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Epinephrine saves schoolchildren’s lives

November 15th, 2014

SchoolchildrenEnabling each school to have an emergency supply of epinephrine could protect the lives of thousands of children who could suffer a serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food or an insect sting.

This is according to a new study, which is being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anxiety can damage brain

November 13th, 2014

brain imagerySuffering from anxiety can significantly increase the risk of someone who has mild cognitive impairment (MCI) developing Alzheimer's disease.

This is according to a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Plant extract offers hope as possible lupus treatment

October 15th, 2014

Biomedical engineers at the University of Houston (UH) have offered hope that a new class of drugs could be created to treat lupus, without the adverse risks and side effects often associated with current treatment.

Standard treatment at the moment involves treating patients with steroids as there is only one drug that has been specifically approved to help the condition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gene therapy solves symptoms in rare enzyme disorder

October 11th, 2014

A new report has outlined two new gene therapies that could be used to treat a rare disease called MPS I.

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analysed ways to deliver a vector to replace the enzyme IDUA, which patients with the disorder are deficient in.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Neurochemical imbalance identified in schizophrenia

September 25th, 2014

Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California (UC), San Diego, have found that neurons from patients with schizophrenia produce higher amounts of three neurotransmitters, which have been linked to a range of psychiatric disorders. Read the rest of this entry »

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