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 ...

Cardiology

A simple fix to avoid some unnecessary coronary stents

Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. The good news - there could be a simple fix to eliminate these ...

Neuroscience

Rare infant seizure disorder often missed

(HealthDay)—Many infants with a rare form of epilepsy known as infantile spasms aren't promptly diagnosed, and that delay can lead to devastating health consequences, new research indicates.

Neuroscience

Scientists adapt computer program to gauge eye spasm severity

If two clinicians observe the same patient with blepharospasm—uncontrollable muscle contractions around the eye—they'll often come away with two different conclusions on the severity of the patient's symptoms. That's ...

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 ...

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