C. difficile treatment completes second phase of trials

A treatment discovered at the University of Strathclyde for the Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) has successfully completed the second phase of clinical trials in the US and Canada. The study, by Glasgow-based biopharmaceutical company MGB Biopharma, of the antibacterial treatment, MGB-BP-3, has met its targets of safety, efficacy, and dose…

Faster treatment of snake bites

In snake venom, the lethal effect only in the presence of metal ions &ndash are often contain enzymes that; usually zinc – can unfold. A research team from Liverpool has been identified among substances that are normally used in heavy metal poisoning, two of which could also be used against…

New evidence for optimizing malaria treatment in pregnant women

The research, published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases is the fruit of joint project between investigators from around the world to conduct the largest individual patient data meta-analysis to date under the WWARN umbrella. The study found that artemether-lumefantrine (AL) and other artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) were significantly more…

Exercise works for those beginning cancer treatment

Associate Professor Anthony Leicht was part of an international group led by Professor John Saxton from Northumbria University and the University of East Anglia that studied how exercise might help prostate cancer sufferers who were about to start Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT). The initial treatment for sufferers involves using drugs…

Federal addiction treatment dollars off-limits for marijuana

The U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana. The move is aimed at states that allow marijuana for medical uses, particularly those letting patients with opioid addiction use pot as a treatment, said Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, whose federal agency doles…