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Pharmacology is the study of how chemical substances interact with living systems. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals. The field encompasses drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities.
Researchers identify protein that plays key role in LDL accumulation in blood vessels

Researchers identify protein that plays key role in LDL accumulation in blood vessels

A Yale-led research team identified a protein that plays an important role in the buildup of LDL cholesterol in blood vessels. [More]
Allergan, Amgen submit BLA for ABP 215 oncology biosimilar medicine to FDA

Allergan, Amgen submit BLA for ABP 215 oncology biosimilar medicine to FDA

Amgen and Allergan plc. today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ABP 215, a biosimilar candidate to Avastin (bevacizumab). [More]
Crowdsourcing new prediction tool for better prognosis of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Crowdsourcing new prediction tool for better prognosis of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

Knowing the likely course of cancer can influence treatment decisions. Now a new prediction model published today in Lancet Oncology offers a more accurate prognosis for a patient's metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. [More]
Research shows workings of biochemical pathway that helps control blood glucose

Research shows workings of biochemical pathway that helps control blood glucose

Research led by a Johns Hopkins University biologist demonstrates the workings of a biochemical pathway that helps control glucose in the bloodstream, a development that could potentially lead to treatments for diabetes. [More]
Spanish children overexposed to TV ads of unhealthy food, study warns

Spanish children overexposed to TV ads of unhealthy food, study warns

Spanish children are overexposed to TV ads of unhealthy food (burgers, pizzas, soft drinks, chocolate, bakery, etc.) both in generalist and children-oriented channels, a situation that could be described as "worrying" and which promotes childhood obesity. [More]
UPCI scientists reveal how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to stay alive

UPCI scientists reveal how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to stay alive

Research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has revealed how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to prevent telomeres, the endcaps of chromosomes, from shortening, thus allowing the tumor to spread. The findings are published today in the journal Cell Reports. [More]
Researchers develop new blood test that can accurately diagnose concussions

Researchers develop new blood test that can accurately diagnose concussions

Scientists from Children's Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion. [More]
Scientists identify new way to block action of genetic mutations found in most cancers

Scientists identify new way to block action of genetic mutations found in most cancers

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a new way to block the action of genetic mutations found in nearly 30 percent of all cancers. [More]
Physical activity during pregnancy may help protect offspring from age-related health risks

Physical activity during pregnancy may help protect offspring from age-related health risks

Exercise during pregnancy may be as effective in protecting the next generation from age-related health risks as efforts made during the offspring's own adulthood, new research suggests. [More]
Researchers describe new method that can reveal distinct invasive properties of cancer cells

Researchers describe new method that can reveal distinct invasive properties of cancer cells

A research team at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has described the steps, in both written and video format, that allow cancer investigators to track, in real time, cancer cell invasion and metastasis in transparent zebrafish embryos. [More]
Consumption of high oleic, Omega-3 enriched canola oil decreases risk of cardiovascular disease

Consumption of high oleic, Omega-3 enriched canola oil decreases risk of cardiovascular disease

Scientists from the University of Granada, the CIDAF, and the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at Canada have proven that the consumption of high oleic canola oil enriched with Omega-3 significantly reduces the concentration of triglycerides in the blood. [More]
Blocking critical molecule with therapeutic antibody could effectively reduce leukemia burden

Blocking critical molecule with therapeutic antibody could effectively reduce leukemia burden

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer known for drug resistance and relapse. In an effort to uncover new treatment strategies, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center discovered that a cell surface molecule known as CD98 promotes AML. [More]
Researchers identify genetic risk factor for binge eating

Researchers identify genetic risk factor for binge eating

Researchers have identified a gene (CYFIP2) associated with binge eating. This finding represents one of the first examples of a genome-wide significant genetic factor to be identified for binge eating in model organisms or humans. [More]
Researchers use new gene-editing system to hasten quest to cure HIV+ patients

Researchers use new gene-editing system to hasten quest to cure HIV+ patients

Researchers at UC San Francisco and the academically affiliated Gladstone Institutes have used a newly developed gene-editing system to find gene mutations that make human immune cells resistant to HIV infection. [More]
IU scientists find evidence for link between prostate cancer and Ewing's sarcoma

IU scientists find evidence for link between prostate cancer and Ewing's sarcoma

Medical researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have found evidence for a link between prostate cancer, which affects millions of men age 50 and older, and Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects children and young adults. [More]
Highly caffeinated alcoholic drinks may induce changes in the adolescent brain similar to cocaine

Highly caffeinated alcoholic drinks may induce changes in the adolescent brain similar to cocaine

Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study. [More]
Combination of two drugs could be effective strategy to target T-cell lymphocytic leukemia

Combination of two drugs could be effective strategy to target T-cell lymphocytic leukemia

Researchers have determined that two Phase 1 drugs (CX-4945 and JQ1) can work together to efficiently kill T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells while having minimal impact on normal blood cells. [More]
TxCell collaborates with UBC to develop CAR-Treg therapy to prevent graft rejection in organ transplantation

TxCell collaborates with UBC to develop CAR-Treg therapy to prevent graft rejection in organ transplantation

TxCell SA, a biotechnology company developing innovative, personalized cellular immunotherapies using regulatory T cells (Treg) to treat severe chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, today announces the signature of a strategic R&D collaboration agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, a leading global center for multidisciplinary research and teaching. [More]
UA neuroscientists receive $10.3 million grant to find cause for heightened risk of Alzheimer's in women

UA neuroscientists receive $10.3 million grant to find cause for heightened risk of Alzheimer's in women

Why do more women than men get Alzheimer's disease? In their quest to find the answer, neuroscientist Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, and her collegues in the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, have been awarded a $10.3 million five-year Program Project Grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Yale researchers identify chemical inhibitor that limits growth of lung tumor cells

Yale researchers identify chemical inhibitor that limits growth of lung tumor cells

A recently published Yale study may offer a new solution to fighting lung cancer. [More]