Medications

Swine flu vaccine linked to child narcolepsy: EU watchdog

A swine flu vaccine used in 2009-10 is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in children and teens in Sweden and Finland, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Friday.

Neuroscience

Experimental drug found to reduce nicotine craving

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Aptuit Centre for Drug Discovery and Development in Italy, have found that a drug called GSK598809 is able to block a type of dopamine receptor in the brain that has been linked to nicotine ...

Medications

Spiriva as good as Serevent in asthma study

(AP) -- Researchers say they've found a possible new treatment for adults with hard-to-control asthma. Their discovery, however, came at a price.

Medical research

Proteins linked to longevity also linked to Alzheimer's

Over the past 20 years, scientists have learned that proteins called sirtuins play a vital role in longevity and stress response in organisms as diverse as humans, yeast and mice. A new paper from MIT biologists now reveals ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Alzheimer vaccine to be tested in Europe

A new vaccine against Alzheimer's, developed by the Austrian biotechnology firm Affiris, will soon be tested in six European countries, the company announced Friday.

Medical research

New detection technique used in analysis of vaccines

(PhysOrg.com) -- An analysis of vaccines undertaken by researchers from 5 institutions has found that 7 of the vaccines' DNA content was pretty much as expected, but surprisingly, one also contained DNA of an apparently benign ...

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