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An old drug finds new purpose against retinal neovascularization - Dotemirates

An old drug finds new purpose against retinal neovascularization

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have found that the anti-malaria drug amodiaquine inhibits the apelin receptor protein, which helps drive the vascularization behind diabetic retinopathy, wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other conditions. Because the drug has been approved to treat malaria for decades, it could move relatively quickly through the pipeline to help patients. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE. "We have a receptor that has no relationship to the malarial bug— - it just happens that this compound interacts with the receptor and turns it off," says associate professor Layton Smith,...


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Emergency rooms shut down for months. Hospitals put patients at risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. A longtime pediatrician was charged with sexually abusing children. The federal agency that administers health care for more than 2.5 million Native Americans has long been plagued with problems that have kept it from improving health care delivery. Money, staffing, infrastructure, health disparities and a general lack of accountability all have played a part. A federal report released Thursday said things won't get better unless the Indian Health Service takes a serious look at its organizational structure, which the report said fails to adequately...
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No deal Brexit: Flu vaccine delays "very likely"

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Warsaw sewage plant malfunction contaminates Vistula river

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