Navigation Links
Will 'botox' be the aspirin of the 21st century?
Date:3/18/2008

Oxford, UK 25 March 2008 The journal Medical Hypotheses (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/mehy), an Elsevier publication, has announced the winner of the 2007 David Horrobin Prize for medical theory. Written by Erle CH Lim and Raymond CS Seet of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, the article, Botulinum toxin, Quo Vadis? was judged to best embody the spirit of the journal.

Botulinum toxin (botox) is a very powerful and often fatal poison produced by a rare type of food poisoning bacteria. The toxin blocks the activity of cholinergic nerves which control muscles and glands, causing glands to stop secretion and muscles to become paralysed. But in tiny doses and applied to specific structures, botox has many medical uses. Lim and Seets paper describes the early medical use of botulinum toxin in treating eye-squint, then its wider role in treating pain, excess glandular secretion and muscle spasm disorders, and its best-known use as a wrinkle remover in cosmetic surgery.

The authors go on to suggest a wide range of possible uses for botox such as calming restless legs, improving breathing in asthma, reducing sweating, and performing a chemical liposuction by removing excessive fat. In theory, botulinum toxin might be used to treat a broad range of pain syndromes, and to reduce activity for all types of glands and muscles that receive their nerve supply from the cholinergic system.

This judge for this years prize was the internationally famous neuroscientist VS Ramachandran of the University of California at San Diego, USA. Professor Ramachandran described the paper as: "A scholarly overview containing many suggestions for potentially valuable new directions of research"

The 1,000 prize was launched in 2004 and is awarded annually by Elsevier, the publisher of Medical Hypotheses. It is named in honour of Dr. David Horrobin, the renowned researcher, biotechnology expert and founder of Medical Hypotheses, who died in 2003.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ian Salusbury
ian.salusbury@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3824
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. GFX: Wrinkle-Killer or Botox(R) Hit-Man?
2. Founding Father of Modern Cosmetic Dermatology Seeks to Warn Public of Misrepresented Data and Inappropriate Use of Botox
3. Clarity for Consumers on Botox Complication and Death Reports
4. AAFPRS Speaks to the Safety of BOTOX(R) Cosmetic
5. Botox Cosmetic Alternatives Are Available: Surgical Procedures Offer Solution for Wrinkles
6. FDA Warns of Childrens Deaths Linked to Botox
7. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Addresses the Safety of Botox
8. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Supports Current Labeling of Allergans Botox(R) Products
9. ASPS Addresses Concerns Regarding BOTOX Treatments
10. Men need more Botox than women
11. UT Southwestern urologist uses Botox to treat debilitating condition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Ill. (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer ... healthcare professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery ... as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with ... Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," ... on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   West ... in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared ... West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of ... Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional ... ®. The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with ... ONETRAC provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app ... struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The ... their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in a ... launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign ... at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: