Blood pressure medications help even the frailest elderly people live longer

Taking prescription blood pressure medication helped even the frailest elderly patients live longer, according to a large study in Italy. While the improved survival benefit was found in all older people, the healthier older people survived longer than those with multiple medical conditions. Source: Blood pressure medications help even the frailest elderly people live longer

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New identification of genetic basis of COVID-19 susceptibility will aid treatment

Italian researchers have been able to identify the genetic basis of susceptibility to Covid-19 infection, and also to the possibility of contracting a more severe form of the disease. This has important implications for treatment and drug development. Source: New identification of genetic basis of COVID-19 susceptibility will aid treatment

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New killing mechanism discovered in 'game-changing' antibiotic

Scientists have taken another step forward on their quest to develop a viable drug based on teixobactin — a new class of potent natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs. New research provides fundamental new insights into how teixobactins kill bacteria, including the discovery of a new killing mechanism that could help inform the design of […]

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