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Feeding channel created by malaria parasite - a new target for malaria treatments

...t of them under age 5, and the disease is becoming resistant to many of the drugs used to treat it. This important finding provides a new target for potential new malara treatments. In addition to causing enormous human suffering, malaria impedes the economic development and stability of many developing countr...

New antibiotic already developing resistance

...tic, just a year old, which was developed to fight resistant bacteria, is already becoming stale as the bacteri...erococcus faecium (E. faecium) infections that are resistant to the old standby antibiotic vancomycin. The hope has been that the new drug would help tackle the ...

African HIV strains more resistant to anti HIV drugs

...types of HIV as well as varieties that have become resistant to drug therapy....

Researchers Scale to assess the Severity of Epilepsy in Kids

...e to their respective parents, that too when it is resistant to the treatment. Researchers identified three factors that may increase a child's risk of having intractable epilepsy - a form of the disease that does not respond to commonly used drugs. Children who have their first epileptic seizure before their...

TELITHROMYCIN - the proven effective new drug for cap

...ve their patients to be at risk for infection with resistant pathogens are relying on one or two classes of antimicrobials. This results in increased pressure on those classes ", and this infact is responsible for the resistance strains of this group of bacteria. The efficacy of the drug was assessed by five ...

Starch fights cancer

...ganisation (CSIRO), researchers have revealed that resistant starch could be as important as fibre in the fight...erners.// The researchers have discovered that resistant starch which, as its name suggests cannot be digested, passes into the colon where it releases subst...

Gene clue to antibiotics

...re is an urgent need for new antibiotics to tackle resistant bacteria.// Antibiotic resistance is a growing public health problem. Seventy per cent of known antibiotics come from the soil bacteria Streptomyces , including erthyromycin and tetracyline. Bacteria and fungi make antibiotics as a form of crude che...

E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic

...ecifically at infections caused by E. coli strains resistant to a common antibiotic, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, sold as Bactrim or Septra. They found the same strain caused 51 percent of the drug-resistant infections at Berkeley, 38 percent in Michigan and 39 percent in Minnesota....

Anthrax drug doxycycline could stunt fetal growth

...lation, possibly causing common bacteria to become resistant to the drug. // The CDC has asked doctors to first consider doxycycline, which works equally well against strains of anthrax detected in recent weeks in the United States. But doxycycline is part of a class of drugs that can endanger fetuses, inclu...

Anti-Cancer Drug Restores Normal Cell Growth

...-cancer drug has shown effectiveness in treating a resistant type of lymphoma, according to a new report. Researchers say the drug probably acts on many types of cancer cells, so it may be useful for treating other types of cancer. Dr. Antonio Fojo of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and co...

Better Treatment for obesity

...les that resemble OEA but are more potent and more resistant to degradation by the body, could be used in the treatment of obesity and overweight. The study shows that when injected into the bodies of rats, OEA caused the rats to eat significantly less food and gain weight at a slower pace. Studies are now u...

More about HIV

...nt strains of HIV are beginning to emerge that are resistant to drugs that were effective only a few years ago. Resistance and mutations increase even faster when patients aren't absolutely committed to taking their medication regularly. So today, despite new and more powerful drugs and a decline in mortality ...

New therapy for pimples

...ave persistent pimples, which can prove stubbornly resistant to both creams and antibiotics. Some acne does clear up significantly when exposed to UV light. The new treatment, tested by doctors at Hammersmith Hospital in London, uses light, but removes the potentially damaging UV.// Instead, blue and red li...

FDA Approves New HIV Drug, Viread

...t option for patients whose infections have become resistant to currently available medications. Foster City, California-based Gilead said that the 300 milligram tablet should be available within a few days. The company added that the once-a-day drug would be indicated for use in combination with other antire...

New HIV cases resist drugs

... least one drug. Just over 50 percent of them were resistant to more than one class of drugs. Bacteria are known to mutate to resist drugs, which is why new antibiotics are being developed regularly. But Richman said a virus such as HIV is trickier than any bacteria. The reason is this virus replicates to hi...

New therapy for bone cancer

...y or chemotherapy. However, one case in ten proves resistant to these therapies.// A new radioactive drug, samarium, was tested on 21 patients with bone cancer, ranging in age from 15 to 50. All had failed to benefit from other treatments and had multiple bone cancer sites. Most had a good or excellent respo...

Dangerous food bacteria

...wing evidence that it's causing bacteria to become resistant to drugs. The study also raises concern about the regulation of imported fruits and vegetables and the potential for new pathogens getting into the country. FDA inspects less than 2 percent of imported fruits and vegetables. Major supermarket chain...

Chemotherapy Pill Has Fewer Side Effects Than IV

...st cancer that has spread beyond the breast and is resistant to standard chemotherapy. Unlike intravenous 5-FU, which is active throughout the body, capecitabine is designed to target tumor cells directly. Patients taking the oral drug were significantly more likely to respond to treatment than those on stand...

Leptin linked to Blood Clots

...duals and when that happens, the person can become resistant to leptin's signals, making them more vulnerable to the hormone's effect on blood-clotting....

Dietary cure for fighting Helicobacter pylori

...his compound - but now it appears is can kill even resistant strains of H. pylori .The next stage is to see if broccoli itself can have such a powerful effect, rather than just the extracted compound, and to progress to studies in animals and human subjects....

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