Drug News (Medindia)

Hepatitis C: Universal Screening Strategy in France

Universal screening strategy can improve life expectancy in those infected hepatitis C virus (HCV). Researchers developed a new mathematical model that assesses the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of different screening strategies, including universal screening.

New App Helps You Choose Healthier Foods

A novel app called "FoodSwitch" has been developed, which helps users scan a packaged food's barcode and acts as a nutritionist at the shopper's side in the grocery store.

Tau Protein Does Not Stabilize Microtubules

Microtubule-stabilizing drugs currently in clinical trials may not be effective in treating Alzheimer's and other tau-based neurodegenerative diseases, stated new study.

FDA-approved Anti-cancer Drugs Target RNA

Several existing, FDA-approved anti-cancer drugs may work, in part, by binding tightly to RNA, the regulators of the basic activities of life within cells.

Endocrine Diseases in Cancer Survivors

An increased risk of endocrine diseases, such as thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction and diabetes, was associated with people who survived cancer as adolescents and young adults.

Fresh Insights into Cancer Diagnostics

New method detects chemically modified base molecules and amino acids representing a substantive step toward realizing personalized genomic diagnosis of cancer and other diseases.

'Green' Chemistry can Cut Toxicity in Combo Nanomaterials

Biocompatible gold nanoparticles in surfactants commonly used in laundry detergent, suntan lotions, cosmetics and ice cream become toxic to zebrafish embryos as they combine in a synergistic way, finds a new study.

Diabetes Risk Increases with Air Pollution

Increased risk of diabetes was linked to outdoor air pollution, even at levels that were thought to be safe in heavily polluted countries like India and less polluted countries such as the United States.

Administering Hormones During Early Pregnancy can Affect DNA

Even low doses of endocrine disruptors such as estrogen can alter gene expression to the extent that it also affects the next generation. This finding adds to the debate on endocrine disrupting chemicals affecting human health.

New Insights into Oral Malignancy

Cancers control immune systems and evade immune detection using mediators consisting of immune checkpoint molecules and cellular systems associated with immune suppression.