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Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions

...beth’s Hospital in Boston. While the drug may not slow the deterioration of the lungs, many sufferers could see their overall well-being improve by between 30 and 50 percent, said Celi....

Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists

...l transduction between nerve cells, referred to as slow synaptic transmission," according to the award citation. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute said that these discoveries had been crucial for an understanding of the normal function of the brain and have resulted in the development of new dru...

Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

...y pave the way for developing therapies to stop or slow the oxidative damage, and thus slow or reverse the progression of these diseases."...

Good sleep enhances task performance

...ory consolidation. There are two types of sleep, slow wave sleep that predominates early and REM or Rapi...urs late in the night. The Researches found that slow wave sleep was sufficient for task learning, but both types are required for maximum increase in per...

Gene therapy restores sight

...diate nor straightforward."In the dog, LCA shows a slow progression and so the researchers were able to work with adult dogs," he said. "In humans, any gene therapy would have to occur before birth". Dr Stone said a further challenge would be identifying the exact genetic defect for LCA."Different people...

Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure

...t high blood pressure have been found to also help slow the progress of kidney failure. Three separate drug trials reveal that the angiotensin-II-receptor blockers, which include losartan and irbesartan, can be used to treat kidney failure, one of the commonest complications in diabetes. // In the fi...

Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims

...ts recovery. But he believes the drug could safely slow hypermetabolism in thousands of patients, including many with crush and broken bone injuries from falls or car wrecks....

Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention

...wo drugs are equals in both respects. Both drugs slow clotting of the blood, and blood clots are involved in the final stages of the most common type of stroke due to blockage of the vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain.// Aspirin affects the blood platelets, while warfarin inhibits circul...

Music aids in curing dementia

... while the therapy will not cure dementia it could slow down the progression of the disease. "What could be the case, and this is just an idea, is that by stimulating the brain in this way you're actually stimulating the connections you're trying to keep them working and if they are working then perhaps t...

A way to calm the heart rhythm

There is a very easy and simple way to slow down the respiration rate. Just by practising yoga, any breathing exercise and reciting the Rosary respiration rate can be slowed down and thereby calm the heart rhythm. According to a study The Rosary// is an important prayer ritual in the Catholic ...

Awakening call for fall prevention

...le escape falls, because fracture treatment may be slow and complex. As people age, they are more likely to have a fall because// of decreased agility and an overall decline in general health. And since an older person's bones are often thinner, treatment is difficult and healing slow. American Academy...

Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength

...adults with hypertension but could also be used to slow physical decline in elderly people. Although the study was limited to women, research had also shown positive results for men....

New device for discerning Osteoarthritis

... test new Osteoarthritis drugs, to see if they can slow down the erosion of cartilage....

Arthritis drug can prolong life

...r about 15 years. Since then it has been proven to slow progression of the inflammatory disease and to make patients feel better, but a new study provides the first hint it may also save lives. Scientists believe people with rheumatoid arthritis have shorter life spans partly because they face incre...

Epilepsy Drugs Can Enhance Risk of Birth Defects

...l have problems ranging from congenital defects to slow development. A new study adds to growing evidence that many commonly prescribed anti-epileptic drugs carry this risk, but the researchers caution that not taking the anti-seizure drugs could be even more harmful. Dean and his colleagues studied 160 ...

One IV treatment a year rather than a pill a day

...alcium seeps from the bones. The drug was found to slow the rate of bone less and increase bone density, and the effect persisted for at least a year after treatment, long after the medication had disappeared from the blood.// It will be about five years before doctors know whether the drug really does p...

Further support for use of statins in Alzheimer’s disease

...there's also a possibility that statins might help slow the memory loss and other symptoms in people who already have the disease. Studies to test that theory are under way...

Cell transplants used to fend off Parkinson's symptoms

... Patients showed improvement in tremor, stiffness, slow movement and balance, the most common motor functions affected by Parkinson's disease. In addition, half of the participants showed improvement of dyskinesia - involuntary movements that are a result of medications....

Clotting Protein plays a role in nerve repair

...basic science level.// In multiple sclerosis, the slow destruction of myelin--the thin, protective coating that insulates nerve fibers in the brain and spine can lead to numbness, muscle weakness and stiffness, impaired vision and coordination problems. In nerves outside the brain or spinal cord, loss of...

A way to slow the progression of Type 1 Diabetes

..., a new drug that suppresses the immune system may slow the progression of type 1 diabetes. An early-phase...ntibody.// A 14-day course of the drug appeared to slow the progressive decline in insulin production commonly seen in type 1 diabetics. Patients with type...

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