Tag: drug

Drug aids recovery of damaged neurons in stroke

May 25, 2022

A blood vessel blockage that interrupts blood flow to the brain and causes neuronal death is a cause of ischaemic stroke – it is notoriously hard to recover fine motor control lost to ischaemic stroke, for which long-term rehabilitation is […]

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Neuroscientists identify new drug target to reduce anxiety

March 16, 2022

A team from the University of Bristol’s School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, UK, have discovered a key pathway in the brain which leads to anxious and fearful behaviour such as “freezing.” Anxiety and certain psychological disorders, which affect an […]

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Inexpensive osteoporosis drug may protect against type 2 diabetes

September 29, 2021

New research has identified a link between low rates of type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis patients treated with a drug called alendronate. The research analysed health records from several hundred thousand diabetes patients in Denmark, comparing diabetes rates among those […]

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Promising new therapy for NTRK fusion cancer

August 24, 2021

by John Battersby In the past the prognosis for patients with Neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion cancer, was poor as the cancer did not respond well to most available therapies. But now a new class of drug, recently approved […]

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Dual-drug therapy may be the answer to alcohol addiction

August 3, 2021

A drug and anti-drug therapy developed to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD) proved successful in a mouse trial and may even guide substance abuse treatment, so said researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The idea is that […]

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Drug-laced collagen “dances” to reduce scarring

July 27, 2021

A relatively new drug has been shown to influence unusual behaviour in scar tissue formation, according to biomedical researchers at Virginia Tech’s College (VTC). Collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts – which make scar tissue less pliable – were observed to “dance” […]

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Drug found to increase mouth salivation

May 3, 2021

Chronic mouth dryness caused by inflammation of the salivary glands is a condition that can negatively affect a person’s general health, the health of their teeth and gums, and their ability to taste, chew and swallow food. It can be […]

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Repurposed dietary supplement tackles schizophrenia in mice

April 25, 2021

Scientists at the University of Tokyo, Japan, have chanced upon a dietary supplement that appears to treat mice with a genetic mutation that causes schizophrenia. The drug known as betaine – originally intended to treat those with an inherited metabolic […]

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Tomatoes offer natural alternative to Parkinson’s disease drug

February 3, 2021

UK scientists have demonstrated the use of tomatoes to compensate for the depleted supply of the neurochemical dopamine in Parkinson’s disease patients. Known as Levodopa or L-DOPA, the amino acid precursor has been the gold standard therapy for Parkinson’s disease […]

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“Landmark” drug is first to work in primary progressive multiple sclerosis

December 23, 2016

A “landmark” drug that alters the human immune system to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) has been found to be the first drug shown to work in the primary progressive form of the disease in trials. The drug, called ocrelizumab, is […]

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