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Researchers at Tsinghua University in China have developed a new drug cocktail that can convert cells into totipotent stem cells, the very seeds of life. These cells can differentiate into any cell in the body, potentially bypassing the need for sperm and eggs to grow an organism.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Stem Cells, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS), Cells, Molecules, Ts
The FDA has followed highly promising results from trials demonstrating the hair regrowth potential of a common arthritis drug with a landmark approval, giving baricitinib the green light as a treatment for severe alopecia areata. The move makes the drug the first ever FDA-approved drug for systemic treatment of the disease, and will take the form of a daily pill that proved hugely promising in r
Researchers at EPFL have found that an existing drug used to treat cancer, among other things, also seems to improve memory. Intriguingly, tests in mice show that the drug works by switching on genes associated with brain plasticity.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Drug, Drugs, Epigenetics, Cancer, EPFL, Memory, Learning
The search for the root cause of neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) has turned up many suspects, but one central to many research efforts is a type of immune cell called microglia. The dysfunction of these key cogs in the central nervous system has prompted a wide-ranging search for drugs that can alter their activity, but new research suggests we might already have one such
Algorithms have helped uncover a new antibiotic candidate that shows promise against some particularly nasty bugs, using a novel mode of attack that should be hard for them to develop resistance to. Most importantly it could unlock a whole new arsenal of antibiotics.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Antibiotic, Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Drug, Drugs, Bacteria, Algorithms, The Ro
By using a tiny microscope to study the brain activity of rodents, scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have uncovered a key mechanism behind the retention of memories, and shown how targeting it could strengthen human memory during middle age. Their approach involves an existing drug used to treat HIV, and the researchers believe repurposing it could serve as an early i
Cataracts are one of the most common forms of vision impairment, and unfortunately surgery is the only real treatment. But the clouds may be parting on a new drug treatment, improving the vision of the majority of mice it was tested on.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cataract, Vision, Blindness, Eye, Sight, Drugs, Anglia Ruskin University
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new kind of treatment for type 2 diabetes. The once-weekly injection, called Mounjaro (tirzepatide), was found to be more effective at controlling blood sugar levels than other current treatments, and a recent trial found the drug may also be useful as an anti-obesity therapy.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags
Preliminary data from a large Phase 3 clinical trial is offering promising signs for a new anti-obesity drug. Called tirzepatide, the drug helped overweight and obese participants lose up to 22.5 percent of their total body weight over the 72-week trial.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Weight Loss, Obesity, Diabetes, Hormone, Diet, Drugs, New Atlas Audio
New research presented at the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics annual meeting has demonstrated the potential for genetically engineered bacteria to be an effective Parkinson’s disease treatment. The researchers created a bacteria that can synthesize a consistent source of medicine inside a patient’s gut, and animal tests have demonstrated it is safe and effective.Co


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