More effective new anti-clotting drug

A new oral anti-clotting drug, rivaroxaban (Xarelto), is an effective, convenient and safer treatment for patients coping with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT, sometimes called “economy flight syndrome” as it is associated with immobilization during long flights, can migrate to the lungs and form life-threatening pulmonary embolisms. Physicians prescribe well-known anti-coagulant medications, such as oral warfarin […]

Cranberry juice fights urinary infection

The research illuminates the basic mechanics of E. coli infections, possibly leading to new antibiotic drugs and infection-resistant materials for invasive medical devices. Urinary infections are caused when virulent E. coli adhere to cells. The previous study by Terri Camesano, professor of chemical engineering at WPI, had shown that cranberry juice reduces its ability to […]