The Top 7 Craziest Drugs in the Pipeline
The Top 7 Craziest Drugs in the PipelineNot all drugs are incredible—and sometimes even the incredible ones have weird origins.
Small Doses: The news you need to be the bestA look at four important drug studies and stories that you need to know about.
How oral and dental hygiene plays a role in glaucomaIn the past couple of years, there has been discussion regarding dental and oral health—specifically the oral biomicrome—as possibly having a relationship to glaucoma.
Fecal Bacteroides are linked to bronchiolitisInvestigators identified 4 distinct fecal microbiota profiles in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis and found that 1 of those profiles—dominated by Bacteroides—was associated with a higher likelihood of bronchiolitis than the others.
Delivery mode, diet influence infants’ intestinal microbiomeBoth mode of delivery and feeding method are significantly associated with intestinal microbial community composition, according to a study in 102 full-term infants, whose gut microbiota investigators analyzed using stool samples taken at the age of 6 weeks.
Skin bacteria may fuel cancer cell progressionA new study reveals that toxin-producing bacteria like staphylococcus may fuel CTCL; therefore, antibacterial treatment may slow disease progression. Findings could one day change how you treat patients.
Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatment
Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatmentThe same photoactivation process used in collagen cross-linking for keratoconus can kill bacteria without the need for the oxygen responsible for the biomechanical effects, potentially pointing toward better treatments for keratitis, according to Olivier Richoz, MD, PhD.
Good gut bacteria might prevent asthma developmentResearchers in study of gut dysbiosis in infants say new finding could potentially yield a microbe-based asthma preventive treatment.
Top 5 ways bacteria are becoming resistant to antibioticsAntibiotic resistance is a growing problem, both in the United States and across the world. The main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[BLOG]: 741 drugs in antibiotics pipeline, few first-in-classAntibiotic resistance has grown at an alarming rate over the last few decades. To prevent a post-antibiotic era in which common infections could become lethal, an estimated 20 novel families of antibiotics must be developed in the next 50 years. Political groups in both the U.S. and Europe are each working to promote new development, but there are concerns the results may not come in time.