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Researchers Successfully Halt Progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Preclinical Trial

In the first major finding from the UT Southwestern Wellstone Center, researchers were able to successfully stop the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in young mice.  The team of scientists employed a gene-editing technique which, if safely scaled up for DMD patients, could lead to one of the first effective …

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Study Finds Hormone in Liver that Regulates Preferences for Alcohol and Sugar

In a recent study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, researchers discovered a certain hormone in the liver with the ability to alter one’s preference for alcoholic and sweet substances.  Known as the fibroblast growth factor 21, or “FGF21,” the hormone is typically activated in the brain’s reward system by extreme cold temperatures, sudden …

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Less Drug-Orientated Schizophrenia Treatment

Schizophrenia is a disease that can have crippling effects on people’s lives. This disease is defined as a condition where reality is perceived abnormally. Side effects of schizophrenia can include unwarranted behavior, delusions, inappropriate emotional responses, hallucinations, lack of motivation, and incoherent speech. For years, the way of treating patients …

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Motion Sickness Treatment May Soon be Available as a Smartphone App, Scientists say

Researchers from Imperial College London have developed a way to potentially alleviate sea sickness and other kinds of motion nausea.  Published in the scientific journal Neurology, the research explains how a small electric current sent through the scalp can help reduce the possibility of experiencing nausea when a long car or …

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New Research Suggests Jazz and Classical Music Can Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures

New research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention suggests that listening to relaxing music like Jazz or Mozart may aid in treatment of seizures.  The study showed that epileptics’ brains react differently to such tunes compared to those without the disorder. Most cases of epilepsy – nearly …

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