Cancer stem cells can now be destroyed by targeting metabolism

Cancer is a fatal illness with poor prognosis and survival rate, especially when it has progressed to a metastatic state. Scientists have not yet been able to decipher why patients become resistant to chemotherapeutic drugs and therapies. To address this objective, researchers worked diligently a...

Verapamil: an effective therapy for type 1 diabetes

To promote the functioning of beta cells and insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, researchers have developed a novel strategy that minimizes the requirements of insulin and the incidence of hypoglycemia. These researchers have worked at the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at the University of ...

Can Alzheimer’s be treated with aspirin?

  Plaques developed in the brain can be eliminated with a low-dose aspirin, which is an effective drug that suppresses the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug aspirin is very effective in protecting the memory of patients. These are the latest findings reported by neurologists at the R...

A new small molecule to tackle asthma

  Asthmatic patients have breathing difficulties when small particulate matter enters their respiratory system; the filtration capacity of their lungs is deteriorated tremendously. One of the most difficult conditions to endure and sustain, asthma affects approximately 30 million people across Am...

Fatal fungus characterized by chemists: an important breakthrough

More than two million people are afflicted with deadly fungal infections all over the world. Sadly, there are very few antifungal infections that are effective against these illnesses. Currently, very little is known about the composition, structure, and functions of fungal cell wall. Antifungal ...