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New treatment for common incurable eye condition

At the Israeli Society for Vision and Eye Research (ISVER) conference, the MedInsight Research Institute and Center for Drug Repurposing at Ariel University presented the latest findings on positive user-reported outcomes of the repurposed drug dipyridamole in treating pterygium and related dry-eye symptoms.

Pterygium, or Surfer’s Eye, is a benign growth that affects 10% of the […]

Scientists are closer than ever to a single antidote for 28 common snakebite venoms

If you get bitten by a venomous snake, there are medicines that can help, but these antivenins are specific to each species of snake. Researchers in the US are announcing that they’re in the early stages of developing a snakebite antidote that can fight 28 common venoms and be administered out in the field without the […]

Drug Repurposing Yields Hope for Reversing Effects of Parkinson’s

Preliminary findings from a small-scale study done by Georgetown University Medical Center researches indicate that a medication approved to treat leukemia may halt or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

Dr. Moussa states that their work “has been focused on repositioning this already-FDA-approved drug, that we now have a good safety profile to […]