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New technique in which drugs make bacteria glow could help fight antibiotic resistance

New technique in which drugs make bacteria glow could help fight antibiotic resistance. A new technique could help reduce antibiotic prescribing by predicting which drugs could be effective in fighting bacteria within minutes. Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed the method, which allows users to see whether a bacterium is likely to respond… Read More »

Why making anti-viral drugs is so hard – and how COVID-19 could be great for the field

It was 1928 when Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming noticed an odd phenomenon: mould that had formed accidentally in one of his petri dishes was stopping the growth of bacteria. Fleming had of course just discovered penicillin, and by the mid-1940s the world’s first antibiotic would be in mass production, launching a historic era when most… Read More »

Could Fasting Lower High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the measurement of the force your blood exerts on your arteries as it moves throughout your body. Normally this pressure rises and falls throughout the day. But when it stays consistently elevated it may damage your heart and cause other health problems. When the American Heart Association (AHA) and other health organizations… Read More »

U.N. agency says coronavirus emergency could trump some patent rights

GENEVA (Reuters) – Discussions are under way on enabling wider access to some patented drugs and medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the U.N.’s intellectual property agency said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry speaks at the opening ceremony of the fifth World Internet Conference… Read More »

Jewel Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Deaths

In the United States sudden cardiac death (SCD) claims 325,000 lives every year. SCDs are due to abnormalities in the conducting system of the cardiac tissue, resulting in arrhythmias, and can often occur after cardiac surgeries and other treatments. SCDs are medical emergencies, as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation must be administered as soon as possible.… Read More »