Cerebral organoids provide new insight into role of key enzyme in natural brain development

Like many around the world, the lab of Professor Mriganka Sur in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT has embraced the young technology of cerebral organoids, or "minibrains," for studying human brain development in health and disease. By making a surprising finding about a common practice in the process of growing the complex tissue cultures, the lab […]

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Curcumin nanosystems could be powerful COVID-19 therapeutics

With new variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerging, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is far from over. While the global vaccine rollout has moved at an impressive speed, the search for new safe, effective, and targeted therapies is still on. Now, a new study in Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy reviews the potential for curcumin, a natural […]

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New covalent and non-covalent SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors discovered in silico

With the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), it came to light that there were no specific and highly effective preventive or therapeutic agents against this virus. The result has been an enormous amount of studies reporting the efficacy or otherwise of novel drug candidates or repurposed drugs […]

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Research demonstrates multivalent nanobodies overcome SARS-CoV-2 variant mutations

Since the start of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic in late December 2019, the etiological agent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) of this disease has caused more than 2.6 million deaths worldwide from over 117 million reported infections. However, as new vaccines are administered against the ancestral strain, many mutated variants of the virus are emerging across […]

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Prexum

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. PREXUM® perindopril (pronounced per-in-do-pril) Consumer Medicine Information WHAT IS IN THIS LEAFLET This leaflet answers some common questions about PREXUM. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. If you get any side […]

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Reyataz

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. REYATAZ® (Ray-uh-taz) Atazanavir (Ata-zan-a-vir) Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet Read this leaflet carefully before taking REYATAZ. This leaflet answers some common questions about REYATAZ. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or […]

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British Pioneers in Microbiology

Humans have been studying microorganisms for hundreds of years. The first compound microscope was invented by the Janssen brothers (Johannes and Zacharias) in 1590, and formed the basis for the many discoveries that followed. nobeastsofierce | Shutterstock The early days of microbiology From the 16th century onward, many theories were framed as to the way microbes flourished and spread. Contact […]

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APO-Enalapril

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. APO-ENALAPRIL Contains the active ingredient enalapril (as enalapril maleate) Consumer Medicine Information   What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about this medicine. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or […]

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Perindo Combi

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. PERINDO® COMBI 4/1.25 perindopril (pronounced per-in-do-pril) and indapamide (pronounced in-dap-a-mide) Consumer Medicine Information WHAT IS IN THIS LEAFLET This leaflet answers some common questions about PERINDO COMBI 4/1.25. It does not contain all the available information about this medicine. Reading this leaflet does not take the place […]

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