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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.
Prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and prescribing omissions in older adults examined by new study from RCSI

Prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing and prescribing omissions in older adults examined by new study from RCSI

A new study from RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and Trinity College Dublin, which examined the prevalence of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) and prescribing omissions in older Irish adults, has found that 14% of people over the age of 65 has been prescribed at least one inappropriate form of medication in their lives and 30% have not been prescribed clinically indicated medications, at least once in their lives. The [More]
CHEST to host SimGHOSTS for 4th annual meeting

CHEST to host SimGHOSTS for 4th annual meeting

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announced today the organization will host SimGHOSTS, The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, for the organization's 4th annual meeting, in its new Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center in Glenview, Illinois, from August 5-8. [More]
'Pure mass of HES molecules' explains toxicity to renal tubule cells

'Pure mass of HES molecules' explains toxicity to renal tubule cells

The increased risk of kidney injury related to the use of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) in resuscitation fluids reflects the mass of HES molecules, according to a report in Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS). [More]
MIIR partners with international biosciences to develop potential anti-cancer drugs

MIIR partners with international biosciences to develop potential anti-cancer drugs

The Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR) and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine today announced they will be partnering with an international biosciences company to develop potential anti-cancer drugs. [More]
Study reveals how HIV virus spreads infection

Study reveals how HIV virus spreads infection

Research led by the University of Adelaide has provided new insights into how the HIV virus greatly boosts its chances of spreading infection, and why HIV is so hard to combat. [More]
HD Biosciences and MIIR partner to co-develop potential anti-cancer drugs

HD Biosciences and MIIR partner to co-develop potential anti-cancer drugs

HD Biosciences Co., Ltd. (HDB), the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR) and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced the new partnership to co-develop potential anti-cancer drugs. [More]
New class of anti-arthritic drugs reduce arthritic joint inflammation and periodontitis

New class of anti-arthritic drugs reduce arthritic joint inflammation and periodontitis

Inflammatory diseases can occur simultaneously in distinct sites in the same patient, complicating treatment because a medication effective for one disorder may exacerbate the other. [More]
Cinnamon can be used to halt disease progression in Parkinson's patients

Cinnamon can be used to halt disease progression in Parkinson's patients

Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that using cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson's disease (PD). [More]
Researchers discover novel biomarker that could help predict preeclampsia

Researchers discover novel biomarker that could help predict preeclampsia

University of Iowa researchers have discovered a biomarker that could give expecting mothers and their doctors the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preeclampsia, at least as early as 6 weeks into the pregnancy. [More]
Genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

Two genetic mutations in liver cells may drive tumor formation in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA), the second most common form of liver cancer, according to a research published in the July issue of the journal Nature. [More]
Scientists release recommendations for evaluating pharmacological safety of oligonucleotide therapeutics

Scientists release recommendations for evaluating pharmacological safety of oligonucleotide therapeutics

Novel oligonucleotide-based drugs in development offer promising alternatives for treating a range of diseases. [More]
Researchers identify genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people

Researchers identify genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people. The mutation interferes with the brain's transport of the important signal substance dopamine and may also plays a role in mental diseases, e.g. ADHD. [More]
Omega-3 PUFAs offer an affordable way to reduce effects of traumatic brain, spinal cord injuries

Omega-3 PUFAs offer an affordable way to reduce effects of traumatic brain, spinal cord injuries

The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in seafood and marine oils called EPA and DHA may offer a simple, affordable way to reduce the effects of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries by decreasing inflammation and nerve cell damage. [More]
INTEGRA introduces Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes

INTEGRA introduces Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes

INTEGRA has introduced a Row Dilution Plate Holder accessory for its VIAFLO 96 and 384 handheld benchtop pipettes. [More]
Members of JUGGLE network collaborate to improve project coordination

Members of JUGGLE network collaborate to improve project coordination

The field of life sciences is at the crossroads of biology and medicine and is a key component of the research portfolio of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). [More]
Child maltreatment increases vulnerability to alcohol consumption when reaching adolescence

Child maltreatment increases vulnerability to alcohol consumption when reaching adolescence

A study coordinated by Jorge Manzanares, Professor of Pharmacology at the University Miguel Hernández (UMH) in Elche (Spain), shows that child maltreatment, whatever its form, produces functional brain changes that increase vulnerability to alcohol consumption when reaching adolescence. [More]
Molecule that blocks bone destruction could provide potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis

Molecule that blocks bone destruction could provide potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis

UT-Southwestern cancer researchers have identified a promising molecule that blocks bone destruction and, therefore, could provide a potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis and bone metastases of cancer. [More]
University of Maryland School of Medicine receives NIH grant to establish neuroscience research center

University of Maryland School of Medicine receives NIH grant to establish neuroscience research center

The University of Maryland School of Medicine's Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, a research center in the School's Department of Psychiatry, was awarded a $10.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Silvio O. Conte Neuroscience Research Center that will examine the causes of schizophrenia and search for possible new treatments. [More]
Small antioxidant molecules suppress colon cancer associated with colitis

Small antioxidant molecules suppress colon cancer associated with colitis

Researchers from Case Western Reserve and Dartmouth universities have shown that a class of small antioxidant molecules carries enormous promise for supressing colon cancer associated with colitis. [More]
Cardium reports positive results from Generx Ad5FGF-4 Phase 3 study for treatment of myocardial ischemia

Cardium reports positive results from Generx Ad5FGF-4 Phase 3 study for treatment of myocardial ischemia

Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. will report today at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s 2014 BIO International Convention on a pre-specified interim analysis from its international ASPIRE Phase 3 registration clinical study of Generx Ad5FGF-4, Cardium Therapeutics’ angiogenic gene therapy product candidate for patients with myocardial ischemia due to coronary artery disease. [More]