Medicine

Blood pressure drugs might have a role in Alzheimer's Disease treatment

Blood pressure drugs might have a role in Alzheimer’s Disease treatment

In laboratory neuronal cultures, an FDA-approved drug used to treat high blood pressure reduced cell damage often linked to Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers at...
Statins curb effects of stress in womb

Statins curb effects of stress in womb

Statins could protect the hearts of babies in the womb from the adverse effects of their mother’s stress, research suggests. Scientists have discovered that the...
Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Diclofenac, a common painkiller, has significant anti-cancer properties, according to researchers from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project. Researchers find that existing and widely-used non-cancer...
Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Cooking heat may hold clues to heart disease

Food cooked at high heat may carry toxic chemicals that raise risk of heart disease, researchers have warned. Cooking at a lower heat could help...
Dementia study lists everyday risk factors

Dementia study lists everyday risk factors

Experts have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may contribute to our risk of developing dementia. The list includes exposure to air pollution and...
The future of drug manufacturing: 3D printing may hold the key

The future of drug manufacturing: 3D printing may hold the key

Grey’s Anatomy fans may remember the plotline that had Meredith Grey using a 3D printer to try to create portal veins. Although real medicine isn’t...
Who’s who in your doctor’s office?

Who’s who in your doctor’s office?

You’re sitting in the exam room of your regular doctor’s office, hoping to get some relief from your flu-like symptoms. You’ve been told the physician...
Statins improve birth outcomes for mothers with an autoimmune disorder

Statins improve birth outcomes for mothers with an autoimmune disorder

A new statin treatment shows promise for reducing premature births and increasing babies' chances of survival for mothers with an autoimmune disease. The small preliminary...
Cancer drug restores brain dopamine, reduces toxic proteins in Parkinson, dementia

Cancer drug restores brain dopamine, reduces toxic proteins in Parkinson, dementia

A small phase I study provides molecular evidence that an FDA-approved drug for leukemia significantly increased brain dopamine and reduced toxic proteins linked to...
Clot-busting drug safe for patients who wake up with stroke

Clot-busting drug safe for patients who wake up with stroke

Using a clot-busting medication to treat people who wake up with symptoms of stroke was safe and should be studied further to see how...