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New research looks at novel ways to combat drug resistance

University of Southampton biological scientists are leading a major research project aimed at making drugs more effective.



Just 60 seconds of combat impairs memory

Just 60 seconds of all-out physical exertion in a threatening situation can seriously damage the memories of those involved for many details of the incident, according to a new study of police officers.



Healthy diet could combat Alzheimer's

Patients in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer's Disease could have their cognitive impairment slowed or even reversed by switching to a healthier diet, according to researchers.



Potential drug to combat Kaposi's sarcoma

Research from the University of Leeds has identified how the virus which causes Kaposi's Sarcoma replicates and spreads - opening a door to a possible new treatment for the disease.



Paradigm shift needed to combat drug resistance

When people travel, bacteria and other infectious agents travel with them. As about a billion people cross international borders each year, many more billions of the bugs come along for the ride.



Blood proteins may combat tumours

A recent discovery by researchers could clear the way for a new drug that inhibits tumour growth in cancer patients and could potentially help in the healing of wounds.



Adopting outsourcing to combat rising costs

Lengthy drug discovery times and the soaring costs of drug development – currently estimated at approximately US$800 million – are putting pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms under immense pressure.



Modern sunbeds help combat vitamin D deficiency

Researchers at Leiden University in Holland have carried out a study comparing the effects of low-level UV irradiation and orally-administered vitamin D supplements on participants' vitamin D levels and their likelihood of catching a cold.



New treatment could combat deadly chemical agents

An enzyme treatment which could neutralise the effects of lethal chemicals responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people across the world has been developed by experts at the University of Sheffield.



Scientists prove that vitamin D helps to combat breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer affecting women worldwide. Since breast-cancer rates increase every year, the diagnosis and treatment options are of particular interest to scientists. It has long been known that high vitamin D levels can reduce the risk of breast cancer.



Chloroquine makes comeback to combat malaria

Malaria-drug monitoring over the past 30 years has shown that malaria parasites develop resistance to medicine, and the first signs of resistance to the newest drugs have just been observed.



Vitamin variants could combat cancer as scientists unravel B12 secrets

In a development that may lead to new drugs to treat cancer, scientists at the University of Kent have discovered the process by which a key vitamin (B12) is made in cells.



A bitter pill to combat obesity?

Bitter tastes may well be the key to a solution for the growing obesity epidemic. Administering a bitter substance to the stomach does initially stimulate the appetite, but then leads to faster satiation, doctoral research at KU Leuven has demonstrated.



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