News tagged with toxic effects
Executive function (EF), frequently associated with the frontal lobes, guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. EF impairment due to alcohol dependence (AD) has been linked to alcohol's ...
Addiction Dec 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have discovered that the commonly used antidepressant drug paroxetine could also become a therapy for the vascular complications of diabetes.
Diabetes Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting over 35 million people worldwide. It is generally assumed that the clumping of beta-amyloid (Aß) protein causes neuronal loss in patients. Medication focuses ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The French parliament voted Thursday to ban the use of bisphenol A, a chemical thought to have a toxic effect on the brain and nervous system, in baby food packaging next year and all food containers in 2015.
Health Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
An Inserm team in Dijon directed by François Ghiringhelli is to publish an article this week in the Nature Medicine review. The article suggests that two chemotherapy drugs frequently used to treat digestive and breast cancers ...
Immunology Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists from VIB and KU Leuven have discovered a new target molecule for the development of a treatment against Alzheimer's disease. There is currently no cure for this disease. Many candidate drugs fail because they also ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists searching for ways to develop treatments for Huntington's disease (HD) just got a roadmap that could dramatically speed their discovery process. Researchers at the Buck Institute have used RNA interference (RNAi) ...
Genetics Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A Murdoch University international collaborative project has found a potential cure for the deadly Chagas disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Leading scientists have selected the first drugs to be evaluated in a worldwide clinical study to determine whether they can prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists have used the venom of Africa's lethal black mamba to produce a surprising outcome in mice which they hope to replicate in humans—effective pain relief without toxic side effects.
Medical research Oct 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0
Misfolded proteins can cause various neurodegenerative diseases such as spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) or Huntington's disease, which are characterized by a progressive loss of neurons in the brain. Researchers of the Max ...
Genetics Sep 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Alcoholism is known to cause osteoporosis, or reduced bone mineral density (BMD). New findings indicate that as little as eight weeks of abstinence can initiate correction of an imbalance between bone formation and resorption ...
Addiction Sep 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study from USC researchers is the first to show that controlled fasting improves the effectiveness of radiation therapy in cancer treatments, extending life expectancy in mice with aggressive brain tumors.
Cancer Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Size really does matter according to scientists looking for ways to cure Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 22, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have discovered a new avenue for the treatment of vision loss, one of the complications of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Aug 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0