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Pharmacology: Better vaccine procedure

As manufacturers work furiously to make a vaccine to protect against 2009 influenza A virus, a Rice University bioengineer is trying to improve the process for future flu seasons.



Pharmacology: Ramoplanin reveals promising mechanism

Researchers have identified how a antibiotic known as Ramoplanin A2 can kill pathogenic bacteria by interrupting how they form their cell membranes.



Pharmacology: Integrated oncology drug discovery services

BioFocus DPI and Oncodesign announced today that they have joined forces to offer a comprehensive oncology drug discovery service.



Pharmacology: Flu vaccine diminished in lupus patients

Patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus have an increased risk of infection, due to both disturbances in their immune responses and treatment with immunosuppressive drugs.



Pharmacology: Complete protection against malaria

The prospects for an effective vaccine for malaria are considerably better since the discovery that healthy volunteers can be fully protected against malaria.



Pharmacology: Effective cancer vaccines

Researchers announced promising data from a clinical study showing patient-specific cancer vaccines derived from patients' own cancer cells and immune cells were well tolerated and resulted in impressive long-term survival rates.



Pharmacology: New drug for children with high-risk leukaemia

The first researchers to discover a mutation of the JAK2 protein in patients with Down syndrome, a team of scientists suspected that this protein might also be linked to other disorders and diseases - and they were right.



Pharmacology: Allergy drug reduces obesity in mice

Researchers used two common over-the-counter allergy medications to reduce both obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice.



Pharmacology: A drug-dispensing contact lens

Researchers have developed special contact lenses that can gradually dispense a constant amount of medication to the eye, at adjustable rates.



Pharmacology: Drug rescues lost memory

A drug similar to one used in clinical trials for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis has been found to rescue memory in mice exhibiting Alzheimer's symptoms.



Pharmacology: Raxibacumab effective against anthrax

The results of two pivotal animal efficacy studies showed the life-saving potential of the raxibacumab, as well as the results of human safety studies, which supported its use against inhalation anthrax.



Pharmacology target for breast cancer

New research has uncovered the biological effects of a novel membrane estrogen receptor, a finding that has potential implications for hormonal therapy for breast cancer.



Potential Alzheimer's drug target, pharmacology study

A team of researchers have found laboratory evidence that a cluster of peptides may be the toxic agent in Alzheimer's disease.



BASi opens new pharmacology facility in Europe

BASi, a leading provider of contract laboratory services and manufacturer of scientific instruments in the US, has opened a new European laboratory and office in Warwickshire, UK.



Pharmacology product stimulates immune memory

Rapamycin, a drug given to transplant recipients to suppress their immune systems, has a paradoxical effect on cells responsible for immune memory, scientists have reported.



Liver cancer drug possiblities in pharmacology

Cancer researchers have used computational and genomic methods to identify possible anti-cancer agents that may block a particular kind of tumour behaviour.



Defeating nicotine's double role in pharmacology finding

A lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors was shown to double survival time in mice, according to Italian researchers.



Vaporised viral vector shows promising pharmacology advance

A new lung cancer therapy employing a vaporised viral vector to deliver a cancer-inhibiting molecule directly to lung tissue shows early promise in mouse trials, according to researchers.



Chemotherapy drug triggers fatal allergies pharmacology study finds

A chemotherapy drug that is supposed to help save cancer patients' lives, instead resulted in life-threatening and sometimes fatal allergic reactions.



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