medicine Tag

Scientific advances are bringing the time closer to when personalized approaches will become more common in treating illnesses. Medicines would take into account the patient’s history, disease risk and pathology and be tailor-made to be most effective for that specific patient. But, slowing the developments of these therapies is today’s clinical trial process, which has...

Are you sure your medication is working when you take it? For certain people, a strain of bacteria in their gut is getting to their cardiac drugs and inactivating them before they’ve had a chance to work. It’s a discovery that could give new insight to human cell biology and why different people experience different...

A new stem cell biology-based approach may one day help the thousands of patients in need of a liver transplant every year. In 2011, around 5,800 liver transplant surgeries were performed in the United States. That same year, nearly 3,000 more patients died while waiting for their turn on the waiting lists. This scarcity of human...

A new animal model, developed by Canada’s McMaster University, is giving scientists a different way to study Crohn’s disease. The clinical applications for the new model are varied, and all will hopefully guide researchers towards a better understanding and more effective treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Adherent-invasive E. coli has been associated with human Crohn’s disease....

New research on Ebola has led to some surprising discoveries. The deadly virus may be halted by two drugs already on the market. Clomiphene, an infertility medication, and Toremifene, which is used to treat advanced breast cancer, have both been found to thwart the Ebola virus from commandeering healthy cells in lab studies and clinical...

Barcelona’s Supercomputing Center made a big splash in the science news world this month with a human heart built by one of their supercomputers. Led by doctors and researchers, the Alya Red project is set to revolutionize the way we approach future drug testing. The supercomputer-created heart recreates every major function of a biological heart, including...