Category: Pharmaceutical – Medical Devices

What those guys are doing to make Universal Culling, oh excuse me Health Care a more efficient process….

How flu shot manufacturing forces influenza to mutate

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017   Egg-based production causes virus to target bird cells, making vaccine less effective Scripps Research Institute   IMAGE: The L194P egg-adaptive mutation dramatically increases the motility of the major epitope on the hemagglutinin of influenza H3 viruses. Red: high motility; white: medium motility; blue: low […]

Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives

Public Release: 12-Jul-2017 Surgery for early prostate cancer may not save lives Most men just as likely to survive with limited or no treatment Washington University in St. Louis   Caption Gerald L. Andriole, M.D., (right) director of Washington University’s Division of Urologic Surgery, performs surgery on a […]

Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017   Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit the development of ‘male behavior’ in mice; new research from the University of Copenhagen shows that it can reduce sex drive and aggressive behavior University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences   Paracetamol is popular for […]

Popular prostate drug linked to serious side effects

Public Release: 22-Jun-2017   Boston University Medical Center (Boston) — Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with the commonly prescribed Avodart (Dutsteride) may put men at an increased risk for diabetes, elevated cholesterol levels, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and worsening erectile dysfunction. Physicians should be fully aware […]

Rotavirus vaccine increases the risk of the intestines folding, there is a better way to vaccinate

Public Release: 22-May-2017 Rotavirus vaccination in infants and young children Slightly increased risk of intussusception Deutsches Aerzteblatt International COLOGNE. Rotaviruses (RV) are the commonest cause of diarrhea in infants and young children worldwide. To protect against rotavirus infection, in 2013 the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO, Ständige Impfkommission) […]

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of miscarriage

Public Release: 1-May-2017   Canadian Medical Association Journal   Many classes of common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, were associated with an increased risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Erythromycin was not […]

How to hack a cell

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017   Boston University engineer programs living cells Boston University College of Engineering   The human body is made up of trillions of cells, microscopic computers that carry out complex behaviors according to the signals they receive from each other and their environment. Synthetic biologists engineer […]

The drugs don’t work, say back pain researchers

Public Release: 2-Feb-2017   George Institute for Global Health   Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research from The George Institute for Global Health. The findings of the systematic review, published […]

Rat-grown mouse pancreases help reverse diabetes in mice

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017   Stanford University Medical Center   Rat-grown mouse pancreases help reverse diabetes in mice, say researchers at Stanford, University of Tokyo Mouse pancreases grown in rats generate functional, insulin-producing cells that can reverse diabetes when transplanted into mice with the disease, according to researchers at […]

Scientific ‘facts’ could be false

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016   University of Copenhagen – Niels Bohr Institute IMAGE: Silas Boye Nissen is a Ph.D. student in biophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. Credit: Credit: Ola Jakup Joensen. When is a scientific result true or false? Experiments always have a certain proportion […]

Medications for heartburn and gastric issues could lower possibility of survival and recovery for cancer patients

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016 Avoiding over-the-counter heartburn meds could save cancer patients’ lives   University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry   IMAGE: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are very common medications for heartburn and gastrointestinal bleeding, decrease effects of capecitabine, a type of chemotherapy usually prescribed to […]