Neuroscience

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 ...

Medical research

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 ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Unlocking a mystery of thalidomide

In the 1950s and 1960s, pregnant women with morning sickness were often prescribed the new drug thalidomide. Shortly after the medicine was released on the market, a reported 10,000 infants were born with an extreme form ...

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