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Propofol, Anesthesia, Kinesins, motor proteins, Mechanism, Susan Gilbert, Roderic G. Eckenhoff, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, , University Of Pennsylvania

Research Uncovers a Novel Mechanism of Common Anesthetic Propofol

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Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and supported by the National Institutes of Health, identifies a previously unknown mechanism of the anesthetic propofol that may help to explain its outcomes, knowledge that could lead to safer anesthetics.

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Cryptosporidiosis, Cryptosporidium, Disease, Diarrhea, Drug Discovery, Child Mortality

UGA Researchers Report Milestone in Global Fight Against a Major Cause of Diarrheal Disease

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Infectious disease scientists from research institutions including the University of Georgia have reported the discovery and early validation of a drug that shows promise for treating cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease that is a major cause of child mortality and for which there is no vaccine or effective treatment.

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Ketamine, Anesthesia & Analgesia, postoperative delirium

Drug Believed to Reduce Postoperative Pain and Delirium Does Neither

Anesthesiologists routinely give surgery patients low doses of the drug ketamine to blunt postoperative pain and reduce the need for opioid drugs. Recent research even has suggested ketamine might protect older patients from postsurgical delirium and confusion. But an international, multicenter trial, led by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Michigan, has found that ketamine does neither.

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Ketamine, Delirium, pain, opioid after surgery

Study: Ketamine Doesn’t Affect Delirium or Pain After Surgery

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A new study, with an accompanying article, published today in The Lancet sought to discover what effect ketamine has on delirium and pain — two serious postoperative complications.

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Making Glaucoma Treatment Even Easier With Sustained Release Medication

Traditional eye drops, while the go-to medication option for glaucoma patients, still have lots of room for improvement. Dosing regimens can be difficult to manage or remember, irritation or redness can occur, and much of the medication gets blinked away before reaching the eye. Because of these challenges, researchers are working to make taking glaucoma medication easier.

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drug prices, Drug Development, Drug Research, price control

Price Controls on Drugs: Striking the Balance Between Affordability and Innovation

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With a number of high-profile cases of prescription medication prices suddenly skyrocketing, people naturally start to wonder if perhaps some government control over the price of drugs might be a good idea.

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Regenerative Medicine, Heart, Cardiac, Cancer

Regenerative Medicine Researcher’s Startup Companies Give Hope to Patients

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Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist works to develop new treatments for wound healing and cancer.

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Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement Surgery, Pain Managament, pain control, Acetaminophen, Opiod Pain Medications, Opiods, Joint Replacement

Study Launched to See if IV Acetaminophen Can Reduce Need for Opioid Medication After Hip Replacement Surgery

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Hospital for Special Surgery has launched a study to see if intravenous (IV) acetaminophen can reduce the amount of opioid pain medicine needed after hip replacement surgery.

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Asthma, benralizumab

New Medicine Shows Potential to Reduce Oral Steroid Use in Severe Asthma Patients

The results of the trial, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate that patients treated with a potential new medicine and antibody, called benralizumab, were more than four times likely to reduce their usage of oral corticosteroids than those taking a placebo.

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Hematology, Blood Clot, Thrombosis, Blood Thinner, Platelets

Jefferson Researcher Identifies Targets for Better Anti-Thrombotic Medicine

Blood thinners, such as aspirin, reduce the risk of thrombus formation but also interfere with the initial clot formation that is essential for preventing blood loss from the wounds. Now researchers have discovered that a molecule plays a role in thrombus development, but not the initial clot formation, suggesting a new avenue for developing more specific and protective blood thinners.







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