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They ‘resurrect’ ancient bacteria that would help cure diseases

Spanish scientists reconstruct the CRISPR system in bacteria that became extinct 2.6 billion years ago, opening new avenues for gene editing in the treatment of diseases such as cancer or diabetes. ...

A triple immunotherapy improves the treatment of pancreatic cancer

A new combination of triple immunotherapy against pancreatic cancer developed by scientists at the MD Anderson Cancer Center improves antitumor responses in preclinical models by achieving tumor regression. ...

A new drug could ease the pain of arthritis in the hands

The drug talarozole has managed to prevent osteoarthritis of the hand in an animal model of the disease, so it could become a new option to treat its symptoms and prevent...

They find an effective compound against infections by various coronaviruses

They identify a compound capable of inhibiting both the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the common cold virus, and that could be used to develop effective antiviral treatments against a large number of...

Moderna’s melanoma vaccine offers promising results

Preliminary trials show that Moderna's mRNA skin cancer vaccine, combined with MSD's drug Keytruda, reduces the rate of melanoma recurrence and death by 44%. ...

Existing drugs to treat kidney failure identified

Acute kidney failure and its complications could be effectively treated with drugs now used to treat angina and high blood pressure, after being shown to improve kidney function in mice. ...

A Spanish drug, promising to treat advanced pancreatic cancer

Spanish scientists from VHIO are developing a drug against cancer that demonstrates its safety and efficacy in a trial with 41 patients with advanced solid tumors of the pancreas, colon, head...

Hemgenix, this is the most expensive drug in the world that treats hemophilia

Hemgenix, the world's most expensive drug, costs $3.5 million and has been approved in the United States to treat hemophilia B in adult patients, who would receive this single-dose gene therapy. ...

They identify a new mechanism of resistance to antibiotics

They identify a new form of resistance to antibiotics that prevents these drugs from killing bacterial infections and that can help develop techniques to detect the problem and improve treatments ...

Lecanemab is effective in stopping Alzheimer’s in its early stages

They confirm that the drug lecanemab slows the progression of Alzheimer's in the early stages of the disease, according to a phase 3 trial that shows that it decreases amyloid and...

Steroid injections for knee arthritis can aggravate it

Corcosteroid injections to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee are associated with a worsening of osteoarthritis, while hyaluronic acid injections can slow its progression and reduce symptoms. ...

A new vaccine could prevent chronic urinary tract infections

An experimental vaccine prevents urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli bacteria without harming beneficial bacteria or causing gastrointestinal symptoms and could be an alternative to antibiotics. ...

They create a universal vaccine that protects against all flu viruses

An experimental mRNA flu vaccine generates a memory immune response that can quickly recover and adapt to new pandemic viral strains, reducing cases of severe illness and deaths. ...

HIV treatment that is injected 6 times a year arrives in Spain

Health approves the first long-acting antiretroviral therapy against HIV that is administered with an intramuscular injection every two months and is indicated for all patients with undetectable viral load. ...

They create a prodrug that kills cancer cells without harming healthy ones

They design a prodrug renewing a cancer drug –very effective, but very toxic for the intestine–, which manages to eliminate the tumor without damaging healthy tissues in mice and which is...

Spain will finance the nasal spray to treat severe depression

The Spanish Public Health has approved the financing of Spravato, by Janssen, a drug in the form of a nasal spray to treat adults with severe depression resistant to at least...

Sleep aids could fight drug and alcohol addiction

Addiction to substances such as drugs or alcohol could be combated with certain medications to treat insomnia that reduce levels of orexin in the brain, a protein that promotes addictive behaviors. ...

New anti-inflammatory treatment acts at the heart of cells

Swiss and German researchers have developed a biodegradable nanoparticle capable of transporting a new anti-inflammatory drug to the heart of cells that trigger inflammatory reactions so that it is more effective...

An experimental breast cancer vaccine proves effective

An experimental cancer vaccine has been successfully tested in 66 women with metastatic breast cancer and has effectively stimulated the immune response against the tumor protein HER2, with mild side effects. ...

They test an antidepressant that acts in 2 hours without side effects

A new fast-acting antidepressant drug – ZZL-7 – acts in just two hours after its administration, and does not cause adverse effects, nor does it affect behavior, memory or cognition, according...

Flavia Nocta reduces hot flashes in postmenopausal women by up to 76.5%

The Flavie study, carried out by the Italfarmaco group, analyzes the effectiveness of Flavia Nocta in the positive evolution of symptoms and the quality of life of menopausal women thanks to...

Drug developed by the Vall d’Hebrón slows the advance of cancer

The drug Omomyc, developed at the Vall d'Hebrón hospital, shows in a trial with 22 patients that it is capable of inhibiting a gene that promotes cancer progression, stopping tumor growth...

Spain will finance two drugs against metastatic breast cancer

The Spanish National Health System has reported that it will finance Enhertu® and Trodelvy®, two new drugs intended to treat metastatic breast cancer, from which some 2,000 women could benefit each...

Health authorizes the Vaxneuvance vaccine against invasive pneumococcus

The Ministry of Health approves the MSD Vaxneuvance vaccine for adults, which protects against 15 pneumococcus serotypes, an immunization that will especially benefit the elderly, chronically ill and immunocompromised. ...

A promising radioactive implant to treat pancreatic cancer

A new pancreatic cancer treatment that combines paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug, with a radioactive tumor implant kills pancreatic tumors in mice 80% of the time. ...

Statin use may reduce risk of severe COVID and death

A new study finds that patients admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 who were taking cholesterol-lowering statins had a lower risk of severe illness and up to a 37% lower risk...

Health will finance the HPV vaccine also for 12-year-olds

The Public Health Commission has given the 'green light' to extend vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) to 12-year-old boys (until now only girls were included), a strategy that some communities...

Vitiligo cream dramatically improves skin discoloration

Two clinical trials with 674 patients with vitiligo show that the administration of a cream with ruxolitinib for 52 weeks produces greater repigmentation of the lesions (light spots on the skin). ...

Combining immunotherapy and antiretrovirals could help eliminate HIV

They show that people who have just been diagnosed with HIV infection who start immunotherapy at the same time as antiretroviral treatment clear the virus better and their immune response is...

The respiratory syncytial virus vaccine reduces its severity by 94%

The elderly with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could reduce the risk of developing the disease in a serious way by 94.1% thanks to the GSK candidate vaccine, which in a trial...
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