University of Central Florida: UCF Faculty Combines Harry Potter with Pharmacology Course to Improve Student Outcomes

University of Central Florida: UCF Faculty Combines Harry Potter with Pharmacology Course to Improve Student Outcomes . “Incorporating interactive games in the course has proven to enhance academic success; the number of students who earned an ‘A’ in the class improved by almost 200% in the past three years, and there has been a 73% decline in the number of non-pass students (students who earn a ‘D’ or an ‘F’ in the class).”

PR Newswire: Pharmacists for Healthier Lives Partner Creates National Database Highlighting Activities Addressing Opioid Crisis (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Pharmacists for Healthier Lives Partner Creates National Database Highlighting Activities Addressing Opioid Crisis (PRESS RELEASE). “Pharmacists for Healthier Lives (PfHL) – a coalition of pharmacy organizations seeking to raise consumer awareness of the full-range of essential healthcare services pharmacists provide each day – announced today the release of a report outlining activities for stemming the opioid crisis from more than 100 pharmacy schools from across the country.”

Now Available: Database of Drugs Intended to Prolong Life

Now available: a database of drug compounds intended to prolong life. ” The database has 418 compounds, curated from studies spanning 27 different model organisms including yeast, worms, flies and mice…. The database is freely available to the public, and is searchable according to compound name, species and effect on lifespan. The data can be presented as both tables and interactive charts. Functional enrichment analysis of the targets of the database’s compounds was performed using drug-gene interaction data, which revealed a modest but statistically significant correlation between the cellular targets of the database’s compounds and known age-related genes.”

RAPS – Using Twitter as an Intelligence Tool: 85 Accounts Worth Following

RAPS: Using Twitter as an Intelligence Tool: 85 Accounts Worth Following. “With the rise of president-elect Donald Trump, it’s become abundantly clear that Twitter matters. And it matters not just for politics. For regulatory affairs folks in in the pharmaceutical and medical device spaces, for investors, and even for the regulators themselves, Twitter is a great place to catch the day’s breaking news before the headlines are written.” Minimal annotation but enough.

Daily News Egypt: ‘Twitter Pharmacy’ gains support amid pharmaceuticals shortage crisis

Daily News Egypt: ‘Twitter Pharmacy’ gains support amid pharmaceuticals shortage crisis. “The ‘Twitter Pharmacy’ hashtag—an initiative launched by Egyptian Twitter users—has been gaining wide support over the past period, as several pharmaceuticals have been going off-shelves from the Egyptian market. The spokesperson of the Health Ministry, Khaled Mogahed, said on Tuesday that the ministry is willing to stand by ‘Twitter Pharmacy’ and offered government assistance to its users. He called upon the founders of the initiative to contact the Central Administration of Pharmaceutical Affairs (CAPA), affiliated to the ministry, in order to provide citizens with the pharmaceuticals lacking from the market.”

Now Available: Database of Peptide Toxins from Scorpion Venom

Now available: a database of peptide toxins from scorpion venom. “The Kalium database is a set of information on peptide toxins extracted from scorpion venom that act on potassium channels. This constitutes half of all known peptide blockers of these channels. Once they enter the body, they selectively act on certain ion channels – membrane proteins that play a leading role in the transmission of signals in the nervous system. The disruption of the function of these proteins leads to various diseases, and therefore, they are considered important pharmacological targets.” There are currently 174 toxins in the database.