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2012-01-09 19:58:11

New research shows that infectious disease-fighting drugs could be designed to block a pathogen's entry into cells rather than to kill the bug itself. Historically, medications for infectious diseases have been designed to kill the offending pathogen. This new strategy is important, researchers say, because many parasites and bacteria can eventually mutate their way around drugs that target them, resulting in drug resistance. In this study, scientists showed that using an experimental...

2011-02-17 08:39:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ There's news crawling around the science world- parasitic skin infections can be treated with heat therapy and this therapy could become the first-line treatment for these infections. Parasitic skin infections are commonly seen in tropical and subtropical regions, and currently the first-line treatment is a complex drug regimen. Researchers successfully treated the skin infection in two patients whose immune systems were deficient, which lowered their bodies'...

2011-02-11 13:28:26

Scientists are hoping that heat therapy could eventually replace a complex drug regimen as the first-line treatment of a parasitic skin infection common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The researchers successfully treated the skin infection with heat therapy in two patients whose immune systems were deficient, which lowered their bodies' ability to respond to medication. Both patients have remained free of the parasitic disease, called cutaneous leishmaniasis, for more than...

2010-03-15 15:27:31

COLUMBUS, Ohio "“ An experimental oral drug has lowered blood sugar levels and inflammation in mice with Type 2 diabetes, suggesting that the medication could someday be added to the arsenal of drugs used by millions of Americans with this disease, according to new research. The drug consists of a synthetic molecule that stops the biological activity of a protein called macrophage migration inhibitory factor, or MIF. This protein is implicated in a number of diseases because it is...