Purdue researchers develop innovative, more cost-effective method to make drugs

IMAGE: Zinia Jaman, a Purdue University doctoral student in chemistry, prepares a reactor system as part of the process for making generic lomustine using a continuous manufacturing method. The Food and… view more  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Food and Drug Administration wants the pharmaceutical industry to get away from making drugs using the traditional batch…

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Pediatric onset multiple sclerosis study examines baffling, often-overlooked disease

IMAGE: Parents of a child with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis may need long-term supports from mental health professionals and advocacy organizations to cope with the emotional and financial impact the disease… view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Seemingly overnight, healthy children develop mysterious, potentially disabling symptoms. When children finally receive a…

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Researchers find high blood pressure link

Athens, Ga. – The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the University of Georgia. Specifically, researchers found that early onset menstruation significantly increased risk of hypertension in late adulthood, even after controlling for independent social economic factors, lifestyle…

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Germ-fighting catheter coating may help prevent infections

IMAGE: Brown University researchers have developed a coating for intravascular catheters that kills bacteria and keeps them from forming hard-to-eliminate biofilms. The image shows that coated catheters are able to keep… view more  Credit: Brown University PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University researchers have developed a new antibacterial coating for intravascular catheters that could one…

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ENDO 2019 news conferences to feature breakthroughs in diabetes, reproductive health, aging

WASHINGTON–Researchers will explore the link between unhealthy snack intake and screen time, long-term opioid use and its impact on men’s testosterone levels, and other emerging science during news conferences at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting taking place March 23-26 in New Orleans, La. The Society is debuting two new Clinical Practice Guidelines at…

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Researchers report high rate of viral suppression among people new to HIV care

Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks during a clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) across the United States. Participants in the clinical trial, called iENGAGE, achieved viral suppression in an average of just 63 days.…

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