Tag Archives: Medicine

Medieval medicine bottle unearthed in Harran – Hurriyet Daily News

ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency Archeologists have discovered a medieval earthenware bottle containing medicine in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s archaeological site of Harran.  The 900-year-old bottle with the image of two snakes twined, the symbol of today’s medicine, on it dates back to the Zengids, a Turkic dynasty that ruled the Levant and Upper Mesopotamia… Read More »

A Better Pill–Internal Delivery Devices May Help Patients Take Their Medicine – Scientific American

Lack of compliance often leads to worsening chronic conditions and excess hospitalization. Studies consistently show one third to one half (pdf) of all U.S. patients do not take their medicines as directed, and this ends up costing the health care system between $ 100 billion and $ 300 billion annually. People fail to follow drug… Read More »

Silicon Valley Start-Up Hopes to Deliver Precision Cancer Medicine to Dogs – Scientific American

When pet dogs are diagnosed with cancer, they typically get surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation—that is, of course, if their owner opts to treat it. Now, a Silicon Valley startup wants to offer precision medicine instead—by recommending targeted therapies that are normally used to treat humans. For a price tag in the low four figures, depending… Read More »