Leigh MacMillan

Better blood pressure-reducing drugs?

A newer version of an old class of blood pressure lowering drugs may offer advantages for obese patients with metabolic syndrome.

Neuronal clues to cholesterol-defect disorder

Antioxidants may be a beneficial treatment for an inherited genetic disorder.

Pathways to delirium in the ICU

Study suggests that the “kynurenine” biochemical pathway could be a target for reducing delirium and coma in critically ill patients.

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Researchers spot Achilles’ heel in respiratory virus

A new viral protein structure could jump-start vaccine development for two leading causes of lower respiratory disease in children and elderly adults.

New tool hooks heart failure drugs

A new screening tool – using glowing fish embryos – could identify therapeutics for myocardial hypertrophy and heart failure.

Plant compound quells inflammation

Berberine, an herbal remedy for diarrhea and intestinal parasites, may be an effective treatment for gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases.

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