medicines

A pharmaceutical scientist explains how he knows where drugs go in the body

How does he know that when you take aspirin for a headache, the aspirin goes to your head and relieves the pain? The short answer is no: molecules cannot transport themselves through the body, and they cannot control where they end up. However, researchers have chemically altered drug molecules so that they bind to where …

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A pharmaceutical scientist explains how he knows where drugs go in the body

How does he know that when you take aspirin for a headache, the aspirin goes to your head and relieves the pain? The short answer is no: molecules cannot transport themselves through the body, and they cannot control where they end up. However, researchers have chemically altered drug molecules so that they bind to where …

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Being “conscious” under anesthesia may be more common than we think

General anesthesia is a wonderful thing, it stops the pain in a few seconds before the operation. Rarely, however, do some people respond to the environment under general anesthesia but cannot remember what happened next. This is called “connected consciousness,” and the largest study of this phenomenon to date shows that it is more common …

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Being “conscious” under anesthesia can be more than we think

General anesthesia is a wonderful thing, it stops the pain in a few seconds before the operation. Rarely, however, do some people respond to the environment under general anesthesia but cannot remember what happened next. This is called “connected consciousness,” and the largest study of this phenomenon to date shows that it is more common …

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What is “Paxlovid Mouth” and why is it so unpleasant?

Loss or change in taste (dysgeusia) is a common symptom of COVID. This is also the side effect of Paxlovid, a new antiviral drug for the treatment of several diseases and medications, including COVID infection. Although this affects less than 6 percent of people given Paxlovid, some report a “horrible” taste that occurs immediately after …

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What is “Paxlovid Mouth” and why is it so unpleasant?

Loss or change in taste (dysgeusia) is a common symptom of COVID. This is also the side effect of Paxlovid, a new antiviral drug for the treatment of several diseases and medications, including COVID infection. Although this affects less than 6 percent of people given Paxlovid, some report a “horrible” taste that occurs immediately after …

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Smallpox is driving up the share price of these companies

Growing concerns about the outbreak of smallpox in Europe and the United States have led to a rise in shares of several vaccine and pharmaceutical companies. Although infections are rare outside of Central and West Africa, according to the World Health Organization, 92 cases of the smallpox virus have been confirmed in non-endemic countries, including …

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Smallpox is driving up the share price of these companies

Growing concerns about the outbreak of smallpox in Europe and the United States have led to a rise in shares of several vaccine and pharmaceutical companies. Although infections are rare outside of Central and West Africa, according to the World Health Organization, 92 cases of the smallpox virus have been confirmed in non-endemic countries, including …

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The experimental drug broke the record for weight loss in recent clinical trials

The effects on the body weight of obese and overweight people led to record weight loss for participants in a clinically studied experimental drug trial – similar to surgical procedures, the company behind the drug suggests. Tyrzepatide, developed by the American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), is a weekly injection that promotes weight …

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The experimental drug broke the record for weight loss in recent clinical trials

The effects on the body weight of obese and overweight people led to record weight loss for participants in a clinically studied experimental drug trial – similar to surgical procedures, the company behind the drug suggests. Tyrzepatide, developed by the American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), is a weekly injection that promotes weight …

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