Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain
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  April 18, 2017  
  Pharmacy / Pharmacology  
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 Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of painResearchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain
 
A team of the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona has participated in the design of the first light-activated drug -the JF-NP-26, for the treatment of pain, according to a research with animal models published in the journal eLife.
 
 
 Combination of NSAIDs and gastric protection can lead to inflammation in small intestineCombination of NSAIDs and gastric protection can lead to inflammation in small intestine
 
Patients with inflammatory diseases are often prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are also often recommended to use a proton pump inhibitor to protect their stomach.
 
   Study investigates differences between heavy and light drinkersStudy investigates differences between heavy and light drinkers
 
Heavy drinkers develop behavioral tolerance to alcohol over time on some fine motor tasks, but not on more complex tasks, according to a study led by a Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System researcher. While heavy drinkers showed less impairment than light drinkers on a rote fine motor test over time, they did not perform better on a test involving more short-term memory, motor speed, and more complex cognitive processing.
 
   Study describes synthesis and biological evaluation of novel, effective ARIsStudy describes synthesis and biological evaluation of novel, effective ARIs
 
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is probably one of the oldest known diseases and the incidence has been increasing steadily all over the world. This metabolic disease is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia due to defect in insulin secretion and/or insulin action.
 
   Electroacupuncture may lead to better blood sugar regulation in obese and overweight womenElectroacupuncture may lead to better blood sugar regulation in obese and overweight women
 
For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help.
 
 Point/Counterpoint: Experts debate how to control exploding opioid epidemic
 
Point/Counterpoint: Experts debate how to control exploding opioid epidemicTwo experts with opposing views squared off on the hotly debated topic of how best to control the exploding opioid epidemic in the U.S.- with increasing regulation of physician prescribing practices or by better educating patients and doctors.
 
 
 Clemson University researcher receives NIH grant to advance study into abdominal aortic aneurysms
 
Clemson University researcher receives NIH grant to advance study into abdominal aortic aneurysmsOne of the top ten killers for men older than 55 is the target of Clemson University research that could lead to a new life-saving therapy and a better way of telling whether surgery is necessary.