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Don't sleep on the hypnotic potential of thalidomide

Thalidomide is a medication with several different effects, one of which is promoting sleep in the context of insomnia. In a new study, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have discovered that thalidomide exerts its ...


How thalidomide is effective against cerebral infarction

The cause of a major pharmaceutical scandal approximately 60 years ago, thalidomide caused severe birth defects when administered to pregnant women as a remedy for their morning sickness. In recent years, however, thalidomide ...

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Mechanism of action of thalidomide elucidated

(Medical Xpress)—Scientists led by Nicolas Thomä at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have clarified the workings of thalidomide at the molecular level. Their analysis of various structures, published ...

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