In order to create a more stable source of cancer drugs, Stanford University researchers turned to extracting cancer-fighting proteins from an endangered plant. They were able to transfer this into a common lab plant successfully, and hope to apply the same technique to yeast.
Fake medication - that is, those that fail to meet quality standards - is a global problem, threatening not just public health but important advancements in medicine as well.
A drug popularly used to treat anxiety has been found to produce a pollutant that can reduce mortality rates in fish. While this sounds like good news, ecologists are worried that this bizarre consequence of pollution could have a very negative impact on some of the ocean's ecosystems.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East reparatory syndrome (MERS) both continue to have no known cure or vaccination, despite the fact that the viruses have proven deadly in some cases. Now, scrambling researchers have identified a compound that renders viruses such as MERS harmless, unable to inflict damage to human cells or reproduce, according to a recent study.
Researchers have developed a pill for sufferers of drug-resistant epilepsy that may treat seizures on-demand, much like how we currently treat heartburn or headaches.
As more Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cases appear across the globe, two research teams have identified pre-existing drugs that could effectively treat the potentially deadly disease.
Drugs traditionally used to treat erectile dysfunction -- such as Viagra or Cialis -- may be effective at treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a recent study suggests.
A diet rich in olive oil, fish and whole grains, classically known as the Mediterranean diet, may help delay diabetes rather than simply cutting out fats, according to a follow-up analysis.
The Food and Drug Administration is revisiting its label policies on prescription painkillers including OxyContin and morphin, in a bid to buckle down on the rising epidemic of prescription painkiller overdoses, the organization said Tuesday.