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“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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Prescribing on your gut?

Prescribing on your gut?

"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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    on March, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with COVID-19.

  • Completely new antibiotic resistance gene has...
    on March, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Aminoglycoside antibiotics are critically important for treating several types of infections with multi-resistant bacteria. A completely new resistance gene, which is likely to counteract the newest aminoglycoside-drug plazomycin, was recently discovered.

  • Urgent guidance, approach to identify patients at...
    on March, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Some of the medications being used to treat COVID-19 are known to cause drug-induced prolongation of the QTc of some people. Patients with a dangerously prolonged QTc are at increased risk for potentially life-threatening ventricular rhythm abnormalities that can culminate in sudden cardiac death. […]

  • Eye blinking on-a-chip
    on March, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Researchers have developed a device that moves fluids over corneal cells similarly to the movement of tears over a blinking eye. The scientists hope their findings will help improve ophthalmic drug development and testing, and advance understanding of how blinking affects the corneal surface.

  • Engineers model mutations causing drug resistance
    on March, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Whether it is a drug-resistant strain of bacteria, or cancer cells that no longer react to the drugs intended to kill them, diverse mutations make cells resistant to chemicals, and 'second generation' approaches are needed. Now, a team of engineers may have a way to predict which mutations will […]

  • Cannabis helps fight resistant bacteria
    on March, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. By combining antibiotics with the cannabis compound, cannabidiol, researchers have found a way to enhance the antibiotic effect.

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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