Perspective New Treatments in the Horizon for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Milos Cekic; Donald G. Stein Future Neurology. 2010;5(1):3746. Abstract and Background Abstract Traumatic brain injury is a significant clinical problem for which there is still no effective treatment. Recent laboratory and clinical data demonstrate a potentially beneficial role for neurosteroids, such as progesterone and allopregnanolone, in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke and some neurodegenerative
Allergen Purchases Tobira Therapeutics
Allergan Plc’s agreement to buy Tobira Therapeutics Inc. for as much as $1.7 billion sent biotech stocks soaring Tuesday, as investors bet that buyers will emerge for other companies developing experimental treatments for a liver disease known as NASH. NASH, or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, is a severe type of fatty liver disease that has become one of the hottest areas in biotech
MRI Scans May Be Useful in Diagnosing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Originally posted on Summary: Researchers report MRI brain scans may be an early and easier way to diagnose CTE. Source: UCLA. UCLA doctors have found what may be an earlier and easier way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a disorder that is thought to affect some former football players and others with
AbbVie to Expand Oncology Presence
AbbVie: To Expand Oncology Presence Through Acquisition of Stemcentrx and its Novel, Late-Stage Rova-T Compound for Small Cell Lung Cancer NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, announced that it will acquire Stemcentrx and its lead late-stage asset rovalpituzumab tesirine (Rova-T) currently in registrational trials for small cell
Genes Link Stroke & Dementia
Researchers have identified a new set of genes that may be responsible for the two most common and disabling neurological conditions, stroke and dementia. Published online April 7 2016 doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(16)00102-2 The study, which appears in the journal Lancet Neurology, may help researchers better understand, treat and prevent ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and perhaps Alzheimer’s disease
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word in the English language published in the Oxford English Dictionary. This word refers to silicosis which is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny dust particles of crystalline silica which is a combination of silicon and oxygen. This mineral is widely found in the Earth’s crust. Silicosis is the most
Epidiolex is a liquid formulation of pure plant-derived Cannabidiol (CBD), as a treatment for various orphan pediatric epilepsy syndromes, for which FDA has granted Orphan Drug Designation in the treatment of Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Fast Track Designation for Dravet syndrome. According to Russ in the February 2012 edition of Pediatrics, there is
Mild Traumatic Brian Injury Advancement’s in TBI and biochemical research may be predicting neuropsychiatric outcome in mild TBI subject’s adjunct to neuroimaging techniques.
NEWS FLASH! MEDICAL MARIJUANA AVAILABLE IN NY On July 5, 2014, NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a limited medical marijuana bill into law. Medical marijuana may not be smoked nor consumed in a public place. This became a reality in January 2016. Medical Marijuana is only available from a dispensary. Your physician must register with
A concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is most often caused by a sudden direct blow or bump to the head which causes a temporary loss of neural activity. The following are common concussion symptoms: Absence of consciousness or altered consciousness, headache, confusion, disorientation, vision disturbances, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, impaired balance, memory loss, tinnitus or ringing in



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