Pharmacology

Study Says Glycine Supplement Helps Prevent Osteoporosis

Glycine is a non-essential amino acid used by the organism to synthesise proteins and is present in foods such as fish, meat or dairy products. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2007 - 11:01am

Study: Overdoing Antioxidants Leads To Heart Failure In Mice

Reductants, sometimes referred to as antioxidants, are elements or compounds that easily give up an electron to become “oxidized,” while oxidizing agents readily accept electrons. In the body, such oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions are integral to the ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2007 - 12:50pm

DNA Vaccine Against Multiple Sclerosis Appears Safe

A newly developed DNA vaccine appears safe and may produce beneficial changes in the brains and immune systems of individuals with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study. In patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system attacks the myelin ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2007 - 4:07pm

Does Ancient Chinese Secret Help With Menstrual Cramps?

Four-Agents Decoction (Si Wu Tang) is composed of dry roots of four plants native to China: prepared Radix Rehmanniae praeparata (Soe Dee Huang), Radix Paeoniae Alba (Bai Sau), Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang Guay), and Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong (Tsuan C ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 22 2007 - 7:45am

Ivermectin Mutating Parasite That Causes River Blindness

Ivermectin, the standard drug for treating river blindness (onchocerciasis), is causing genetic changes in the parasite that causes the disease, according to a new study by Roger Prichard (McGill University, Canada) and colleagues, published on August 30, ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2007 - 5:01am

New Heart Anti-Inflammatory Also Helps Kidneys

Scientists have discovered that a lipid known to protect the heart from inflammation and to cause skin allergic reactions also reduces inflammation of the kidneys. The discovery could help devise new ways of treating inflammatory kidney diseases. The lipid ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2007 - 10:58am

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) Anti-Oxidant May Not Be Safe

According to new research at the University of Virginia Health System, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an anti-oxidant commonly used in nutritional and body-building supplements, can form a red blood cell-derived molecule that makes blood vessels think they are no ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2007 - 12:18am

Targeting Serotonin Neurons To Create Faster Anti-Depressants

Studies with rats have revealed the potential in an entirely new class of antidepressants that take effect after only days of treatment versus the weeks required for current drugs. The researchers, Guillaume Lucas and colleagues, said that they hope their ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2007 - 8:04am

Hyperactivity And Sodium Benzoate

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown evidence of increased levels of hyperactivity in young children consuming mixtures of some artificial food colors and the preservative sodium benzoate. The possibility of food colors and pre ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2007 - 12:13pm

'This Is The Most Important Breakthrough In Pulmonary Drug Delivery In My Lifetime.'

states Dr. Tom Stern, Pulmonologist and medical consultant for Next Safety Inc. The breakthrough in pulmonary drug delivery recently announced by Next Safety is basic in nature and has broad implications for the treatment of a number of medical conditions ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Sep 12 2007 - 5:38pm