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Mechanism of New Migraine Drug Uncovered

The FDA announced approval on May 17 of a novel preventive treatment for migraine headaches. Aimovig is the first in a new class of migraine-specific drugs that works by blocking an action of a protein that is increased in people with a migraine during headache attacks.

Expression Of LRRK2 In Chronic Rhinosinusitis With And Without Nasal Polyps

A study is to determine the relationship between the expression level and biological role of LRRK2 in CRS. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), commonly divided into CRS with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) and without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) is an inflammatory disease which mechanism remains unclear. Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) has been proved to be a negative regulator of inflammation response while its role in the pathogenesis of CRS has yet to be revealed.

Morphology OF Hominin Brain Shape And Its Convolutions On The Surface

Researchers pieced together traces of Homo naledi's brain shape from an extraordinary collection of skull fragments and partial crania, from at least five adult individuals. One of these bore a very clear imprint of the convolutions on the surface of the brain's left frontal lobe. The recently-discovered species Homo naledi may have had a pint-sized brain, but that brain packed a big punch. A new study by researchers that include the imprints of the brain upon the skulls of this species, called endocasts. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

New Method For Finding Disease-Susceptibility Genes

According to a new study, the researcher has presented a novel statistical algorithm, capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way. This algorithm has also been considered as a new promising approach for the identification of candidate disease genes, as it works effectively with less genomic data and takes only a minute or two to get results. The study was published in Nucleic Acids Research.

Factors Detected In Patients Seen In Emergency Service

A new study that demonstrates the drug-related morbidities(MRM), factors and causes detected in patients seeking the emergency service of a university hospital in southern Brazil. There are risk factors and causes detected in patients who seek the Hospital Emergency Service of a University in the South of Brazil. Data collection was based on the application of a questionnaire to patients of a minimum age of 18 years, that signing the Term of Free and Informed Consent (TFIC), during the period from October 2013 to March 2014, and analysis of electronic record charts.