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About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors. Researchers has now elucidated in detail how the structure of such a receptor changes when drugs bind and how the structural change transmits a signal to the cellular interior.
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The development of antibiotics and other antimicrobial therapies is arguably the greatest achievement of modern medicine. But before their existence, doctors used everything from knives to leeches and even honey.And now, researchers say the rise of the superbugs mean we may need to revisit the old techniques.
Overuse and misuse of antimicrobial therapy predictably leads to resistance in microorganisms, and Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species(VRE) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have emerged. Certain CRE species are resistant to multiple antibiotics, and have been deemed 'superbugs' in the news.Alternative therapies have been used to treat infections since antiquity, but none are as reliably safe and effective as modern antimicrobial therapy.Unfortunately, due to increasing resistance and lack of development of new agents, the possibility of a return to the pre-antimicrobial era may become a reality.So how were infections treated before antimicrobials were developed in the early 20th century?
Source  - Daily Mail
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The widespread belief that radiation from X rays, CT scans and other medical imaging can cause cancer is based on an unproven, decades-old theoretical model, according to a study.
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(MedPage Today) -- "Only some of the information is useful"
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A powerful, three-way mechanism by which a mutation drives the growth of childhood brain cancers, was discovered by scientists. The team hopes the discovery will lead to better methods for diagnosing and treating these cancers, which cannot always be cured with surgery.
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For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and also an oncogene when mutated -- is critical for the expression of numerous inflammatory compounds that have been implicated in age-related increases in cancer and tissue degeneration. Inhibitors of the enzyme are being developed as a new anti-cancer target.
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Use of common opioid painkillers such as codeine, morphine and oxycodone has more than quadrupled in Australia over the past decade and doubled worldwide over the same period. Yet at the same time the authors warn that the majority of countries, particularly those in developing and poorer regions have little or no access to basic pain medication and there has been little change over the decade.
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Two proteins, p38 gamma and p38 delta, control the accumulation of fat in the liver, a process linked to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes, which are common outcomes of obesity.
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Taking a daily low-dose aspirin has been shown to protect against dying from a Staphylococcus aureus blood infection.
By Nicholas Bakalar
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Nutrition, Mind, Body
Taking a daily low-dose aspirin has been shown to protect against dying from a Staphylococcus aureus blood infection.









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