The biotechnology industry uses advances in genetics research to develop products for human diseases and conditions. This section includes news on pharmaceutical companies, mergers and acquisitions, drug development, export and import of drugs, legislation, advertising and influence.
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A reaction to amoxicillin, a medication used to treat bacterial infections, causes an amoxicillin rash. A side effect of amoxicillin can be a rash that may be mild or severe. Treatment options include medication, applying oatmeal to the rash, and drinking plenty of water. Learn more about an amoxicillin rash here.
Cancer: 'Intelligent drug delivery' is on its way
Scientists have demonstrated a precision targeting system that only releases anticancer drugs when it encounters two tumor conditions in the right order.
Prostate cancer: New drug for aggressive, resistant cases
Enzalutamide reduced metastasis or death risk by 71 percent in phase III trial of castration-resistant nonmetastatic prostate cancer with escalating PSA.
Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?
A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease.
Type 2 diabetes: New pill could 'mimic the effects of surgery'
A material that temporarily coats the small intestine and can be taken in pill form before a meal reduced glucose response by 47 percent in rats.
This 'light-activated' drug could treat Parkinson's
A drug activated in the brain using light delivered by implanted optical fiber improved motor function and reduced Parkinson's symptoms in mice.
Atherosclerosis: Could there be a best time of day for medication?
New research finds that the biological processes of atherosclerosis vary according to time of day and may have implications for timing of medication.
One shot may block chemo pain for several weeks
One injection of a protein into the spines of mice reversed pain states induced by chemotherapy for 2 months by altering pain processes in cells.
Could Viagra and a flu shot kill cancer?
A Viagra, Cialis, and inactivated flu vaccine combination reduced cancer spread in a mouse model of post-surgery metastasis by helping the immune system.
This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer
A compound that targets a unique structure in cancer cell nuclei and has links to metastasis potential stopped cancer spread and extended survival in mice.
Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance
A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.
'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells
Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.
Prostate cancer: How a full stomach could improve treatment
A new study finds that the prostate cancer drug Zytiga is more effective, as well as cheaper, when taken with food, as opposed to on an empty stomach.
Alzheimer's: This antibody may halt brain injury
A study shows how an antibody that targets the APOE protein halved brain levels of plaque in mice with Alzheimer's disease without harming APOE in the blood.
Many non-antibiotic drugs can alter gut bacteria
A new study reveals that many marketed non-antibiotic drugs affect the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance.
Targeting these brain cells may aid weight loss
Scientists may have found a new obesity treatment, after exploring mice's 'feed or flee' responses and finding that they could target the 'control switch.'
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