Drug News (Medindia)

New Method to Detect Nucleation may Benefit Food and Drug Industries

New method to detect nucleation has been identified by an advanced research at the American Institute of Physics who measures the contrast between microdroplets and their surroundings. The new method can detect microscopic events without relying on high-resolution processing.

Novel Method to Reduce Brain Damage in Huntington's Disease

New system that could reduce neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease has been identified by a research team at the University of Cologne who finds that huntingtin can be degraded by the cellular disposal system known as the proteasome.

New Drug for Undruggable Enzymes in Huntington's Disease

New drug discovery system enables the targeting of an important family of enzymes called phosphatases which were previously considered mostly "undruggable". This may reduce the accumulation of Huntington's disease-associated proteins in the brain.

Truth behind Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy Identified

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths reveals that domestic violence, mental health problems, and substance misuse are some of the major causes. It also reveals that most cases occurred when intoxicated parents shared sleeping surfaces with the child.

Reward System in the Brain may Cause Anorexia Nervosa

Model on how brain reward response may impact anorexia nervosa has been developed by a research team who finds that the brain's response to taste stimuli is linked to high anxiety and a drive for thinness that could play a role in driving anorexia nervosa.

10 Minutes of Social Interaction Every Day Benefits Dementia Patients

Just 10 minutes of social interaction a day improves the wellbeing of dementia patients, a recent research at the University of Exeter who provides an e-learning program that trains care home staff to engage in meaningful social interaction with people who have dementia finds.

Oral Drug BCX7353 may Reduce Attacks of Hereditary Angioedema

New oral drug BCX7353 may lower the rate of attacks of hereditary angioedema, a rare genetic disorder characterized by recurrent painful swellings of the skin and mucous membranes. Side effects may include mild gastrointestinal symptoms.

Swallowing Becomes Difficult With Aging: Study

Aging can make older adults difficult to swallow the food because of the natural loss of muscle mass and function in the throat, said a team of researchers from the New York University.

World Hepatitis Day - 'Test. Treat. Hepatitis'

World hepatitis day is observed on 28th July every year to create awareness of hepatitis, a disease that affects the liver. The theme for this year 2018 is 'Test. Treat. Hepatitis.'

Riding an E-bike Benefits Health and Fitness

E-bike promotes health and fitness and is as effective as a conventional bicycle. Hence, the overweight and untrained people can also benefit from riding it, said a team of researchers from the University of Basel.