Pharmacology is the study of how chemical substances interact with living systems. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals. The field encompasses drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities.
Obesity affects more than 40 percent of adults in the United States and 13 percent of the global population.
A USC School of Pharmacy-led team has engineered a new, faster way to make drugs that precisely target malignant cells - while leaving healthy tissue undamaged - that could lead the way to better treatments for numerous types of cancer.
Dr. John Streicher speaks to AZoLifeSciences about his research on improving opioid drugs to make them safer and more effective.
In recent years, genome-wide association studies have identified many different genetic variants associated with schizophrenia.
Chemical compounds found in many consumer products could be major contributors to the onset of lipid-related diseases, such as obesity according to a study.
Insilico Medicine announces the publication of a new research paper titled "Molecular Generation for Desired Transcriptome Changes With Adversarial Autoencoders" in Frontiers in Pharmacology.
Degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's often involve complex interactions between multiple proteins and other biomolecules.
How do cells move? Why do they move? Why do some cancer cells move slowly while others move quickly, causing cancerous tumors to become more difficult to treat?
Working alongside colleagues in Mainz, Bern, Hannover and Bonn, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Berlin Institute of Health and the German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin were able to show how the microbiome helps to render the immune system capable of responding to pathogens.
A USC-led international team of scientists has found the precise shape of a key player in human metabolism, which could lead the way to better treatments for obesity and other metabolic disease.
Researchers have confirmed that Orujo olive oil produces a significant reduction in obesity and inflammatory complications in obese mice.
A team of scientists led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified the binding site where drug compounds could activate a key braking mechanism against the runaway growth of many types of cancer.
A team of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center used CRISPR technology to identify key regulators of aggressive chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that remains difficult to treat and is marked by frequent relapse.
Lipids have several crucial functions in the human body: They serve as messengers, which mediate the growth of cells and regulate the release of hormones.
Until now, the immune sensor TLR8 has remained in the shadows of science. A research team led by the University of Bonn has now discovered how this sensor plays an important role in defending human cells against intruders.
VRAC/LRRC8 chloride channels play a crucial role in the transport of neurotransmitters, amino acids, and cytostatics.
Researchers have made a major breakthrough in developing gene-editing tools to improve our understanding of ocean microbes.
Researchers have achieved significant progress in the development of gene-editing tools that could help gain better insights into one of the most crucial ocean microbes on the planet.
Headed by researchers from Japan-based Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), a group of scientists has effectively established three-dimensional (3D) cultured tissue that imitates liver fibrosis, which is a major trait of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
The reserve antibiotic daptomycin is one of the last means to fight against harmful bacteria. It is specifically used when traditional drugs fail due to bacteria that are resistant.