“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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Paint it yellow for the real world

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"Many HCPs do not realise that a medicine’s lack of effectiveness is reportable." There is a current trend to generate real-world data on medicines. This desire is being fuelled both by pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers. In a cash...

Prescribing on your gut?

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"It is unfair to disregard this association as an aberrant finding" On June 30th, the UK will wake up to another new world, probably less seismic than the EU referendum result, but one that will cause waves. In a drive for transparency and openness, the...

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  • Scientists' atomic resolution protein models...
    on November, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Atom-scale models of proteins that incorporate ligands, like drug molecules, shows a strong correlation between minimally frustrated binding sites and drug specificity. Such models could lead to better-designed drugs with fewer side effects.

  • Insights in the search for new antibiotics
    on November, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    A collaborative research team published an opinion article that addresses the gap in the discovery of new antibiotics.

  • New effective and safe antifungal isolated from...
    on November, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    By combing the ocean for antimicrobials, scientists have discovered a new antifungal compound that efficiently targets multi-drug-resistant strains of deadly fungi without toxic side effects in mice.

  • Drug eases recovery for those with severe alcohol...
    on November, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Scientists say a drug originally developed to treat high blood pressure can reduce severe withdrawal symptoms for patients diagnosed with alcohol use disorder.

  • Potential new target to combat inflammatory...
    on November, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Researchers have uncovered a drug-like compound that blocks a crucial inflammatory pathway, potentially paving the way for a new treatment for a host of diseases -- including COVID-19. The team discovered the compound could prevent up-regulation of CD14, a key inflammatory protein.

  • Solving a mystery: How the TB bacterium develops...
    on November, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    These slow growing bacteria have long puzzled TB researchers with their fairly rapid resistance to antibiotics. Researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree in exploring genetics, because the answer seems to lie in the epigenetic domain.

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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