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2011-11-28 15:11:39

Beta blockers prevent the negative effects of stress Stressed people fall into habits and their behavior is not goal-directed. That the neurotransmitter norepinephrine plays a decisive role here is now reported in the Journal of Neuroscience by scientists from Bochum led by Dr. Lars Schwabe (RUB Faculty of Psychology). If the effect of norepinephrine is stopped by beta blockers, the stress effect does not occur. "The results may be important for addictive behaviors, where stress is a key...

2011-10-20 09:34:14

The American Academy of Neurology is releasing an updated guideline on how to best treat essential tremor, which is the most common type of tremor disorder and is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. The guideline is published in the October 19, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Essential tremor affects the hands, head and voice and can be disabling for the estimated 10 million people in the...

2011-10-20 08:09:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An estimated 10 million people in the United States live with essential tremor. The most common type of tremor disorder, it is often confused with other movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Now, the American Academy of Neurology has released an updated guideline on how to best treat the disease. Essential tremor affects the hands, head and voice. It can be disabling, causing problems with daily activities such as eating, writing, sewing or shaving. Usually,...

2011-08-16 13:34:37

Compared with oral corticosteroids, use of the beta-blocker propranolol for treatment of infantile hemangiomas (IHs) was associated with higher rates of lesion clearance, fewer adverse effects, fewer surgical interventions after treatment, and lowers cost, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. A common type of vascular tumor, IH tends to grow rapidly during the first three to 12 months of age, and then slowly and...

2011-07-15 15:16:21

A common medication shown to hinder retrieval of memories associated with cocaine use in animal models New discoveries by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) offer potential for development of a first-ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction. A common beta blocker, propranolol, currently used to treat people with hypertension and anxiety, has shown to be effective in preventing the brain from retrieving memories associated with cocaine use in...

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Pierre Fabre Dermatologie has retained Inclinix, Inc., to assist in the enrollment of patients for the HEMANGIOL study, a Phase II/III clinical trial of a potential treatment for reducing infantile hemangioma (IH), also known as strawberry birthmark. The HEMANGIOL study looks to explore a new possibility by determining whether a treatment that is already licensed and used for various conditions in adults can reduce hemangioma growth in infants aged 35 "“ 150 days. The HEMANGIOL study...

2011-04-07 16:02:03

Medications lose effectiveness for many with longstanding tremors, study finds Deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure to suppress faulty nerve signals, allowed 77 percent of patients to stop the medications used to treat their essential tremors within one year following the surgery, University of South Florida researchers report. "It's a significant finding demonstrating that patients see a lot of symptom improvement with this treatment option," said Andrew Resnick, a research assistant...

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2010-11-18 10:15:00

For the first time, a therapeutic treatment has been shown to block the retrieval of memories associated with drug addiction Two separate discoveries by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) offer potential for development of a first-ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction. In one study, a common beta blocker, propranolol, currently used to treat hypertension and anxiety, has shown to be effective in preventing the brain from retrieving memories associated...

2010-07-20 13:45:04

National research team seeks clues, causes, associations and improved/safer treatment options In an ongoing effort to find better and safer treatment for complicated infantile hemangiomas, researchers at The Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, report outcomes on two treatment options. The first study examined the effects of oral steroids on a group of patients and the second highlights possible complication/side effect from propranolol, a novel therapy for...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.