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Multi-acting compound a new solution to drug-resistant prostate cancer

November 24, 2022
Multi-acting compound a new solution to drug-resistant prostate cancer

The growth of tumours in prostate cancer are fuelled by testosterone, contributing to a vicious cycle that eventually becomes resistant to standard treatments. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, or WUSTL, have found a drug compound […]

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New oral drug discovery for treatment of cholesterol

November 19, 2022
New oral drug discovery for treatment of cholesterol

One of the primary forms of medications for managing cholesterol are known as PCSK9 inhibitors, which are delivered via injections, helping the body pull excess cholesterol from the blood. US investigators at University Hospitals (UH) and Case Western Reserve University […]

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Repurposed drug promotes weight loss and cardiovascular health in adolescents

November 4, 2022
Repurposed drug promotes weight loss and cardiovascular health in adolescents

Overweight adolescents testing out an FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-approved drug for weight loss in adults reported an average weight loss of at least 5%, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, US. Treatment with […]

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Indonesia first to approve use of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

September 30, 2022
Indonesia first to approve use of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

Indonesian Food and Drugs Agency (BPOM) has granted approval for the use of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by a Chinese company, Walvax Biotechnology. Indonesia thus becomes the first country to grant emergency use approval for that vaccine, ahead of […]

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Disinfecting surfaces to keep monkeypox virus at bay

September 27, 2022
Disinfecting surfaces to keep monkeypox virus at bay

With cases of monkeypox continuing to rise and spread around the world, government health departments are providing advice and guidance on how to help prevent transmission of the disease with hygiene and disinfection of the utmost importance. | Disinfecting. Health […]

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Novavax’s COVID shot open for adolescents, CDC says

August 23, 2022
Novavax’s COVID shot open for adolescents, CDC says

Novavax Inc.’s (Novavax) protein-based COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in adolescents between 12 to 17 years old, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Monday. It was just last week that the vaccine received […]

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Tumour destroyed in days in mice implanted with “drug factory” beads

August 23, 2022
Tumour destroyed in days in mice implanted with “drug factory” beads

Specially-developed “drug factory” beads continually generate a type of protein that helps eradicate cancerous tumours: scientists at Rice University in Texas, US, noticed that mice implanted with the drug factory beads were soon free of mesothelioma cancer growths, a very […]

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Flu vaccine protective against Alzheimer’s disease

July 4, 2022
Flu vaccine protective against Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health Houston) have found that older adults vaccinated at least once against influenza (flu) were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than their non-vaccinated peers. This protective […]

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Trial of a novel influenza vaccine commences at NIH

July 1, 2022

A promising influenza vaccine developed by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is now entering a Phase 1 clinical trial which will see up to 100 healthy adult volunteers inoculated. The vaccine is to be […]

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Experimental dengue vaccine provides immunity for over four years

June 16, 2022

A dengue vaccine candidate developed by Takeda Pharmaceutical (Takeda), TAK-003, has shown promising results in a Phase 3 trial, providing continued protection against dengue fever through 4.5 years (54 months) post-vaccination. Data revealed TAK-003 prevented 61% of symptomatic dengue cases […]

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