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Pharmacovigilance – News and Features

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Intermittent Fasting Study Offers a Blueprint for Researching Diet’s Effect on the Brain

According to a study, while both diets had equally positive effects on reducing insulin resistance markers, intermittent fasting allowed for stronger improvements in memory and executive function than a standard healthy diet.
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Antidiabetic Drug Tirzepatide Could Benefit Sleep Apnea Patients

A new clinical trial suggests that an antidiabetic drug, tirzepatide, could effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These data could pave the way to improved quality of life for people affected by the sleep-related disorder.
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Slow-Release Ketamine Pill Reduces Severe Depression Symptoms, Study Finds

Research has found that a new tablet form of ketamine has shown promise in treating severe depression, offering a potential alternative to existing clinic-based treatments that can be expensive and lacking in convenience for some patients.
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Cold-Sensing Protein’s Evolution Opens New Doors for Nonaddictive Pain Medication

ASU researchers uncovered new insights into the main human cold and menthol sensor TRPM8 (transient receptor potential melastatin 8), offering hope for future nonaddictive pain therapies.
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Iontronic Technology Decreases Cancer Cell Growth in Living Tumor Models

When low doses of cancer drugs are administered continuously near malignant brain tumors using so-called iontronic technology, cancer cell growth drastically decreases.
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Drugs Commonly Used To Treat Enlarged Prostate May Also Decrease Dementia Risk

A new study suggests that certain drugs commonly used to treat enlarged prostate may also decrease the risk for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
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Including Nuts May Help, Not Hinder, Weight Loss Diets

New research from the University of South Australia shows that including nuts in calorie-controlled weight loss diets does not hinder weight loss, and instead may have the opposite effect.
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Industry Insight

What FDA Approval of MDMA Could Mean for the Future of Psychedelic Therapy

To learn more about the FDA's pending decision on MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD, Technology Networks interviewed Dr. Sam Clark, CEO of Terran Biosciences, who leads one of the industry’s largest psychedelic development programs.
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Nanodroplets and Ultrasound Beams Trigger Drug Delivery at Exactly the Right Spot

In preclinical experiments, researchers optimized a targeted drug delivery method where nanocarriers release their cargo at exactly the desired location.
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Gene-Editing Therapy Yields Positive Results for Sickle Cell Patients

An experimental one-time gene-editing cell therapy for sickle cell disease has shown promise in trials.