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'Horror Stories' Surfacing of Deadly Columbian Mind-Control Drug
2012-05-14 04:23:50

Experts are warning about a dangerous drug currently being dealt in Colombia that can reportedly rob an individual of their free will, making them vulnerable to criminals and attackers, or erase their memories. The drug is known as scopolamine, and according to Gizmodo reporter Sam Biddle, the substance, which is derived from plants like cocaine, "will turn you into an insane zombie and probably kill you." Scopolamine, otherwise known as "The Devil's Breath," was tested by the CIA as a...

2012-03-13 22:36:44

A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the compound epothilone D (EpoD) is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The results establish how the drug might be used in early-stage AD patients. Investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, led by first author Bin Zhang, MD, PhD, senior research investigator, and senior author...

2011-12-19 16:05:38

Recent findings in mice suggest that blocking the production of small molecules produced in the body, known as epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), may represent a novel strategy for treating cancer by eliminating the blood vessels that feed cancer tumors. This research is the first to show that EETs work in concert with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a protein known to induce blood vessel growth. Together, EETs and VEGF promote metastasis, or the spread of cancer, by encouraging the...

2011-12-19 15:06:25

Study documents connection between increased levels of these lipids and cancer growth and metastasis; also opens door to new avenue for cancer treatment A group of small molecules called EETs — currently under scrutiny as possible treatment targets for a host of cardiovascular diseases — may also drive the growth and spread of cancer, according to researchers at the Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center (DF/CHCC) and other institutions. Their findings also raise the...

2011-12-19 15:03:01

Drugs that enhance levels of small molecules derived naturally in the body from a major component of animal fats (small molecules known as epoxyeicosatrienoic acids [EETs]) are currently in clinical trials for the treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes. A team of researchers – led by Dipak Panigrahy and Mark Kieran, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston; Sui Huang, at the Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle; and Darryl Zeldin, at the National Institute of Environmental...

2011-06-17 06:37:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- People who use a mist inhaler to deliver a drug widely prescribed in more than 55 countries to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be 52 percent more likely to die, according to this study. The findings raise concerns not only about the mist inhaler- a device that delivers a soluble form of the medication tiotropium- but also about the drug itself. The mist inhaler isn't approved in the U.S., but the drug in its powdered form is commonly used to treat...

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2011-06-16 05:35:00

According to new study, Respimat, a mist inhaler that delivers a widely-prescribed respiratory drug, increases the risk of dying by half. The British and U.S. researchers looked at five trials involving Respimat, which can be alternatively taken in powder form. The drug Respimat uses tiotropium bromide, which relaxes muscles in the airways.  It is designed to ease symptoms of chronic obstructive respiratory disease (COPD), the world's fourth leading cause of death. The study was an...

2011-04-11 21:52:18

Researchers from Wisconsin and Texas identify benefits of certain EET analogs More than one-third of the world's population suffers from hypertension (commonly known as high blood pressure) and cardiovascular disease (disorders that affect the heart and/or blood vessels). The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research has reported that Americans spent $29 billion for non-prescription cardiovascular drugs alone in 2008. With the number of individuals afflicted on the rise, and the costs...

2010-12-06 10:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Boehringer Ingelheim/Pfizer's Spiriva will most likely strengthen its position among the sales leaders for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) through greater use in the primary care setting. GlaxoSmithKline's Advair and Spiriva are the sales leaders in the COPD market, and hold similar...

2010-06-22 15:56:28

Researchers have found that increasing certain proteins in the blood vessels of mice, relaxed the vessels, lowering the animal's blood pressure. The study provides new avenues for research that may lead to new treatments for hypertension. "The paper demonstrates that cytochrome P450 plays an important role in the management of high blood pressure, a disease of enormous public health concern," said Darryl Zeldin, M.D., acting clinical director of the National Institute of Environmental Health...


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