Drugs

Oral Antifungal Drug Linked to Higher Rates of Miscarriage

February 20, 2019

A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

New Findings About Anti-Malaria Drug

January 30, 2019

Artemisinin is derived from the leaves and flowers of the annual mugwort (Artemisia annua) and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The effectiveness was investigated by the Chinese researcher Tu Youyou. Her research was 2015 rewarded with the Nobel Prize.

Researchers Design New Anti-Influenza Drugs

January 26, 2019

Researchers at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body.

Drug Targets for Ebola, Dengue and Zika Viruses are Found

December 14, 2018

No drugs are currently available to treat Ebola, Dengue, or Zika viruses, which infect millions of people every year and result in severe illness, birth defects, and even death. New research from the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco may finally change that.

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