Biological mechanism allows brain cancer cells to hide from drugs

A new research has discovered a biological mechanism that allows brain tumor cells to escape from the drugs designed to target them, resulting in drug resistance.

Battling Kala azar: Indian scientists overcoming drug resistance

With drug resistance threatening the battle against kala azar, which afflicts 350 million in 88 countries, a group of Indian scientists has taken a giant step to develop a potential therapy by using tiny molecules present in the body.

How breast cancer cells acquire drug resistance

Duke Cancer Institute researchers on a seven-year quest to understand how breast cancer cells resist treatment with the targeted therapy lapatinib have found a previously unknown molecular network that regulates cell death.

Southampton Varsity research looks at novel ways to combat drug resistance

University of Southampton biological scientists are leading a major research project aimed at making drugs more effective.

`Low-cost pain killer can wipe out drug resistant TB`

A low-cost drug, which is widely used as a pain killer in developing countries, can kill drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) -- a feat few currently approved TB drugs can accomplish, say researchers.

Why swine flu virus develops drug resistance

Using computer chips of a type more commonly found in games consoles, researchers have revealed how the swine flu virus resists anti-flu drugs like Relenza and Tamiflu.

Broccoli compound could help beat drug resistance

Sulforaphane, a compound obtained from cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts could help bring relief to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.