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2014-01-06 16:27:45

Plans to submit end of phase II meeting request to FDA SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX) announced today that NBI-98854, a small molecule VMAT2 inhibitor, showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful reduction in tardive dyskinesia symptoms in the Phase IIb Kinect 2 study. The pre-specified primary endpoint was the change-from-baseline in the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) at Week 6 as assessed by central...

Vitamin E Curbs Alzheimer's Symptoms
2014-01-01 14:36:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday has indicated that taking vitamin E supplements during the early stages of Alzheimer’s can slow the progression of cognitive decline symptoms. Study researchers said they found the supplement allowed patients' to maintain their ability to perform basic tasks by an average of about six months. "It will be very interesting to see to what extent...

2013-12-24 13:31:09

The drug inosine appears to be a safe and effective way to raise blood and cerebrospinal fluid urate levels in patients with early Parkinson disease (PD), suggesting it may be a potential strategy to slow the disability progression of the degenerative neurological disorder, according to a report published by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. Urate is an end product of human metabolism. Animal experiments suggest that urate may protect against PD, and higher blood urate levels are...

2013-12-23 23:03:30

A live version of Evidence in Motion’s Called to Care course will be facilitated by Dr. Larry Benz, Carmen Maria Romero, and Izetta Slade beginning January 20, 2014. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Evidence In Motion (EIM) is thrilled to announce that Dr. Larry Benz, PT, DPT, OCS, MAPP, and CEO of PT Development (PTD), will be facilitating a live version of EIM’s recently released Called to Care course January 20th – February 28th, 2014. Carmen Maria Romero, PT, and Izetta...

Real And Sham Acupuncture Effective Chemo Side Effects
2013-12-23 10:08:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is acupuncture a legitimate medical treatment? Or is it a centuries-old scam? Maybe the question should really be: Does it matter? According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Cancer, a team of American researchers has found that both real and “sham” acupuncture were able to reduce hot flashes that were a side effect of anticancer drugs called aromatase inhibitors (AI). The drugs block estrogen production in...

Stimulating Ear With Acupuncture May Help Weight Loss
2013-12-17 14:24:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stimulating the ear through acupuncture could be an effective method when trying to lose weight. The new research, published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, has found a five point stimulation of the outer ear may be better than single point at reducing abdominal fat. Ear acupuncture is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. Dr Paul Nogier first noticed that a patient’s back-ache was...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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