Inhaling candle smoke has a positive effect on how the heart regulates its rhythm, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found. One theory is that the salts of sodium and potassium in the candle smoke affect the rhythm regulation.
28 February, 2014
Recruitment commenced in first study of TRPV1 Inhibitor in COPD Cough• Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over Phase IIa trial • Short duration study, expected to complete Q3, 2014• Professor Maria Belvisi appointed Chief Scientific Officer
26 February, 2014
Welcome to our February newsletter from the wild, wet and windswept British Isles. Things are getting back to normal over here now and I’d just like to inform you that Drug Discovery Today completely escaped all ill effects of the recent Winter storms.In this issue, we will be discussing cell-specific delivery of biologicals, challenges in their pre-clinical safety testing and the use of mass spectrometry in biopharmaceutical drug discovery.The free downloads available in this newsletter highlight some of the most recent developments in biotherapeutic drug discovery and development. I will elaborate on them below.
25 February, 2014
Scientists have found that carvacrol – the substance in oregano oil that gives the pizza herb its distinctive warm, aromatic smell and flavour – is effective against norovirus, causing the breakdown of the virus’ tough outer coat. The research is published today (12 February) in the Society for Applied Microbiology’s Journal of Applied Microbiology.
12 February, 2014
The latest issue of Drug Discovery Today is packed full of industry focused research articles, new developments in drug discovery, and expert comment and opinion.
07 February, 2014
First-ever, Europe-wide scientific initiative designed to accelerate virology clinical research & transform clinical outcomes for patients
02 February, 2014
Panama has now approved the next phase of evaluation for Oxitec's sterile mosquitoes as a novel tool to combat the dengue mosquito.
01 February, 2014