Researchers have determined that a molecule found in a pregnancy-specific hormone can actually help block the growth of specific cancers, including Kaposi's sarcoma - an AIDS related cancer with no known cure.
No, this isn't an ad for some questionable salve or snake oil. Researchers claim that a novel treatment using a pre-existing arthritis drug can actually spur hair growth.
Researchers have surprised themselves after discovering that a 100-year-old therapy for African sleeping sickness appears to "reverse" the symptoms of autism in mice. However, the full affects of this drug, or how it impacts human autistics, remain to be seen.
Several cases of cervical cancer have been successfully treated using a new and promising tactic. Immunotherapy helped two women who were suffering from advanced cervical cancers go into complete remissions, according to new research.
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.
An experimental compound that has been shown to effectively treat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) may also work equally well in treating Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), a new study suggests. This same drug has even proven effective at treating a hepatitis virus in mice (MHV), causing researchers to suspect that it could be used to target a broad spectrum of coronaviruses, despite subtle differences in how they present themselves.
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.
A compound that was accidentally discovered when soy sauce manufactures were crafting new flavor enhancers could potentially treat HIV more effectively than currently used drugs.
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 new computer program, which functions like airport security technology, may help doctors decide on appropriate stroke treatments for patients, according to a study published in the journal Neuroimage Clinical.
Advanced Cell Technology's stem-cell treatment for blindness is approaching the next stage of human testing.
A major breakthrough in fertility treatment occurred this week with a new in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique which claims to boost the chances of a successful birth by almost 60 percent and is already being dubbed the most significant breakthrough in fertility treatment for years.