Drug for alcohol use disorder could also treat obesity

Drug for alcohol use disorder could also treat obesity

Treating obese mice with disulfiram — a drug that doctors usually prescribe for alcohol use disorder — led to significant weight loss and improved metabolic health, a new study reports. Obesity is a major health problem facing societies across the globe. Rates of obesity have almost tripled since 1975, with at least 650 million adults […]
Scientists identify promising drug candidates

Scientists identify promising drug candidates

By mapping interactions between human proteins and the new coronavirus, researchers have pinpointed 29 potential treatments using drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a wide range of other conditions. Share on PinterestScientists have...
New drug target for schizophrenia

New drug target for schizophrenia

Researchers in Japan have identified lower levels of a critical lipid in the brains of people with schizophrenia, which could lead to new treatments for the brain disorder. Share on PinterestResearchers have found that levels of a critical lipid are lower in the...
Social distancing, drug trials offer hope

Social distancing, drug trials offer hope

The number of COVID-19 cases around the world has just passed 1 million, and it may seem as though this pandemic will never go away. It is important to remember that, in their labs, scientists are making quiet progress every day — helping untangle the causes of this...