FDA approves novel treatment for hairy cell leukemia

(HealthDay)—Lumoxiti (moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk) injection has been approved to treat certain instances of relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said yesterday. Lumoxiti, a CD22-directed cytotoxin, was approved for adults who have had at least two prior therapies for […]

Study: A Daily Baby Aspirin Has No Benefit For Healthy Older People

Many healthy Americans take a baby aspirin every day to reduce their risk of having a heart attack, getting cancer and even possibly dementia. But is it really a good idea? Daily low-dose aspirin can be of help to older people with an elevated risk for a heart attack. But for healthy older people, […]

Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers

Study published in Nature Communications UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development, […]

An old drug finds new purpose against retinal neovascularization

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have found that the anti-malaria drug amodiaquine inhibits the apelin receptor protein, which helps drive the vascularization behind diabetic retinopathy, wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other conditions. Because the drug […]

Musical sensor shows bad medicine plays false note

Inspired by a musical instrument, the simple sensor can be constructed from common materials and used to detect adulterated or counterfeit drugs UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – RIVERSIDE A new sensor based on a 3,000 year old African musical instrument can […]

A new generation of pain medication

Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Zuse Institute Berlin have developed a new generation of pain medication. The researchers used computer simulations to develop new opioids that will only work at sites affected by injury or inflammation. These drugs can prevent the occurrence of […]

Focused Ultrasound and Intranasal Drug Delivery for Brain Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new method to bypass the blood-brain barrier and deliver drugs to the brain, which could be particularly useful in difficult-to-treat brain tumors. The technique involves administering drugs through an intranasal spray, […]

UNM study shows medical cannabis effective in treating a wide range of health conditions

Researchers use mobile app to identify and track symptom relief Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief across dozens of health symptoms with relatively minimal negative side effects. […]

Triclosan, often maligned, may have a good side — treating cystic fibrosis infections

Maybe you’ve had the experience of wading in a stream and struggling to keep your balance on the slick rocks or forgetting to brush your teeth in the morning and feeling a slimy coating in your mouth. These are examples […]

New antidote could prevent brain damage after chemical weapons attack

Terror on a Tokyo subway, 1995; attacks on Syrian civilians, 2013 and 2017; assassinations in an airport in Kuala Lumpur, 2017; attempted assassination in London, 2018. Tremors, foaming at the mouth, seizures, respiratory shutdown, sometimes death. What do these events […]