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Chemists create 'Superbowl' molecule; May lead to better health

... capable of delivering a wide range of drugs ?from painkillers to chemotherapy cocktails ?to specific areas of the body, potentially resulting in improved treatment outcomes and perhaps saving lives, the researchers say. The molecule also shows promise for a wide range of other applications, including the remov...

Diabetic nerve therapy shows 'striking' results

...et and legs. Currently, patients are treated with painkillers and antidepressants that do not treat the underlyi... of diabetes and patients are generally prescribed painkillers to alleviate symptoms. "We are excited to be involved in testing this novel approach that may poten...

Drug Offers Alternative to Surgical Treatment After Miscarriage

...f stomach ulcers in people taking certain types of painkillers offers an alternative to surgery after miscarriage, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health and other research institutions. The study appears in the Au...

Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda

...f stomach ulcers in people taking certain types of painkillers offers an alternative to surgery after miscarriage, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health and other research institutions. The study appears in the Au...

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

...ompetes with the brain's natural endogenous opioid painkillers for space on nerve cell receptors, the PET scans can be used to see how active the opioid system and mu-opioid receptors are. The stronger the positron signal from a particular brain region, the less active the mu opioid system, and vice versa. All ...

Molecular miners find pain relief drugs from the sea

...reat and typically responds poorly to conventional painkillers such as morphine or aspirin. Other treatments have also been found to be largely ineffective. The great potential of ACV1 is that eliminating neuropathic pain is where it works best. BACKGROUND Associate Professor Livett and his colleagues first d...

Experimental gene therapy 'abolishes' arthritis pain and lessens joint damage

...receptors are shaped to accept naturally occurring painkillers called opioids, which when they dock, prevent the sending of pain messages along nerve pathways. In the current study, researchers used gene therapy to increase by about one thousand times the number of opioid receptors expressed on the surfaces ...

Scratch no more: Gene for itch sensation discovered

...erious side effect of cancer therapies or powerful painkillers like morphine. For some people, chronic itching can be very disruptive, interfering with sleep or giving rise to scratching that leads to scarring. Effective treatment options for itchy patients are limited. Historically, scientists regarded itch as...

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