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    on December, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Genetically diverse bacterial strains that cause urinary tract infections differ in their ability to trigger protective immune responses in mice, potentially explaining why these infections frequently recur in many patients, according to a new study. […]

  • Chemical biologists unearth cause of a rare brain...
    on December, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    In pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 1b, two key biological structures are blocked from binding to one another -- which ultimately stunts critical brain growth. […]

  • Helping the anti-parasitic medicine go down
    on December, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    An international team has developed a novel pharmaceutical formulation to administer triclabendazole -- an anti-parasitic drug used to treat a type of flatworm infection -- in billions of tiny capsules. […]

  • Researchers developing nonopioid drug for chronic...
    on December, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Researchers are developing a drug -- now in its earliest stages -- that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. […]

  • Stop sterilizing your dust
    on December, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    A new study has found that an antimicrobial chemical called triclosan is abundant in dust -- and linked to changes in its genetic makeup. The result is dust with organisms that could cause an antibiotic-resistant infection. […]

  • Gut microbiome may affect some anti-diabetes drugs
    on December, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be the culprit. […]

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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