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UV Activated Chemical Tool Mediates Inflammatory Response

Researchers from Cornell University have announced the development of a chemical tool that, when activated by ultraviolet (UV) light, inhibits the body's inflammatory response to immune system challenges. The discovery may...

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Targeted Agonist Provides Analgesia Without Typical Side Effects

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Florida campus, report their discovery of a novel drug candidate for the treatment of pain and itch that both reduces the potential for abuse associated with opioid narcotics and avoids the common side effects of other kappa opioid receptor (KOR) agonists. The new candidate...

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More and More People Are Benefitting From Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The combined effects of demographics and technology are motivating a dramatic increase in the number of shoulder replacement surgeries, according to a new report from Loyola University Medical Center. Increasing numbers of aging Baby Boomers are...

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Computer Simulation, Comprehensive Examination, Dose-Variable Effects

In an effort to enhance understanding of how the liver metabolizes acetaminophen, researchers at Indiana University's Biocomplexity Institute have announced the development of a computer based "virtual model" of...

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Developing Opioid Addiction Risk Assessment and Education Protocols: Firms Announce Partnership

In a press release earlier this week, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and GeneAlign announced the formation of a partnership to develop low-opioid pain management protocols for perioperative patients at high risk for addition and misuse. The initiative will engage...

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Opioid Overdose Vaccine Formulation Shows Promising Results in Animal Models

In what is described as a potentially significant advance in the treatment of opioid addiction and overdose, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) report the development of a vaccine that blocks the opioid's analgesic effect and decreases the risk of fatality from overdose. The vaccine was...

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