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Drug to cure Alzheimer`s comes step closer

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 18:48

In what could open a new chapter in the development of drugs for treating Alzheimer`s disease, for which currently there is no cure, researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target for tackling memory impairment.

Australia tops global list of recreational drug users

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 08:46

Australia has the highest proportion of recreational drug users in the world, according to the UN`s 2014 World Drug Report, media reports said Monday.

Cheaper drug more effective for heart attack treatment

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:37

A cheaper drug used to prevent blood clot formation during emergency heart attack treatment is more effective than its more popular and expensive counterpart.

Burn brown fat, shed weight faster

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:29

If you want to lose weight fast, turn your focus on brown fat instead of normal, white fat. According to researchers, brown fat plays an active role in metabolism.

Cheaper drugs can improve outcome for heart attack treatment

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:23

A new study suggests that out of the two drugs used for preventing blood clot formation, heparin, could result in improved outcomes in the treatment for heart diseases.

Safer, cheaper building blocks for future drugs

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 15:25

Researchers have developed an economical, reliable and metal-free chemical reaction that could yield building blocks for future anti-HIV and cancer drugs.

End of road for drug-resistant malaria?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:16

Malarial parasites resistant to existing drugs may have a difficult time soon, as researchers have now developed a compound that blocks the action of a key `gatekeeper` enzyme essential for malaria parasite survival.

HIV infection risk increased by herpes virus

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 20:06

According to a new study the herpes virus can increase the susceptibility and transmissibility of HIV infection.

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