

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Experimental drug for advanced prostate cancer shows promise


April 15th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 15 (ANI): A new study suggests that an experimental drug could be a weapon for doctors in the battle against an aggressive form of advanced prostate cancer.The research, led by ... Read more...

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Study shows experimental immune-boosting drug worsens TB in mice


April 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have found that an experimental drug that boosts production of the immune system protein interferon worsens tuberculosis (TB) in mice.The drug ... Read more...

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New drug murders cancer cells


April 8th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have come up with a powerful new strategy for treating cancer.Cancer cells grow so fast that they can outstrip their blood supply, leaving them ... Read more...

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Experimental drug better for kidney transplant


March 4th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): The experimental drug belatacept are better than standard immunosuppressive drugs in preventing graft rejection in kidney transplant recipients and preserving kidney function, a new study claims.Thomas C. Pearson, ... Read more...

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Scientists discover secret of painless fat burning


February 4th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled upon the secret of painless fat burning, says a new study. The target in this case is an enzyme that indirectly controls the activity of ... Read more...

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New way to burn fat identified


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. say they may have found a new way to trick the body into burning more fat.Mice that were given a chemical that blocks the ... Read more...

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Human trial of promising new osteoporosis drug to be launched


January 15th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new drug that holds great promise for building bones weakened by osteoporosis.Endocrinologists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC are keen ... Read more...

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Experimental lung cancer drug may help treat brain, prostate cancer


January 4th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A drug, currently undergoing trials for breast and lung cancer, has also been found effective in treating brain cancer glioblastoma and prostate cancer, say researchers.According to Dr. Jerry ... Read more...

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Promising experimental drug against brain, prostate cancers


January 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) An experimental drug undergoing tests against breast and lung cancer shows promise in fighting brain cancer (glioblastoma) and prostate cancer too, says a new research. The drugs are especially ... Read more...

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Experimental hepatitis C drug shows promise


December 4th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): An experimental drug for hepatitis B has been found extremely effective in the trials conducted over chimpanzees, say researchers.The medication, dubbed SPC3649, has been found to inhibit the ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s drug to be tested on humans


November 25th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A drug that has shown promise in slowing Alzheimer's disease is set to go on trial in humans.The experimental drug called dimebon appears to prevent brain-cell death that ... Read more...

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Triple-combo drug may treat resistant swine flu


October 28th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) A triple-combo experimental drug has shown promise in treating the resistant H1N1 swine flu virus, says a virology researcher. In the lab, the triple combination of oseltamivir (Tamiflu), ... Read more...

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Chinese experimental drug ‘effective in killing parasitic roundworms’


August 11th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists in China have developed an experimental drug that appears to be effective in killing parasitic roundworms.Working with researchers in China, biologists at UC San Diego have discussed ... Read more...

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Contrave: The Weight Loss Drug


July 22nd, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by GD
Contrave, an experimental drug for weight loss by Orexigen Therapeutic Inc, has successfully completed its Phase III trials, or that is what is being claimed by the company. Around 48% to 56% ... Read more...

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Experimental drug found effective against anthrax poisoning


July 10th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): An experimental drug called raxibacumab has been found to be effective in treating anthrax poisoning, say researchers."The results published today showed that a single dose of raxibacumab was ... Read more...

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Experimental drug gives new hope for rheumatoid arthritis patients


June 27th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A drug in development for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been found to be well tolerated and effective in a clinical trial, say researchers.The trial of ... Read more...

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Experimental drug leads to remarkable recoveries in 2 prostate cancer patients


June 20th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Two patients with inoperable prostate cancer have made remarkable recoveries after being given only a single dose of an experimental drug, called ipilimumab.Rodger Nelson and Fructuoso Solano-Revuelta were ... Read more...

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Experimental drugs addition to treatment of multidrug-resistant TB shows promising results


June 4th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Interim results from an ongoing phase 2 trial of the experimental drug TMC207 for the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) seem to be encouraging, say researchers.Experts running ... Read more...

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Novel drug raises hope for patients with advanced melanoma


June 2nd, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): A drug that can treat the most deadly form of skin cancer in its most advanced, incurable stages has been created by scientists.According to early trial results, an ... Read more...

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Cottonseed-based drug may help treat severe brain cancer


May 29th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) say that an experimental drug derived from cottonseeds appears to be efficacious in treating the recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme, ... Read more...

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Experimental drug shows promise in treating head, neck cancers


April 29th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): An anti-cancer compound studied for treating blood cancers may also help in treating cancers of the head and neck, say researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of ... Read more...

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Novel compound can treat addiction by shutting drug-related memories


April 24th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Scientists have found that a novel compound could treat addiction by warding off memories linked with the time of prior drug use.Despite being abstinent for long periods of ... Read more...

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Developmental drug effective against radiation damage


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A drug, currently under development, has been found effective in providing protection against damaging effects of radiation exposure.The research team from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has ... Read more...

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