Can Biologic Drugs Tackle Antibiotic Resistance?

Antibody-based products present a novel approach to the treatment and prevention of infections, as an alternative to conventional antibiotics. Several companies are developing such agents for a range of indications, but their cost, complex manufacturing methods and mode of administration are restrictive. A high unmet need and well defined target groups are key to commercial success in this market.

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Bacteriophages - New Light in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacterias

Antibiotic resistance is cropping up all around, even in some of the most well-outfitted hospitals in the richest countries in the world. Doctors often hold the newest antibiotics in reserve to forestall the advent of resistant infections, and while it makes sense from a public health standpoint, the practice discourages sales of new medications, preventing investment. Instead, the answer may come from Bacteriophage Therapy.

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Broccoli Sprout Extract Protects Against UV Rays

A team of Johns Hopkins scientists reports in the Oct. 23 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that humans can be protected against the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation — the most abundant cancer-causing agent in our environment — by topical application of an extract of broccoli sprouts.

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Chikungunya: The Outbreak of Chikungunya Fever

In the present era chikungunya is playing havoc in many parts of our country. Chikungunya virus is an alpha virus closely related to the onyong nyong virus the ross river virus in Australia, and the viruses that cause eastern euine encephalitis and western equine encephalitis. The present paper enumerates nature, treatment options, symptoms and diagnosis of the disease.

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A Comprehensive Review of the Research Behind Scores of Nutraceutical Ingredients That Help Keep a Heart Healthy and Happy

Consumers probably don’t need to hear again that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Nor do they need to hear that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates some 17 million people die worldwide each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD)—accounting for about one-third of all deaths. A healthy heart is critical for survival, but what many people may not realize is that nature provides a treasure chest of various nutrients to keep the heart and cardiovascular system healthy.

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Diabetes: Epidemology, Pathophysiology and Drug Therapy

Diabetes and its different types is an age-old disease for clinicians since centuries. Many aspects of Diabetes needs to be explored with respect to physiological actions of insulin and the various clinical features of this disease such as tissue complication, since this is life style disease, so proper treatment in relation to diet and anti diabetic agents is emphasized. In the present review attempts have been made to understand various aspects of diabetes in relation with its cause, epidemiology, pathophysiology, site and mechanism of action for anti diabetic agents diet, treatment, recent innovation and scope for future research.

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