Mar 12, 2014

Scientists discover drug that stops heart attacks sans side effects

Scientists claim they are a step closer to developing a new drug to stop heart attack in its tracks and reduce the damage caused, without any side effects.
Researchers from the the Monash University in Australia offer new hope to thousands of people who experience heart attacks and heart failure - one of the major causes of death worldwide. They showed new insights into a specific protein belonging to the family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs).
After successfully combining two molecules, they say they are a step closer to creating a brand new class of drug that is more targeted and could possess minimal side effects. GPCRs play a role in virtually every biological process and most diseases, including, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, neuropsychiatric disorder, inflammation and cancer, researchers said.

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