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Phase III clinical program evaluates lubiprostone

...c constipation have achieved clinical endpoints of relief of constipation and associated pain and bloating and demonstrated tolerability, regardless of gender. Lubiprostone is a chloride channel activator, a novel compound with a unique mechanism of action. Taken orally, the agent has been shown to work...

Vampires beware: Scripps scientists describe molecular basis of raw garlic's pungency

... candidate for relieving pain -- which is itself a relief for those of us blessed with more acute senses of smell. ...

Siberian tigers hang tough

... that results are preliminary, the news is welcome relief to tiger conservationists around the world, who have seen spiraling decreases in tiger numbers in other parts of Asia. The announcement also comes just a few months after WCS conservationists learned the Olga, a 14-year-old Siberian tiger had been k...

Scientists discover the body's marijuana-like compounds are crucial for stress-induced pain relief

...ld not require people to smoke marijuana to obtain relief or wrestle with the legal issues surrounding the drug. Others from UGA involved in the study include faculty members Philip Holmes and Jonathon Crystal and students Richard Suplita, Nathan Bolton and Mark Neely. Authors from UC-Irvine include Darren...

UF researchers test drug that could cut orthodontic treatment time in half

...but if it's shown to work it could bring a sigh of relief from those anticipating future tooth-torqueing orthodontic treatment and the aching teeth and throbbing gums that often go along with it. The patent for the drug, which received the green light from the Food and Drug Administration last April for tes...

Muscle repair: Making a good system better, faster; implications for aging, disease

...acrophage functions; they may give some short-term relief following injury, but muscle repair may not be as efficient as it would be without these drugs." Striking, rapid differences in strength recovery In the current study, the investigators found that in mice lacking PAI-1, the activity of an enzyme ca...

Endocannabinoids the brain's cannabis demonstrate novel modes of action to stress

...oya added, "cannabinoids are relevant to potential relief in such disease situations in the brain as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, or feeding disorders. In these, their effects are similar to marijuana, except for the possible dangers of accidentally using the natural products at higher dosages." Scotti...

Diabetic nerve therapy shows 'striking' results

...nt for nerve damage caused by diabetes could bring relief to millions of diabetic patients, say experts. The treatment might also reduce the number of amputations of toes and feet if early effects on nerve protection and regeneration are borne out long-term. Nerve disease in diabetes is the major cause of n...

Amphetamines reverse Parkinson's disease symptoms in mice

...t suggest Parkinson's disease patients should find relief by taking amphetamines, which are drugs of abuse with many dangerous side effects. The findings rather indicate that drugs with similar chemical attributes might offer useful alternatives to current therapies, the researchers said. The new study also...

Action of nitroglycerin for chest pain may place some patients at risk

...5). "Doctors have prescribed nitroglycerin for the relief of chest pain for some 150 years, yet the mechanism by which the drug works has remained a matter of debate," said study author Jonathan Stamler, M.D., at Duke. "The findings confirm that mtALDH is critical for nitroglycerin action." "The results sho...

Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria

...t year. Success in the trial would open the way to relief in the 10% of humanity infected with this debilitating and often fatal disease over 500,000,000 people. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is collaborating with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR) and th...

Thinking the pain away? Study shows the brain's painkillers may cause 'placebo effect'

...t may help explain why so many people say they get relief from therapies and remedies with no actual physica...cortex was associated with the expectation of pain relief reported by the volunteers. In other areas, that activation was associated with relief of the intens...

$25 million NIH grant funds new technologies for rapid mass screening of radiation exposure

... "Columbia University's extensive work in disaster relief and preparedness, as well as our location in New Y...ew York City in radiological sciences and disaster relief in radiological situations. Radiation Science at Columbia This research capitalizes upon the exten...

$2,000 Katrina grants for New Orleans physiology students, post-docs offered through APS

...l will consider increasing its contribution to the relief fund....

University of Kentucky awarded $6 million for GDNF and related research

...ndition. Current treatments only provide temporary relief from symptoms. "The NINDS is pleased to continue the support of the University of Kentucky Udall Center, a unique component of the Udall center program that provides non-human primate studies of potential therapeutics in Parkinson's disease," said Di...

Agronomy society makes $5,000 donation for hurricane aid

... at this time to use their resources to aid in the relief efforts," said ASA President Lee Sommers, Colorado State University. In addition, with the Societies scheduled to host their 2007 Annual Meetings in New Orleans, LA, on Nov. 2-8, the Executive Committee is hopeful the city and convention services are...

Laboratory professionals in Africa receive training under AIDS Relief Plan

... The Emergency Plan is a $15 billion international relief effort. In addition to Ethiopia and Zambia, targeted nations include Botswana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Haiti, Guyana, Zambia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Viet Nam. ASCP will be working in E...

1 million expected to join in on Cutler Global Disaster Lecture

...ast Asia has made collecting and analyzing data on relief efforts a critical priority. On Thursday, Sept. 29... can make to enhance the effectiveness of disaster relief planning and management. The lecture, originating at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of...

UCF researchers to develop water purification system for hurricane relief

...gency and other agencies directly tied to disaster relief for immediate application of any useable technology. Professors Sudipta Seal from the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering and James Taylor from Civil and Environmental Engineering combined their expertise in developing coat...

Anti-cold, anti-flu product cuts recurrent colds by more than half, study shows

...nd, placebo-controlled study on the prevention and relief of upper respiratory infections will be published ...tion of upper respiratory infections, but also for relief of symptoms if an infection did occur. The results were similar to those observed in previous clinic...

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