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Multiple sclerosis: Small molecule could delay onset
Neuroprotective treatment with the small molecule Sephin1, significantly delayed loss of myelin and damage to cells in a mouse model of MS. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Changing tumor cells into fat cells stops spread
By exploiting cancer cells' innate adaptability, scientists halt invasive spread in mice by transforming malignant breast cancer cells into fat cells. (Medical News Today)

Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy
An experimental therapy that targets two growth pathways reduced cancer cell proliferation and spread in mice with triple-negative breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance: Old Irish 'soil cure' tackles major superbugs
Newly identified bacteria in Irish soil long used in folk medicine stops growth of MRSA and three other superbugs behind antibiotic-resistant infections. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Drug duo helps body replenish its insulin-producing cells
A new drug combination that spurs adult human beta cells on to regenerate at an unprecedented 5–8 percent per day is a big step toward a diabetes cure. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Could this be why myelin fails to regenerate?
A study finds a previously unknown mechanism that quietens adult stem cells and could be a disruptor of myelin repair in inflammatory diseases, such as MS. (Medical News Today)

How to make kefir more healthful using sound
Kefir is credited with a range of health benefits. Recently, researchers tried to boost levels of one of its active ingredients using ultrasound. (Medical News Today)

Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery
A 'sprayable gel' embedded with nanoparticles carrying drugs that boost immunity controlled tumor recurrence at surgery site and at distant sites in mice. (Medical News Today)

'Simple modification' could help antibiotics overcome resistance
A simple way of linking vancomycin to an antimicrobial peptide led to a fivefold increase in the antibiotic's power against an infectious bacterium. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance: Breakthrough study offers solution
Mice treated with small molecules that stop bacteria forming toxins survived MRSA infection without the need for antibiotics, study found. (Medical News Today)

How a 150-year old drug might help battle cancer
The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help. (Medical News Today)

High blood pressure control with 'exercise in a pill'
Increased body levels of a compound that the liver makes could control high blood pressure without having to exercise or eat less salt, study suggests. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between clonazepam and Xanax?
Clonazepam and Xanax both belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. As a result, they are quite similar, but doctors may prescribe them for different reasons. Learn more about the differences in their uses, effects, and dosages here. (Medical News Today)

Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study
The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina. (Medical News Today)

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice. (Medical News Today)

5 bizarre medical techniques from history
We discuss five unusual medical procedures from ancient civilizations and more recent history. The journey toward medical discovery has been a bumpy ride. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Groundbreaking plan aims to target root cause
Now that scientists agree that oligomer protein deposits cause Alzheimer's, an international team has detailed a plan for developing drugs to target them. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Using cell metabolism to fight stubborn tumors
Targeting cell metabolism could stop cancer cells from using a survival mechanism called autophagy to escape treatment and seed new tumors, says new study. (Medical News Today)

What are the side effects of antibiotics?
Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. However, they can cause side effects, such as digestive issues, fungal infections, and drug interactions. Some people experience severe reactions, including anaphylaxis and antibiotic resistant infections. Learn about the side effects of antibiotics here. (Medical News Today)

Experimental drug may treat 'undruggable' cancers
Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it. (Medical News Today)

Can you mix cephalexin and alcohol?
Cephalexin, also spelled cefalexin, is an antibiotic. It belongs to a class of antibiotics known as first-generation cephalosporins, which doctors use to treat a range of bacterial infections. While some antibiotics are not safe to take when consuming alcohol, cephalexin does not usually cause adverse reactions. (Medical News Today)

Cancer cells are weaker when made more acidic
New research suggests that making the insides of cancer cells more acidic upsets their metabolism. This vulnerability could offer new therapy targets. (Medical News Today)

New antibiotic found in common weed
Researchers have found a new type of antibiotic on the leaf of a common weed and suggest that this little-explored ecosystem could yield many new drugs. (Medical News Today)

Blocking one enzyme could help treat many chronic disorders
New drugs for diverse inflammatory diseases — from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to cancer and osteoarthritis — may come from the discovery of a new target. (Medical News Today)

Commonly used yeast could cause drug-resistant infections
A yeast that has been used in industry for hundreds of years has recently been identified as the exact same species that causes drug-resistant infections. (Medical News Today)

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