A potential drug therapy developed at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) has proven effective against tough bacterial biofilms and a deadly respiratory virus simultaneously. The drug outperforms traditional therapies in the laboratory setting.

It is well known that men and women differ in terms of cancer susceptibility, survival, and mortality, but exactly why this occurs at a molecular level has been poorly understood.

Children whose mothers gain excess weight or have elevated blood sugar during their pregnancies are more likely to become overweight or obese during their first decade of life, according to a new study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal.

A new study finds the use of moderate sedation, in which patients do not need a breathing tube, leads to better clinical outcomes compared to general anesthesia for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., has announced top-line results from its FREEDOM-CVO trial, which evaluated the cardiovascular (CV) safety of ITCA 650, a matchstick-size, subdermal osmotic pump that delivers exenatide for the continuous control of type-2 diabetes.

A research team from Duke Health has developed an antibody from the body’s own immune system that preferentially attacks cancer cells. The antibody works by targeting a natural defense mechanism that cancer tumors exploit.

For the first time, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a technology allowing them to “see” single molecules of messenger RNA as they are translated into proteins in living mammalian cells.

A new FDA rule asserts the agency’s authority over all tobacco products—including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco—and restricts the sale of these products to minors.

A new study of more than 10,000 patients treated long-term with the blood thinner warfarin reveals higher rates of dementia for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) versus patients without the common heart rhythm disorder.

A metabolite created as the body breaks down ketamine likely holds the secret to its rapid antidepressant action, National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and grantees have discovered.

Researchers have identified a vital supply route that cancer cells use to obtain their nutrients—a discovery that could lead to new treatments to stop the growth of tumors.   The research team blocked gateways through which the cancer cell was obtaining the amino acid glutamine and found the cells almost completely stopped growing.

Supervised, autonomous robotic soft tissue surgery on a live subject in an open surgical setting is feasible and outperforms standard clinical techniques in a dynamic clinical environment, a new study shows.

Johns Hopkins patient safety experts calculate that more than 250,000 U.S. deaths per year are due to medical errors.

The FDA is warning that compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada, and generics). These uncontrollable urges were reported to have stopped when the medicine was discontinued or the dose was reduced.

Cook Medical has recalled more than four million catheters with Beacon Tip technology that have been found to exhibit polymer degradation of the catheter tip, resulting in tip fracture, separation, or both. The problem has resulted in 30 medical device reports to date.

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