Warfarin is a drug that prevents blood from clotting. It belongs to the family of drugs called anticoagulants (blood thinners).
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the world’s leading professional society for molecular diagnostics, released consensus recommendations today to aid in the design and validation of clinical CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 genotyping assays, encourage standardization of testing across labs, and better patient care.
An article by Brazilian researchers published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity elucidates one of the mechanisms whereby zika virus causes neurological complications in adult patients and microcephaly in fetuses. The discovery paves the way for future research to develop drugs that combat the virus.
Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have discovered a new mechanism by which substances can open a certain type of ion channel and in this way regulate nerve impulses.
Cannabinoid-containing products may alter the effects of some prescription drugs, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Heart protein cardiac myosin, which is released into the body when a person suffers a heart attack, can cause blood to thicken or clot.