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Medicine and Diagnosis Articles

Wrinkled membranes create novel drug-delivery system
A University of Illinois scientist studying how membranes wrinkle has discovered a novel system for on-demand drug delivery.

Date: 22 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

Study links effects of withdrawal to compulsive drug use and craving
Finding could lead to new addiction therapies

Date: 22 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

Natural pine bark extract relieves muscle cramp and pain in athletes and diabetics
A study published in this month's issue of Angiology shows that supplementation with the pine bark extract Pycnogenol?? (pic-noj-en-all) improves blood flow to the muscles which speeds recovery after physical exercise.

Date: 16 Jun 2006, Rating: not rated

A new way to remove unwanted heparin from blood
Scientists in Poland are reporting development of a potential new way to quickly remove the anticoagulant heparin from patients??? blood in order to avoid unwanted side effects that can happen with the current use of that blood thinner.

Date: 17 Nov 2008, Rating: not rated

Toward an effective treatment for a major hereditary disease
Scientists are reporting a key advance toward developing the first effective drug treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Date: 16 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Heart Smart: New Drug Improves Blood Flow
A new drug has been shown to improve blood flow in diseased arteries, reducing the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks, study shows.

Date: 6 Sep 2006, Rating: 4.78

Study of the drug, Isradipine, to determine if it slows or prevents Parkinson's disease
Gloria E. Meredith, Ph.D., collaborated with D. James Surmeier, Ph.D. and other scientists at Northwestern University to study the drug, Isradipine

Date: 22 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Vaccine for the Infected? New TB Vaccine Clears Important Hurdle
An urgently needed new tuberculosis vaccine cleared a vital step in testing...

Date: 28 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Beta-blockers Reduce Mortality in Patients with COPD After Vascular Surgery
Researchers have found that, contrary to previous thought, beta-blockers significantly reduce mortality in COPD patients.

Date: 4 Oct 2008, Rating: not rated

Steroids Not as Effective in Obese Asthma Patients
Glucocorticoids, the primary controller medication for asthma, are 40 percent less effective in overweight and obese asthma patients than in those of normal weight

Date: 4 Oct 2008, Rating: 1.00

While Focusing on Heart Disease Interventions, Researchers Discover New Tactic Against Fatal Muscular Dystrophy
Based on a striking similarity between heart disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers have discovered that a new class of experimental drugs for heart failure may also help treat the fatal muscular disorder.

Date: 16 Feb 2009, Rating: 5.00

Transplant rejection drug holds promise for inflammatory eye disease
The immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil, used to prevent rejection of transplanted hearts, kidneys and livers, may also be effective in controlling inflammatory eye diseases

Date: 22 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Researchers Warn: 'Antivirals Might Be Wasted On The Elderly'
A model of influenza transmission and treatment suggests that, if the current swine flu pandemic behaves like the 1918 flu, antiviral treatment should be reserved for the young.

Date: 28 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Preparative HPLC
Preparative HPLC as a versatile, robust and widely used technique for isolation and purification. Its main application is for samples where more traditional open column chromatography failed to produce adequate resolution.

Date: 30 Jan 2009, Rating: 5.00, 4 pages

Common Allergy Drug Reduces Obesity And Diabetes In Mice
Crack open the latest medical textbook to the chapter on type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes, and you'll be hard pressed to find the term "immunology" anywhere...

Date: 28 Jul 2009, Rating: 5.00

Anti-Fungal Drug Offers Great Benefits to Some with Severe Asthma
Some patients with severe asthma who also have allergic sensitivity to certain fungi enjoy great improvements in their quality of life and on other measures after taking an antifungal drug

Date: 14 Jan 2009, Rating: 4.50

Potential new drugs: 970 million and still counting
Like astronomers counting stars in the familiar universe of outer space, chemists in Switzerland are reporting the latest results of a survey of chemical space ??? the so-called chemical universe where tomorrow???s miracle drugs may reside.

Date: 14 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Long-lasting Nerve Block Could Revolutionize Pain Management
Researchers have developed a slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system that could potentially revolutionize treatment of pain during and after surgery, and may also have a large impact on chronic pain management.

Date: 28 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Bleeding gums: Duloxetine may be the cause
One of the patients being prescribed the drug developed bleeding gums on being started with the drug which resolved on stopping it. The authors hereby report this case.

Date: 17 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 4 pages

Potentially Safer General Anesthetic Developed
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians has developed a new general anesthetic that may be safer for critically ill patients

Date: 28 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated