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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Stimulating the ear could ease arthritis without use of drugs

There’s a field of science that’s based on knowledge of how the brain works – focusing on chemical targets within cells themselves, and uses bioengineering to tap into the brain to treat diseases and injuries without using drugs. And it’s having promising results, so it’s worth a careful look. Called bioelectronic medicine (yes, it’s a… Read More »

Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Reproductive eAge Women: Valproic Acid and Topiramate Common

There have long been concerns regarding the safety of the anticonvulsant valproic acid (Depakote) during pregnancy.  Back in 2009, the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society recommended against the use of valproic acid in women of childbearing age because of the various risks associated with prenatal exposure, citing significantly increased risk of congenital… Read More »

'Virtual Pharmacology' Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs – UCSF News Services

Scientists at UC San Francisco, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of North Carolina (UNC), have developed the world’s largest virtual pharmacology platform and shown it is capable of identifying extremely powerful new drugs. The platform, soon to contain over a billion virtual molecules never before synthesized and not found in nature, is poised… Read More »