Nearly one out of every 40 individuals in the United States carries the genes responsible for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) - a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken over time.
A common skin cancer drug could treat Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
A protein called Ral, in the active state can drive tumor growth and metastasis in several human cancers including pancreatic, prostate, lung, colon and bladder. Unfortunately, drugs that can block the activity of Ral are not yet available.
According to a new study, the rate of prescriptions for high-dose opioids increased by 23 percent from 2006 to 2011 in Canada.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a third weight loss pill.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new immunotherapy drug to treat advanced melanoma.
Similar to conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a "gateway drug," according to researchers.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, in partnership with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and Celgene Corporation, a New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical company, have launched a phase 1 human clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel monoclonal antibody for patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
In a new article, researchers concluded that e-cigarettes could become gateway drugs for some users, increasing their risks of illicit drug use and drug addiction.
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that many adolescents who were being treated for outpatient substance use disorder had signs of cannabis withdrawal.
According to the results from clinical trials conducted on ZMapp, the experimental medication for the Ebola virus, the drug was effective 100 percent of the time for monkeys.
Researchers from the University of Buffalo, Yale University and Rutgers found that couples that smoked together were less likely to engage in domestic violence.
The start of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate, suggests a new study.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency announced that it will tighten control over one of the country's most commonly prescribed group of drugs known as hydrocodone combination drugs.
A new experimental drug holds promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, according to a new report.
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