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Medical News Today: Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Researchers may have found a way to stop cancer cells from defending themselves against chemotherapy. In a new mouse study, blocking a DNA repair pathway prevented cancer cells from surviving or becoming resistant to treatment. Researchers screened 10,000 drugs and found a compound that boosts cisplatin. Graham Walker, the American Cancer Society Research Professor of… Read More »

Medical News Today: ‘Starving’ fungus of iron may treat drug-resistant infection

New research in mice repurposes a drug used for blood disorders to starve antibiotic-resistant fungus of iron, thus halving the survival rate of the yeast. Scientists have found an innovative way to half the survival rate of Candida albicans, shown here. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people acquire an infection… Read More »

Medical News Today: How cranberries may curb the antibiotic-resistance crisis

New research finds that cranberry molecules make bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics and reveals the twofold mechanism by which they do so. Cranberries may have hidden powers when it comes to fighting bacteria. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have deemed antibiotic resistance a “global public… Read More »