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New Drug Shown to Reduce Depressive Behaviors

A new type of treatment for depression that works differently from most other anti-depressive drugs was shown in lab mice to reduce depression-like behaviors. . . . → Read More: New Drug Shown to Reduce Depressive Behaviors

Plasma Infusions to Treat Alzheimer’s Shown Safe

Results from a small-scale clinical trial indicate treatments with plasma infusions from young donors are safe for patients and may improve functional abilities. . . . → Read More: Plasma Infusions to Treat Alzheimer’s Shown Safe

Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

A new enterprise is being formed to develop non-addictive drugs for chronic pain that use different biochemical processes than opioid pain relievers. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

Lab-On-Chip Device Simulates Tumor Microenvironment

Biomedical engineers designed a device that simulates the supportive environment in which tumors grow, and in tests was shown to work as well as lab mice for assessing cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Lab-On-Chip Device Simulates Tumor Microenvironment

Report – 126 Alzheimer’s Drugs in Clinical Trials

A foundation supporting research on new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease says clinical trials now underway are testing 126 potential therapies for the disorder. . . . → Read More: Report – 126 Alzheimer’s Drugs in Clinical Trials

Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

An analysis of cancer drugs shows their prices steadily increased over 16 years despite competition from newer drugs on the market. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

RNA Meds Companies Partner on Human, Animal Vaccines

Synthetic Genomics Inc. and Arcturus Therapeutics Inc. are collaborating on longer-lasting and more robust RNA therapies and vaccines for humans and animals. . . . → Read More: RNA Meds Companies Partner on Human, Animal Vaccines

Artificial Beta Cells Shown to Produce Insulin as Needed

A biomedical engineering team developed artificial beta cells that in animal tests perform similar to natural cells in the pancreas to produce insulin as needed for controlling blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Artificial Beta Cells Shown to Produce Insulin as Needed

Novartis Acquires Nuclear Meds Developer in $3.9B Deal

Drug maker Novartis is purchasing a company that develops therapies and diagnostics using radio isotopes for neuroendocrine and other cancers. . . . → Read More: Novartis Acquires Nuclear Meds Developer in $3.9B Deal

Here’s What a Real Opioid Emergency Looks Like

Let’s be clear — the limited steps ordered by the president to reduce the numbers of people addicted to opioids don’t look anything like a response to an emergency. . . . → Read More: Here’s What a Real Opioid Emergency Looks Like