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Bespoke cancer vaccines hold promise

They are designed to make a patient’s immune system attack tumours »

Australian researchers discover new treatment for prostrate cancer

Australian researchers have made a breakthrough by discovering a new treatment for prostrate cancer which can starve cancer cells.The discovery was made by a team led by a researcher Jeff Ho... »
A biologist works with serum samples from heathy participants in a European study of an experimental Ebola vaccine at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine

The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly vir... »
Scientists focused on 206 species of spider and searched for molecules in the venom that block nerve activity.

Spider venom may hold chemical keys to new painkillers

Scientists who analysed countless chemicals in spider venom say they have identified seven compounds that block a key step in the body's ability to pass pain signals to the brain.In research... »
In this December 18, 2014 photo, a man wearing a protective mask is seen outside outside the swine flu isolation ward at the Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad. The country in general and Telangana in particluar have witnessed a spurt in H1N1 cases in the past 20 days.

Swine flu cases on rise

Telangana tops in number of cases; deaths reported from several States in the past two days »
A fixed dose combination is one that contains two or more drugs combined in a fixed ratio of doses and available in a single dosage form. Photo: Karishma Anand.
May 21, 2015

India flooded with unsafe fixed dose combination drugs

Millions of unapproved formulations and products of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) available in India in three therapeutic areas — analgesia, anxiety/depression and psychosis — are unsafe and at t... »
May 21, 2015

Repurposed antibiotic shows promise

By tweaking the antibiotic spectinomycin, researchers have successfully boosted its effectiveness against six drug-resistant bacteria that cause common respiratory and sexually transmitted diseases... »