More effective treatment of Alzheimer’s

Developing effective treatment methods for Alzheimer’s disease has proved difficult. The most effective, which have just been approved, only provide marginal effects. There are several major reasons why they are not effective, one of which is that the antibodies used do not bind to all the types of toxic clumps […]

Tailoring treatment of patients with COPD

Patients with COPD are treated with drugs to improve the breathing ability in combination with inhaled corticosteroids to reduce the risk of acute worsening of the lung conditions. But the balance between reduced exacerbations and increased adverse effects of the drugs depends on the dose and on patient characteristics. Researchers […]

A new tuberculosis treatment pathway

Scientists from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation, working with collaborators from across the globe, uncovered the mechanism of action of a novel anti-tuberculosis drug that they have helped develop. The new findings show how the enzyme inhibitor triaza-coumarin, or TA-C, is metabolized by the TB germs, which […]

Mucormycosis Treatment

India is currently fighting its second wave of COVID-19 while cases of rare and often fatal fungal disease mucormycosis are beginning to soar alongside this second surge of COVID cases. The infection, which has high mortality rates, is threatening the health of those across India where many regions are already […]

New genetic drug target for treatment resistant colorectal cancer

Targeting a specific cancer survival gene in colorectal cancer could lead to new treatment options for advanced disease, new research suggests. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, in collaboration with the Candiolo Cancer Institute in Italy and the Netherlands Cancer Institute, used state-of-the-art patient derived organoid models to gather information […]