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Research On Genetics For Developing Anesthetic Drug

Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used anesthetic nicknamed "milk of amnesia."  Winners of the $250,000 awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation were announced Tuesday. The clinical medicine award went to John B. Glen, who retired from the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, for discovering and developing the world's most widely used drug for inducing anesthesia.


Nicknamed "milk of amnesia" for its white, oily appearance, propofol quickly causes sedation and amnesia when injected through an IV. Besides operating rooms and emergency departments, it's used in outpatient clinics for procedures like colonoscopies.

Amiloride Drug Inhalation Treats Anxiety And Pain

According to a new study, researchers showed that an inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has the potential to treat certain types of anxiety as well as pain. Anxiety disorders are usually treated with different types of medications, such as antidepressants, and psychotherapy.

Amiloride is a medication offering a new approach, as a short-acting nasal spray that could be used to prevent an anxiety attack. The study was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

New Test Able To Tell About Body Thinking

A circadian rhythm is an internal body clock that dictates a person’s sleep/wake cycle; it’s what enables us to feel sleepy at night and energized during the day and offers fundamental insight into how someone’s body functions. Do you feel most productive in the middle of the day, or are you someone who works best in the wee hours? Whether you're a lark or a night owl actually has very little to do with personal preference and everything to do with your circadian rhythm.

Early Stage Disease: FDG PET Parkinson's Disease-related Pattern As a Biomarker In Trials

The development of therapeutic interventions for Parkinson disease (PD) is challenged by disease complexity and subjectivity of symptom evaluation. A Parkinson's Disease-Related Pattern (PDRP) of glucose metabolism via fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has been reported to correlate with motor symptom scores and may aid the detection of disease-modifying therapeutic effects