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Brain Makes Natural Valium
2013-05-31 10:15:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A naturally occurring protein secreted only in discrete areas of the mammalian brain may act as a Valium-like constraint on certain types of epileptic seizures, Stanford University researchers reported on Thursday. The protein, known as diazepam binding inhibitor (DBI), calms the rhythms of a key brain circuit and could aid in the development of new therapies for epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders without the side effects of...

2009-06-19 07:20:00

In Germany, a group of researchers believe they may have discovered a more sophisticated anti-anxiety drug capable of controlling panic attacks without the hefty side effects associated with most currently available treatments. Diazepam, the active ingredient in the popular drug Valium, has been used for more than 40 years to treat acute anxiety symptoms.  Though highly effective in helping patients manage panic attacks, Valium is frequently accompanied by a number of unpleasant side...

2008-09-17 00:00:10

By Dr Ong Hean Teik I GRADUATED as a medical doctor in 1983, and have been running a specialist heart clinic since 1994. I have written articles for Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association, Singapore Medical Journal and British Medical Journal among others. I regularly lecture at meetings for doctors. I was the president of the Penang Medical Practitioners' Society in 2000, and the chairman of the Penang branch of the Malaysian Medical Association in 1994. I was visited on...

2005-09-23 07:40:00

GULFPORT, Miss. -- Tom Leynes once was a carpenter, a popular man with an apartment just a block off the beach, "a happy guy." Today Leynes lives in a fly-covered pup tent. He's bearded and haggard, each day wearing the same camouflage green shorts and thousand-yard stare. He's trying to fend off a deepening depression with cans of beer and Valium, and on some days the 49-year-old man is barely coherent. But the sedatives and the passage of time are not helping. It's getting harder to sleep,...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.