journal of medicinal chemistry

New approach for treating urinary tract infections


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have worked out an effective new approach to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) by dumping antibiotics.It involves so-called FimH antagonists, which are non-antibiotic compounds and ... Read more...

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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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Chewing your way to weight loss


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Chewing gum after meals could be a simple way of losing weight rather than subjecting yourself to arduous physical exertion or spending a fortune on drugs, ... Read more...

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How broccoli fights cancer


January 27th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how broccoli and its veggie cousins fight cancer.They found for the first time that certain substances in the vegetables appear to target and block a ... Read more...

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New discovery may help in the fight against Ebola infection


January 20th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a family of small molecules that appear to bind to Ebola virus' outer protein coat and may inhibit its entry into human cells.Ebola is a ... Read more...

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Soap ingredient could treat parasitic disease that affects 2 billion


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Soap, toothpaste, odour-fighting socks, and even computer keyboards contain an anti bacterial ingredient that could treat a parasitic disease that affects almost two billion people, reports a new ... Read more...

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New medical weapons against anthrax attacks


June 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The 2001 anthrax attacks in the US are fostering development of a new generation of vaccines and antibiotics to protect people against deadly bacteria in future bio-terrorist incidents. ... Read more...

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Novel compound could become new antidepressant


February 5th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): Oregon State University chemists have created a new compound that may soon be used as a new antidepressant.James White, a professor emeritus of chemistry at OSU, said: "Based ... Read more...

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Metals could help treat cancer


October 19th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that drugs made from two transition metals ruthenium and osmium could offer effective treatment against colon and ovarian cancers.Researchers from University of Warwick ... Read more...

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Scientists making new cancer drug with rare metals


October 19th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Drugs made out of rare metals could be effective against colon and ovarian cancers, including drug resistant cancerous cells, says a new study. The study, conducted by the universities ... Read more...

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Japanese discovery could help fight resistant flu virus


July 16th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A discovery by Japanese scientists could foster a new genre of anti-virals that sidestep resistant flu virus problems, according to a new study. Toshinori Sato, of Toshiba Microelectronics Engineering ... Read more...

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Antibiotic treatment may offer cystic fibrosis treatment


April 8th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr8 (ANI): Researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a novel antibiotic treatment for human genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosis (CF).By modifying the properties of the antibiotic gentamicin, commonly used ... Read more...

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Novel platinum-based anti-tumour compound developed


February 12th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new class of platinum-based anti-tumour drugs that animal studies have shown to be 10 times more effective than current treatments in destroying certain ... Read more...

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Two dozen new drug candidates to combat bird flu identified


July 3rd, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego claim to have isolated more than two dozen promising and novel compounds from which new designer drugs might be ... Read more...

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New form of aspirin safer for fighting heart disease


March 18th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Researchers in Italy have developed a new group of aspirin-like substances which may be safer that conventional aspirin for fighting heart disease, as well as being just ... Read more...

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Scientists develop fast-acting oral antidote for cyanide poisoning disasters


December 25th, 2007 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Minnesota have announced the development of potential new antidotes for cyanide that can be taken by mouth rather than injection.The development comes after ... Read more...

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