Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery system

A University of Illinois scientist studying how membranes wrinkle has discovered a novel system for on-demand drug delivery.

Study links effects of withdrawal to compulsive drug use and craving

Finding could lead to new addiction therapies

Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics

A study published in this month's issue of Angiology shows that supplementation with the pine bark extract Pycnogenol?? (pic-noj-en-all) improves blood flow to the muscles which speeds recovery after physical exercise.

A new way to remove unwanted heparin from blood

Scientists in Poland are reporting development of a potential new way to quickly remove the anticoagulant heparin from patients??? blood in order to avoid unwanted side effects that can happen with the current use of that blood thinner.

Toward an effective treatment for a major hereditary disease

Scientists are reporting a key advance toward developing the first effective drug treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Heart Smart: New Drug Improves Blood Flow

A new drug has been shown to improve blood flow in diseased arteries, reducing the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks, study shows.

Study of the drug, Isradipine, to determine if it slows or prevents Parkinson's disease

Gloria E. Meredith, Ph.D., collaborated with D. James Surmeier, Ph.D. and other scientists at Northwestern University to study the drug, Isradipine

Vaccine for the Infected? New TB Vaccine Clears Important Hurdle

An urgently needed new tuberculosis vaccine cleared a vital step in testing...

Beta-blockers Reduce Mortality in Patients with COPD After Vascular Surgery

Researchers have found that, contrary to previous thought, beta-blockers significantly reduce mortality in COPD patients.

Steroids Not as Effective in Obese Asthma Patients

Glucocorticoids, the primary controller medication for asthma, are 40 percent less effective in overweight and obese asthma patients than in those of normal weight

While Focusing on Heart Disease Interventions, Researchers Discover New Tactic Against Fatal Muscular Dystrophy

Based on a striking similarity between heart disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers have discovered that a new class of experimental drugs for heart failure may also help treat the fatal muscular disorder.

Transplant rejection drug holds promise for inflammatory eye disease

The immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil, used to prevent rejection of transplanted hearts, kidneys and livers, may also be effective in controlling inflammatory eye diseases

Researchers Warn: 'Antivirals Might Be Wasted On The Elderly'

A model of influenza transmission and treatment suggests that, if the current swine flu pandemic behaves like the 1918 flu, antiviral treatment should be reserved for the young.

Preparative HPLC

Preparative HPLC as a versatile, robust and widely used technique for isolation and purification. Its main application is for samples where more traditional open column chromatography failed to produce adequate resolution.

Common Allergy Drug Reduces Obesity And Diabetes In Mice

Crack open the latest medical textbook to the chapter on type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes, and you'll be hard pressed to find the term "immunology" anywhere...

Anti-Fungal Drug Offers Great Benefits to Some with Severe Asthma

Some patients with severe asthma who also have allergic sensitivity to certain fungi enjoy great improvements in their quality of life and on other measures after taking an antifungal drug

Potential new drugs: 970 million and still counting

Like astronomers counting stars in the familiar universe of outer space, chemists in Switzerland are reporting the latest results of a survey of chemical space ??? the so-called chemical universe where tomorrow???s miracle drugs may reside.

Long-lasting Nerve Block Could Revolutionize Pain Management

Researchers have developed a slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system that could potentially revolutionize treatment of pain during and after surgery, and may also have a large impact on chronic pain management.

Bleeding gums: Duloxetine may be the cause

One of the patients being prescribed the drug developed bleeding gums on being started with the drug which resolved on stopping it. The authors hereby report this case.

Potentially Safer General Anesthetic Developed

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians has developed a new general anesthetic that may be safer for critically ill patients