Medical research

Researchers discover cause of asthmatic lung spasms

Researchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contraction (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occur by creating a microdevice that mimics the behavior ...

Neuroscience

Botulinum toxin study proves possibility of remote effects

The botulinum toxins are among the deadliest substances on Earth, and two specific toxins—including the popular drug Botox—have multiple uses for treating many neuromuscular conditions, including frown lines, disabling ...

Medications

Pot-based prescription drug looks for FDA OK

A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant ...

Medications

FDA approves odomzo for recurring basal cell carcinoma

(HealthDay)—Odomzo (sonidegib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma that has returned despite surgery or radiation, or who are not candidates ...

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