Research News

New Study Suggests Desmopressin Melt Improves Sleep Patterns and Psychological Functioning of Bedwetting Children

(Business Wire India; 12th May, 2014); New data has shown that treatment with melt-in-the-mouth desmopressin (MINIRIN® Melt)* improved sleep patterns and psychological functioning (including attention problems and memory) in children with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting). The negative impact of bedwetting on children’s neuropsychological functioning (e.g. anxiety and social self-esteem problems) was also shown. The data from a study by researchers at the University Hospital Ghent, Belgium was presented at the 25th annual congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU) in Innsbruck, Austria.

Young blood can rejuvenates the brain

(6th May, 2014); The amazing research from UC San Francisco scientist concluded that young blood can rejuvenate brain of aged mice which rooting hopes that new precursors may be identified to come up with advanced aging solution.

ElectroCore: Two separate studies on the treatment of migraine headache with non invasive vagus nerve stimulation are being presented at the American Association of Neurology (AAN) meeting in Philadelphia

(1st May, 2014); At the AAN meeting in Philadelphia, two separate studies showed that electroCore’s non invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) therapy was effective in helping patients with different types of migraine. The first poster presentation, on April 28th, found that two hours after treatment with electroCore’s nVNS therapy patients who had both chronic migraine and medication overuse headache were pain free in 33% of attacks while significant pain relief (mild or no pain) was noted in 50% of attacks. In the second poster presented on May1st it was found that 45 % of patients, with migraine without aura, were pain free within 30 minutes of just one dose of nVNS therapy.

Malignant brain tumor is new medical concern due to wi-fi and Cell Phone use

New studies escalate medical concerns about glioma (a malignant brain tumor) from cell phone use. The BioInitiative Working Group (BWG) noted that evidence for health risk from wireless technology is growing stronger and require immediate action. The Group released a mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014.

Study shows Party drug- KETAMINE can treat severe depression

The scientists,  from Oxford Health NHS, confirmed that some patients with severe depression who have not responded to other treatments, can be treated with ketamine which has a rapid antidepressant effect. Ketamine is a licensed medical drug and is very widely used as an anaesthetic and in pain relief. It is also used as a recreational drug or drug of abuse, and is to be reclassified as a Class B banned substance.

Scientists identified genetic diversity of K.Pneumoniae (drug-resistant bacteria)

New findings, by group of scientists, will facilitate the development of new clinical strategies design to prevent or treat infections caused by multidrug-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae. Scientists from National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their colleagues have tracked the evolution of the Carbapenem-resistant bacterium K.pneumoniae sequence type 258 (ST258), an important agent of hospital-acquired infections by using genome sequencing.