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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 […]

Novel drug repurposing method reveals two drugs effective for bacterial, fungal infections

Mohamed Seleem, an associate professor of microbiology in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine, used novel drug repurposing methods to discover two drugs that could have significant promise as a potent antimicrobial agent for treatment of both superficial and invasive infections. Through his research and studies he has identified auranofin and ebselen as potent antimicrobial agents […]

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 […]

“Rescued” drug could be safer treatment for Bipolar Disorder

The drug Ebselen was originally developed for strokes,but destined for the scrap heap.  It has been rescued by Oxford scientists, who may have found it a new role in treating bipolar disorder.

A team from Oxford University used a database of ‘failed’ drugs, found to be safe but ineffective for their proposed use, to identify Ebselen as a […]

One-cent wonder drug?

“Drug repurposing can potentially see a cheap, good, and powerful drug like aspirin prevent and even treat cancer effectively,” said Dr Toh Han Chong, deputy director of National Cancer Centre, Singapore. He and Dr. Chia are leading the first global clinical trial, named Ascolt, to see if aspirin can stop the recurrence of cancer after […]