Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) have identified biomarkers that can aid in the development of better treatments for schizophrenia . The findings were published online in JAMA Psychiatry .
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Humanetics Corp. presented data on its new drug candidate, BIO 300, which is being evaluated as a potential treatment to prevent erectile dysfunction in patients undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer. The new data was presented at the annual meetings of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiation Research Society (RRS).
In the study, the UCLA team offered that despite the dense stroma associated with desmoplastic melanoma tumors, patients may still respond well to anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 therapies due to the high frequency of mutations induced by prior sun damage characteristic of this type of cancer. More than two-thirds of people with a rare type of melanoma responded positively to treatment with anti-PD-1 immunotherapies.
A collaborative study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, demonstrated the potential of a new class of drugs for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to the authors of the study, the new drugs may potentially constitute a breakthrough in the treatment of COPD.
Patients are asking the doctor to prescribe good drugs after Sri Lanka slapped price controls, slashing the prices of many branded drugs, pushing up pharmacy revenues by 30%, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.
In a new study in rats, researchers have demonstrated that is possible to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis by modulating electrically the carotid sinus nerve, the sensitive nerve that connects the carotid body with the brain. This study is published in Diabetologia the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD].
Researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) have discovered how some children inherit a potentially life-threatening mitochondrial disease, despite being born to a healthy mother. The study findings were published in the Nature Cell Biology
A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. The study findings were published in the Neurology
In a study published in the scientific journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, researchers have shown an improved tactic for delivering new genes into the drain, called the trabecular meshwork.
According to this study, researchers showed a new test designed to better measure levels of troponin, a protein released when the heart muscle is damaged, could help emergency department physicians provide faster diagnosis and appropriate treatment. When diagnosing a heart attack, accuracy and timing are everything. This study published in JAMA Cardiology.