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Stem Cell Parkinson’s Model Devised for Drug Screening

A team from University at Buffalo created brain cells from adult stem cells that in lab tests display the same nerve misfirings seen in people with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Parkinson’s Model Devised for Drug Screening

Shire Licensing Dry Eye Disease Treatment in $535M Deal

An experimental drug for treating dry eye disease, a common disorder affecting older individuals, is being licensed by international pharmaceutical company Shire plc. . . . → Read More: Shire Licensing Dry Eye Disease Treatment in $535M Deal

Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Editing the genes in stem cells is shown to produce cartilage that in lab tests releases therapeutic proteins only when needed to relieve joint inflammation in arthritis. . . . → Read More: Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

A clinical trial testing a dietary supplement to improve muscle function in older persons shows the derivative from pomegranates is safe and produces desired biological actions. . . . → Read More: Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

FDA Warns Cancer Fraud Product Providers

The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to 14 companies in the U.S. that the agency says are selling products fraudulently claiming to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer. . . . → Read More: FDA Warns Cancer Fraud Product Providers

Nanoparticle Vaccine Stops Tumor Growth

Researchers in Texas designed a cancer vaccine with nanoscale particles that in lab mice stimulates the immune system and stops the growth of several types of tumors. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticle Vaccine Stops Tumor Growth

Plant-Based Drug Shown to Cure Drug-Resistant Malaria

An experimental drug made from dried Artemisia annua plant leaves cured patients in Africa with malaria infections that became resistant to current drugs. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Drug Shown to Cure Drug-Resistant Malaria

Compound Found to Prevent Asthma Inflammation

A research team in Cincinnati discovered a small-molecule drug compound that in lab mice prevents cells in the lungs from becoming inflamed, as occurs in asthma attacks. . . . → Read More: Compound Found to Prevent Asthma Inflammation

Vaccine R&D Underway to Protect Against Animal Microbes

Research is underway in the U.K. on development of new vaccines to protect humans against zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases originating in animals. . . . → Read More: Vaccine R&D Underway to Protect Against Animal Microbes

Nanoparticles Boost T-Cells to Fight Leukemia

A cancer research lab designed a process to treat leukemia by reprogramming cells in the immune system with genes on nanoscale biodegradable particles. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Boost T-Cells to Fight Leukemia