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Israeli scientists open prospect of repairing damaged hearts


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 23 (IANS) In a unique feat, Israeli scientists reprogrammed skin cells from heart failure patients to grow into healthy, new heart muscle cells capable of integrating with ... Read more...

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Anti-epileptic drugs ‘increase risk of fracture in older adults’


January 11th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has found that most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older.Nathalie Jetté, of ... Read more...

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Drugs for neurologic, psychiatric conditions up smokers’ nicotine metabolism


September 19th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 19 (ANI): Carbamazepine and oxycarbamazepine, medications commonly used to treat neurologic and psychiatric conditions, increase nicotine metabolism in smokers, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School researchers have found.As nicotine metabolism ... Read more...

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Now stem cell treatment for paralysed patients


August 18th, 2010 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Japanese scientists claimed to have found a novel method of stem cell treatment that can cure paralysed patients. The research team at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, ... Read more...

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New treatment for severe eye disease found disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers may have found a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a severe neurodegenerative disease of the retina that ultimately results in blindness.University of Massachusetts Medical School ... Read more...

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Best treatment for childhood epilepsy suggested


March 13th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) One of the oldest available anti-seizure medications, ethosuximide, is the most effective treatment for childhood absence epilepsy, a new study says. The study group compared three medications typically used ... Read more...

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Best treatment for childhood epilepsy identified


March 13th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Doctors at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital have claimed that ethosuximide, one of the oldest available anti-seizure medications, is the most effective treatment for childhood absence epilepsy.The experts reported ... Read more...

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Drug that could turn soldiers into super-survivors


January 28th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 28 (ANI): Enduring natural disasters, wars or terrorist attacks could soon be a cakewalk, for scientists have now found a drug that could virtually turn an injured person into a ... Read more...

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Scientists halt epilepsy in mice


August 4th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Epilepsy sufferers have been given fresh hope after scientists at Leeds prevented the condition from being passed on to mice offspring.The researchers were able to do so after ... Read more...

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Mice cloned for the first time in Spain


June 13th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Making one of the biggest breakthroughs in cloning, researchers at the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) have become the first ... Read more...

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Common epilepsy drug could reverse Alzheimer’’s symptoms


October 28th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that a treatment with Valproic Acid (VPA) in the early stages of Alzheimer''s disease can reverse memory deficit. Lead researcher Weihong Song, the Jack Brown ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug spells hope for Alzheimer’s patients


October 28th, 2008 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 28 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that a drug used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorders can also be effectively used in treating Alzheimer's disease.In their study on animal models, ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drug likely to aggravate birth defect risks


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) An epilepsy drug taken alone or along with other epilepsy drugs during pregnancy may aggravate birth-defect risks, according to a new study. Studies have shown that topiramate increases ... Read more...

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Scientists discover chemical signature of manic depression


February 6th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A team of British and American researchers have taken another step forward in the fight against manic depression with the discovery that people suffering from the disorder have ... Read more...

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