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  1. Epilepsy Drug May Treat Kidney Stones

    Epilepsy Drug May Treat Kidney Stones

    Anyone who has suffered from kidney stones is keenly aware of the lack of drugs to treat the condition, which often causes excruciating pain. A new mouse study, however, suggests that a class of drugs approved to treat leukemia and epilepsy also may be effective against kidney stones, researchers at Washington University School of...

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  2. BREAKTHROUGH: Researchers acheive groundbreaking biological results using FEI’s Titan Krios™ transmission electron microscope

    BREAKTHROUGH: Researchers acheive groundbreaking biological results using FEI’s Titan Krios™ transmission electron microscope

    FEI is pleased to announce that researchers at the NIH-FEI Living Lab for Structural Biology have achieved breakthrough biological results, using FEI’s Titan Krios™ transmission electron microscope (TEM), to elucidate the structural mechanism by which glutamate receptors participate in the transmission of signals between neurons in the brain. Their work is...

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  3. Epilepsy Drug Recalled in Ireland

    Epilepsy Drug Recalled in Ireland

    Batches of a drug used in Ireland to treat epilepsy seizures are being recalled from pharmacies as a precautionary measure, the Health Products Regulatory Authority has confirmed. The recall concerns Buccolam Oromucosal Solution, a prescription-only medicine administered in the side of the mouth in pre-filled syringes to children and adults....

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  4. Clinical Trials Test new Epilepsy Nasal Spray

    Clinical Trials Test new Epilepsy Nasal Spray

    An intranasal midazolam spray designed to treat seizures in epilepsy patients yielded favorable results in an early trial, according to data presented at the 66th Annual American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting, held April 26, 2014, to May 3, 2014, in Philadelphia.Developed by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, the investigational drug USL261 is...

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  5. Anti-epileptic drugs, bone loss and supplements: an interview with Dr. Antonio A. Lazzari, VA Boston Health Care System, Boston University School of Medicine

    Anti-epileptic drugs, bone loss and supplements: an interview with Dr. Antonio A. Lazzari, VA Boston Health Care System, Boston University School of Medicine

    What are anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) and how frequently do patients with epilepsy need to take them? Antiepileptic drugs are medications used to prevent and control seizure disorders. These medications are also frequently used for other diagnoses other than seizures, however this current study concentrated on patients with a seizure disorder. Generally, patients...

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