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EXERCISE MAY BENEFIT PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

  • Posted on: 20 January 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Exercise may help people with Parkinson's disease improve their balance, ability to move around and quality of life, according to a new study. In the study, 231 people with Parkinson's disease either received their usual care or took part in an exercise programme of 40 to 60 minutes of balance and leg strengthening exercises three times a week for six months.

GLYCOTHERAPY EMERGING AS NEW TREATMENT FOR BREAST CANCER

  • Posted on: 18 January 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Glycotherapy is useful for those with drug resistant tumour. Less toxification is the beauty of this therapy. Tunicamycin is an antibiotic being used in the therapy. It blocks cell cycle progression and targets only proliferating cells," Professor Dipak K Banerjee at the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico in USA said.

Stem Cell Transplants may halt progression of Multiple Sclerosis

  • Posted on: 2 January 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Three-year outcomes from an ongoing clinical trial suggest that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person's own blood-forming stem cells may induce sustained remission in some people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). RRMS is the most common form of MS, a progressive autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord. The trial is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and conducted by the NIAID-funded Immune Tolerance Network (ITN).

Early-stage clinical trials of Ebola and Marburg vaccines are proved safe

  • Posted on: 26 December 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Results of an early-stage clinical trial of two experimental vaccines against Ebola and Marburg viruses—the first to be completed in an African country—showed that they were safe and induced immune responses in healthy Ugandan adult volunteers.

Ibuprofen could add years in your life

  • Posted on: 22 December 2014
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug used to relieve pain and fever, could hold the keys to a longer healthier life, according to a study by researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Publishing in PLoS Genetics on December 18th, scientists showed that regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of yeast, worms and fruit flies.

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