Novel Target For Developing Drugs That Block The Induction Of Tinnitus

An epilepsy drug shows promise in an animal model at preventing tinnitus from developing after exposure to loud noise, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, reported this week in the early online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveal for the first time the reason the chronic and sometimes debilitating condition occurs...
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The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy
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Authors: Fricke-Galindo I, LLerena A, Jung-Cook H, López-López M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Carbamazepine (CBZ) is used for the treatment of epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. The occurrence of adverse reactions (ADRs) to CBZ can negatively impact the quality of life of patients, as well as, increase health care costs. Thus, knowledge of CBZ-induced ADRs is important to achieve safer treatment outcomes. Areas covered. This review describes the clinical features, known mechanisms, and clinical management of the main CBZ-induced ADRs. In addition, pharmacogenetic studies focused on A...
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Twelve-year-old receives oil for "medical emergency" after it was confiscated, home secretary says.
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Authors: Wang F, Chen F, Wang G, Wei S, Fang F, Kang D, Lin Y Abstract The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway has attracted much attention in recent years. However, the contribution of mTOR activation to the development of post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) remains largely unknown. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the activation of mTOR signaling in a rat model of FeCl2-induced PTE, and to explore the potential effect of its specific inhibitor rapamycin. The results indicated that the expression levels of p-mTOR and p-P70S6K, the overactivation biomarkers of mTOR signaling, increas...
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The British government has changed course over a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures
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Twelve-year-old receives oil for "medical emergency" after it was confiscated, home secretary says.
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Twelve-year-old to get oil for "medical emergency" after it was confiscated, home secretary says.
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A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures is being treated in a London hospital while British officials review the case
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Epileptic boy, 12, to get cannabis oil for "medical emergency" after it was confiscated, UK home secretary says.
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LONDON (Reuters) - British authorities have released the medicinal cannabis oil they had confiscated from an epileptic boy who was later hospitalized suffering from seizures, the boy's mother said on Saturday.
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