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New trial drug shows promise to cure, prevent malaria in single dose

Researchers across U.S and Australia have discovered a new drug, which though in its trial stage, has showed promise to cure malaria in only one single dose, besides being an effective preventive therapy too. The new study by Dr. Margaret Phillips who is the professor of Pharmacology at Southwestern showed that DSM265 – the new drug, could fall “among the first single-dose cures ...

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Diabetes: One drug shot set to kill two birds?

Researchers have found that the drug DDP-4 drug used for Type 2 Diabetes can also be used to against low blood sugar levels, effectively stimulating insulin production in the body. Known as Hypoglycaemia, the status of low blood sugar occurs in people with diabetes when they have eaten too little or after strenuous physical activity, as well as when they ...

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Blindness caused by Diabetes Reversible with Common Drug: Study


A prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision defects can also reverse vision loss caused by diabetes, says a study led by an Indian-origin physician. The drug, Ranibizumab is sold by US-based Genentech under the trade name, Lucentis, to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that causes loss of the ability to see straight ahead and may make it more ...

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New experimental drug proves promising to treat NASH liver disease

An experimental drug aimed at treating a common liver disease showed promising results at a clinical trial in the US on patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Those with NASH treated with obeticholic acid (OCA) had improved liver health during the clinicial trial period, including decreased inflammation and fat in the liver and decreased body weight versus people receiving a placebo, ...

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Indian-origin Doctor Finds Breakthrough Drug to Treat Heart Attacks

Arjun Deb, associate professor of medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles in the US found that some scar-forming cells in the heart have the ability to become cells that form blood vessels required to boosts the heart’s ability to heal after an injury. Deb and his team found that the drug could enhance the phenomenon – turning the scar-forming ...

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