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Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

...able to figure out a way to deliver the drug. “It stops at the blood-brain barrier,” Frey said. “The only way to get it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.” The nasal spray allows the drug to travel to the brain along “neu...

Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

...t condition unlike a heart attack, where the heart stops beating suddenly. Many patients survive if they are resuscitated and if the heart starts beating in 3-4 minutes. The longer the time taken for the heart to restart its normal beating, the lesser the chances are for the patient to survive. In laborat...

Dark skin protects

...le. The bacteria and fungi get tangled up, and it stops them from proliferating." Also, a protein called attractin is known to regulate both melanisation and immunity in humans, suggesting a link between the two.He also points out that darker-skinned people are less likely than people with fair skin to de...

Voice may be improved by surgery

...tion for sleep apnoea - a disorder where breathing stops many times during the night - is to remodel the nasal and throat cavity through surgery. Often the problem is that the uvula - a flap of tissue at the top of the throat obstructs night-time breathing.// If the uvula is trimmed - in an operation cal...

Sleep apnoea increases post-operative risks

...ring sleep and so obstruct the airways. The person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night and levels of oxygen in the blood fall.// Researchers have studied 80 patients with sleep apnoea, and 70 with normal sleep breathing patterns, all of whom were having hip or knee replacements. The...

Male contraceptive in trial

...ing the first long-acting male contraceptive which stops the production of sperm.The drug, which is injected every three months, is a combination of hormones. In the trial, men are injected with a dose of progesterone, then a pellet of the male hormone testosterone is placed under the skin in the abdomen....

The tall gene

...sponsible for bones fusing over at the ends, which stops people growing. A person's height depends on both genetic and environmental influences. Previous studies have identified the aromatase gene and the Y chromosome gene as height genes in men who are very tall or very short, but the Melbourne study sh...

New spray gel heals surgical wounds

...ray gel forms a bright blue "sticking plaster" and stops tissues sticking together to form painful scars. One of the advantages of the new dressing is that it can be used during keyhole surgery, which is now commonly preferred to open surgery techniques. // The spray, made from polyethylene glycol, is n...

Dangers of heat

...oke occurs when the body's thermoregulatory system stops working and body temperature rises to approximately 42C. Dr Ron Behrens, of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London, told BBC News Online that the elderly and the very young were particularly vulnerable to the effect of high temperatures. He s...

Drugs to stop burgeon of HIV

... on it." The researchers showed that the drug HMA stops the enhancement of budding by Vpu which indicates it will reduce the spread of the virus. "The virus will still replicate, but eventually the cell dies and the viruses, defenceless without surface membranes, are eaten up by macrophages," he explained...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain

...able to figure out a way to deliver the drug. “It stops at the blood-brain barrier,” Frey said. “The only way to get it to the brain would be by drilling a hole in the skull and putting the drug in that way. Not a very practical approach.”The nasal spray allows the drug to travel to the brain along “neura...

Coffee enhances memory

...day life. According to researchers drinking coffee stops the decline in memory performance that happens as the day progresses. During the morning hours, memory is at its best in older adults compared to late afternoon.// For researchers at the University of Arizona have found that coffee can find out mem...

Control of inflammation

...nitiate a chain reaction that slows and eventually stops inflammation. <br...

Cooling decreases heart attack effects

...ting from a cardiac arrest.When the heart suddenly stops - cardiac arrest - there's a great danger that the brain will be starved of oxygen. //Even if the person survives, they run the risk of permanent brain damage. It's been suggested that perhaps cooling the body can reduce the brain's demand for oxygen...

Influenza drug delayed

...ns, which attack the virus that causes the flu and stops it from spreading. The other medication, Relenza, is equally effective but can cause more side effects and is more difficult to use since it is inhaled twice a day. Both medications must be used within two days of developing symptoms to be effective....

A unique factor in breathing disorder

... is accompanied by snoring and the person actually stops breathing many times in the night. Lack of oxygen to tissues raises the risk of heart disease and stroke in the long term. Now Japanese investigators have found that obesity and certain facial characteristics make sleep-disordered breathing more li...

Leptin connected to obesity blood clots

...one that produces satiety signals in the brain and stops people wanting to eat once they're full. Mice without leptin grow massively fat, but it's been hard to reproduce this finding in humans - so leptin is not about to become a wonder slimming pill. However, other research in humans has pointed to high...

Genetic innovation

...sponsible for bones fusing over at the ends, which stops people growing. A person's height depends on both genetic and environmental influences. Previous studies have identified the aromatase gene and the Y chromosome gene as height genes in men who are very tall or very short, but the Melbourne study sh...

Clotting Protein plays a role in nerve repair

... not start until the injury is resolved and fibrin stops leaking in from the blood. Strickland pointed out that just as it would not make sense to refinish a damaged floor without first repairing the leaky roof, it would not make sense to begin repairing myelin until the injury was under control. It may b...

Sleep apnoea linked to surgical risks

...ng sleep and so obstruct the airways.// The person stops breathing, momentarily, many times during the night and levels of oxygen in the blood fall. Researchers have studied 80 patients with sleep apnoea, and 70 with normal sleep breathing patterns, all of whom were having hip or knee replacements. They ...

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