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Edmond J. LaVoie, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Rutgers University, discusses the potential of a new antibiotic to combat the increasing problems of antibiotic resistance. TAXIS Pharmaceuticals has identified a new agent, labeled TXA-709, that has a unique mechanism of...
According to CBS News, new experimental drugs to treat migraines have shown efficacy in test trials. Migraines affect approximately 36 million americans and can be severely debilitating. The drug works by reducing the level of calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) by utilizing monoclonal antibodies to CGRP....
Although rare, the plague, yersinia pestis, can and still does affect people in the US each year. According to CBS News, the most recent case just occurred in Larimer County, Colorado, and took the life of a 16 year old male. The CDC says that the plague is typically spread by infected fleas who can then...