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Oasis singer Liam Gallagher confesses to drug use at 45 – despite turbulent past

Oasis singer Liam Gallagher confesses to drug use at 45 – despite turbulent past

Entertainment
The Oasis frontman has revealed he doesn't indulge as much as he would like to, but admits to still dabbling with substances at 45.Liam also revealed while he doesn't indulge often, his dabbling means that he is now powerless to prevent his children – Lennon, 18, Molly, 20, Gene, 16 and Gemma, four – from experimenting.The Wonderwall singer revealed: "I ain't got a leg to stand on, I do drugs."So when they come and do drugs I can't say, 'don't do drugs'.GETTYLIAM GALLAGHER: The musician has admitted he still takes drugs at 45Oasis in pictures When Oasis released their second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? it went on to sell over 22,000,000 copies worldwide. We look back at the band's turbulent career in pictures.Getty Images Liam and Noel Gallagher from Oasis
New antifungal drug combats deadly microscopic yeast

New antifungal drug combats deadly microscopic yeast

Health
Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a novel drug compound capable of combating drug-resistant yeast strains.Microscopic yeast are a menace in hospitals. The fungi can grow in the nooks and crannies of medical equipment and hospital surfaces and can cause infections in patients with weakened immune systems. For some, an infection can prove fatal.Candida auris is one of the most problematic species, as it has developed resistance to multiple antifungal drugs.Current antifungals attack yeast by puncturing the cell membranes or by blocking sterol production. The new drug works by blocking vital proteins from attaching to the yeast cell wall. In doing so, the antifungal compound disrupts the yeast's growth process and prevents the formation of drug-resistant fungal communities.The compo...
How a tumor grows can predict which cancer drug will work best

How a tumor grows can predict which cancer drug will work best

Health
Dec. 22 (UPI) -- New research out of the University of Southern California suggests the growth patterns specific to a tumor can predict which cancer therapies are likely to work best.Like the patients in which they grow, every tumor is unique. Doctors and researchers are becoming increasingly aware of this fact as they devise individualized cancer treatments. Because each tumor is unique, cancerous growths respond differently to various drugs.Cancer drugs can have deleterious side effects, so finding the most effective drug -- or combination of drugs -- on the first try is imperative."Identifying a measurement or quantity that predicts how specific tumors will respond, called a predictive biomarker, is extremely valuable to cancer research," Stacey Finley, a assistant professor of biomedic...
New drug thwarts Zika, dengue, West Nile in cell cultures

New drug thwarts Zika, dengue, West Nile in cell cultures

Health
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Lab tests prove a new drug called NGI-1 is capable of shutting down flaviviruses, the family that includes mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue and West Nile.The new drug works by cutting off access to key proteins in mammalian cells that invading viruses rely on. By robbing them of their energy sources, researchers say, the drug thwarts invasion.Remarkably, the technique lends NGI-1 potency against not one, but an entire family of viruses. Researchers detailed the drug's promise in a new paper published this week in the journal Cell Reports."Generally, when you develop a drug against a specific protein in dengue virus, for instance, it won't work for yellow fever or Zika, and you have to develop new antivirals for each," senior study author Jan Carette, an assistant p...
Chris Bosh's mother subject of drug trafficking case

Chris Bosh's mother subject of drug trafficking case

Sports
Freida Bosh, the mother of 11-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, has been named as a person of interest in a drug trafficking case after his DeSoto, Texas, home was raided by police Friday morning. No arrests were made, but according to WFAA-TV in Dallas and police reports a "large amount of drug paraphernalia" was found inside the house. The DeSoto Police Department issued a release saying it had been tipped off about a large amount of vehicle traffic coming and going from the residence. Witnesses also observed several "hand to hand" transactions that appeared to involve drugs. Police said Chris Bosh is listed as the owner of the house, but the former Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors player was not present. The Dallas Morning News reported DeSoto police detectives searched the home around 6:30 a...