Aug 4, 2016

Second Zika vaccine trial gets underway in U.S.

U.S. health authorities Wednesday launched the second human trial of a vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and is now spreading in the U.S. and Latin America. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Zika virus investigational ...

Jul 29, 2016

Sliver of hope seen in Alzheimer's drug trial

Efforts to find a drug that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease saw a glimmer of hope this week in a small trial using an experimental treatment. Researchers are testing the drug, known as LMTM and made by TauRx Therapeutics, Ltd. of Singapore, ...

Scientists find new antibiotic right under our noses

Jul 28, 2016

Scientists find new antibiotic right under our noses

Scientists hunting for ways to treat hard-to-beat bacterial infections have found a new antibiotic hiding right under our noses. In the past, most new antibiotics have been discovered by sifting through soil samples. But researchers in Germany chose to look at the germs that ...

Scientists hunt 'anti-evolution' drugs in new cancer fight

Jul 22, 2016

Scientists hunt 'anti-evolution' drugs in new cancer fight

Scientists are opening a new front in the war on cancer with plans to develop “anti-evolution” drugs to stop tumor cells from developing resistance to treatment. Britain’s Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), one of the world’s top cancer centers, said on Friday its initiative ...

Jul 14, 2016

Peru declares Zika emergency across half of country

Peruvian officials on Wednesday declared a Zika health emergency across the northern half of their country after confirming that 102 people have been infected with the virus. The 90-day emergency was announced in the official gazette El Peruano, which said the health ministry and ...