“Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body.” - Leonardo da Vinci

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  • Researchers develop new way to target cancer cells
    on September, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    Researchers have identified a new method of activating specific molecules to target cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed. Using click-release proteolysis targeting chimeras, researchers have developed a new method of activating specific molecules to target only cancer cells.

  • Could this new hydrogel make HIV therapy more...
    on September, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    The gel releases a steady dose of the anti-HIV drug lamivudine over six weeks, suggesting people living with HIV could have new therapy that doesn't require a daily pill regimen to prevent AIDS.

  • Drug discovery on an unprecedented scale
    on September, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Boosting virtual screening with machine learning allowed for a 10-fold time reduction in the processing of 1.56 billion drug-like molecules. Researchers teamed up with industry and supercomputers to carry out one of the world's largest virtual drug screens.

  • New target to beat cancer drug resistance
    on September, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    A novel drug target has been newly identified in the fight against drug resistance in cancer patients.

  • Adaptive, efficient multi-arm phase 2 clinical...
    on September, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    An innovative phase 2 clinical trial designed to find new potential treatments for glioblastoma has reported initial results. While none of the three therapeutics tested so far improved overall survival of patients, this adaptive platform trial, the first of its kind in neuro-oncology, has the […]

  • Tiny nanocarriers could prove the magic bullet...
    on September, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    It's a skin disorder that makes life miserable for around 800 million teenagers and adults worldwide, but cientists may have found an effective treatment for acne, delivered via tiny nanoparticles.

Header Banner: AZT the development name for zidovudine was the first drug launched to treat HIV. It was used in high doses and as monotherapy, causing horrendous side effects and resistance in the HIV virus. In the subsequent 30 years clinical trials has led to the development of single tablet, once daily regimens to treat HIV with limited side effects. Now a two pill combination called Truvada can be given to individuals to prevent the risk of acquiring HIV (shown in the DarkDrug logo).

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