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December drugs: Dec. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 19, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 19, 2014

December drugs: Dec. 18-25

Quitting nicotine--try cytisine

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26717-plant-extract-trumps-nicotine-patches-to-quit-smoking.html

Complete, free report, image, links from New Sci.

More on quitting smoking with cysisine

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1407764?query=TOC

Short, free article, animation from New Engl. j. Med.


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Drug research: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Drug research: Dec. 11-18

Co-Q may lower cardiovascular risk

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/12/supplement-may-lower-cvd-risk-people-low-birth-weight?et_cid=4310249&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discovery and development

Do lutein supplements really help your eyes?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-lutein-supplements-protect-your-eyes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141210

Full, free audio file from Sci. Am.


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Modern pharmacology: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 08, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Modern pharmacology: Dec. 4-11

Factor XI reduction with antisense nucleotide

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1405760?query=pfw#t=articleTop

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

New obesity drug: converts white fat to brown fat?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/nearing-an-obesity-pill-potential-drugs-make-bad-fat-good/81250682/

Full, free essay, image from GEN

Tracking that drug with a nanoparticle

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41583/title/Image-of-the-Day--Precise-Particle/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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Drugs today: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 01, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 01, 2014

Drugs today: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Happy, happy: marketing marijuana

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/merry-marijuana-pot-sellers-woo-holiday-shoppers?et_cid=4286492&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Challenges in using mice for research

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41269/title/Mouse-Traps/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

Statins v air pollution

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/statins-may-protect-people-from-air-pollution/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141125

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

 

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Pharmaceuticals this week: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pharmaceuticals this week: Nov. 20-27

Beta blockers not helpful after a heart attack

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2014/11/beta-blockers-show-no-benefits-after-heart-attack?et_cid=4277972&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Rapid-acting hemostasis gel

http://www.medgadget.com/2014/11/new-nanomaterial-quickly-solidifies-to-stop-severe-bleeding.html

Short, free item, images, video from MedGadget

Will more sun shine on medical trial results?

http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-FDA-Toughen-Rules-on/150145/?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en

Complete, free report from Chron. Hi. Ed.


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Outstanding pharma: Nov. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Outstanding pharma: Nov. 13-20

Great news

Controversial drug lowers cholesterol

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/controversial-cholesterol-drug-reduces-risk-of-heart-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141118

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Statins reverse one learning disability

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/statins-reverse-learning-disabilities-caused-genetic-disorder?et_cid=4269654&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Delivering anti-HIV drug through milk

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/altered-milk-protein-can-deliver-aids-drug-infants?et_cid=4259358&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Antidote for carbon monoxide is injectable

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/injectable-antidote-carbon-monoxide-poisoning?et_cid=4263682&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Not-so-great news

How much to bring a drug to market: $2.6 billion

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/tufts-study-pegs-drug-development-approval-cost-at-2-6b/81250610/

Complete, free report from GEN

Why microbicides don't work against HIV currently

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/semen-protects-hiv-from-microbicide-attack/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141117

Short, free audio file from Sci. Am.

B-vitamins v cognitive decline in elders? Nope.

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/11/12/WNL.0000000000001050

Free abstract from Neurology

Ethical questions in Ebola drug testing

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/ebola-drug-testing-sparks-ethics-debate?et_cid=4263006&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.


 

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Drugs of the day: Nov. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 07, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Drugs of the day: Nov. 6-13

Sprayable vaccine v swine flu: maybe not so much

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/vaccine-spray-may-not-protect-kids-swine-flu?et_cid=4252643&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

These vaccinations safe for pregnant women

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1930817

Free abstract from JAMA

Flu vaccinations reduce heart attack risk

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1758749

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citations from JAMA


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Down on the pharm: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Down on the pharm: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Immunotherapy toxic to obese mice but not to skinny

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/immunotherapy-cancer-toxic-obesity?et_cid=4246460&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

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Daily drugs: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daily drugs: Oct. 23-30

Supplements

Vitamin D deficiency and asthma attack risk

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/vitamin-d-deficiency-ups-attack-risk-asthmatics?et_cid=4233314&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Many supplements contain banned ingredients

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1917421

Complete, free article from JAMA

Careful with that drug!

Chronotherapy: a time to take the drug, a time not to

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/schedules-for-peak-hour-genes-could-put-drug-delivery-on-the-clock/81250535/

Full, free item from GEN

General anesthesia and dementia linked?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-general-anesthesia-trigger-dementia/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141023

Full, free report from Sci. Am.

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Drugs of tomorrow: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Drugs of tomorrow: Oct. 16-23

The antibiotics of the future

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/designing-antibiotics-future?et_cid=4214964&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from R&D Mag.


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