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Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?
A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: 'Triple-action' diabetes drug shows promise as treatment
A type 2 diabetes drug that activates three growth factor receptors achieved significant reversal of memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Progressive MS: Antidepressant identified as promising treatment
After screening hundreds of generic drugs, researchers find that clomipramine targets three drivers of progressive multiple sclerosis in mice and cells. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Synthetic beta cells could lead to skin patch treatment
Artificial beta cells that release insulin when blood sugar levels rise above normal show promise as a future treatment for diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects
Research conducted at Leiden has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?
Discoveries and breakthroughs in multiple sclerosis research are building momentum, but just how close are we to finding a cure? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

'Accelerated approval' drugs: How well are they studied?
When an investigational prescription drug shows promise for treating a serious illness or filling an unmet medical need, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has special programs available to... (Medical News Today)

A new Botulinum Neurotoxin discovered - has the potential to treat a number of medical conditions
The first new Botulinum Neurotoxin in almost half a century has been discovered by researchers at Stockholm University and Harvard Medical School. (Medical News Today)

Scientists stumble across new method of making antibiotics
Cancer researchers in the UK may have stumbled across a solution to reverse antibiotic drug resistance and stop infections like MRSA. (Medical News Today)

Study reveals how sex 'blindspot' could misdirect medical research
The sex of animals frequently has an effect in biomedical research and therefore should be considered in the study of science, report an international team of scientists from the Wellcome Trust... (Medical News Today)

Characterising the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease
The first results from a functional genetic catalogue of the laboratory mouse has been shared with the biomedical research community, revealing new insights into a range of rare diseases and the... (Medical News Today)

Drug costs vary by more than 600% in study of 10 high-income countries
In a study of 10 high-income countries with universal health care, costs for prescription drugs in 6 of the largest categories of primary care medicines varied by more than 600%, according to... (Medical News Today)

New antibiotic packs a punch against bacterial resistance
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant... (Medical News Today)

Making biological drugs with spider silk protein
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to synthesise lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk. (Medical News Today)

Neuroprosthetics: Recovering from injury using the power of your mind
Medical News Today take a look at five neuroprosthetic devices that help people with sensory or motor disabilities to regain control over their lives. (Medical News Today)

Experimental technology monitors and maintains drug levels in the body
As with coffee or alcohol, the way each person processes medication is unique. One person's perfect dose may be another person's deadly overdose. (Medical News Today)

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval
How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA? (Medical News Today)

Restricting pharmaceutical reps' marketing tactics changes physician prescribing behavior
New research shows that limiting how pharmaceutical sales representatives can market their products to physicians changes their drug prescribing behaviors. (Medical News Today)

Could fungi be a vast, untapped source of new antibiotics?
In scanning genomes of many fungal species, scientists find over 1,000 molecular pathways that might yield a large variety of antibiotics and other drugs. (Medical News Today)

Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics
Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics from... (Medical News Today)

Nanoparticle nasal spray may offer rapid and safe delivery of drugs to the brain
A nasal spray containing nanoparticles could be a safe, effective way to deliver drugs to the brain, say scientists, after testing the method in locusts. (Medical News Today)

Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics
A new peptide inspired by the blood of Komodo dragons killed two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hastened wound-healing in a new mouse study. (Medical News Today)

Homing system delivers drugs to specific neurons
Biomedical engineers have developed a way to deliver drugs to specific types of neurons in the brain, providing an unprecedented ability to study neurological diseases while also promising a more... (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover new category of analgesic drugs that may treat neuropathic pain
New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that a novel therapeutic target called LPCAT2 may prove effective against pain that is not receptive to the current treatments. (Medical News Today)

New drug strategy: Target the ribosome to halt protein production
The discovery of a chemical compound that halts the production of a small set of proteins suggests a new drug search strategy: find compounds that target undesired proteins before they even get... (Medical News Today)

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