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News • Personalised oncology

New platform to significantly reduce cancer drug testing and screening time

In a breakthrough for personalised oncology, scientists have developed and demonstrated a novel platform that can significantly reduce the time needed to determine the efficacy of anti-cancer drugs.

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News • New antibodies discovered

Researchers snake toward a universal antivenom

Scientists have developed an antibody that can block the effects of lethal toxins in the venoms of a wide variety of snakes found throughout Africa, Asia and Australia.

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News • Medication safety

Should these pills go together? ML model predicts drug interactions

Not all medication can safely be taken together. Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers predict interactions that could interfere with a drug’s effectiveness.

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News • Research project 'ADAPT-HEAT'

Climate medicine: How does extreme heat affect medication?

Heat waves are becoming more common due to climate change. Researchers in Cologne explore what this might mean for the effectiveness of medication.

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News • Decision support system

Reducing high-risk drug combinations in the ICU

Fewer, but more relevant alerts in the ICU: Dutch researchers show how a computerized decision support system significantly reduces high-risk drug combinations in intensive care patients.

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News • Replacement of unnecessary medicines

Are placebos fair game in healthcare? New study confirms

Using placebos in primary care to reduce overprescribing, conserve existing antibiotics and limit further resistance, is publicly acceptable, a new study shows.

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Article • Inks and polymers

3D printed pharmaceuticals for personalized therapies

60 percent of all administered drugs do not have the desired therapeutic effect. Even worse: in Germany alone about 60,000 deaths per year are caused by medication. With these shocking statistics Professor Dr Christian Franken started his presentation on “Pills from the 3D printer” at last year’s Medica in Düsseldorf. He hopes that his vision of personalized medication based on 2D and 3D…

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