Researchers are developing nanoparticles to direct drugs to specific places in the human body so that organs can be treated effectively. Many of these innovations can slowly release medications over a prolonged period of time.
Major pharmaceutical company Novartis has announced that it will take over the privately held Australian and U.S. company Spinifex Pharmaceuticals. This represents further diversification of Novartis’ portfolio.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged all countries to help combat the misuse of antibiotics, which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers.
New types of antibiotics are needed in order to stem the flow of antibiotic resistant bacteria and the deaths causes from infections that were once readily treatable. One thing hindering development is finance. The question is: who pays?
In a new initiative seeking to improve healthcare in the country, Ghana has begun its first emergency medicine training program. Nurses are being trained and despatched to regions across the country and new recruits are busily signing up.
German police have found medical treatments for psychological illness at the home of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a jet into the French Alps, killing 149 people and himself, a German newspaper said Saturday.
For 1.5 million people worldwide, the coming of sunset means darkness or the flickering light from cheap kerosene lamps and candles. This ‘light poverty’ has far reaching consequences, in terms of health and economics.
Scientists have reported that compounds that they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells, allowing them to be destroyed by targeted medications, have not been successful.
A British government-commissioned review has found that resistance to antibiotics could account for 10 million deaths a year and hit global gross domestic product by 2.0 to 3.5 percent by 2050.
Control over DNA is one of the steps toward personalized medicines. One means to achieve this is through graphene, where a positive charge applied to a graphene nanopore can accelerate DNA movement and a negative charge can stops DNA in its tracks.
U.S. medical researchers have successfully grown new penises in the laboratory from cultured human cells. They may soon be able to implant them safely on to human patients who are missing the vital organ.
As the Affordable Care Act comes closer to full implementation across the United States, it is clear that this legislation does not do enough to ensure that citizens can afford health care. Obamacare is insufficient for our needs.
British-American researcher John O'Keefe on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize with a Norwegian couple, May-Britt and Edvard Moser, for discovering an "inner GPS" that helps the brain navigate.
The U.K. government has announced that is extending the annual spend on its Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) from the current £200 million a year to £280 million a year. This is to accommodate for the rise of cancer drug costs.
The current Ebola outbreak in west Africa is the deadliest in history, but a possible silver lining of the infection of Americans assisting in the region is that the U.S. medical research sector will now focus intensely on the infamous virus.
Smallpox was once a world-wracking disease that destroyed lives. Dengue Fever is one right now but could some go the same way as its cousin due to a new vaccine study.
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